Women’s NCAA Elite Eight bracket predictions

Women’s NCAA Elite Eight bracket predictions

The regional finals are set. What can we expect when the Elite Eight in the women’s NCAA tournament tips off?

The regional finals will include all of the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds for the fifth time in women’s tournament history. It happened most recently in 2012.

ESPN’s Charlie Creme, Elizabeth Merrill, Kevin Pelton, LaChina Robinson and Mechelle Voepel make their game-by-game picks and predictions:

Albany Regional
No. 2 UConn vs. No. 1 Louisville
ESPN/ESPN App: Noon ET, Sunday
Creme: Louisville
Merrill: UConn
Pelton: UConn
Robinson: Louisville
Voepel: UConn

Portland Regional
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 1 Mississippi State
ESPN/ESPN App: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday
Creme: Mississippi State
Merrill: Oregon
Pelton: Oregon
Voepel: Mississippi State

Greensboro Regional
No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 1 Baylor
ESPN2/ESPN App: 7 p.m. ET, Monday
Creme: Baylor
Merrill: Baylor
Pelton: Baylor
Robinson: Baylor
Voepel: Baylor

Chicago Regional
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 1 Notre Dame
ESPN2/ESPN App: 9 p.m. ET, Monday
Creme: Notre Dame
Merrill: Notre Dame
Pelton: Notre Dame
Robinson: Notre Dame
Voepel: Notre Dame

Note: LaChina Robinson opted not to predict the winner for the Portland Regional, which she is covering for ESPN.

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