When the NCAA Women’s Tournament kicks off Sunday in San Antonio, it could be the beginning of one of the most unpredictable championships the sport has seen in some time. And it’s not just predicting the champion that gets tough. No one really knows how the players themselves will react to a long stay in their hotel rooms as the tournament moves to a region due to COVID-19, which prompted the NCAA to cancel last year’s event.
The tournament is wide open, but the favorites are definitely No. 1 seed Stanford, the top national seed, UConn, NC State and South Carolina.
“This is as open a year as anything else. Last year it might be Oregon, or people might say South Carolina,” Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. “The last few years there have been Baylor with Brittney Griner or Connecticut with Maya Moore, but I think this year is open. There are a lot of different teams that could win this tournament. I think it will be very exciting and good for tv. “
Speaking of TV, here’s the broadcast schedule for the NCAA Women’s Tournament from Sunday’s first game through the championship ril 4 in the Alamodome.