The women’s college basketball NCAA tournament gets underway on Friday—NC State is a No. 4 seed, which means that it will play host to the first two games. No. 4 seed NC State opens with No. 13 seed Elon. This game is due to tip around 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
The winner of this game gets either fifth-seeded Maryland or 12th-seeded who cares. Man, we might be in a situation where we can once again remind Maryland of its decision to join the Big Ten and do it while up double figures. It may not play out this way, but this is the dream.
NC State hosts the first and second rounds as a No. 4 seed—this is where the women’s tournament differentiates from the men’s—and this might prove a considerable advantage.
It’s probably nonsense. But it also doesn’t alter the fact that this NC State team is really good.