Just like men’s basketball has Joe Lunardi, women’s basketball has Charlie Creme for bracketology. Last season, Matthew Mitchell and his squad played the first two rounds and the Sweet 16 in Memorial and Rupp Arena. Unfortunately, the women fell short to Washington and Kelsey Plum (the new all-time scorer in NCAA women’s history) before they reached the Elite Eight.
This year, Hoops could see the same fate. The selection show isn’t until Monday at 7 p.m., but Mr. Creme currently has UK back in the bluegrass for the Lexington Region. This means the Cats would have the home court advantage through the Elite Eight.
The bracket for this year is remarkably similar to last years. Notre Dame and Maryland held the one and two spot, but Washington has moved up from a seven to a three-seed. Kentucky also remains a four-seed.
Another interesting note is that if Western Kentucky prevails over DePaul, the Cats will be facing one of the 11 players that transferred out of the program last season, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers.
T-minus three days until we know the women’s fate. Stay tuned.