The 2011 Women’s Final Four gets underway on Sunday evening as Stanford, Texas A&M, UConn and Notre Dame vie for a spot in the NCAA Championship Game. The Final Four is about what we’d expect, though two No. 1 seed fell in the Elite Eight as two No. 2 seeds crashed the party. But Maya Moore and the UConn Huskies are here, along with fellow No. 1 seed Stanford.
The first of two Final Four games tips-off on Sunday afternoon as Stanford and Texas A&M take the court. Nate Parham took a look at the matchup, and found the Cardinal to be a tough out in the Final Four.
This should be a good game as TAMU’s aggressive defense should be able to pressure Stanford’s ball handlers and make life difficult for them to establish Nneka Ogwumike inside. However, once Stanford gets into their sets, they’re difficult to defend: between Nneka Ogwumike on the block, Jeanette Pohlen on the perimeter, Chiney Ogwumike hitting the offensive boards hard, and Kayla Pedersen, well, doing a little bit of everything, they become a nightmare to stop.
Here’s the quick capsule for Sunday’s game.
Game time: 4 p.m. PDT
Television information: Both Final Four games can be found on ESPN on the television and ESPN3 on the computer.
Preview and prediction: As noted about, Nate previewed the game and made a quick prediction here.