EN ROUTE TO BALTIMORE – My featured grouping for Round 1 at the NCAA Women’s Championship: UCLA, Denver, Arizona State, which go off from 12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at Caves Valley. Playing with two powerhouses, the Pioneers can prove early if they’ve got enough pop to produce.
(I was going for alliteration in that sentence. G’head, read it three times fast.)
I also liked Tulane’s early-morning start. The Green Wave go off No. 1 at 8:10 a.m. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them post a good number early and be in the mix on Day 1.
Best threesome? How ’bout the last group of the day – Purdue’s Maria Hernandez, Alabama’s Camilla Lennarth and USC’s Jennifer Song – going off at 2:00 p.m. Low round goes to Lennarth in a squeaker.
My flight leaves in a couple hours. Looking forward to a fun week.