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TEMPLE (10) vs. Arizona State (7) _ Offense may be hard to come by with these two strong defenses. Temple guard Shey Peddy will be the difference in this one.

NOTRE DAME (2) vs. Utah (15) _ The Irish are primed for a deep run in the NCAA tournament. After going 14-16 in the regular season and 7-9 in conference, the young Utes won four games in five days to become the first No. 5 seed to win the MWC tourney

SECOND ROUND

TENNESSEE (1) vs. Marquette (8) _ Freshman guard Meighan Simmons has been stellar all year giving the Lady Vols a speedster. She will be too much for the Golden Eagles.

BOWLING GREEN (12) vs. Ohio State (4) _ Jantel Lavender will try and keep the Buckeyes from another early exit, but Lauren Prochaska gets it done on both ends of the floor and the two-time MAC player of the year will lift the Falcons in this battle of Ohio.

OKLAHOMA (6) vs. Miami (3) _ The backcourt matchup should be very entertaining, but Sooners’ NCAA experience will lift them out of the second round.

NOTRE DAME (2) vs. Temple (10) _ Owls coach Tonya Cardoza is well aware of how talented the Irish are with her time spent as an assistant at Connecticut. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have enough weapons to keep pace with the potent Notre Dame offense.

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS

TENNESSEE (1) vs. Bowling Green (12) _ The Falcons’ run will come to an end as the Lady Vols’ size and length will be too much to handle.

NOTRE DAME (2) vs. Oklahoma (6) _ The Irish are really good when Devereaux Peters plays well. She’ll get them to the regional finals with a strong effort against a undermanned Sooners frontline.

REGIONAL FINAL

TENNESSEE (1) vs. Notre Dame (2) _ Angie Borkland and Meighan Simmons will shoot the Lady Vols past the Irish and back to the Final Four.

SPOKANE REGIONAL

FIRST ROUND

STANFORD (1) vs. UC Davis (16) _ It sounds cold, but the Ogwumike sisters might be able to win this one by themselves.

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