The NCAA women's basketball tournament is finally here! After the first-ever Selection Sunday in the women's game, 68 teams are ready to compete and 66 of them are hoping one of the others will beat the so far undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks. Best wishes, Norfolk State.
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Anywho, let's discuss three fun first-round picks to make based off of vibes. Sometimes the tourney doesn't have to be that deep.
The Cougs are a surprise No. 5 seed after a miraculous stretch upsetting three ranked teams in the Pac-12 tournament to win as a No. 7 seed. It's the first time in program history that a Wazzu women's team won a Pac-12 tournament in any sport!
The Cougs balled so well that their "Auntie" Shania Twain — yes, that Shania Twain — has suddenly become a super fan.
If that's not enough to seal the strength of the vibes, look no further than hype woman Bella Murekatete.
No. 5 Washington State opens the tournament vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast on March 18.
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Nobody in the country can ball AND rap like Flau'jae Johnson, LSU's guard who's also been featured twice on America's Got Talent, has a distribution deal with Roc Nation and whose posts are seen by more than 800,000 Instagram followers.
Here she is rapping after a win, too.
The Tigers have lost just twice this year, and enter the tournament as a No. 3 seed against No. 14 Hawaii on Friday, March 17.
Sometimes, simply winning is a vibe, and that's what UNLV with its star big, Desi-Rae Young (18.2 points & 10.2 rebounds per game), has done all year. They're 31-2 on the season without a single loss in 2023. That's good vibes!
Sure, they haven't played a ranked opponent, but don't look too into advanced stats or strength of schedule when you can simply not.
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