UCLA women set to host first two rounds of NCAA Tournament

UCLA women set to host first two rounds of NCAA Tournament

Among the eight teams vying for a chance to play on Thursday or Friday are No. 11-seeds UCLA and St. Bonaventure, who will face off on Tuesday. The victor of that game will take on No. 6-seed Florida (20-12) in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday.

When you are betting on this first four game in the NCAA Tournament, look at the line.

"Hopefully we can have him play", the 11th-year coach said. This may appear like a David vs. Goliath matchup on paper, but St. Bonaventure might actually be the favorite here.

UCLA had a game with Montana called off because of wildfires in early December, adding to the Bruins' unusual start. With that being said, though, when St. Bonaventure (who finished winning 13 of 14) is forced into a play-in while Oklahoma (who finished losing 11 of 15) is not, something is wrong with the system.

Stockard was held out of Saturday's Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinal with Davidson after straining his right hamstring the night before in a win over Richmond.

"We couldn't be happier".

"It did surprise me that we were (among) the last four in", UCLA coach Steve Alford told reporters Sunday at Pauley Pavilion after the tournament brackets were revealed.


Radford's slow pace will keep the score lower than LIU likes, but the Blackbirds will have an easier time taking advantage of the limited possessions, with fifth-year senior Joel Hernandez, and steadily improving wingman Raiquan Clark keeping the late-season surge going.

The Bonnies strengthened their bid after starting the Atlantic 10 with a 2-4 record. The Bruins should win this game, and then move to the first round, where they will have a chance against the Florida Gators.

Adams' backcourt mate Matt Mobley averages 18.5 points per game.

The Bonnies have a slight bit of tournament history.

After playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, the Bruins (24-7) went 8-7 against NCAA Tournament teams, highlighted by a home nonconference win over Baylor in November.

UCLA's junior guard Aaron Holiday averages a Pac 12-best 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and drains 43.3 percent from 3-point range, while the senior duo of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley for the Bonnies combined to score nearly 40 per contest and have connected on 177 tries behind the arc between them.

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