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Buffalo, Central Michigan and Ohio are expected to battle for Mid-American supremacy, while Gonzaga should set the bar for all mid-majors.
From Louisville's Dana Evans in the ACC to Gonzaga's Jill Townsend in the WCC, we break down which players have stood out in each conference.
For mid-major teams building résumés for March, Thanksgiving tournaments can make or break a season. Missouri State tops this week's mid-major poll.
Kiara Lewis scored 16 points and Gabrielle Cooper and Taleah Washington had 10 each as No. 21 Syracuse rallied from a 14-point first-quarter deficit to overcome Ohio 66-54 on Tuesday night in a season opener.
The selection committee has unveiled the eight teams on the bubble for the women's NCAA tournament. Only four will make it into the field.
The NCAA released its final eight teams on the bubble. Charlie Creme says Indiana, UCF, Tennessee and Auburn should be the last four in the field.
Summer Hemphill scored 16 points and grabbed a Mid-American Conference tournament record 21 rebounds to help No. 4 seed Buffalo beat Ohio 77-61 on Saturday for an automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
The top 16 remained the same through Saturday's games. The Big 12 is down to four teams in the field after Ohio replaced TCU on the bubble.
Gonzaga remains No. 1, and UAB moves to No. 2, but Ohio, Central Michigan, Buffalo and Toledo give the poll plenty of Mid-American flavor.
Gonzaga is the new No. 1 team in espnW's mid-major top 10. Central Michigan, South Dakota, UAB and Ohio round out the top five.
Women's teams that just missed dancing
Selection Monday wasn't so kind to these bubble teams, the last four teams left off:
- NC State
From players to watch and potential upsets to the best games in the first round, espnW breaks down each region of the women's NCAA tournament.