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Women's NCAA tourney: Oklahoma City

First-year Duke coach Joanne McCallie led her team to its 12th straight Sweet 16 appearance.

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First-year Duke coach Joanne McCallie led her team to its 12th straight Sweet 16 appearance.

Possibly the most balanced region in the Sweet 16 is dominated by experienced leaders: Tennessee's Pat Summitt, Texas A&M's Gary Blair, Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw and Duke's Joanne P. McCallie have taken teams to at least one Final Four. Local fans had hoped to have Oklahoma in the mix. Will they come out?

No. 2 Texas A&M vs.

No. 3 Duke

The Aggies might be the best team you've never heard of. The back-to-back Big 12 champions have won 15 of 16, including 11 straight. Duke is making its 12th consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16. The Blue Devils like to run the floor and score on every possession. The Aggies like to work the shot clock down, slow the tempo and keep the score low. If Texas A&M can hold Duke to the low 50s, it has a great shot. If Duke scores in the 70s to 80s as it did in 20 games this season, things won't bode well for the Aggies.

Time/TV: 7 p.m., ESPN2

No. 1 Tennessee vs.

No. 5 Notre Dame

The defending national champion Vols are led by four seniors who are on a mission to leave a legacy of back-to-back titles. Notre Dame is in the region semis for the first time since 2004. The Fighting Irish lost an early season game to the Vols 87-63, but both sides agree this is a much better team now. Notre Dame's past two losses to a No. 1 seed were by an average of 7.5 points.

Time/TV: 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

Women's NCAA tourney: Oklahoma City 03/29/08 [Last modified: Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:40pm]
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