Last season, Ivory Latta's charisma stole the show and led UNC to the Final Four. But if the point guard plays passive Thursday, as she has at times this season, the Tar Heels will struggle against Duke.
Wondering who the favorites are in the major conferences? Here's an ACC to SEC look at who and what to watch for this season.
Maryland always thought it was going to win. That confidence -- instilled by coach Brenda Frese -- was the difference Tuesday as the Terps came back for their first NCAA title.
Expect a wide-open game with plenty of scoring as the ACC's Duke and Maryland take aim at their first NCAA title on Tuesday. But the Blue Devils tip off as the favorite.
The play of LSU's Sylvia Fowles and the battle on the boards could be the difference when LSU meets Duke in the Final Four on Sunday.
Two former feisty point guards who are now coaches clash in one of the tourney's top first-round games.
Duke's No. 1 again -- and has the nation's top perimeter in Monique Currie and Lindsey Harding.
When UNC erased a 12-point deficit over the final 10:58 in Sunday's win, Monique Currie could have been a bigger factor for Duke.
The latest No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in women's basketball will be decided by the opposing point guards, and our analyst breaks down the matchup between Lindsey Harding and Ivory Latta.
John Wooden once said he favored talent over experience. And that mindset is exactly why our ESPN analyst is picking Tennessee to top Duke on Monday.
Candace Parker gets most of the attention. But these true freshmen will make immediate impacts this season.
Duke has ruled the ACC for the past few years. But North Carolina hopes to return to the top of the conference.
Mark French and UCSB shouldn't be counted out vs. UConn yet, writes Nancy Lieberman.
ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman expects Duke-La. Tech to be the best game in the Sweet 16.
Duke has the most experienced starting five. But it needs big games from Iciss Tillis, too.
In the past, critics have said Alana Beard failed to come up big in big games. That's not the case this season.