While others wait, Ta'Shia Phillips works. While others wonder if the rebound will come their way, she makes sure to get there first. And that's why Phillips and Xavier are the non-BCS team to watch this season.
As a freshman, Marissa Coleman helped Maryland capture a national title. But two NCAA tournament disappointments later, Coleman's college career has come down to one more chance to add another championship.
When LSU and UConn met earlier this season, Huskies point guard Renee Montgomery outshined her Lady Tigers counterpart Erica White. Whomever wins the battle Monday will likely lead her team to the Final Four.
UConn remains the Big East's best. But when the league tourney commences this weekend, several teams are out to impress the selection committee. And it's possible eight Big East teams will get an NCAA invite.