Two seasons removed from an NCAA title, Texas A&M is in an 0-3 hole after opening against a trio of top-10 teams. Digging out, especially with the Aggies' first SEC season quickly approaching, might rest on Kelsey Bone's shoulders.
Defense is the name of the game they are playing in Norfolk. West Virginia moved on to the second round of the NCAA tournament because it knows how to dish it, Stanford because it knows how to deal with it.
Tuesday's women's national title game matchup pitting Notre Dame against Texas A&M is making the college basketball world question itself a bit. Is having fresh blood playing for the championship a good thing?
UConn and Stanford were expected to be playing in Indianapolis this weekend. Notre Dame and Texas A&M -- not so much. But the Fighting Irish and the Aggies will be joining the favorites in the Final Four.