Michelle Smith previews and predicts the champ for the American, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC conference tournaments.
Brittany Hrynko scored 21 points and Anna Martin added 19 as 24th-ranked DePaul came back in the second half to defeat West Virginia 77-63 Saturday after trailing by 14 at halftime.
After the women's NCAA brackets were announced, some questioned whether the Big East should have received nine bids. A 9-0 record in the first round should silence any critics.
Keisha Hampton scored 16 points to lead five DePaul players in double figures as the 12th-ranked Blue Demons routed No. 8 West Virginia 78-55 on Sunday.
Liz Repella scored 16 points to lead West Virginia (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) past DePaul 47-41 on Sunday in one of the lowest-scoring games in Big East tournament history.
Asya Bussie scored 16 points and West Virginia (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) needed a late second-half rally to beat DePaul 64-57 in overtime on Saturday.
Sam Quigley scored 17 and No. 25 DePaul beat West Virginia 74-56 on Saturday night.
Deirdre Naughton had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead DePaul to an 81-80 win over No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday, ending the Mountaineers' school record nine-game winning streak.
LaQuita Owens scored 22 of her career-high 26 points in the second half and West Virginia beat No. 24 DePaul 74-63 Tuesday night.
All signs point to another Big East win from UConn. But after three upsets in three nights, it's impossible not to give West Virginia a puncher's chance.
No team seeded worse than fifth has ever won the Big East tourney. But after the biggest upset so far this Championship Week, why not West Virginia?
LaQuita Owens scored a career-high 20 points Tuesday night as West Virginia beat DePaul 82-70.
The Big East has grown to 16 teams. But Beth Mowins says the same old favorites will dominate.