For years, Tennessee has won with defense and rebounding. But now, UConn's the one on top when it comes to dominating the glass, which gives the Huskies an edge heading into Saturday's showdown.
Tennessee's post play might be the biggest X-factor when the Lady Vols host UConn on Thursday.
Yolanda Griffith, DeMya Walker and Tangela Smith need to continue to come up big if the Monarchs are going to unseat L.A. in the West finals.
Will Tamika Catchings return? Can overachieving New York knock off the defending champ? Can Seattle outshoot Phoenix? Our expert tackles the key questions of each first-round playoff matchup.
Figuring out the three areas in which North Carolina does its most damage to opponents isn't hard. But can Tennessee take care of the ball and control the boards when the two clash Sunday?
North Carolina's an athletic mismatch for George Washington, while Purdue might have too much Katie Gearlds for Georgia.
Can the Sun overcome the loss of Katie Douglas? Are Ruth Riley and rebounding the X-factors for Detroit? Our analyst breaks down the East finals.