The Arizona Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal meet Sunday in the women’s college basketball NCAA Tournament National Championship at the Alamodome.
The Arizona Wildcats are coming off an upset win over UConn and now look to win their first title in school history. The Arizona Wildcats are averaging 66.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 55.3 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Aari McDonald is averaging 20.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Cate Reese is averaging 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Trinity Baptiste is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Sam Thomas is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Arizona Wildcats are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Arizona Wildcats are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Stanford Cardinal are coming off a win over South Carolina and look to win their third title in school history, with the first since 1992. The Stanford Cardinal are averaging 78.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 53.8 points on 33 percent shooting. Kiana Williams is averaging 14.3 points and two rebounds while Haley Jones is averaging 13.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Lexie Hull is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Brink is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Stanford Cardinal are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Stanford Cardinal are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Stanford Cardinal are going to be favored for obvious reasons, as they're easily the better offensive team and have been pegged as the best team in the country pretty much all season long. Stanford should win this game. However, the Arizona Wildcats have been doubted by oddsmakers all tournament and yet here they are. We've also been riding Arizona a lot in the underdog role and have done nothing but cashed tickets. One of the best defensive teams in the country, Arizona makes life difficult for its opponents and doesn't get blown out. Also, Arizona is knocking down the three ball with consistency and one could argue will have the best player in this game in Aari McDonald.
I have to grab the free points with Arizona.