UNC Women Get #1 Seed In The South

A day after the men’s team snagged the #1 seed in the East, the women’s team grabbed the #1 seed in the South. The UNC women head into the NCAA Tournament 30-2 overall and the undefeated ACC Champions. The only two losses on the schedule are versus #1 seed in the Midwest, Tennessee and #1 in the East, UConn. Both those losses came on the road and you have to believe the Lady Tar Heels would like a shot at both of them on a neutral court. Only once has a men’s and women’s team been national champions in the same season and that was UConn in 2004.

It would be nice to see UNC pull off the feat this season.


11 Responses to UNC Women Get #1 Seed In The South

  1. william says:

    I am not sure that they are happy going to New Orleans in terms of basketball, but maybe it will be a fun trip.

  2. c. scott says:

    The lady Tarheels got a first seed as expected, but got shafted at same time. LSU was placed in the same bracket and will essentially have a home game if Carolina and LSU meet in the bracket finals. Rutgers should have been the two seed in this bracket and LSU in the East with Connecticut. It just happens that the Chairman of the Committee(Judy Southard) is the Associate Athletic Director at LSU.

  3. william says:

    The women’s game is much more corrupt than the men’s side. The officiating is poor, from what I have seen. It is enough to give a body vapors, my, my….

  4. CarolinaGirl says:

    It’s a joke that Carolina got LSU as their two-seed. It’s also pretty much a joke that UConn, the No. 1 overall seed, was stuck with Rutgers as their two-seed, a team that they have already played twice this season in their conference.

    This team will have an extremely daunting task to try to beat LSU – a team most thought would be a one-seed instead of Maryland – in New Orleans. But heck, this whole season has been pretty crazy and this team does have experience on the road. We’ll see what happens.

  5. rbl says:

    Good points, Carolina Girl.

    LSU has a dominant center who will be a challenge no matter where we play them. While the Lady Tigers have an advantage in NO, I can’t imagine it’ll be a tougher environment than Cameron.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if both teams brought home the trophies this year?

  6. william says:

    Tennessee is supposed to win. ESPN loves Tennessee. They are the Duke/Carolina for ESPN in women’s ball. The NCAA tourney official pictures have Tyler and that straight-haired nice girl from Tennessee, Parker.

  7. william says:

    Carolina Girl knows a lot about basketball. Does that make me a sexist for acknowledging that?

  8. william says:

    I saw this article about last year’s de facto title game, which almost put me off women’s basketball forever, as it was a horribly played and horribly officiated game on all sides. Unfortunately, unlike gymnastics and ice skating in which women seem so much more elegant than their male counterparts, there is very little that is elegant about women’s basketball. I still watch the Lady Heels and I think they have the best style of any team I’ve seen but women’s basketball differs far more from men’s basketball than say college ball differs from the pros:


  9. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Parker is engaged to Shelden Williams.

    I know that ESPN loves UNC and Duke in men’s basketball but women’s basketball is at a point where the need to market it supersedes the desire to be fair in coverage or even seeding. The fact ESPN acted like Pat Summitt passing Dean Smith in wins was somehow equal or greater shows how much integrity the WWL will sacrifice to promote the women’s tournament since they have exclusive rights to it.

  10. Josh Bowling says:

    She should have went after Sean May instead!

  11. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Given the defense he played against May and Hansbrough he better hope they do not end up divorced…she will take everything he has.

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