The women’s March Madness Tournament has been objectively better than the men’s side and it’s not even worth arguing about. Every single game seemed to go down to the wire and we’ve even gotten three overtime matches.
But what’s most
Before I run through the Top 5 ladies killing it, I want to briefly point out a few women who had great seasons/first rounds but didn’t make it to the Sweet 16.
Quick Honorable Mentions:
- Sophie Cunningham: Iowa dragged Missouri in the second round but I have to acknowledge Sophie Cunningham putting up 21 in a first-round overtime win over Drake. She had a dope college career and it’s a shame we won’t see her in the tourney next season.
- Cierra Dillard: Look, Buffalo had no business even being in this tournament but not only did they sneak in through the back door but they cut a 24-point deficit against UConn, the Storm Troopers of women’s basketball all on Cierra Dillard’s back.
And now here are 5 women absolutely DOMINATING the NCAA March Madness tournament:
1. Chennedy Carter
Homegirl dropped 30 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists on Marquette’s dome while shimmying the entire time. Carter is the most expressive star in the tournament. It’s impressive how high she gets up going to rim considering her gigantic pendulous testicles are dragging across the hardwood at all times.
2. Sabrina Ionescu
The human triple-double. Sabrina Ionescu recorded her 18th career triple-double in Oregon’s win over Indiana in the second round. Her 18 triple-doubles are the most in college basketball history, men or women. The previous record holder, Kyle Collinsworth, recorded 12 back in 2016. It took him 4 years. Ionescu is still finishing her junior season. 18.
3. Asia Durr
Asia Durr is the BADDEST. Watching Durr bully Michigan around was like watching a lioness hunt an antelope in the wild. Three steals. Two blocked shots. 24 points. Five 3-pointers. Five assists. I genuinely feel bad for Oregon State next round. Like, someone might get hurt.
4. Arike Ogunbowale
Arike Ogunbowale is the biggest name in the tournament as she should be. Last season, she was the queen of the buzzer beaters and this season she became the official queen of Notre Dame becoming the first woman to score 2,500 career points for the Fighting Irish.
Oh, and Notre Dame olbiterated Michigan State in a 91-63 beatdown as Arike scored 23 points with five assists and four rebounds.
5. Megan Gustafson
We all know that Megan Gustafson is the best player in the tournament, right? Like, Sabrina Ionescu might end up being the No. 1 overall draft pick but Gustafson is overwhelming more dominant of the floor.
Gustafson participated in the aforementioned dragging of Missouri, putting up 24 points and 19 rebounds. (In the first round she put Mercer in a body bag with 30 points and 16 rebounds). She’s like the Karl-Anthony Towns of college basketball.
Iowa in 4.