If you’re anywhere near civilization these days, you’re probably aware of at least some of the March Madness activity going on over the past weekend.
While the men’s side of the bracket has seen several top seeds (including defending champ Villanova and No. 2-seeded Duke) go down in the second round already, the potential heavyweight showdown on the women’s side is still very much intact.
On the one side is, of course, the UConn Huskies, who continued their dominating regular season ways with a lopsided 116-55 victory over Albany. But on the other half of the bracket was the team we’ve been following here all season: the Baylor Lady Bears, who saw first round action against the Texas Southern Lady Tigers on Saturday.
If you know the movie The Untouchables, this game basically encapsulated what it means to “bring a knife to a gunfight.” Texas Southern just wasn’t in the league as the Lady Bears, as Baylor ended up dominating them by the largest margin in NCAA Tournament history in a 119-30 rout.
You never want to see anyone get decimated in this kind of fashion, but after being upset in their own conference championship, Baylor was probably itching to come out and serve notice to the rest of the teams in the tournament.
As the game was more-or-less over before it started, all the Lady Bears got some decent run in the game. In 16 minutes of play, our girl Natalie Chou got into double figures in her March Madness debut(!), going for an efficient 12 points (on 4-of-7 shooting and a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe), 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers.
Next up is a second round game against California (otherwise known as the University of California at Berkeley) tonight at 6:10pm on ESPN2.