Sweet 16

National Women

College Basketball 2006


Sun reporter Milton Kent's prediction for the women's Sweet 16, by regional sites.

Greensboro, N.C.

1. Maryland

Defending champ has all the necessary parts to repeat.

2. Tennessee

Even with Candace Parker, the Lady Vols are under the national radar.

3. Purdue

New coach Sharon Versyp takes over a talented Boilermakers squad.

4. California

Former Duke assistant Joanne Boyle is building a power at Berkeley.

Fresno, Calif.

1. Stanford

Candice Wiggins is ready to lead Cardinal return to prominence.

2. Georgia

The Lady Dawgs are without Tasha Humphrey for the first six games due to a suspension.

3. Texas A&M

Former Arkansas coach Gary Blair could push the Aggies to challenge Oklahoma in the Big 12.

4. Virginia

A possible return to form for the Cavaliers behind point guard Sharnee Zoll.


1. Oklahoma

Freshman of the Year Courtney Paris anchors the nation's best interior.

2. Duke

Can the Blue Devils overcome championship game heartbreak?

3. Rutgers

The inexperienced Knights are still solid defensively.

4. LSU

There are heavy graduation losses, but Sylvia Fowles is the best college center.

Dayton, Ohio

1. North Carolina

Ivory Latta and Erlana Larkins might be the best one-two punch in the women's game.

2. Ohio State

After a disappointing NCAA second-round loss last year, the Buckeyes have a lot to prove.

3. Connecticut

The Huskies just need a solid point guard to make a title push.

4. Kentucky

All five starters return from an NCAA second-round team.

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