NIT or Women's Final Four?
Before you scoff at the idea of dedicating time to watch Women's Basketball this weekend, consider the domination that is going on this season. For the first time since 1989, all four #1 seeds have made it to the Final Four in Denver and none of the squads left standing has been tested for 40 minutes.
Baylor is looking to complete a perfect season with just two more victories and they come in as the heavy favorite against Stanford, who has only been beaten once. The other National Semifinal features two Big East foes that have dominated the Women's game for quite some time in UConn and Notre Dame. You can listen to both games Sunday as well as the National Championship on Tuesday on 630 The Fan or streaming live at 630thefan.com starting at 4:00 Sunday afternoon.
As for the Men's side, we know that the Final Four is king of all college basketball, but with the NIT Championship taking place tonight between Minnesota and Stanford it begs the question of what event draws more interest. This year, every game of the NIT was broadcasted on television and there was significant interest considering that we are talking about teams 69 through 100 that did not make the NCAA Tournament. Take that into account along with the fact that the Women's Tournament has to compete with the Men's Tourney, the NIT gets more exposure.
Personally, I appreciate the fact that the four teams left in the Women's Tournament have dominated their competition all year long and they will all finally meet on the same floor this weekend. With that being said, I am more interested in that rather than two teams that will compete tonight to say they are the 69th best team in the country. Do you agree?
Tune into the show today from 4-4:45 before we send you out to New York for the NIT Championship.