NCAA women's tournament round 2 open thread: North Carolina

Tonight at 7pm the sixth seeded Lady Boilers face third seeded North Caronlina with a berth in the women's Sweet 16 on the line. We all know UConn is going to win the women's tournament, but this Purdue team has enough talent to make a Final Four run. Tonight they will try to get revenge on North Carolina. The Tar Heels eliminated the women in 2006 and 2007. ESPN's preview can be found here.

This series has been very interesting over the years. North Carolina leads the overall series 4-1 and four of the five meetings have occured in the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina beat Purdue in the 1994 Women's Final Four on their way to a National title. Purdue returned the favor in 1999 in the sweet 16 for the Boilers' only win in the series. That win helped deliver our own National title. Carolina went on to the Final Four in both 2006 and 2007, so the stakes have often been very high when these two meet.

Call me crazy, but I have a good feeling about tonight. Some of the good men's karma is going to carry over and give us a Sweet 16 appearance in both brackets. Feel free to stop by during the game to comment along.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker