March Madness – Women’s results and schedule update.


The major news today was that Katelin Noyer and Fresno State advanced to the semi-finals of Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Bulldogs are back in action tomorrow.

Here is a simple guide to who is playing when in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Conference Championships.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 2 in the States are played Tuesday March 3 in NZ

March 2nd Results:

 Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

The Bulldogs beat Nevada 75-71 in Mountain West Conference quarter-final tie – Noyer DNP.

 Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University)

In a battle for the #5 seeding at the American Athletic Conference Tournament Tulane edged Temple 53-50 to finish with an 8-8 record in the regular season. On senior night Manuirirangi made an assist and grabbed a rebound.

March 3rd

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

The Mountain West Tournament semi-final sees #1 Fresno State play #4 San Jose State.

March 4th

 Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings (Fordham University)

Fordham finished Atlantic 10 regular season play with an 11-5 record securing third spot on the ladder. They will face St Joseph’s in the first round of the conference play-offs on Wednesday.

Sariah Penese (University of Maryland Baltimore)

The Retrievers finished with a 6-10 record in the America East Conference and will be facing UMass Lowell in a sudden death quarter-final.

Tegan Graham (Colgate University)

Final Patriot League regular season game for Colgate versus Lehigh. Currently boasting a 11-6 record.

March 5th

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Chattanooga clinched a share of the Southern Conference regular season title with a narrow 69-65 win against ETSU. Chattanooga will meet Mercer in the Tournament Championships Quarter-Finals.

Charlotte Whittaker (University of Colorado)

Colorado (5-13) will face USC in the first round of the Pac 12 play-offs with the freshman forward having established herself as a key player for the Buffs.

March 6th

Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson)

No Kiwi woman is playing for a higher ranked team than Manumaleuga with Arizona currently at #13. They will face the winner of the Cal v Arizona State tie in the quarter-finals of the highly regarded Pac 12 Conference.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Hoping to go one better than last season when they finished runners-up at the Atlantic 10 Championship VCU will face the winner of the first round game between Davidson and La Salle.

Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University)

#5 ranked Tulane will take on #12 Tulsa in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut.

March 7th

Shalae Salmon, Khaedin Taito 7 Kaylee Smiler (Brigham Young University)

Finished 3rd in West Coast Conference regular season with 13-5 record and head straight to the WCC quarter-finals.

Will meet a conference second round winner.

Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Fullerton have a Big West Conference regular season ending fixture at home against UC Irvine.

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University)

Last Sun Belt Conference regular season game against Georgia State. Currently 6-11 likely needing a win to progress to conference play-offs.

McKenna Dale (Brown University)

Brown face Dartmouth in their final Ivy League fixture. Only the top four teams qualify for play-offs and Brown are well down the league standings

Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University) Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions.

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga) Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University) Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up.

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