March Madness: A momentous weekend of Women’s NCAA Basketball

🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

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Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

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📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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Greensboro Region (Friday, 3/25 & Sunday, 3/27)

Sweet 16: #1 South Carolina (69) vs #5 North Carolina (61)

Battle. Of. The. Carolinas. North Carolina (UNC) outscored South Carolina (SC) to start and finish the game (39-33), while SC took the two middle quarters (34-22). UNC had a 13% higher field goal percentage, which only translates to 1 more made basket, fouled more (19-17), had more steals (6-5), and assisted more (12-8). SC had one more turnover (14-13), had more blocks (5-2), made more three-point shots and free throws, and, most importantly, dominated on the boards by grabbing 15 more total rebounds than USC (48-33) with 25 of them being offensive rebounds.

UNC Top Performer: D. Kelly (G) – 23 points, 5 rebounds, & 3 assists

SC Top Performer: A. Boston (F) – 28 points, 22 rebounds, & 2 assists

Sweet 16: #10 Creighton (76) vs #3 Iowa State (68)

Not. This. Year. Iowa. Creighton singled-handedly eliminated two higher-seeded Iowa teams: #2 Iowa and now #3 Iowa State. After outscoring Creighton in the first quarter 16-13, ISU wouldn’t outscore them again. Creighton made more field goals, more three-pointers, and more free throws than ISU. They also had more assists (15-8) and more steals (4-3). ISU did have more fouls (18-17) and blocked shots (4-2). Both teams had 10 turnovers and 36 rebounds, although ISU led on the offensive boards and Creighton on the defensive ones.

ISU Top Performer: E. Ryan (G) – 22 points, 8 rebounds, & 6 assists

Creighton Top Performer: M. Maly (G) – 21 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

Elite Eight: #1 South Carolina (80) vs #10 Creighton (50)

No. Fairytale. Ending. Creighton’s historic March Madness run came to an end when they faced the #1 overall team in the country on Sunday evening. Creighton hit more three-pointers (7-3), assisted more (17-10), fouled more (20-10), and turned the ball over more (11-7). Despite giving it their all, Creighton was outscored every quarter by South Carolina (SC) who made more field goals (28-21), made more free throws (21-1), grabbed more rebounds (43-23), stole the ball more (5-3) and blocked more shots (5-0). SC was the first team to punch their ticket to the Final Four.

Creighton Top Performer: R. Saunders (G) – 8 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 assists

SC Top Performer: A. Boston (F) – 19 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 assist

GREENSBORO, NC – MARCH 27: The South Carolina Gamecocks react to the game against the Creighton Bluejays during the Elite Eight round of the 2022 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on March 27, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeffrey A. Camarati/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Spokane Region (Friday, 3/25 & Sunday, 3/27)

Sweet 16: #2 Texas (66) vs #6 Ohio State (63)

What. An. Even. Match. These two teams were evenly matched no matter how you look at the stats, which explains the close finish. The teams each took two quarters where they outscored the other: Ohio State (OSU) outscored Texas in the first and fourth quarter, 38-32, and Texas outscored OSU in the second and third quarters, 34-25. Texas fouled more than OSU (17-12), blocked more shots (5-4), had more assists (10-9), and made more free throws, although they did take more (12/15 vs. 7/7).  Each team had 17 turnovers, had 32 total rebounds, and made 26 field goals, although Texas took fewer attempts. OSU took and made more three-point shots (4/12) than Texas (2/4).

OSU Top Performer: J. Sheldon (G) – 17 points, 6 rebounds, & 4 assists

Texas Top Performer: J. Allen-Taylor (G) – 17 points, 1 rebound, & 3 assists

SPOKANE, WA – MARCH 25: The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Texas Longhorns during the Sweet 16 round of the 2022 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament held at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 25, 2022 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Sweet 16: #1 Stanford (72) vs #4 Maryland (66)

What. A. Fourth. Quarter. Stanford dominated the first three quarters of the game, outscoring Maryland 59-36; however, Maryland made a valiant effort to get back into the game, outscoring Stanford in the fourth quarter 30-13.  Stanford had more than double the number of turnovers Maryland had (18-7), blocked three times as many shots (10-3), assisted more often (15-8), and made more shots from field goal range and three-point range. Meanwhile, Maryland had one more foul than Stanford (23-22), four times as many steals (12-3), and made more free throws (17/23) than Stanford (14/21).

Maryland Top Performer: A. Reese (F) – 25 points, 9 rebounds, & 1 assist

Stanford Top Performer: H. Jones (G) – 17 points, 10 rebounds, & 6 assists

Elite Eight: #1 Stanford (59) vs #2 Texas (50)

Defending. Champions. Return. Stanford, the defending National Champions, return to the Final Four after defeating Texas. Texas kept pace with Stanford during the first quarter (14 points each) but was outscored in each of the following quarters. Despite turning the ball over twice as often as Texas (20-10), Stanford won by making more field goals (19-17) making more free throws (18-11), grabbing more rebounds (45-28), assisting more often (14-8), and blocking more shots (11-1). Texas fouled more (24-22), made more three-pointers (5-3), and stole the ball as often as Stanford (four each).

Texas Top Performer: R. Harmon (G) – 14 points, 7 rebounds, & 6 assists

Stanford Top Performer: H. Jones (G) – 18 points, 12 rebounds, & 4 assists

SPOKANE, WA – MARCH 27: Stanford Cardinal players celebrate after beating the Texas Longhorns 59-50 during the Elite 8 round of the 2022 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament held at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 27, 2022 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Erik Smith/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Bridgeport Region (Saturday, 3/26 & Monday, 3/28)

Sweet 16: #1 NC State (66) vs #5 Notre Dame (63)

The. Last. Six. Minutes. Notre Dame (ND) led at halftime, 38-30, after a 26-point second quarter; however, the last six minutes of game time is when NC State stepped up and showed why they were the #1 seed. NC State had more steals (12-5), including the game winning one, had more total rebounds (32-31), and made more free throws (11/14) than ND (4/5).  ND made more field goals (27: 51% vs. 25: 40%), blocked more shots (6-1), turned the ball over more (16-10), and fouled more (14-5). Both teams made five three-pointers and had nine assists.

ND Top Performer: O. Miles (G) – 21 points, 6 rebounds, & 6 assists

NC ST Top Performer: E. Cunane (C) – 16 points, 11 rebounds, & 1 steal

Sweet 16: #2 UConn (75) vs #3 Indiana (58)

UConn. Women. Are. Back. No current player on UConn has won a National Championship. UConn outscored Indiana (IU) in every quarter, with the third quarter being the biggest differential at nine points. UConn made more field goals, although their percentage was slightly less than IU’s (48.9% vs. 46.3%), made more three-pointers (5-3), grabbed more rebounds (39-27), assisted more (13-4), stole the ball more (7-4), blocked more shots (4-3), and fouled more (18-17). IU did make more free throws than UConn (9-8), but also had more total turnovers (15-9).

IU Top Performer: M. Holmes (F) – 12 points, 6 rebounds, & 2 assists

UConn Top Performer: O. Nelson- Ododa (F) – 10 points, 14 rebounds, & 3 assists

BRIDGEPORT, CT – MARCH 26: UConn Huskies guard Paige Bueckers (5) reacts during the sweet sixteen of the Women’s Div I NCAA Basketball Championship between Indiana Hoosiers and UConn Huskies on March 26, 2022, at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, CT. (Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Elite Eight: #2 UConn (91) vs #1 NC State (87)

It. Took. Two. Overtimes. UConn, with the return of Paige Bueckers, upset #1 seed NC State in double overtime.  UConn started the game strong, outscoring NC State 34-28 in the first half, only for NC State to outscore them 33-27 in the second half, forcing the first overtime. Between the two overtimes, UConn outscored NC State 30-26. Both teams ended the game with 39 total rebounds and 16 fouls. UConn made more field goals (37-32) although both teams were shooting around 48%, and they stole the ball more (5-4). NC State made more three-pointers (7-5) including the one that sent them into the second overtime; made more free throws (16-12); had twice as many assists as UConn (20-10); blocked more shots (7-2); but also, turned the ball over more often (14-8).

NC State Top Performer: J. Brown-Turner (F) – 20 points, 8 rebounds, & 5 assists

UConn Top Performer: P. Bueckers (G) – 27 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 assist

Wichita Region (Saturday, 3/26 & Monday, 3/28)

Sweet 16: #3 Michigan (52) vs #10 South Dakota (49)

Down. To. The. Wire. One Cinderella team played their last game. South Dakota (SD) was just one of two double digit seeds making the Sweet 16. SD outscored Michigan in the first half 26-24, made more three-point shots during the game (5-3), assisted more often (12-10), and stole the ball as often as Michigan (five each). Despite fouling more (17-16) and having more turnovers (13-11), Michigan won by outscoring SD in the second half 28-13 by making more field goals (20-19), making more free throws (9-6), grabbing more rebounds (38-32), and blocking more shots (2-0).

SD Top Performer: H. Sjerven (C) – 17 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 assist

Michigan Top Performer: N. Hillmon (F) – 17 points, 10 rebounds, & 3 assists

WICHITA, KANSAS – MARCH 26: Hannah Sjerven #34 of the South Dakota Coyotes shoots the ball against the Michigan Wolverines in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Intrust Bank Arena on March 26, 2022 in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sweet 16: #1 Louisville (76) vs #4 Tennessee (64)

Rebounding. Versus. Shooting. Louisville’s shooting outmatched Tennessee’s rebounding. Tennessee outscored Louisville in the third quarter (22-16) and out rebounded them on both the offensive (23-14) and defensive (29-22) boards, but with more turnovers (18-7) Tennessee could not complete the upset. Despite fouling more (20-18), Louisville won by making more field goals (28-24), making more three-pointers (7-5), making more free throws (13-11), assisting more (15-9), stealing the ball more (11-4), and blocking more shots (8-2).

Tennessee Top Performer: R. Burrell (G) – 22 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 assist

Louisville Top Performer: E. Engstler (F) – 20 points, 10 rebounds, & 1 assist

Elite Eight: #1 Louisville (62) vs #3 Michigan (50)

No. Naz-tional. Championship. Louisville started and ended the game strong, outscoring Michigan in the first and fourth quarters 34-20, while Michigan took the second and third quarters, by outscoring Louisville 30-28. Despite fouling more (17-12), Louisville won by making more field goals (25-16), making more three-pointers (5-3), assisting more (12-9), stealing the ball more (15-6), and blocking more shots (4-2). Ultimately, the turnovers hurt Michigan (22-12), even though they rebounded better (36-30) and took advantage of Louisville’s fouling by making more free throws (15-7).

Michigan Top Performer: N. Hillmon (F) – 18 points, 11 rebounds, & 1 assist

Louisville Top Performer: H. Van Lith (G) – 22 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 assist

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🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

2

Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

2

📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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