Texas vS UCLA Live NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018 Stream: in a regional semifinal in Kansas City, Mo. From Sprint Center. time, TV Channel, Bracket, scores, schedule, updates for Sweet 16 on Friday (3/23/2018).
In preparation for a senior season at UCLA she hoped would cement her legacy at the school, Monique Billings spent last summer running drills on the court and putting in hours in the weight room — while also working as an intern at Ivan Bitton Style House, which promotes emerging designers in Los Angeles. Just another busy summer for a college basketball star who’s proven to be as versatile on the court as off.
“I’m a Renaissance woman. I like cooking; I like fashion and dressing up,” says Billings, a 6-foot-4 giant who led the Bruins this season in blocks and rebounds while ranking second in points and third in steals. “I always promote the idea that you can be girlie and you can still get buckets, and you can wear heels and still be a ballplayer.
How to watch UCLA vs. Texas
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Place: Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo
After advancing to the Sweet 16 in each of the past two years, Billings and the Bruins will look to take it a step further when they face the University of Texas on Friday in the third round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Equally adept at pounding the boards and protecting the rim as she is sprinting the floor and hitting midrange jumpers, the two-time all-conference player in the Pac-12 was named a finalist this year for the Lisa Leslie Award, which recognizes the top center in Division I college basketball. If third-seeded UCLA advances past the third round for the first time since 1999, you can bet it’ll be because Billings showed up in a major way.
“The second and third and fourth effort, you don’t see a lot in the women’s game from bigs. She’s one of the few players I’ve seen that has that bounce and that energy,” says Ann Meyers Drysdale, a UCLA legend who’s now a TV analyst for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and a vice president for the Suns and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
Women’s NCAA Tournament 2018 starts Sweet 16 games this Friday, March 23. Find the 2018 bracket, scores, schedule and updates below for Friday and the tournament.
No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 1 Louisville are both playing on Friday.
Women’s NCAA Tournament 2018: Bracket
Women’s NCAA Tournament 2018: Scores
7 p.m. ET — No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 6 Oregon State | Lexington, Ky. | ESPN2
7 p.m. — No. 1 Mississippi State vs. No. 4 N.C. State | Kansas City, Mo. | ESPN
9 p.m. — No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Stanford | Lexington, Ky. | ESPN
9 p.m. — No. 2 Texas vs. No. 3 UCLA | Kansas City, Mo. | ESPN2
Women’s NCAA Tournament 2018: Schedule
Friday, March 23
7 p.m. ET — No. 1 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 N.C. State | ESPN | Kansas City, Mo.
7 p.m. — No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 6 Oregon State | ESPN2 | Lexington, Ky.
9:30 p.m. — No. 2 Texas vs. No. 3 UCLA | ESPN2 | Kansas City, Mo.
9:30 p.m. — No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Stanford | ESPN | Lexington, Ky.
Saturday, March 24
11:30 a.m. ET — No. 2 South Carolina vs. No. 11 Buffalo | ESPN | Albany, N.Y.
1 p.m. — No. 1 UConn vs. No. 5 Duke | ESPN | Albany, N.Y.
4 p.m. — No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 4 Texas A&M | ESPN | Spokane, Was.
6:30 p.m. — No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 11 Central Michigan | ESPN | Spokane, Was.
UCLA meets Texas on Friday in a Sweet 16 showdown in Kansas City.
The Bruins ran over Creighton 86-64 to get to the Sweet 16 and Texas beat UCLA’s Pac-12 rival Arizona State 85-65 to advance. Both teams come into the Friday game playing well.
“I’m just so proud of our players,” UCLA coach Cori Close said, per The Associated Press. “We’ve talked a lot about sustaining our focus and our identity for 40 minutes and not only did we do that, but we did that against a very good team in Creighton.”
No. 2 Texas and No. 3 UCLA will be meeting for the 13th time on Friday. The series is deadlocked at 6-6.
Texas is led by junior guard Lashann Higgs, who averages a team-high 17 points a game. UCLA is led by Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year senior point guard Jordin Canada.
Canada told DieHards that the team believes it can go to the Final Four and beyond. UCLA is two wins from reaching the Final Four in Columbus.
The winner Friday will take on the winner of No. 1 Mississippi State versus No. 4 North Carolina State in Kansas City on Sunday, March 25.