For the second time in three years, an NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket was leaked before the selection show. Even though the Lady Bears already knew they were playing Abilene Christian in the first round, it did not take away from their watch party.
“I think it was just as exciting it was more awkward when it came out the first time,” Kalani Brown said. “We were like, ‘nah it’s fake’, and someone said ‘no it’s going on right now’, but when we did it the right way, we got excited.”
“The good part is, we just got an extra our before we went on,” Kim Mulkey said. “I don’t know if in all my years of doing this, that we’ve gotten that much air time on the day of the reveals, so that’s the positive, it doesn’t take away the joy for me.”
The Lady Bears reaction to the bracket is different than what it’s been the past few years.
“There have been many years where I thought, this is not a fair bracket,” Mulkey said. “I’m telling you, the committee got it right, and they didn’t just get it right for Baylor, they got it right everywhere, you had georgraphy covered.”
“I definitely think it was fair,” Brown said. “Sometimes you look who got the hardest region in the past years, I think they really scouted a lot of teams, and spread the talent everywhere this year.”
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