April 1, 2022 

Daily Briefing — April 1, 2022: Final Four tips off

Ball is a four-letter word

Happy Friday! Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the daily Watch List and NCAA Roundup. Day 134 of college basketball is here, and with it the Final Four. We’ve been waiting all season for this, and now Minneapolis is finally upon us! Preview the weekend and all four of the teams’ outlooks with a roundtable from over a dozen of our writers.

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Our conference beats on the Pac-12, ACC, Big East and SEC also previewed Stanford, Louisville, UConn and South Carolina in depth!

Watch List, Friday, April 1

(All times in Eastern, all rankings reflect tournament seeding)

Final Four

#1 South Carolina v. #1 Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPN

#1 Stanford v. #2 UConn, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

NCAA Roundup

Transfer portal

New to the portal:

  • Sam Brunelle, combo forward, Notre Dame. The junior was the composite No. 6 player in the class of 2019, and her commitment to the Irish famously resulted in UConn immediately afterwards leaking to the Hartford Courant that it hadn’t offered her a scholarship, forcing her to go on the record to say that was false. Geno’s got a storied history with being scorned in favor of Notre Dame.
  • Genesis Bryant, point guard, N.C. State. The sophomore was the composite No. 75 player in the class of 2020.
  • Marnelle Garraud, point guard, Boston College
  • Gabby Gregory, off-ball guard, Oklahoma
  • Grace Hall, combo forward, LSU. The freshman was the composite No. 70 player in the class of 2021.
  • Tineya Hylton, point guard Georgia. The Toronto resident is the composite No. 4 Canadian recruit in the 2022 class, but had enrolled early in Athens, Ga. Her other finalists during her high school recruitment were Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State, and Western Kentucky.
  • Greta Kampschroeder, off-ball guard, Oregon State. The freshman was the composite No. 19 player in the class of 2021; her other finalists during her high school recruitment were Stanford and Iowa.
  • Emily Saunders, center, Tennessee
  • Sara Scalia, wing, Minnesota
  • Myah Taylor, point guard, Mississippi State

Out of the portal:

  • Georgia Woolley: The off-ball guard and reigning MAC Freshman of the Year out of Buffalo committed to Syracuse.

Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the WNBA at large and college basketball for The Next, with a focus on player development and the game behind the game.

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