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.
Watch List, Friday, April 1
(All times in Eastern, all rankings reflect tournament seeding)
#1 South Carolina v. #1 Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPN
#1 Stanford v. #2 UConn, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
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.