The Texas A&M Women's basketball team won the National Championship with a 76-70 win over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. It was an exciting, well-played game between two teams that looked like they really wanted to win it. Which is much more than you can say about the Men's game the night before. Which led USA Today's Christine Brennan to make the inevitable comparison between the two.
Consider that just 94 points were scored in Connecticut's ugly victory against Butler on Monday. But the women? They reached 94 with 14:25 to go in their game, then added 52 more.
Combined, the men shot 26% in their title game. The women, 50%.
The guys over at SB Nation don't want you to rush to those comparisons too quickly, however.
t's not fair to judge the two games against each other, but that's certainly nothing new for women's hoops. It just so happens that this is one of the first times the comparisons favor the women. It was the first time no 1-seeds made the title game since 1994, and instead of chalk, the women's tournament got some refreshing parity, a few big name stars, and a classic final that we'll remember for a long time. And, for once, a much more entertaining game than the men's side.