STANFORD, Calif. – Surprisingly, Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike feels little pressure this NCAA tournament.
Not when an entire nation is eyeing whether Brittney Griner and No. 1 Baylor can defend its championship. Even if the top-seeded Cardinal are seeking a sixth straight trip to the Final Four and would face a possible showdown with Pac-12 rival California in the Spokane regional final with a berth to New Orleans at stake.
Stanford (31-2) will face No. 16 seed Tulsa (17-16) in a first-round matchup Sunday at Maples Pavilion.
This Tulsa team won 10 of its final 13 games and five in a row after an improbable run to the Conference USA tournament title as the sixth seed — led by senior Tiffani Couisnard, who balances her basketball and school life with being mother to a 2-year-old son.