Tonight, the Stanford Cardinal take on the UTEP Miners in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET and will be shown on ESPN2.
More importantly, it’s another chance to catch bench star and Bolivian bikini beauty Claudia Porras in action. Sadly, it might be the last time.
7th-seeded UTEP gets to face 2nd-seeded Stanford on their home court at Maples Pavilion, where the Cardinal ladies have won 14 straight. And the Miners haven’t defeated a Top 25 team in 7 years, while Stanford entered the tourney ranked 4th in the nation.
But Porras & Co. hope to repeat last year’s tourney collapse by Stanford, when the again 2nd-seeded Cardinal lost their 2nd-round home game to 10th-seeded Florida State.
We’ll be pulling for the Miners to make it to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond - and get more chances to check out Claudia.
*UPDATE*: Unfortunately, UTEP’s post-season success didn’t pan out.