The final game of the NCAA Women's basketball tournament will be played tonight (8:30 pm EST ESPN) between UConn and Stanford, the number 1 and 2 teams.
Michelle Voepel writes that history teaches nothing about this match. Her column article reviews the stats and what the coaches have to say.
Voepel writes that the players have different motivations: for UConn, it's the loss to Stanford in 2008 in the semifinals and for Stanford, it's getting so close to being national champs over the past three years without winning.
Predictions abound as to whether Stanford will upset UConn or not .
But what makes this an exciting match is how this all worked out: that UConn has to play Stanford in the final, which is the last team it lost to before its historic winning streak.