March Madness in Spokane is heating up, and not just for Gonzaga fans. Four elite women’s teams are heading to the Lilac City to vie for an appearance in the Women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four. The group coming to Spokane Arena includes three highly ranked favorites in 1-seed Notre Dame, 2-seed Oregon and 4-seed Texas A&M, and one Cinderella story in 11-seed Central Michigan, who knocked off powerhouse Ohio State to reach the tourney’s second weekend. Notre Dame and A&M face off at 1 pm Saturday, while the Chippewas and the Ducks face off later than afternoon. The two winners will play Monday night.
Sat, March 24, at 1 pm and Mon, March 26, at 6 pm • $50 for all three games/$35 for youth, seniors • Spokane Arena • 720 W. Mallon • spokanearena.com • 800-325-SEAT
— Dan Nailen