Notre Dame Regional breakdown

Inside the inside story: If Kentucky is to get to its third straight Elite Eight and fourth in five years, it might have to lean heavily on its veteran frontcourt of DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker -- especially since Sims is so hard to contain. Both have been fairly productive during the Wildcats' late-season resurgence, with Stallworth doing the more scoring of the two. Equally important, just as in the backcourt, is how well Kentucky's frontcourt performs on defense.

That's because the most productive forward in this game is Baylor's Nina Davis. The 5-foot-11 freshman has been Sims' running mate all season. Her 19.8 points and eight rebounds per game in the postseason, which includes a run to a Big 12 tournament title, is an increase from her regular-season averages of 15 points and nine rebounds. Davis, eighth in the country in field goal percentage, might have been the nation's most consistent rookie. Her ability to maneuver inside against the 6-3 Stallworth and 6-1 Walker will also go a long way to determining the outcome.

Pick: Baylor -- Charlie Creme

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