Carolina's women's basketball team drew a much nicer bracket than the men's last night, ending up as a fifth seed in the West region. They have a first round game against Fresno State in Albuquerque on Saturday, after which they'll most likely face a 24-8 Kentucky team should they advance.
The rest of the region is filled with the powerhouses from the West; Stanford is the number one seed and the team most likely to end the Tar Heels' season, while Xavier is the two and UCLA the three. UNC avoids a lot of the big names, and get a much better draw than say Duke, the two seed in the East with Connecticut in their bracket. The cross-country travel could be hard on Carolina, but this team was playing its best basketball two weeks ago in the ACC tournament and if they continue that type of play they could go surprisingly far in March.