Women’s D-I picks: March 10

Well, my second week in the playoffs I didn’t do so well. Just far too many upsets. I did great the first day, but it was all downhill from there, as I finished 7-5 (.583), dropping to 23-11 (.676). Arlan did a great job previewing the games this weekend, so let’s see if I can pick them properly.

Mercyhurst at Wisconsin
Even though Wisconsin lost to Minnesota-Duluth, I have to think Wisconsin is on a collision course with Minnesota for the NCAA finals. The Badgers are very deep, and while the Bulldogs contained their high-powered offense, I don’t think Mercyhurst will. Wisconsin 4-2

North Dakota at Minnesota
The poor Sioux. They finally make the NCAA Tournament and get to play the same team that has crushed them in two of the last three games. I think this will be closer, but expect the Gophers to prevail. Minnesota 3-2

Boston University at Cornell
A rematch of last year’s Frozen Four game. Though Cornell exacted a measure of revenge by sweeping the Terriers earlier in the season, it was a different Terriers team than the one that hasn’t lost since January. Having said that, when anybody on the other side of the ice doesn’t have “Boston College” on their jerseys, the Terriers haven’t looked nearly as invincible. Cornell 4-2

St. Lawrence at Boston College
I still think that St. Lawrence’s win over BC at the beginning of January is what kicked off the Saints’ incredible run. I haven’t had much luck picking Eagles’ games lately, and while I correctly called St. Lawrence to beat Dartmouth and Harvard, I didn’t see them beating Cornell. I think I’ll pick against BC and then get it wrong. Oh well. St. Lawrence 3-2