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It’s a great day to be a Baylor fan! The No. 2 Lady Bears take on No. 1 UConn in the unquestionable game of the night, and the No. 1 men play No. 3 Arkansas. Could the school punch two Final Fours?

Making Headlines

Soccer: The U-23 U.S. men’s national team fell to Honduras 2-1 in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals and failed to qualify for the Summer Olympics for the third straight cycle.

NCAAM: Indiana hired former Knicks assistant and Hoosiers standout Mike Woodson as head coach.

NHL: Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said Aaron Ekblad will miss “extensive time” with a leg injury. The defenseman’s left leg buckled after being checked by Stars defenseman Esa Lindell.

NBA: The Lakers signed two-time All-Star Andre Drummond.

Tonight’s Action

3 Arkansas at 1 Baylor

Watch: 9:57 p.m. ET, CBS

Odds: Baylor -7.5 || O/U 148.5

Pick: A heavyweight Elite Eight pits Baylor’s No. 3 most-efficient offense against Arkansas’ No. 10 defense. The Bears’ talented backcourt of Davion Mitchell and Jared Butler will be too much, and Baylor will make its first Final Four since 1950. Take Baylor and lay the points. Sports Section also likes the under.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Arkansas-Baylor winner, final score, and the leading scorer in the game. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: On Friday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Hawks-Warriors, the score, and the game’s leading scorer. Atlanta won 124-108 behind John Collins’ game-high 38.

Sports Section had a split-decision: We had the Hawks laying 7 but missed on the under-219.

No subscriber picked the Hawks or Collins. How’s that for some Monday motivation?

Keep the picks coming, everyone!