With the women's basketball tournament field now official, NIKE, Inc. salutes its 49 teams with eyes on New Orleans.
The passion of March is not unique to the men's tourney. Deserving equal billing are the 49 NIKE, Inc. schools that make up 76 percent of the women's tournament field announced Monday night. Months of determination are on the line for a one-and-done tounament scenario, with the final four teams squaring off in New Orleans for the 2012-2013 championship.
Teams, you make us proud.
The 49 tournament-bound schools include (in alphabetical order):
Prairie View and Hampton wear Nike footwear but non-Nike uniforms.