By Weinman - The brackets for the men's NCAA Tournament will be revealed in just a few hours. But for the women, we're still more than 24 hours away from "Selection Monday." ESPN will air the announcement of the 64 teams in the women's field tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT.
Melanie Balcomb's Commodores have earned the Southeastern Conference's automatic berth to the event, so the suspense of just getting in will be replaced by questions of seed and location. The 16 sites for the first and second rounds of the tournament include Chattanooga, Tenn., and Bowling Green, Ky. The four regional sites are Raleigh, N.C.; Trenton, N.J.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Berkeley, Calif. The 2009 NCAA Women's Final Four will be played in St. Louis, Mo.
Vanderbilt will be making its 22nd trip to the NCAA Tournament, including its 10th consecutive berth.