Best of luck ladies. Always takes some good bounces to survive a tourney.
That is the point in these conference tourney situations.
The clearly better team in a typical conference is often a 75% chance one on one with each other team. But when you have to beat 3 teams in a row along the way to win the whole thing, the a priori odds of winning the tourney drop to about 1 in 3.
Often we are the best or close but not 75% odds on favorite against the next best teams. 3 50-50 shots is only 1 in 8 chances to win. With good teams we are usually somewhere between those two cases. That is tough odds! Explains much about "The Curse."