Maine shouldn't pose too big of a challenge for the Lady Raiders. Maine has a 25-6 record and went 17-1 in the America East conference. Despite the strong record, Maine doesn't have many quality wins this season. The Black Bears' only win against a tournament team was a December victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Maine is led by Heather Ernest, who scored 16.5 points per game.
The second round matchup might be more of a concern for the Lady Raiders. The other game in the sub regional is #5 Louisiana Tech vs #12 Montana. Assuming Louisiana Tech wins, the Lady Raiders will face a big, physical team that plays to Texas Tech's biggest weaknesses. Things don't get any easier form there, as the Lady Raiders would probably face #1 duke in the sweet 16 game. While the seed certainly isn't favorable for Texas Tech, the Lady Raiders may be able to make a nice run if they can survive their second round matchup. While Duke is a better team than Louisiana Tech, the Lady Raiders match up much better with Duke.