This year the women's NCAA basketball tournament definitely achieved a level of parity with the men's NCAA basketball tournament. But it wasn't all good.

On the positive side, most basketball observers agree that the women's championship game was far superior to the men's. While the men's game was over by halftime, the women's game on Tuesday was a gut-wrenching come-from-behind thriller won by Maryland 78-75 in OT for the school's first women's basketball championship. It was the kind of game that neither team deserved to lose, and the kind of game that can really jack up national interest in women's college basketball.