Adia Barnes already has been to the NCAA Women’s Final Four, and not all that long ago.
She was in her fifth season as an assistant coach at Washington in 2016 when the No. 7-seeded Huskies strung together wins over No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Kentucky in Lexington and No. 4 Stanford to reach the first Final Four in school history.
Now in her fifth year as Arizona head coach, Barnes is on the verge of taking the Wildcats to their first Final Four.
No. 3 seed Arizona (19-5) plays No. 4 Indiana (21-5), also in the Elite Eight for the first time, on Monday in the Mercado regional final. The winner will extend their stay in San Antonio to play the River Walk region winner between Nos.