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Coaching women's basketball in Qatar
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 22, 2011 at 2:45pm

WHAT WOMEN REALLY THINK ABOUT NEWS, POLITICS, AND CULTURE.Coaching Women’s Basketball in QatarMost of them had never even dribbled before—but soon they were boxing out like Dennis Rodman. By Clare Malone The arc of my basketball career began r...more

Lebanon’s women bring in 3 gold medals
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 22, 2011 at 2:43pm

Lebanon’s women bring in 3 gold medalsDecember 20, 2011 02:47 AMBy Kenny LaurieThe Daily Star BEIRUT: Lebanese sport had its most productive day yet at the Arab Games in Doha Monday with Lebanon collecting three gold medals, all of which were won b...more

West Coast Basketball: USC 75, Pepperdine 71 (OT)
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 22, 2011 at 2:36pm

Malibu - USC surged in overtime to beat Pepperdine today, 75-71.The Trojans came in at 4-5, after losing two games by a total of three points on their recent road trip to Arkansas State and Texas A&M;. Pepperdine was 5-5 entering the matinee, also los...more

High School Hoops: Nike Tournament of Champions Day Two Results
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 21, 2011 at 8:22pm

Image: Glenn Nelson/ESPN.com Day two results:SMITH DIVISIONBolingbrook 60, Stockton St. Mary's 39Wesleyan 54, Christ the King 39Phoenix St. Mary's 71, Good Counsel 48Incarnate Word 54, Buford 23Cicero-North Syracuse 48, Dr. Phillips 28Windward 53, Marion...more

42 Points From Stanford's Nneka Ogwumike Proves Too Much for Tennessee in 97-80 Runaway Victory
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 21, 2011 at 4:16am

Image: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma There is a saying Stanford Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tara VanDerveer has been espousing all season; “Nneka is a woman playing among girls.” And that certainly was the case tonight when #4 Stanford met #...more

Strong Defense Sparks Washington Huskies 64-56 Victory Over Southern
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 21, 2011 at 4:06am

Image: GoHuskies.com HUSKIES WIN: I'm always fascinated when teams don't come prepared to play. Maybe I'm rough, but I would want to demolish everyone or get beat trying. Washington? It started the party a little early, needing 12 FTs in the final five m...more

USC Trojans Guard Jacki Gemelos Goes Down With Left ACL Tear
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 21, 2011 at 3:54am

USC guard Jacki Gemelos did indeed tear her left ACL in Sunday's game against Texas A&M;, the Trojans announced two hours ago. Gemelos is going through a range of emotions, as she faces the end of her college career. But she said today she will reha...more

Washington Huskies Looking to Finish Non-Conference Hoops Schedule With A Bang
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 21, 2011 at 3:47am

Image: Pac12SportsWatch.com Perhaps Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and whoever picks the women's hoops Player of the Week are visionaries. We know he is in regards to the landscape of the conference and the new television deal. But not naming one Wa...more

Upsets A Plenty at the 2011 Nike Tournament of Champions
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 21, 2011 at 3:34am

Image: Chris Hansen/ESPN HoopGurlz Several upsets yesterday. The main upsetters may be meeting up by the end of the week.Yesterday's stars include two from Los Angeles and the Cal Sparks club team.Can Mater Dei defend their championship?Scoreboard:SMIT...more

All Alone At The Top: Baylor, UConn Remain 1,2 in Latest USA Today/ESPN poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 21, 2011 at 3:25am

Image: AP, Sports Illustrated Looks kind of the same as last week:1. Baylor2. Connecticut3. Notre Dame4. Stanford5. Maryland6. Tennessee7. Miami8. Kentucky9. Duke10. Texas A&M;11. Rutgers12. Louisville13. Ohio State14. Wisconsin-Green Bay15. Georgia1...more

Overseas Update: Tidbits from Turkey
by Swish Appeal
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:58pm

Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are at the top of the standings with an 8-1 record. Kayseri, Ceyhan and Samsun all sit at 6-3 through nine games. The remaining seven teams in the league all have below-.500 records to this point. Fenerbahce is led by Angel Mc...more

Not Just a Game
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:31pm

You have to get to this game. By “this game”, we mean the Stanford Women’s Basketball team taking on Tennessee. It will be a good one. Many questions will be answered, especially about Stanford’s team. One being can they rise to th...more

Basketball Smatterings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:20pm

College today:Gonzaga upset #12 Georgia tonight, thanks to a Haiden Palmer last-second three. Final was 71-68.College tomorrow:The annual Stanford-Tennessee showdown is tomorrow at Maple Pavilion. This year they're ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, a...more

"If I'd brought up skipping practice to her, she'd have looked at me as if I had six heads"
by Swish Appeal
posted December 20, 2011 at 10:33am

If I'd brought up skipping practice to her, she'd have looked at me as if I had six heads. It speaks to her toughness. She finds a way to keep coming even when things are as bad as they are right now. St. Bonaventure coach Jim Crowley on freshman Tatia...more

PHOTOS: St. John's Red Storm Win Chartwells Holiday Classic
by Swish Appeal
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:30am

Ray and Queenie have been keeping you updated on this weekend's Chartwells Holiday Classic, which you can catch up on here. Ray also had a few photos to share with you as well. St. John's coach Kim Barnes Arico meeting the media at the Chartwell Holi...more

Washington Huskies Easily Handle Houston Cougars in 85-60 Romp
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:28am

Image: GoHuskies.com HUSKIES WIN: It was lively on the Hec Ed court after a 85-60 win against Houston as Washington parents, players, and fans mingled. But no one is planning a victory parade. McGuff was as grumpy as the weather, not liking the way UW al...more

Bending But Not Breaking the Key for St. John's Red Storm in 64-60 Victory Over Memphis
by Swish Appeal
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:19am

Image: RedStormSports.com Just the Facts, Ma'am: It was tight at the end, but St. John's came out as champions of their holiday tournament with a 64-60 win over Memphis. Shenneika Smith had 18 points for the Red Storm, while Brittany Carter had 23 for t...more

Catching Up with Former Washington Huskies Assistant Greg Nared
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:11am

Former Washington assistant coach Greg Nared was back in Seattle on Saturday, watching his daughter help Saint Mary's collect a 71-70 win against Seattle University at Connolly Center. After UW coach Tia Jackson and the staff were fired in March, he reloc...more

The Stanford Strategy: The O's and Who Knows - Can It Work Against Tennessee
by Swish Appeal
posted December 20, 2011 at 12:37am

I've grown to love the Ogwumike sisters in the three live games I've seen of them while in the Bay. They're hard to look away from, and hard not to notice on the court. Heck - even when they're on the bench, my eyes have been diverted in large part to ...more

Best of the West: Power Rankings for the Week of Dec. 19
by Left Coast Hoops
posted December 19, 2011 at 8:07pm

Stanford (7-1).  Tuesday night’s game against Tennessee is a big litmus test for the Cardinal, who need to prove that they can generate offense outside of the Ogwumike sisters, who are carrying the scoring load thus far. The freshmen guards &n...more

Louisiana Tech prevails in triple overtime
by Swish Appeal
posted December 19, 2011 at 8:05pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Down by 14 with 6:26 to go in regulation, the Lady Techsters fired off a 21-5 run to force overtime and (eventually) pull out a triple-OT 89-83 win over Prairie View. Kiara Young and Jelena Vucinic each had 21 points for Louisiana ...more

Catching up with former Washington assistant Greg Nared
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 19, 2011 at 3:44pm

Former Washington assistant coach Greg Nared was back in Seattle on Saturday, watching his daughter help St, Mary's collect a 71-70 win against Seattle University at Connolly Center. After UW coach Tia Jackson and the staff were fired in March, he relocat...more

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