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OSU's Liz Donohoe Picks Up 4th Big 12 Freshman of the Week Award
by Swish Appeal
posted January 17, 2012 at 1:57am

Image: AP Liz Donohoe Picks Up Fourth Big 12 Freshman of the Week Award Oklahoma State's Liz Donohoe has been tapped as the Big 12 Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season. She averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in last week...more

Best of the West: Stanford Holding Strong in West Coast Power Rankings
by Left Coast Hoops
posted January 16, 2012 at 2:38pm

          Image: Jim Urquhart/AP Stanford (15-1, 6-0). The new entrants in the Pac-12 didn’t prove to be much of a challenge for the Cardinal, who blew through Utah and Colorado. Joslyn Tinkle is co...more

Marquette Storms the Garden in Second Half in 63-55 Win Over St. Johns
by Swish Appeal
posted January 16, 2012 at 2:28pm

Image: GoMarquette.com Just the Facts, Ma'am: Strong second half play from the Marquette Golden Eagles put away the St. John's Red Storm 63-55 at Madison Square Garden. Katherine Plouffe's 18 points and 11 rebounds led all players, while St. John's was ...more

Martin Luther King weekend action
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 16, 2012 at 11:01am

Sunday........Upset: #25 Penn State over #23 Nebraska, 93-73.#11 Miami barely survived Florida State, 60-57.Florida beat LSU 62-58, snapping the Tigers' 10-game winning streak.Please, not again: Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt, and Vol forward Shekinna Stri...more

This Parity Thing Is Crazy: #14 Texas Tech & #22 Gonzaga Fall in Conference Play
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 15, 2012 at 5:35pm

The new basketball: anyone can win at any time.Upsets today: Image: Stephen Spillman/Lubbock Avalanche-JournalKansas State handed #14 Texas Tech its second consecutive loss.Saint Mary's upset #22 Gonzaga in a close one.Almosts:#19 DePaul hung on to beat ...more

WNBA free agency opens Sunday
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 15, 2012 at 5:30pm

The WNBA opens free agency on Sunday and the Storm plans to be big players. GM/Coach Brian Agler said he plans to speak with every free agent's representative in some capacity and already has his hooks on signing a solid addition. Agler is planning a tri...more

Oklahoma State Knocks Off Oklahoma 66-63 in Bedlam Battle
by Swish Appeal
posted January 15, 2012 at 5:20pm

Bedlam rivalries split households all across Oklahoma. The Bryan household is perhaps not much different than many others dotted across the landscape of the state when it comes down to OU versus OSU. But for the Bryans, Bedlam goes far beyond fandom. ...more

USC Outlasts UCLA in Defensive Slugfest, 47-43
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 15, 2012 at 5:04pm

Today's Southern California Pac-12 showdown was every bit the bloodbath battle fans expected it to be. The Trojans got off to an early lead and kept the lead at eight for a while, midway through the first half. The Bruins then went on an 8-0 run and tied ...more

Stanford Continues to Dominate with 80-54 Win Over Colorado
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 15, 2012 at 3:20pm

Image: AP Utah, Colorado, a mile high, seal level, doesn’t matter, the Stanford Women’s Basketball team just keeps rolling along and winning games. This time Stanford met new Pac-12 foe Colorado and even though a sign in the Denver locker roo...more

Jacki Gemelos injury is a rallying point for USC
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 15, 2012 at 3:11pm

The USC Trojans are finding a way to cope without Jacki Gemelos - it's because they're playing for her. In researching for this piece, I also found a star player who is doing a noble job of moving through the grieving process. USC coaches also care about ...more

Temple to take on Dayton in A-10 Sunday Showdown:
by Swish Appeal
posted January 15, 2012 at 1:09am

Image: OwlSports.com Tomorrow’s result could have serious implications for both teams in regards to not only the A-10 standings but also for the NCAA Tournament. Temple and Dayton were both picked as co-favorites to win the A-10 conference but ne...more

College Hoops Game Day!!!!
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 14, 2012 at 2:18pm

Pac-12:A depleted UCLA Bruins squad hosts USC today at 2 p.m. PST. I'll be there like the Jackson Five. The Women of Troy are second place in the Pac-12 going into today's contest.Have you noticed Washington State isn't sucking this year? So has the Kitsa...more

Washington State college hoops has come a long way, baby
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 13, 2012 at 11:22pm

It's basketball's version of Apple Cup week and not even injuries to both women's basketball teams can quash the excitement -- among fans. Players and coaches on both rosters are trying not to get too amped. First-year Washington coach Kevin McGuff reall...more

Stanford holds Utah to 28% shooting in 62-43 runaway victory
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 13, 2012 at 3:39am

Image: AP/The Salt Lake Tribune, Chris Detrick New Pac-12 foe, same old results. Stanford beat Utah on their home court 62-43. Since it wasn’t televised, and since C and R were at our little girl’s game (Same old results for us too, leading...more

Washington basketball signee Katie Collier still battling leukemia, but back on the court
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 13, 2012 at 3:27am

King 5 reporter Chris Egan caught up with Seattle Christian senior Katie Collier, who is battling acute promyelocytic leukemia. She recently returned to playing, although it's sporadic and she's remains in treatment. Collier, a 6-foot-3 forward, signed i...more

Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock Swap Point Guards Temeka Johnson and Andrea Riley
by Swish Appeal
posted January 13, 2012 at 3:24am

Temeka Johnson Image: WNBA.com Phoenix Mercury and Tulsa Shock Swap Point Guards Temeka Johnson and Andrea Riley "Andrea Riley is someone we had our eye on coming out of college," Head Coach and General Manager Corey Gaines said. "She is a fast gu...more

Baylor overcomes a close first half to get decisive victory over Oklahoma State
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 12, 2012 at 11:20am

Brittney Griner had eight blocks vs. Oklahoma State. WACO, Texas – A young Oklahoma State team gave No. 1 Baylor a run for their money in the first half Wednesday night but in the end the Lady Bears prevailed with a 71-44 victory in front of 8,70...more

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 01-11-2012
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 12, 2012 at 1:25am

West Virginia defeats Seton Hall, 79-63 http://t.co/CYqo2OU3 #ncaaw Christal Caldwell 18 pts/ 9 rebs -> Marquette: Katie Young's buzzer beater sinks Villanova, 51-50 http://t.co/TXpEtQTR #ncaaw -> NCAA DI: Yesterday's results http://t.co/29BO6N5V ...more

Freshmen making a splash in college hoops
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 12, 2012 at 1:17am

You can see it in teams across the country, whether they're bigger schools or mid-majors: this year's freshmen class is making waves. ESPNW agrees. Their top five are:Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of ConnecticutElizabeth Williams of DukeAriel Massengale of Tenne...more

Hartley, UConn too much on both ends for Providence
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 12, 2012 at 1:14am

Image: Bob Child/AP You had to figure that in the aftermath of a rare Connecticut loss to Notre Dame this past Saturday, somebody on the Huskies’ schedule was going to pay and last night at the XL Center it was Providence. After a slow start that ...more

Duke Sophomore Guard Chloe Wells to miss remainder of the 2011-12 season
by Swish Appeal
posted January 12, 2012 at 12:55am

Image: Duke Photography Duke Sophomore Guard Chloe Wells to miss remainder of the 2011-12 season Duke sophomore guard Chloe Wells will not be enrolled for the 2012 spring semester and will miss the remainder of the season. Wells has violated a u...more

Guard Erika Johnson leaves California
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 12, 2012 at 12:33am

UPDATE: G Erika Johnson enrolled at North Carolina this week. ******************** Former Holly Names High star Erika Johnson didn't return to California after the brief holiday break. Instead the guard opted to transfer, beginning the recruiting proces...more

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Stanford still the team to beat
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 12, 2012 at 12:28am

A once-promising season for Washington stumbled across an obstacle this week. F Marjorie Heard suffered a torn left ACL during practice on Monday. Heard's minutes were previously part of debate as fans questioned why she wasn't playing much after a stron...more

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