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Washington Huskies Forward Marjorie Heard Undergoes Surgery
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 5, 2012 at 1:12am

Image: GoHuskies.com Washington Huskies sophomore F Marjorie Heard underwent successful surgery in Seattle on Friday. She's expected to be fully rehabilitated for the 2012-13 basketball season.   @MarjieHeard40Marjorie HeardUp for surgery #gotime ...more

Basketball Star Rebecca Lobo Back On The Court Coaching Second-Graders
by Pretty Tough
posted February 4, 2012 at 4:22pm

Seventeen years after helping lead UConn to a national championship, and nine years after retiring from the WNBA, Rebecca Lobo is back on the basketball court. Only this time, Lobo is not a UConn Husky or a Connecticut Sun, but a Blue Knight at St. Mary&...more

#22 Georgia Tech Stings North Carolina State in Overtime
by Swish Appeal
posted February 4, 2012 at 3:16pm

Image: RamblinWreck.com The game of basketball is full of ebbs and flows, a game of runs and in Georgia Tech’s 75-68 overtime victory North Carolina State, this was the case. Early on, it looked like North Carolina State was primed for the upset o...more

Defense Key in 62-49 Stanford win over ASU
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted February 4, 2012 at 3:09pm

Image: Deirdre Hamill/The Arizona Republic Once again, the sisters Ogwumike lead the way and saved the day. And once again a Pac-12 team holds the Stanford’s Women’s Basketball Team close well into the second half and then the sisters get u...more

EuroCup Quarterfinals Start With Big Nights From Courtney Paris and Temeka Johnson
by Swish Appeal
posted February 4, 2012 at 2:36am

I cannot deny that I have trouble keeping up with EuroLeague and overseas basketball. Partly due to the fact that there are so many teams, divisions, countries and players involved. And partly due to the fact that the system is just so different to what I...more

Stay or go? Stay
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 3, 2012 at 1:08pm

Settling a question previously-raised here:Elena Delle Donne will return to Delaware next year for her senior year.ESPN says the player and her team mix well.OK, so what about Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins??Tennessee news:Super class of 2013 guard Ka...more

Friday night insanity - S. Carolina upsets Tennessee, Nebraska edges Purdue in 3OT and more
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 3, 2012 at 1:06pm

It's past my bed time, and I'll be up a while longer because the earth hasn't stopped shaking from all the insane hoops tonight.The biggest shock is South Carolina upsetting #8 Tennessee, ending a 40-game losing streak to them that dated back to 1980.Then...more

ADIDAS Unveils 2012 NBA All-Star Game Uniforms
by A Glam Slam
posted February 3, 2012 at 3:10am

No NBA All-Star game would be complete without a new set of uniform and footwear styles. Today adidas unveiled the All-Star uniforms that the game’s top ballers will don in Orlando on February 26th. Designers took full advantage of the site of the 6...more

WNBA Off-Season Preview, Part 4
by Swish Appeal
posted February 2, 2012 at 8:47pm

Swish Appeal regular and resident Washington Mystics fan thewiz06 begins his look at Category 3 teams with two teams that will be continuing an extended rebuilding process. See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 of his series of guest posts for a look at all the cate...more

USC 50, UCSB 39
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 2, 2012 at 1:16pm

Freshman forward Alexyz Vaioletama grabs one of her team and game-high 15 rebounds in last night's first half.Jacki Gemelos, left, and Briana Gilbreath, who sustained a non-ACL knee injury last week. Gemelos grabbed a ball during second-half shoot-around ...more

Pac-12 College Hoops Power Rankings
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 2, 2012 at 1:45am

It's National Girls and Women in Sports Day -- a time when asked to celebrate women in athletics and how they've influenced you. But what makes the celebration remarkable this go-round is it's also the 40th year of the Title IX legislation. I would have ...more

USC To Retire Basketball Jerseys of Pam & Paula McGee
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 2, 2012 at 1:38am

Women of Troy Retiring McGee Sisters' JerseysPam and Paula McGee were All-Americans and national champs at USCLong before Briana and Stefanie Gilbreath combined forces at USC, there was another shining sister act starring for the Women of Troy. USC grea...more

WNBA Off-Season Preview Part 3
by Swish Appeal
posted February 2, 2012 at 1:34am

Swish Appeal regular and resident Washington Mystics fan thewiz06 begins his look at Category 3 teams with two teams that can both begin to rebuild and aim for the playoffs. See Part 1 and Part 2 of his series of guest posts for a look at all the catego...more

WNBA Offseason Preview, Part 2
by Swish Appeal
posted January 31, 2012 at 5:40pm

Swish Appeal regular and resident Washington Mystics fan thewiz06 takes a look at "Category 2 teams: teams built for the postseason, but not the WNBA title just yet". See Part 1 of his series of guest posts for a look at all the categories and where tea...more

WNBA Offseason Preview, Part 1
by Swish Appeal
posted January 31, 2012 at 5:39pm

Swish Appeal regular and resident Washington Mystics fan thewiz06 got in touch with me about an idea for a fan post analyzing what each WNBA team should do this year as free agency picks up. After reading it over and having a few exchanges, it became ap...more

Best of the West: Stanford Once Again Atop West Coast Power Rankings
by Left Coast Hoops
posted January 30, 2012 at 10:24pm

1. Stanford (18-1, 9-0). A to-the-limit overtime win over Cal sling-shots the Cardinal into the second half of the Pac-12 schedule. Chiney Ogwumike could end up as the conference player of the week for the third week in a row, a reward for her surging p...more

Cal's Brittany Boyd Put On An Unquantifiably Masterful Performance Against The Stanford Cardinal
by Swish Appeal
posted January 30, 2012 at 7:38pm

California Golden Bears point guard Brittany Boyd stepped onto the court at Maples Pavilion at Stanford University for the first time on Saturday with a confidence and poise that would make a number of more seasoned point guards jealous. The freshman u...more

Brittany Chambers: Kansas State's Key Cog
by Swish Appeal
posted January 30, 2012 at 7:37pm

Last season, Brittany Chambers emerged as a rising star for the Kansas State Wildcats. She led the team in scoring, putting up 514 points. She led the Big 12 in 3-pointers made per game with 2.8 as she finished with 88 long-range swishes (of 238 attempt...more

DePaul's Balanced Attack Too Much For Seton Hall, 71-59
by Swish Appeal
posted January 29, 2012 at 5:35pm

Image: DePaulBlueDemons.com South Orange, NJ- In a game much closer than the final score indicates, DePaul defeated Seton Hall 71-59 at Walsh Gymnasium on Saturday. DePaul improved to 4-4 in conference as the winless Hall dropped to 0-8. Resilience was t...more

Three 'plus' questions with DePaul's Anna Martin
by Swish Appeal
posted January 29, 2012 at 5:25pm

Image: DePaulBlueDemons.com South Orange, NJ – Following DePaul’s 71-59 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, caught up with Anna Martin of DePaul. A junior guard, Martin scored 18 points and added 4 steals in the victory. The three questions,...more

Free Throws Made The Difference In Stanford's Overtime Win Against Cal
by Swish Appeal
posted January 29, 2012 at 5:16pm

Image: Ben Margot/AP Free throws made the difference in Stanford's Overtime Win Against Cal Stanford Cardinal fans at Maples Pavilion expressed displeasure with the officials throughout yesterday afternoon's 74-71 win (boxscore) over Cal, rightfull...more

Exciting Finish to Stanford-Cal Much Hyped Matchup
by Swish Appeal
posted January 29, 2012 at 5:13pm

Image: Ben Margot/AP Finally, a well-hyped game that lived up to its promise! C and R are, of course, talking about the Stanford-Cal women’s basketball game. It featured freshmen vs. freshmen, a career high scoring and rebounding night for one pl...more

Friday Night Juco Hoops Action: Saddleback College 69, Santa Ana College 57
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 29, 2012 at 5:05pm

Friday night's game involved two teams that play in the Orange Empire Conference (OEC). The OEC has seven teams - six from Orange County and one from Riverside. Coming in, Santa Ana had an overall record of 5-15, and a 0-6 in conference. Saddleback was 15...more

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