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Pat Summitt receives the SI award in New York
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:54am

Legendary Coach Pat Summitt received the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year Award tonight in New York. She was introduced by former Vol Michelle Marciniak, whose remarks brought a standing ovation from the audience. Summitt's son Tyler also spoke....more

Powerade Fab 50 high school rankings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:47am

Here we go, ladies and gentlemen: the first installment of the national high school rankings for this season. Here are the top 10:1. Nazareth - Brooklyn, N.Y.2. Saint Mary's - Phoenix, Ariz.3. Riverdale Baptist - Upper Marlboro, Maryland.4. Spring Valley ...more

ESPN/USA Today poll for the week
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:45am

This week's poll doesn't have too many changes, but check out Delaware dropping in:1. Baylor2. Connecticut3. Notre Dame4. Stanford5. Duke6. Maryland7. Texas A&M8. Tennessee9. Miami (Fla.)10. Kentucky11. Rutgers12. Georgia13. Louisville14. Purdue15. Oh...more

Former Gonzaga Basketball Star Courtney Vandersloot Nominated for Prestigious Award
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:39pm

Former Gonzaga star PG Courtney Vandersloot was announced as a Female Sports Star of the Year nominee by the Seattle Sports Commission on Tuesday. The organization will host the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by Root Sports, on Jan. 25 at ...more

High School Hoops: Nike Tournament of Champions to Showcase New Wave of Talent
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:29pm

Image: Glenn Nelson/ESPN.com   ESPN says this year's Nike TOC will showcase the strongest field ever. If greatness is the confluence of talent, stakes and drama, then high school girls' basketball may have had its best night when, a year ago i...more

Best of the West Power Rankings: Stanford Still Team to Beat
by Left Coast Hoops
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:20pm

          Image: Paul Sakuma/AP Stanford (6-1). The Cardinal head into their two-week finals break with wins over UC Davis and Fresno State. Freshman Bonnie Samuelson made the biggest impression of the we...more

Legendary Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt Named Sports Illustrated 2011 Sportswoman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted December 6, 2011 at 2:24pm

Two basketball coaches will be honored as the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year - Mike Krzyzewski and Pat Summitt - Sports Illustrated announced today. This puts the pair in rare company with John Woooden and Dean Smith as the only other basket...more

Pat Summitt is Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 6, 2011 at 1:52am

She of 1,075 wins - the most of any college coach ever - wins Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year award in 2011.'Bout time. ...more

Thompson, Red Storm, Clip Hartford's Wings
by Swish Appeal
posted December 5, 2011 at 1:19pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Amber Thompson's 19 points and 13 rebounds powered St. John's in a 70-45 win over the visiting Hartford Hawks. Daphne Elliott led Hartford with 12 points. Hartford is not the Hartford they once were. Maybe something didn't pan ou...more

Rebounding Key to Stanford’s 93-59 win over Fresno State
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 5, 2011 at 9:06am

Once again, C and R had to miss the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team take on an opponent, this time Fresno State on Sunday, because of a conflict with our little girl’s team. We had practice at exactly the same time. (We need to get our head c...more

Ranked and unranked basketball wrap up
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 5, 2011 at 9:01am

Ranked news:#16 Purdue handed #4 Texas A&M;its first loss, 60-51.#10 Kentucky dominated #11 Louisville from jump, to the tune of 74-54.#18 Ohio State started strong and never looked back, beating #18 Oklahoma 69-63.#8 Tennessee held off #22 Texas, 73-...more

USC hands Gonzaga a rare home loss: 58-51
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 5, 2011 at 8:59am

Spokane, WA - USC went on a 13-2 run in the last five minutes of the game to beat Gonzaga 58-51 at home, snapping a 32-home game winning streak.Ashley Corral lead the Trojans with 19 points, while Briana Gilbreath added 13, and Jacki Gemelos chipped in 14...more

Michigan Defeats Iowa State, 56-49 in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge
by Swish Appeal
posted December 5, 2011 at 8:20am

Michigan Uses Trademark Defense to Defeat Iowa State, 56-49 in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge Michigan was able to use a "Tim Tebow" style gameplan in its win over Iowa State, 56-49. While Iowa State was up in the second half, Michigan used its trademark...more

Long Beach State at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 4, 2011 at 5:21pm

NEW DAWG: Assistant coach Kevin Morrison won't be at Sunday's game. His finacee gave birth to the couple's first child this morning at 9:47 a.m. Jayce Patrick Morrison was is a healthy 9.1 pound boy. His borthday is actually one day after UW coach Kevin M...more

Weekend basketall madness
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 4, 2011 at 3:37pm

That Too Tall kid is pretty good: freshman Reshanda Gray's double-double propels Cal into the finals of their own weekend showcase. They play UNLV at 2:30 p.m. today.There are 14 games today featuring top 25 teams. One of the most intriguing will be #10 K...more

Current Pac-12 standings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 4, 2011 at 3:35pm

As of right this minute, here's where things stand.....who would have thought?Team Conference OverallColorado - 0-0, 6-0Arizona - 0-0, 7-1Arizona St. - 0-0, 6-1Oregon - 0-0, 6-1Oregon St. - 0-0, 6-1Stanford - 0-0, 5-1California - 0-0, 5-2UCLA - 0...more

Gonzaga 73, Cal State Fullerton 60
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 3, 2011 at 3:08pm

Fun game to watch last night: my story and photos.Fullerton is young but tough, and they never give up, which I like a lot. Gonzaga seems a little wobbly without a true point guard, but they have so much talent that it's only a matter of time before they ...more

Basketball: Long Beach State at Seattle University
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 3, 2011 at 9:52am

REDHAWKS WIN: SU might have found its groove. It has played hard defense and a fast pace all season, but the offense made us wince more than not. Friday, you couldn't help cooing at some of the shots snapping the net -- especially the passes that led to t...more

No. 9 Miami Blows by Michigan State: Stroman Has Huge Game
by Swish Appeal
posted December 3, 2011 at 1:42am

  (East Lansing) - When people hear about Miami, they think about the dynamic duo of Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson. Both are All ACC performers and on any given day, they can dominate a basketball game by themselves. But in Miami’s win o...more

Stanford-UC Davis Part II (or Basketball at Another Level)
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 2, 2011 at 7:32pm

So with 2.5 seconds left, and down by two, our team inbounds the ball…..No, not the Stanford Women’s Basketball team, they beat UC Davis handily yesterday by a score of 93-44. C and R are talking about the little girls we coach, and their gam...more

Basketball: UCLA 78, San Diego State 71
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 2, 2011 at 9:11am

UCLA overcame both a staffing and size deficit last night to beat visiting San Diego State 78-71.Antonye Nyingifa lead the Bruins with 21 points, and Rebekah Gardner added 20. Courtney Clements led the Aztecs with 19 points, while Melissa Sweat put up 14....more

NCAA: Big business and team stories
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 1, 2011 at 2:59pm

First West Virginia sued the Big East Conference so they could move to the Big 12. Then the Big East counter-sued them. Now WV is seeking to have that suit dismissed.League realignment has messed up scheduling, says Purdue Coach Sharon Versyp.Team news:Th...more

College Basketball: Stanford Starts Slowly, then Finishes UC Davis 93-44
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 1, 2011 at 1:35pm

C and R couldn’t make tonight’s Stanford-UC Davis Women’s Basketball game, but someone who has never been to Maples did. She wrote us a little ol’ blog, even mentions the other team, too. It’s our twitter buddy and huge women...more

Pac-12: Stanford Win Over UC-Davis 93-44
by Swish Appeal
posted December 1, 2011 at 1:27pm

So I went to the storied halls of Maples Pavilion to watch the No. 5 ranked Cardinal worked their magic. Stanford took care of UC-Davis 93-44, but it wasn't necessarily as magical as you might expect. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the Big 12, or jaded into ex...more

Red Storm Blows through Howard Bison
by Swish Appeal
posted December 1, 2011 at 1:20pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: 16 points from Eugeneia McPherson and a 42-point second half gave the St. John's Red Storm a 63-48 victory over the visiting Howard Bison. Tamoria Holmes led Howard with 16 points. For tenacity, exhaustion, threats of violence, an...more

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