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Despite Slow Start, Stanford Rolls Past Washington 65-47
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 23, 2012 at 2:11am

Image: Paul Sakuma/AP You want an analysis of Stanford’s 65-47 win over Washington?  Just dig up any article on their win Thursday over Washington State, rinse and repeat. Stanford started out slow in the first half, couldn’t get it in...more

109-game day
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 22, 2012 at 12:27pm

Where to start when there's 109 games in a day?There were no upsets in the top 25, for once, but there were some notable milestones reached:Wisconsin-Green Bay is 17-0.Notre Dame is unbeaten in the Big East.Baylor's home game winning streak is at 34.Other...more

LSU Starting Point Guard Destini Hughes out for the year
by Swish Appeal
posted January 21, 2012 at 2:32am

Image: Wade Payne/AP LSU Starting Point Guard Destini Hughes out for the year According to multiple sources, LSU senior starting point guard Destini Hughes has suffered a devastating knee injury in which she will be lost for the season. Hughes suf...more

Around the WNBA: 2012 schedule released, Olympics to interrupt season
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 19, 2012 at 8:07pm

After a premature posting yesterday on its website, the WNBA officially released its 2012 schedule Thursday. A matchup of the Los Angeles Sparks visiting the Seattle Storm kicks off the schedule on May 18 at 10 p.m. EST. The defending WNBA champion Minnes...more

WNBA releases 2012 schedule
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 19, 2012 at 7:57pm

A computer glitch posted the 2012 WNBA schedule a day early, deflating some anticipation for Thursday's planned, league-wide announcement. Fans had already been waiting since the end of December, the normal time for the schedule's release. With six teams...more

2012 WNBA Schedule Released: Season to Open May 18th With L.A. Sparks Vs. Seattle Storm
by Swish Appeal
posted January 19, 2012 at 7:47pm

The 2012 WNBA schedule has been released and the season is slated to start on Friday, May 18 as the LA Sparks visit the Seattle Storm for a 10 p.m. ET game. A full range of games is scheduled for the opening weekend of action with seven games in the fol...more

NCAA basketball update
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 19, 2012 at 6:48pm

College items:Alabama's Ericka Russell has been granted a medical disqualification for previous knee injuries, ending the senior's college career.Oklahoma has lost starting forward Joanna McFarland indefinitely. She had surgery Monday for a broken jaw.The...more

HS Hoops: New Providence to Belleville
by Swish Appeal
posted January 19, 2012 at 6:40pm

The past weekend called for officiating a high school JV and 8th grade travel game. The high school game afforded the opportunity to work at a New jersey Group Champion from last March. The next day saw the skill level decidedly more rudimentary. The pla...more

St. John's Notches the Upset Over Rutgers With Defense and Free Throws
by Swish Appeal
posted January 19, 2012 at 2:10am

Image: Patrick E. McCarthy Just the Facts, Ma'am: The Red Storm overcame a six-point halftime deficit and the heroic efforts of Khadijah Rushdan to knock off Rutgers 62-57. Eugeneia McPherson had 17 points to lead all scorers, with Nadirah McKenith chip...more

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 3
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 18, 2012 at 9:10pm

Could somebody wake Murphy? Seems his law has overlooked Washington State and No. 4 Stanford. When combined, the Cardinals' two most unlikely streaks equal more than a century's worth of games and it never appears to waver. Well, Stanford's 71-game home ...more

Miscellaneous Basketball Updates
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 18, 2012 at 9:05pm

Each night the question grows louder in my mind: who will win this year's NCAA championship?? It's wide open.NCAA news:St. John's stays hot and upsets #8 Rutgers tonight, 62-57.Not-so-surprising: South Florida downed #19 DePaul.Oklahoma took down #22 Kans...more

Powerade Fab 50 rankings, week six
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 18, 2012 at 8:53pm

There's a lot of change in this week's Powerade Fab 50, but not at the top:1. Saint Mary's2. Nazareth3. Riverdale Baptist4. McEachern5. Bolingbrook6. Riverdale7. Windward8. Cicero-North Syracuse9. Clarksville10. Hoover ...more

West Coast Basketball Woes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 18, 2012 at 3:46pm

The super-cranial Division I assistant coach who penned the "Mid-Major coaches to watch for" column in December is back. This time he's tackling the gigantic subject of NCAA disparity in the West, and what he says should be done about it. As always, your ...more

"The Sky Has Not Fallen" For Sherri Coale's Oklahoma Sooners
by Swish Appeal
posted January 17, 2012 at 7:23pm

Life is different on the road. Just ask Sherri Coale. On Saturday after their shortest road trip of the season, Coale's agitation at losing to the Cowgirls was more than evident when addressing the media. She fielded a question about taking this loss h...more

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

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