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Seattle University Overpowers Santa Clara in 80-62 Blowout Win
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 14, 2011 at 2:51am

Image: Kyle Scholzen/GoSeattleU.com   REDHAWKS WIN: This game felt like surprise surgery. Rhea, Sowell, and Adiambo helped their team slice and dice SCU from the inside to post a 80-62 win on Tuesday. It's SU's fourth consecutive victory and SCU'...more

Tennessee Rallies Past Rutgers 67-61 in Showdown of Hall of Fame Coaches
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2011 at 2:41am

Image: Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger Featuring two Hall of Fame coaches, the Tennessee-Rutgers game tonight was everything one would expect. But thanks to a late second-half run, the Vols walked away with the 67-61 victory:Trailing 54-51 with 8:33 left,...more

These Bears Reign Supreme: Baylor Remains #1 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2011 at 2:28am

Image: Tony Gutierrez/AP   Image: USA Today   A few changes on the list, including the entry of Gonzaga:1. Baylor2. Connecticut3. Notre Dame4. Stanford5. Maryland6. Tennessee7. Kentucky8. Miami9. Duke10. Texas A&M;11. Rutgers12. Georgi...more

Ben York On Sexism and Women’s Basketball
by SLAM Online -W
posted December 14, 2011 at 1:17am

by Ben York / @bjyork As you know, when someone bashes the WNBA and/or women’s basketball I typically remain silent and dignified. *dramatic pause* (laughs) If you’re wondering if I typed the above sentence with a straight face, the answer ...more

How much does a win in women's college basketball cost?
by Swish Appeal
posted December 14, 2011 at 1:01am

One of the great complaints of followers of women's basketball is that it's a game of the haves and have-nots, and the haves own the casino. It has now been nearly 24 years since a school not belonging to the half-dozen power conferences (ACC, Big East, ...more

Best of the West: Stanford Staying Strong in Power Rankings
by Left Coast Hoops
posted December 13, 2011 at 2:29am

          Image: AP Stanford (6-1). Another week off for the Cardinal in the annual Finals break, more chance to get healthy for a banged-up lineup and then the stretch run of the non-conference schedule w...more

Bowling Green Coach Curt Miller Reaches Milestone With 83-53 Win Over Jacksonville
by Swish Appeal
posted December 13, 2011 at 2:24am

Image: Amy Voigt/The Blade Yesterday was a very special day for Bowling Green coach, Curt Miller as his team cruised by Jacksonville for an 83-53 victory. It wasn’t that his team dominated a Jacksonville team en route to an easy 30 point win; it wa...more

Photos From The Maggie Dixon Classic
by Swish Appeal
posted December 13, 2011 at 2:13am

Never a dull moment for Ray Floriani, who completes his busy weekend with photos from the Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden. Baylor Lady Bears Britner Griner, coach Kim Mulkey and Brooklyn Pope (left to right) at the post game presser. ...more

Tennessee Overpowers DePaul, 84-61
by Swish Appeal
posted December 13, 2011 at 12:45am

Image: Henny Ray Abrams/AP   Just the Facts, Ma'am: The Lady Vols of Tennessee induced 24 turnovers and 47 missed shots on their way to an 84-61 win over the Blue Demons of DePaul. Glory Johnson led Tennessee with 16 points, while Cierra Burdick a...more

Mailbag: Is Washington forward Marjorie Heard in doghouse?
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 12, 2011 at 10:13pm

Area women's hoops must be on the rise because the mail is starting to trickle back into the in-box -- and it's not all asking for someone to be fired. We'll get to a breakdown of how Washington reached its 6-2 status and Seattle University's three-game w...more

Maggie Dixon Classic goodness
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 12, 2011 at 9:26am

A great day at Madison Square Garden today, for the Maggie Dixon Classic.St. John's made #1 Baylor work in the first game. The Bears struggled in the first half, and trailed by two at the break. They began to pull away about midway through the second half...more

Katie Collier cleared to play
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 12, 2011 at 9:24am

A true blessing: Katie Collier, the top-ranked Seattle recruit who was fighting leukemia earlier this fall, has been cleared to play. The senior, who attends Seattle Christian and signed with the University of Washington last month, will make her comeback...more

Murry Bergtraum team play on in honor of fallen teammate
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 12, 2011 at 9:21am

The remaining members of the Murry Bergtraum basketball team are striving to win this season for Tayshana Murphy - their teammate who was murdered in September. They have her number and nickname on their warmup jerseys:The rest of the team gathered in Ms....more

Baylor Lady Bears Claim Hard-Fought Win At MSG
by Swish Appeal
posted December 12, 2011 at 1:31am

Just the Facts, Ma'am: 23 points from Eugeneia McPherson and a halftime lead weren't enough for the St. John's Red Storm to overcome the Lady Bears of Baylor. Brooklyn Pope led Baylor with 19 points in the 73-59 win, while Brittney Griner had 17 points, ...more

Tennessee Lady Vols Roll over DePaul Blue Demons in Maggie Dixon Classic
by Swish Appeal
posted December 12, 2011 at 1:13am

New York City - Appearing in the Maggie Dixon Classic was special for DePaul coach Doug Bruno. The classic not only is a prestigious event to showcase your program and the opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden. For Bruno, the classic hit closer ...more

California Dominates the Glass in 75-58 Victory Over Santa Clara
by Swish Appeal
posted December 11, 2011 at 12:17am

The California Golden Bears opened up a three-game home stand against the Santa Clara Broncos in a Saturday afternoon tilt at Haas Pavilion. I've heard of this amazing dancing horse mascot that Santa Clara has, but Bucky did not make the trip across th...more

Washington Coach Kevin McGuff Debuts Radio Show
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 10, 2011 at 11:51pm

Washington coach Kevin McGuff hits the airwaves on Wednesday for his first radio show from Anthony's HomePort on Shilshole Bay. Fans are welcome to attend the broadcast that will air on sports radio KJR (950 AM) at 7 p.m. McGuff, who's in his first seaso...more

Game thread: Portland at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 10, 2011 at 10:16am

IN CONTROL: There are some bobbles here and there, but the Huskies are feeding Rogers in the post and getting turnovers or defensive stops and have built a 50-40 lead with 7:13 remaining in the game. Rogers leads all scorers with 21 points and eight board...more

Ariel Massengale out 2-3 weeks after finger dislocation
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 10, 2011 at 10:12am

Tennessee starting point guard Ariel Massengale sustained a dislocated finger in practice yesterday, and will be out 2-3 weeks. I'm bummed - was looking forward to seeing her when the Vols play UCLA next weekend. ...more

"It's Our Goal to Continue His Vision" Jim Littell Named Oklahoma State Cowgirls Head Coach
by Swish Appeal
posted December 10, 2011 at 3:22am

Image: Sarah Phipps/AP   Kurt Budke laid the foundation for this program. It is our goal to continue his vision for Oklahoma State women's basketball. We know that many challenges await us, but we are excited about the future of our program. - Jim ...more

#5 Duke and #23 Oklahoma Fall as College Hoops Upsets Continue
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 10, 2011 at 2:44am

Love this piece about University of Washington assistant coach Mike Neighbors - a self-described quirk:"He puts a lot of time into everything he does," says McGuff, who has worked with Neighbors for five seasons, the first four at Xavier. "When he scouts ...more

Michigan Wolverines Survive Second Half Surge by Detroit, 61-51
by Swish Appeal
posted December 10, 2011 at 2:23am

Image: MGoBlue.com   Michigan Survives Second Half Comeback by Detroit, Wins 61-51 After building a thirteen point lead at halftime, Michigan was able to hold off Detroit who made a furious comeback in the second half. Detroit was able to cu...more

College Basketball: An advanced stats primer from Golden State of Mind
by Swish Appeal
posted December 9, 2011 at 4:16pm

An advanced stats primer from Golden State of Mind If you've been looking through WBBState.com this college season and wondering what all those crazy acronyms/numbers mean, EvanZ of SB Nation's Golden State Warriors site Golden State of Mind has put...more

Florida Gators Chomp on San Francisco Dons in 91-68 Rout
by Swish Appeal
posted December 8, 2011 at 11:32pm

Image: Tim Casey/GatorCountry.com   My third game in the Bay Area came on Wednesday night, with very much the same result. After seeing Stanford pummel the competition both on the Farm and on the road in Fresno, I took to the cozier confines of W...more

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