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Hot hoops weekend - upsets galore
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 9, 2012 at 10:22am

While I was in the Bay watching the Cal-Oregon game yesterday, #3 Notre Dame was upsetting #2 UConn, 74-67. The Irish have now become the Big East team to beat, ESPN says.Earlier today, St. John's upset #12 Louisville 72-64. I was watching the first hour ...more

Cal Rolls Past Oregon, 90-67
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 9, 2012 at 2:09am

Berkeley, Calif. - I checked out the Oregon at Cal game yesterday, making the trip to Haas Pavilion for the first time. I loved the intimacy of the arena and the caring of the fans. They know each player by name, and are very supportive.After the Bears wo...more

Guard Erika Johnson leaves California
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 9, 2012 at 2:02am

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 process over this week. "Erika has a desire to get closer to home and also to get more imm...more

Stanford Saved by Nneka Ogwumike Once Again
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 8, 2012 at 10:56am

Nneka Ogwumike achieved not one, but two milestones this weekend. She got 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She is the 7th 2,000 point scorer for Stanford, and  the fifth with 1,000 rebounds, joining Kayla Pedersen, (1,266), Jayne Appel (1,263), Nicol...more

Notre Dame Knocks off Connecticut in Day Full of Upsets
by Swish Appeal
posted January 8, 2012 at 1:37am

Image: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune Notre Dame Knocks of Connecticut in Day Full of Upsets There were quite a few upsets out of the Top 25 polls today, starting near the top of the list. It took #3 Notre Dame an overtime period to top #2 Co...more

Utah Outlasts Washington 49-36 in OT
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 8, 2012 at 1:31am

Image: Ellen Banner/The Seattle Times HUSKIES LOSE: Davis and Heard said they like defensive grudge matches, opting for 0-0 scores and a needed defensive play to then win it off one shot. Well, they got that on Saturday, it just didn't work out in thei...more

Atlanta Dream signs assistant coach Fred Williams to contract extension
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 7, 2012 at 3:14pm

Image: WNBA.com The Atlanta Dream signed Assistant Coach Fred Williams to a contract extension through 2013. “Fred has been a tremendous asset to our franchise since the start,” said Atlanta Dream Head Coach and General Manager Marynell Me...more

Preview of a Big East Showdown: #2 UConn @ #3 Notre Dame
by Swish Appeal
posted January 7, 2012 at 3:03pm

Pregame notes and stories are interesting to write because you are playing with a bunch of what ifs. If the first 1/3 of the 2011-2012 season has shown us anything is that teams on paper of what they could do and should do are good for one thing. Kindli...more

Catching Up on a Busy Week of WNBA and College Hoops News
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 7, 2012 at 3:01pm

Tonight's NCAA action: Image: Duke Photography Duke freshman Elizabeth Williams made quite a statement in her team's win over Wake Forest - she had 18 points, 16 rebounds and 12 blocks. Williams broke the Atlantic Coast Conference blocks record.#5 Maryl...more

Open Thread: As Conference Play Gets Underway, UConn/Notre Dame Headline Saturday's Action - 4 p.m. ET
by Swish Appeal
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:50pm

Contrary to popular Big East belief, there is more than just one women's basketball game being played today. And while that #2 vs. #3 matchup is indeed the game of the day, if you're so inclined you can immerse yourselves in hoops pretty much all day! Ga...more

WNBA vs. NBA Draft Eligibility
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:49pm

Image: Greg Nelson/SI Fans have been speculating as to whether or not Baylor star Brittney Griner would forego her senior year to enter the 2012 WNBA draft in a few months. The question is, could she be eligible? I took the query to the offices of the WN...more

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 01-06-2012
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:28pm

Florida defeats Ole Miss, 58-53, for SEC road win http://t.co/AP8xCCUU #ncaaw Jennifer George 18 pts/11 rebs, Jordan Jones 18 pts/4 rebs -> UTEP rides big rebounding night to 64-53 win at SMU http://t.co/yQRWsZv3 #ncaaw Gloria Brown 17 pts/11 rebs, Ke...more

Can Seattle Draft Skylar Diggins or Brittney Griner?
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:07pm

One trade and suddenly the WNBA draft is one of the bigger topics among Storm fans. Seattle coach and GM Brian Agler swapped stars Swin Cash and Le'coe Willingham and one of the team's second-round picks to Chicago in exchange for the No. 2 overall select...more

More Bad News for Atlanta: Carol Ross to Become Head Coach of Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted January 6, 2012 at 3:29pm

Image: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images To hear that former assistant coach Carol Ross of the Atlanta Dream would be heading west to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks was not the news I wanted to hear from the DFO in the off-season. What fo...more

How should the Los Angeles Sparks use their number one draft pick?
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:25am

I started out a recent morning messaging with two different coaches - one high school and one college - about various topics in basketball, which is a great way to start my day. The high school coach said he thinks Elena Delle Donne should be chosen first...more

NCAA Hoops: Stanford Bombs Oregon
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:20am

Oregon’s Paul Westhead is a good coach. Of course, Stanford’s head coach is no slouch either, but Oregon doesn’t have quite the talent, or, say, a Nneka like Stanford does. He does play a certain style and sticks to it, and that style is...more

Thursday NCAA basketball action
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:15am

South Carolina is indeed finally on the rise: they upset #21 Vanderbilt tonight, 65-55.#23 North Carolina needed two overtimes to outlast Virginia, 78-73.#20 Delaware's Elena Delle Donne went nuts again, going off for 37 points and breaking the school's s...more

Game thread: Colorado at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:14am

BUFFS ROLLING: Jeffery had two wicked blocks on Davis and CU is ona 12-2 run to regain the lead (55-51). Wetmore missed a pair of FTs, UW had one turnover and Davis and A-Dub missed shots during the spree. SPOTTED: A Storm Crazies t-shirt behind the west...more

Carol Ross named head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 6, 2012 at 8:58am

The Los Angeles Sparks tabbed Carol Ross as the team’s new head coach. She replaces Joe “Jellybean” Bryant who held the position after the team fired Jennifer Gillom last July. Ross has over 25 years of coaching experience at the colleg...more

Carol Ross Tapped as New Head Coach of the LA Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:29pm

The Los Angeles Sparks' campaign of "New Year, New Schedule, New Coach, New Direction" was unveiled today with Carol Ross slated the lead the Sparks. Ross, a four year assistant with the Atlanta Dream, has risen up the coaching ranks in her 20-year car...more

San Diego State too much for Longwood in 79-37 rout
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:27pm

San Diego - The San Diego State Aztecs routed the Longwood Lancers last night, 79-37.SDSU commanded at the start, and though Longwood got on the scoring board at the charity stripe, they didn't score a field goal until the first half 12:31 mark. The Aztec...more

Big 12 Opening Night: #9 Texas A&M Falls to K-State in OT, Baylor Continues to Dominate
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:19pm

K-State’s Brittany Chambers. Photo: Cheryl Vorhis While it was business as usual for No. 1 Baylor on opening night of Big 12 conference play as the Lady Bears beat Missouri 90-46, upsets set the tone in other contests around the league. Texas A&a...more

Shenneika Smith Surpasses 1,000 Career Points as St. John's Claims First Conference Win
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:14pm

Image: RedStormSports.com Just the Facts, Ma'am: A late run salted away the Red Storm's first conference win, as St. John's defeated the visiting Providence Friars 57-41. Shenneika Smith had 14 of her 18 points in the second half, including the 1000th o...more

Pac-12 Ratings Percentage Indexes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 8:00am

IM in OC graciously compiled Pac-12 Ratings Percentage Indexes from four different sources for us. The ratings are as of Jan. 3, 2012.NCAA RPI: Stanford 4ASU 29USC 36Arizona 38WSU 39Cal 53OSU 79UCLA 84Colorado 88Washington 129Oregon 155Utah 159 http://www...more

Basketball: SEC update
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 7:59am

Georgia Coach Andy Landers and Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt have much in common, and a lot of shared history.Summitt spoke at the Big Orange Tipoff Club luncheon, and again utilized her assistant coaches.Pro bonus:Swin Cash on being traded.High School bonu...more

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