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Big Things Poppin': Recapping a Busy Sunday in Women's College Hoops
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 28, 2011 at 1:57am

Photo: Wade Payne/AP #1 Baylor held off #7 Tennessee. ESPN's Mechelle Voepel analyzes. So does Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims.At halftime of the big match up, the Pat Summitt Foundation was launched. It will support Alzheimer's programs.Baylor Coach K...more

Baylor Lady Bears 76, Tennessee Lady Vols 67: The Silver Lining In Knoxville
by Swish Appeal
posted November 28, 2011 at 1:56am

Photo: Wade Payne/AP Baylor Lady Bears 76, Tennessee Lady Vols 67: The Silver Lining In Knoxville David Hooper of SBN's Rocky Top Talk (link above) finds three pieces of "fantastic news" in the Lady Vols loss at home to Baylor today: 1) rebounding wa...more

Tennessee Lady Vols Vs. Baylor Lady Bears Preview & Game Thread
by Swish Appeal
posted November 28, 2011 at 1:53am

Photo: Ben Ozburn/Tennessee Journalist Tennessee Lady Vols Vs. Baylor Lady Bears (ESPN, 2 pm EDT): Preview & Game Thread Chris Pendley of SB Nation's Rocky Top Talk (link above) has a great breakdown of what the Lady Vols need to do to beat B...more

Akron Zips Win Tourney Title with 85-74 Victory Over Seattle Redhawks
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 27, 2011 at 3:31am

Photo: University of Akron REDHAWKS LOSE: This one was hard to take because SU really did play well in the tournament. But in a flash, the Zips used a 10-0 run to win 85-74 before 270 people at Connolly Center. The culprit was a lack of rebounding by t...more

Busy Saturday of College Basketball Action: Georgetown Downs Georgia, Vandy Upsets Oklahoma, and Other Holiday Treats
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 27, 2011 at 3:20am

Photo: John Gurzinski/AP Upsets:#21 Georgetown beat #10 Georgia.Unranked Vanderbilt defeated #14 Oklahoma.Excitement:#3 Notre Dame needed a last-second Natalie Novosel bank shot to overcome #6 Duke at the Junkanoo Jam.#18 Green Bay needed a last-second...more

Oklahoma State Returns To The Court With A Win
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 27, 2011 at 3:12am

Photo: Sarah Phipps/AP The 59-35 victory over Coppin State was more than just a win - it was a triumph: STILLWATER, Okla. -- For the first time in more than a week, the Oklahoma State women's basketball team felt somewhat normal for a few hours Saturd...more

Michigan Improves To 7-0 With 71-51 Win Over Marquette
by Swish Appeal
posted November 27, 2011 at 3:06am

Photo: Zena Lewis/MGoBlue Michigan Improves To 7-0 With 71-51 Win Over Marquette Obviously, this makes for a good day for fans of the Maize & Blue, with the Michigan women's basketball team sweeping their Paradise Jam slate in addition to the...more

"The Healing Process, I Believe, Started Today" Oklahoma State Prevails in 59-35 Victory Over Coppin State
by Swish Appeal
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:54am

After perhaps the roughest nine-day stretch imaginable for the Oklahoma State Cowgirl basketball squad, the team laced them up and returned to action. After an emotional week filled of disbelief, sadness, mourning for the four lost in a Thursday plane c...more

Florida's Jordan Jones Shoots Down LaSalle with 28 Point Performance
by Swish Appeal
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:43am

Photo: Matt Pendleton/Gator Zone Just the Facts, Ma'am: Florida withstood several La Salle runs to win 85-74 at Long Island's holiday tournament. The Gators' Jordan Jones had 28 points to lead all scorers, while Jennifer George had 18 points...more

Stanford's Hecka Nneka Too Much for Xavier in 80-64 Victory
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:37am

Photo: David Kohl/AP It’s so hard to write a blog about The Stanford Women’s Basketball team’s win over Xavier if you don’t see the game live, televised or even follow it on Gametracker. Both C and R were doing family things the...more

Keeping Up with Women's College Basketball Holiday Tourneys
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:29am

Photo: David Kohl/AP Stanford overpowered Xavier, 80,64, behind Nnemkadi Ogwumike's season-high 34 points.The Cardinal spent Thanksgiving at the home of junior forward Mikaela Ruef.At the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas, Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame had s...more

UConn Huskies Make Short Work of Fairleigh Dickinson with 74-28 Blowout
by Swish Appeal
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:20am

It's easy to look at a 44-5 halftime score and think that when the Connecticut Huskies were playing Fairleigh Dickinson Knights that it was an offensive and defensive clinic by the Huskies.  In reality, it was an overmatched team squaring off again...more

23 Point Performance by Kiara Evans Leads Long Island Past Charlotte, 81-72
by Swish Appeal
posted November 27, 2011 at 2:02am

Photo: Long Island Blackbirds Athletics   Just the Facts, Ma'am: A strong second half gave the Long Island Blackbirds an 81-72 win over the visiting Charlotte 49ers. Kiara Evans led all scorers with 23 points, one of four Long Island players in ...more

SU Redhawks advance to championship game
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 26, 2011 at 8:44am

REDHAWKS WIN: The good news is SU won 74-56, advancing to the championship game of its tournament for the second consecutive season. The Redhawks will play Akron at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Connolly Center. The bad news? Both Bonvicini and Kerfoot credited a...more

University of Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena: The View From "The Woods"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 26, 2011 at 1:56am

The modern-day symbol for the University of Oregon.....this old schooler doesn't like it.____________________This past weekend I finally got to check out the University of Oregon's new basketball/volleyball court, Matthew Knight Arena. I had been curious ...more

Sue Bird and Candace Parker Talk About Pick Up Games with the Boys
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 26, 2011 at 1:47am

Sue Bird and Candace Parker talk about playing against dudes.Dishin & Swishin interviews Tamika Catchings.Cal is in Hawaii at a tournament, and they're set to take on former Coach Joanne Boyle's Virginia team.I'm holding off on score...more

Seattle University Dominates San Francisco in Women's College Basketball Action, 74-56
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 26, 2011 at 1:40am

Photo: Kyle Scholzen, Seattle University LITTLE TEACHING: Bonvicini has put in the bulk of her youth, freshman Jessi Williamson closing out the highlights with a block. Others were getting instructions on procedure. BIG APPLAUSE: SU coach Joan Bonvici...more

High School Basketball Tourney Time: Southern California Style!
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 26, 2011 at 1:30am

Photo: Brea Olinda Ladycats, 2010 Nike TOC   ......the happiest time of the year........Nov. 28-Dec. 3:Brea Olinda Ladycat ClassicInglewood City of Champions TournamentNov. 30-Dec. 3:La Jolla Country Day Sweet 16 InvitationalDec. 5-Dec. 9:Mater D...more

Michigan Destroys Washington State at Paradise Jam Tournament, 69-39
by Swish Appeal
posted November 26, 2011 at 1:19am

Photo: Angela J. Cesere, AnnArbor.com via Flickr Michigan Destroys Washington State at Paradise Jam Tournament, 69-39 Michigan held Washington State to 32% shooting from the field in a blowout, 69-39. Michigan was led by Courtney Boylan's 17 poi...more

Black Friday Basketball Links: Teams Gearing Up For Holiday Tournaments
by Swish Appeal
posted November 25, 2011 at 5:26pm

Links today focus on upcoming holiday tournaments, which I tried to find links to the live streams if possible. Buster Laing of the Freeport News - "Grand Bahamas' First Newspaper" - previews the Junkanoo Jam, which features Duke, Gardner Webb, Iowa, No...more

Junkanoo Jam Preview: Notre Dame Needs To Regain Balance After Loss To Baylor
by Swish Appeal
posted November 25, 2011 at 12:51pm

One of the things that really stood out about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their run to the Final Four last season was their balance - although star guard Skylar Diggins got the majority of the spotlight, they got significant contributions game to gam...more

Videos: Thanksgiving Wishes From A Few Women's Basketball Teams
by Swish Appeal
posted November 25, 2011 at 12:15pm

The Lady Vols give thanks! (via utsportstv) No major matchups today, but just a few videos of what a few women's basketball teams are thankful for.   Happy Thanksgiving From Your Zags! (via GUBulldogs)   What are you tha...more

Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament to Dallas in 2013, Oklahoma City in 2014
by HoopFeed.com
posted November 24, 2011 at 3:02am

The Big 12 announced plans for future host sites for the conference’s basketball championships today. After this season the men’s and women’s basketball championships will become stand-alone events, taking place in different cities. Th...more

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