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Time to Dance: Connecticut, Big East
by Swish Appeal
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:30pm

Who? The Huskies of Connecticut. They are not Lady Huskies, because we all know what a female dog is, and that is not something it would be wise to call a UConn player. What? UConn's Husky is of the Siberian variety, pure white, named Jonathan. He d...more

All higher-seeds advance in day one of the Big 12 tournament
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:20pm

In the first day of the Big 12 Championship, the higher-seeded team won all four first-round games and advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002. Attendance for the first session totaled 4,415 and for the second session 3,257 for a combi...more

Pac-10 Partners With YouTube To Stream Games
by Swish Appeal
posted March 9, 2011 at 9:40pm

  In writing about the growth of conference networks the other day, Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis Star wrote about how TV exposure is so important for women's basketball. Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott might even be more forward thinking than th...more

Big 12 Basketball: Solid Aggie defense stifles the Longhorns
by anngaff
posted March 9, 2011 at 9:03pm

Losing to Kansas State last week provided Coach Gary Blair and the Texas A&M Aggies a perfectly-timed wake-up call as they rounded the corner toward postseason play. The Aggies overwhelmed the Texas Longhorns with high-pressure defense and came out wi...more

Big 12 Tournament: Kansas State edges Iowa State when it counts
by anngaff
posted March 9, 2011 at 4:59pm

After losing to the Cyclones twice this season, the Kansas State wildcats were determined to not lose to them at the Big 12 Tournament today. "We felt we could bring it a little more today, especially since they played last night," said sophomore Brittan...more

Kim Mulkey: Every coach in American should have the pleasure of coaching a Melissa Jones
by anngaff
posted March 9, 2011 at 2:26pm

Coach Mulkey, Brittney Griner and Melissa Jones took their seats at the head table at the post-game press conference after demolishing Kansas 86-51 in Big 12 tournament play. “Coach, we’ll hear your comments about the game and then we’l...more

Time to Dance: South Dakota State, Summit
by Swish Appeal
posted March 9, 2011 at 12:55pm

Who? The Jackrabbits of South Dakota State. Also known as Jacks. What? A jackrabbit is a pretty bad-ass critter for its size, but South Dakota State is surprisingly uninformative as to why they chose this bad-ass critter over many others, though I'm g...more

More college basketball tourneys, and WNBA gearing up
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 9, 2011 at 11:37am

UConn won the Big East tournament. And even though the conference is arguably the nation's strongest, their win is no big surprise. They beat Notre Dame 73-64 to take their fourth consecutive title.South Dakota state beat Oakland and took the Summit leagu...more

2011 Big East Tournament: Familiarity Breeds Great Games in Semifinals
by Swish Appeal
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:59am

Both semi-final games in the 2011 Women's Big East Tournament had the sense of a family reunion. There were the staples with Rutgers and Connecticut acting like your grandma and grandpa dancing on the lawn to the chagrin of their children. Always there ...more

Celebrating the Pac-10: Picking top players in past 25 years
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:54am

Wednesday afternoon's tip-off of the Pac-10 tournament signifies the true end of the conference as women's basketball has known it the past 25 years. The NorPac Conference -- consisting of California, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State -- combi...more

2011 Big East Final: Who Should Be the Defensive Player of the Year?
by Swish Appeal
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:11am

Devereaux Peters is the 2011 Big East Defensive Player of the Year, that there is no denying, and congratulations to Ms. Peters, an outstanding defender. There has been debate in some of the media and in message board circles of late regarding the aw...more

Washington star Kristi Kingma selected to Pac-10 team
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted March 9, 2011 at 10:08am

In a vote from the 10 conference coaches, Washington SG Kristi Kingma was named to the All-Pac-10 team. The junior from Mill Creek averaged a team-high 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds this season, playing an average 35.8 minutes. Teammates Charmaine Barlow,...more

Pac-10 Tournament preview
by Left Coast Hoops
posted March 8, 2011 at 11:14pm

What’s at Stake 1. Stanford. The Cardinal will be a heavy favorite and the goal here is to stay healthy and secure that No. 1 seed. 2. UCLA. The Bruins are in line for a high tournament seed. Failing to reach the final, however, might be enough to kno...more

Trust is Like the Air We Breathe
by Hoop Thoughts
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:55pm

Great post today from Stephanie Zonar for the BusyCoach:"Trust is like the air we breathe. When it's present, nobody really notices. But when it's absent, everybody notices." —Warren BuffettMost BusyCoaches would agree that trust is the foundation of ev...more

Dishin & Swishin: Brian Giorgis Takes Marist to the NCAA Tournament...And May Just Be the Best Coach In the Country
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:52pm

Brian Giorgis of Marist Gives a Heartfelt Speech to the Crowd After Marist Won the MAAC title He cares about his players. So much so, that he was in tears addressing the crowd at Harbor Yard Arena after the MAAC championship game.  He is in his 9th ...more

Washington star Kristi Kingma selected to Pac-10 team
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:47pm

In a vote from the 10 conference coaches, Washington SG Kristi Kingma was named to the All-Pac-10 team. The junior from Mill Creek averaged a team-high 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds this season, playing an average 35.8 minutes. Teammates Charmaine Barlow,...more

B-ball link roundup: conference action, Cooper jersey retirement, and more
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:32pm

Ta'Shia Phillips came up big for Xavier today, helping them pull out a 67-60 victory over Dayton for the Atlantic 10 title.Gonzaga took their third consecutive West Coast Conference crown, beating Saint Mary's. Courtney Vandersloot paced the Zags with som...more

Time to Dance: Xavier, Atlantic-10
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:23pm

Who? The Musketeers of Xavier. What? For reasons completely beyond my comprehension, Xavier is represented by a blue furry blob. They have a musketeer by the name of D'Artagnan, too, but he tends to hang out with the guys more. Where? Cincinnati, Oh...more

Stanford’s Pohlen, VanDerveer and Ogwumike earn Pac-10 honors
by Left Coast Hoops
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:21pm

Stanford guard Jeanette Pohlen was named Pac-10 Player of the Year on Tuesday, a reward for one of the best overall seasons in the nation. Stanford guard Jeanette Pohlen - Deb Gumbley file photo Tara VanDerveer was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year f...more

Congrats Justine!!!
by kaaylac50
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:03pm

Today is International Women's Day and I am so excited to extend congratulations to a good friend of mine, Justine Agbatan. Justine and I played one season together in France 4 years ago. Since then she has now retired and just opened a women's only fitne...more

'In The Game' Documentary Looks At The WNBA & Title IX
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2011 at 2:10pm

Click here for more on In The Game & how they're taking a stand for girls on 2011 International Women's Day. The theme of 2011 International Women's Day is equal access to education, training and science and technology and Kartemquin Films is producin...more

The wider lens on televised women’s basketball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted March 8, 2011 at 2:04pm

Those lamenting the supposed invisibility of women’s sports on television should read every word of this story in Sunday’s Indianapolis Star by Jeff Rabjohns about the wealth of women’s basketball games available on the Big Ten Network. The cable ou...more

Time to Dance: Gonzaga, West Coast
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2011 at 11:00am

Who? The Bulldogs of Gonzaga. Zags is also an acceptable nickname. What? Spike seems like a pretty cool dog. Before they were Bulldogs, they were the Fighting Irish, because Gonzaga wanted to be the Notre Dame of the West. Where? Spokane, Washingt...more

Best of the West (for the last time): Power Rankings for March 7
by Left Coast Hoops
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:54am

Last rankings of the year. The results take care of themselves from here. 1. Stanford (27-2). The Cardinal will need to play only two games in the conference tournament. WIll an 8-day break bring rest or rust to a well-oiled machine? 2. UCLA (26-3). The...more

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