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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

Time to Dance: Marist, Metro Atlantic
by Swish Appeal
posted March 8, 2011 at 10:13am

Who? The Red Foxes of Marist. What? Shooter is also known as a reynard, a fox name perhaps more familiar from French folklore. (If you happen to be familiar with French folklore, I guess.) Marist's red and white colors are derived from this native ...more

WNBA Referee Tracker From The Philadelphia Basketball Referee Database
by Swish Appeal
posted March 7, 2011 at 11:54pm

WNBA Referee Tracker From The Philadelphia Basketball Referee Database I searched Swish Appeal: I almost never comment on the performance of the refs. Yet I know WNBA fans generally have (sometimes legitimate) gripes with WNBA officials. The Philadelp...more

Marist is Dancing : A Look at the 'First Four'
by Swish Appeal
posted March 7, 2011 at 9:24pm

     Coaches will often preach about the importance of the first four minutes. Not only the minutes following tip off, but the beginning of the second half as well. Let us break down the first four of Marist's 63-45 victory over loyola in the MAAC cha...more

2011 WNBA Draft: How Should We Evaluate The Draft Stock Of "Glue Players" Like Melissa Jones?
by Swish Appeal
posted March 7, 2011 at 3:49pm

Baylor's Melissa Jones makes the highlights at the 0:43 second mark (via Baylor Athletics). When Baylor Lady Bears guard Melissa Jones' optic nerve injury was announced, there was legitimate concern about whether she'd return to the court at all. So w...more

Flight booked: Australian Liz Cambage will enter WNBA draft
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted March 7, 2011 at 2:04pm

In a video with Fox Sports Australia, touted C Liz Cambage states that her fight is booked and she's looking forward to attending the WNBA draft on April 11 in Connecticut. The league moved the draft to ESPN's headquarters and Cambage is expected to be o...more

California state high school championship brackets set
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 7, 2011 at 10:39am

The five girls divisions start on page six. Very interesting selections....it's like a mini NCAA, because the minute the brackets are posted, the bitching starts on socalhoops.com about the injustice of the picks.The first round is Tuesday. Here we go.......more

2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship field of 64 announced.
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 7, 2011 at 10:21am

Championship Bracket (PDF) From the NCAA: The NCAA announced the field of 64 teams for the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship. Twenty-two conferences received automatic qualification. The remaining 42 at-large teams were selected by...more

Time to Dance: Duke, Atlantic Coast
by Swish Appeal
posted March 7, 2011 at 10:16am

  Who? The Blue Devils of Duke. What? They're named after a French army unit from World War I. Where? Durham, North Carolina, one of the vertices of the Research Triangle. When? March 6th, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Why? Because they won the...more

SBN Links: Lady Vols Face UK In SEC Finals, Nikki Caldwell Makes More UCLA History & BEast Bias
by Swish Appeal
posted March 7, 2011 at 9:59am

There might be certain forward-thinking Tennessee Lady Vols fans who see UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell as part of their post-Pat Summitt future, whenever that may be. Not that Summitt is exactly showing any signs of slowing down. The Lady Vols Make It Lo...more

2011 Big East Tournament: Second Round Stays the Course
by Swish Appeal
posted March 6, 2011 at 11:09pm

The 2nd round of the 2011 Big East Tournament was intriguing with some great close games. That’s as far as the intrigue went as all higher seeds won. As the quarter finals start, all top 8 seeds remain. Here is a recap of the 2nd round games: (8)Geor...more

High school basketball: Prep state championship roll call
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 6, 2011 at 6:41pm

The Tuck sisters threw it down in the Illinois Class 4A championship yesterday.In Washington State, Holy Names capped a perfect 29-0 season with a 3A state championship. Lewis and Clark beat Federal Way for the 4A crown.Abile Wylie beat Lovejoy for the Te...more

Time to Dance: Tennessee-Martin, Ohio Valley
by Swish Appeal
posted March 6, 2011 at 12:58pm

Who? The Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin. Don't call them Hawks. And if they're women, don't call them Lady Skyhawks. They're all Skyhawks. Apparently this is a sore spot. What? They're represented by a red-tailed hawk with the explicitly gender-neutr...more

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