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SBN Links: Baylor Vs. Stanford, WNIT Finals & More On Curt Miller

posted by Swish Appeal
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:56am EDT

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With the 2012 NCAA women's basketball Final Four set, SB Nation bloggers have taken to reflecting on their programs' seasons, coaching performances, and concerns about a pattern of transfers.

  • Mark C. Moore of Our Daily Bears previews the Baylor Lady Bears' Final Four game against the Stanford Cardinal, which he thinks "will be the Lady Bears' most difficult opponent of the season." In addition to encouraging people to attend the Lady Bears' sendoff this afternoon, he projects some of the defensive matchups and looks back on some of the key facts from Baylor's Elite Eight win over the Tennessee Lady Vols. Read more >>>
  • Sean Keeley of Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician briefly summarizes the Syracuse Orange's 74-71 loss to the James Madison Dukes in the WNIT semifinals, saying that the post-season run saved what was a disappointing regular season. Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman commented after the game that the grueling WNIT schedule and the JMU crowd might have just caught up to them. As our own Jessica Lantz has already covered, JMU will now face the Oklahoma State Cowgirls in the WNIT championship game. Read more >>>
  • Matt Sussman, a Bowling Green alum and manager of Hustle Belt, reflects on Curt Miller's impact on Falcons women's basketball by look at the lengths he went through in 2007 to check out a BGSU tournament game at a bar in Bloomington, coincidentally. Miller didn't just build a successful program there; he established a brand of basketball that energized the fan base, even those that never attended a game as students. Read more >>>
  • John M. of The Crimson Quarry confessed that he doesn't follow Indiana Hoosiers women's basketball, but relies on the opinions of others to conclude that this is a strong hire. Others like Lin Dunn who said, ""if IU is hiring Curt Miller..then they are sending message they are SERIOUS about women's basketball!" Read more >>>
  • Winfield Featherston of From The Rumble Seat does a performance review of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach MaChelle Joseph, who is making him take notice of the women's basketball program. He concludes by writing, "MaChelle Joseph is the 5th coach in women's basketball history. No one should be looking for the 6th." Read more >>>
  • Jordan Esco of Crimson And Cream Machine expresses mild concern about the Oklahoma Sooners program after the transfer of backup point guard DaShawn Harden - Harden is the third Sooners player to transfer within the week. Read more >>>
  • Moore of ODB also took a look at two future Baylor Lady Bears that were selected to the McDonald's All-America Game, Niya Johnson and Alexis Prince. Read more >>>
  • Brian Favat of BC Interruption looks ahead to Boston College's celebration of 150 years, which will begin this fall. As part of the celebration, the men's and women's basketball as well as football and hockey programs will wear Sesquicentennial logos on their uniforms during the 2012-2013 seasons. Favat also has a few other recommendations. Read more >>>

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