but his #16 team sure does. As #6 North Carolina discovered. (And, if I might add, WHB readers knew already. And George Fox opponents knew way back) It was never really close, as the Tar Heels shot poorly.
…and 27.5% shooting won. However you slice it, I’m glad I didn’t purchase a ticket for the #11 Tennessee v. # 17 Rutgers game. To add insult to injury, the Knight’s will have to wait for the doctor’s report on Betnijah Laney’s thumb to see what’s up.
Freshman Kaylee Page leaves Nebraska.
Dishin & Swishin 12/11/14 Podcast: Looking at the first part of the college basketball season with Debbie Antonelli & Brenda VanLengen
Separated by a little more than 100 miles, after all, the two schools form the points connecting the hypotenuse of a right triangle that has the population center of Milwaukee as its 90 degree angle. One of those points has Big Ten money. The other has the smallest athletic budget in the Horizon League.
How often did his program and the University of Wisconsin go head-to-head on recruits?
“I don’t know that we’re really in that arena for the most part,” Borseth eventually allowed. “We lose a lot of kids to bigger schools, not just Wisconsin but other schools equally, as well.”
And yet the Phoenix rarely lose to those teams on the court. Especially against the Badgers.
Upcoming game of interest:
Nice matinee matchup of undefeateds: #16 Oregon State v. #6 UNC.
Speaking of undefeated: Northwestern Zipped Past Gonzaga, 62-43
The Wildcats, at 8-0, are off to their best start since the 1995-96 season when the squad opened with nine victories.
From Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw: “Stand for something you believe in.”
They pulled out masking tape and a black permanent marker and began to write names on the strips they pulled from the roll.
The players on the Cal women’s basketball team woke up Saturday morning in Long Beach to the news that back in Berkeley, three cardboard cutouts of African-Americans in nooses had been hanged in effigy on the Cal campus.
While campus officials worked to determine both who was behind the act and their intent, the players gathered after their shootaround. The team’s plan was to wear black shirts with the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” Sunday at home before a game against Louisville. But the Bears felt compelled to act immediately.
Forwarded by Sue, a FOB: Goshen basketball player Olivia Love copes with tragedy with help from family
Kimberly Love and her two youngest children — Kristian and Kiana — died in a 2007 fire, leaving Kimberly’s mother Rita Mickles to raise grandchildren, including Goshen basketball player Olivia Love.
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Sue Bird Storm makes surprise visit to Marysville Pilchuck High School - video – “Goosebumps cool.”
From her new office at the University of Kentucky, Tamika Williams was able to see the Wildcats volleyball team practice this season. That must have been therapeutic for someone who as a girl in Ohio played softball and volleyball before picking up a basketball.
Unfortunately, life has become more complicated for Williams, the former UConn starter — with Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Asjha Jones and Diana Taurasi — on the 2001-02 team, perhaps the greatest women’s college basketball team.
does it feel like the top 25 were playing every other day and now… they’re not.
Ah, well. Doesn’t mean we haven’t had some enjoyable games.
#3 Notre Dame visited Chicago and #25 DePaul had upset plans. They made mistakes and let the Irish take it to overtime. It must be lovely for McGraw to have someone like Loyd on her team, but she’s got to hate being so one-dimensional. They got better balance against Michigan.
On an actually important note:
Disconcerting disconnect for Notre Dame women’s basketball – Notre Dame Insider
Have you been noticing #17 Rutgers sneaking up the polls. Nice test for them coming up today against the #11 Vols, 3pm EST/ESPN 2 at the RAC. From the Knoxville Sentinel: Lady Vols bracing for resurgent Rutgers
The Red Storm is undefeated, and UConn looms January 4th at the Maggie Dixon Classic (Yup, that’ll be me and 173 other folks hootin’ and hollerin’ at midcourt!). But, I wouldn’t overlook their game on the 2nd against Seton Hall. This is not your father’s Pirates.
I’ve mentioned the success of Long Beach on the blog. #18 Cal should have paid attention (and Reshanda Gray should have watched her footing-temper), as the 49ers got a hug win for the program: 58-56. In OT, of course.
Coach Fennelly is glad that sophomore Jadda Buckley is finding her footing when ISU needs it
Something to keep an eye on: Basketball Stars Sue Pepperdine – ‘Lesbianism Is Not Tolerated On This Team’
Haley Videckis and Layana White are students at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where they met playing on the women’s basketball team. Their relationship has been fraught with challenges, though, as they are now suing the school and their coach, Ryan Weisenberg, for violating their rights to privacy and their rights under Title IX, which prohibits discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities.
WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week.
It’s hard to blame her.
The league has labor stability after a six-year collective bargaining agreement was ratified in March. The WNBA also is in the midst of a long-term television deal with ESPN for the next decade.
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Coulda, shoulda gone down:
#11 Baylor over Ole Miss by 42.
So, are you enjoying this season or what?
So, we had a nice game going between Notre Dame and Connecticut, didn’t we? Crowd was rockin’, Irish were rollin’, and then coach Auriemma called that timeout. And before you knew it, UConn was going on one of its patented “Patented Runs” and cleaning up the glass. Game over.
Ya, Brianna was on the bench (meh, says Muffet), but when you consider the line the “superstars & expected leaders” of the Huskies had, it’s pretty disconcerting that Notre Dame lost by 18. And the announcers sure were disappointed, weren’t they?
Following up on some of the other “games of interest”:
Set ‘em up Sunday!
2pm: #13 Kentucky v. #7 Louisville – ESPN3
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