Michelle has a primer for the “big” conferences.
Here are my picks:
When you’ve won 908 games and nine NCAA titles, you don’t have many towns that hold bad memories. But you could say Tampa is such a place for UConn coach Geno Auriemma.
Not in regard to Monday’s game, of course, in which his Huskies finished off another undefeated American Athletic Conference season with an 88-65 victory over South Florida.
This was exactly the kind of game the Huskies wanted to start March: reasonably competitive by UConn-vs.-the-rest-of-the-world standards. South Florida is a talented squad and played the Huskies closer than any other league team has this season. Bulls guard Courtney Williams had 26 points and shot 50 percent from the field against a defense that usually specializes in deflating opposing stars.
ACC – If I were a betting woman, I’d say Notre Dame ’cause I don’t like losing money. But, since I’m NOT venturing anything, I’m going to go with FSU in the upset. And ’cause it would drive the Committee crazy. Writes Mechelle:
…they’re poised to have a shot at winning their first ACC tournament. OK, admittedly, there’s at least one major obstacle in the way: No. 4 Notre Dame, the ACC’s regular-season champion. And considering some of the upsets this season in the league, it is risky to assume that the Irish and the Seminoles — seeded first and second in the upcoming ACC tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina — are shoe-ins for the final.
But if they do both make it that far, the Seminoles really should have some confidence that they can win the championship.
Did you catch LZ’s piece on Imani McGee-Stafford?
“I didn’t come down here for this,” she says, cutting her eyes to the door each time a new patron enters Moonshine, a popular downtown restaurant, and allows a blast of cold air to sneak inside. “I’m an L.A. girl. I’m about to die out here.”
It’s a funny line, but it’s hard to laugh.
When you know someone has attempted suicide three times before graduating from high school, it’s difficult to find the humor in a reference she makes about her own death. Even in a joke about the weather.
Until a three-person panel overturned a decision Tuesday, only one thing could keep the Narbonne High School girls’ basketball team in Los Angeles out of this weekend’s city championship game: the color of its uniforms.
With a stirring come-from-behind victory over View Park on Saturday, the Gauchos improved to 23-5, gained a shot at the city title and earned an almost-certain berth in the state tournament.
Then Narbonne was forced to forfeit all that because it had worn the wrong color uniforms without permission.
The Gauchos, whose school colors are green and gold, wore white uniforms with green piping but pink numbers and letters to raise cancer awareness.