However, the Bulldogs took over in the fourth quarter, which turned into Exhibit A of Tennessee’s worst offensive nightmares this season. Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer, who really doesn’t like playing zone, realized it could be effective in the fourth quarter. And was it ever: The Lady Vols scored just three points in those 10 minutes — yes, three. Yikes.
And now the question is: Will Tennessee’s 31-year stay in the rankings end when the Associated Press poll comes out Monday? Tennessee, which fell to 12-8 with the loss, is currently ranked No. 19. The last time the Lady Vols weren’t in the Associated Press poll was a stretch from early January to mid-February of 1985. They re-entered the rankings in week 14 of the poll that season, and have been there ever since, 546 weeks.
Yup, Wendy, (and it’s not just the SEC):
Lord, forgive me for what I am about to write.
I may have to move to another part of the country. Coaches I’ve admired for years may never speak to me again.
I’ve been holding back for a while to make this observation, but I can’t any longer:
Southeastern Conference women’s basketball is really hard to watch, and it has been this way for a while. The last couple week’s worth of games may help explain why.
Ditto with #11 Florida State, who put up 96 in a win over Wake Forest.
Hmmm… the Horizon might be a fight. The Penguins took down Wright State, 72-69. And then Oakland shocked Green Bay. “This was Oakland’s first win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 21 South Dakota State, 67-51, on Jan. 5, 2009.” I’ve been keeping an eye on the rebirth of Oakland, and am wondering how soon it will be that Jeff Tungate moves to the “poachable” list.
Southland: Abilene Christian (8-0).
The world – and Wyoming – comes to Moby Arena Saturday, Jan. 30, for the traditional Border War — and Basketball 101.
Each spring, Basketball 101 brings international students attending Colorado State into the heart of campus life and American culture through an inside look at CSU athletics, and specifically, basketball. For the first time students from around the world have the opportunity to experience a game with the Rams 17-1 women’s team battling the rival Wyoming Cowgirls.
In another first, the Cowgirls are bringing their own contingent of international students from Laramie to be part of of the Basketball 101 experience.