So, the games I pointed at were not much to write home about… and there was one match up I totally dismissed. OOOPS!
Arizona Central: Sophie Brunner’s shot lifts ASU women’s basketball over No. 18 Kentucky in OT. ESPN: ‘We wanted it‘
Sue was there to witness the not-so-much-a-challenge battle: UCLA players set their own record books on fire in 84-64 rout of Michigan
It was anticipated to be a close game, but No. 9 UCLA turned it into a show.
Jordin Canada blazed down the lanes en route to scoring 16 points and dishing out a career-high 14 assists on just two turnovers. Monique Billings dominated the paint and shut down opponents on defense, to tally 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds – 12 defensive – when it was all over. Kelli Hayes put up a career-high 16 points for the Bruins, and two others also scored in double figures in their 84-64 win over Michigan.
More coverage (yea!) Daily Bruin: No. 9 UCLA women’s basketball tops Michigan 84-64 and Go Joe Bruin: UCLA Women’s Basketball Completes the Michigan Sweep and Bruins Nation: UCLA vs Michigan, Part Two: Women’s Basketball
All Tennessee women’s basketball losses aren’t created equal, no matter how much they look alike in the win-loss column.
Strides were made in terms of competitiveness during Sunday’s 72-67 setback at Texas. Redshirt junior guard Diamond DeShields wasn’t overstating the difference in saying: “We haven’t seen this Tennessee team all year. We haven’t been able to come from behind and take the lead in games. We haven’t been able to get shot clock violations. We haven’t been able to come back in the fourth quarter and fight back from a deficit with seconds on the clock.”
Will this team be seen again? Any chance it will start winning games in regular fashion?
as Cal moves to 9-0. But their schedule! I know – #20 Oklahoma is on the 2oth.
If you beat them, of course, you’re the talk of the sport. But it doesn’t take defeating the Huskies to gain something from the matchup. So, if you have the chance to schedule UConn, why not?
That’s the way Kansas State looked at it, and Sunday’s 75-58 UConn victory drew 12,528 fans, which is just the Wildcats’ third sellout in the past decade. The game was nationally televised. And K-State’s players got the chance to face the best of the best, and see how they stack up. That will come in handy for Big 12 play.
From ESPN’s Katie Barnes: How this season’s UConn squad looks like 2003 Huskies (I’ve actually been thinking 2000)
Prior to the Nov. 17 matchup with then-No. 2 Baylor, UConn coach Geno Auriemma said: “I’m somewhat realistic about what my expectation level is. I’m realistic about what we can do, and I think the previous couple of years we would sit here and tell you that we were the favorite to win the national championship. That’s not the case this year. I know it, and I think everyone on our team knows it.”
But let’s be realistic: It’s time to talk about the Huskies being the favorites — again.
“I’m just glad it’s over,” said the Washington senior who has compiled 2,759 points — more than anyone in the 30-year history of the conference. “We can move on now.”
On Monday, the No. 4 Terps (10-0) face Loyola Maryland (4-5) in Baltimore, and perhaps the biggest question mark among the five Joneses in attendance will not be the structural integrity of a knee but the color of a top inside Reitz Arena.
Brionna is coming off a career-high 30-point game. Stephanie is in the team’s rotation as a freshman wing. Jarred, a redshirt senior, is leading the Greyhounds men in scoring — and has been warned that he had “better wear red.”
“She had a rough beginning of the season. She’s a kid that has a chance to be great for us. I wasn’t going to just give it to her. I wasn’t going to just let her walk in and start giving minutes to her,” Hillsman said. “She’s really starting to earn her minutes. The better she becomes at that the better off we’ll be as a team.”
More from Sue: Coach’s Chair: Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse University
Rollin’ Rockets: They only have one loss – by 2 points to UCLA by 2. Next up? The Irish. Gulp. In the meantime: UT women cruise past Bonnies
“To bounce back after probably one of the most hard-fought games we’ve played all season at Dayton, and then to turn around and play again so quickly was taxing,” UT coach Tricia Cullop said. “I think that is where our depth and our pressure defensively really does pay off. Being able to play as many people as we do wears out other teams, and it helped us rest some of the kids that played so many minutes at Dayton.”
From the Female Coaching Network: TAMIKA CATCHINGS SHARES WITH US WHAT PAT SUMMITT MEANT TO HER AND HOW HER LEGACY HAS IMPACTED USA BASKETBALL (VIDEO)
Fun story about legacy from Lori Riley at the Hartford Courant: Canton High Girls Basketball Features A Real Family Affair
So this spin move Patty Canny has? It’s mean.
“My spin move is killer,” she said.
She and her niece, Emily Briggs, sitting at the island in the Briggs’ kitchen Thursday night, laughed.
“Yeah,” said Briggs, who is a senior guard for the defending Class S champion Canton basketball team. “That was your move.”
“It was my signature move,” Canny said. “Thanks to Grandpa.”
Excited to see that Amherst has suspended future presidential candidates: Amherst men’s cross country suspended over “racist, misogynist and homophobic messages
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