Ears on Around the Rim: We Back Pat All-Orange episode.
Robinson first talks with former Lady Vols, ESPN basketball analyst Kara Lawson and new SEC women’s basketball announcer Tamika Catchings, on the impact Coach Summitt had on them as players and as women. They each share various memories of why they believe they are who they are because of Summitt.
In the second half, Robinson speaks with Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey on the state of the Lady Bears, the depth of their roster and how Mulkey was groomed into the person she is today because of the guidance from Summitt, both as a coach and as peer.
Robinson also profiles Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields and delves into her memories of Summitt and the coach played a part in her recruitment.
Eyes on sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson: First UConn player since Tiffany Hayes to record back-to-back 30-point games and tied Maya Moore’s program record for points in a three-game span. Huskies over Tulane by 46.
Eyes on junior Chantel Osahor: 30 rebounds, new Pac 12 record. The Huskies dispatched Washington State, 87-44. BTW: All-time scoring leader Jackie Stiles rooting for Kelsey Plum to break the record
“For the second game in a row, I just felt like we really lost our composure, what we were trying to get accomplished,” said Head Coach Kenny Brooks. “I was disappointed in the way we competed.”
#20 Oklahoma had to come up big in the fourth to overcome Oklahoma State, 68-62.
Ditto for NC State who pulled away from Clemson for the 65-53. Yes, the Tigers are 0-7 in conference play, but they are SO much better. Keep an eye on this program in the next couple of years. Coach Smith needs some recruits.
This ought to be fun: South Carolina v. Mississippi State. They have combined for one loss. Clearly, the Gamecocks have played a more challenging schedule…AND it’s a home game for them. Great test for coach Schaefer. Check out GHR for the keys to the game.