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Month: March 2011

Final Four stuff, coaching news

The lead of this fine Stanford story on their seniors says it all: Four straight Final Fours. Who does that? Indeed.Tara the Terrible.At Texas A&M, it's been a long journey to the 'Four.Coaching non-hires:Texas Tech's Kristy Curry has dropped her…

WNIT Final Set, Toledo vs. USC on Saturday

Toledo beats Charlotte, 83-60 USC beats Illinois State, 63-36 USC travels to Toledo to play the Rockets in the championship at 3 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS College Sports Game recaps Toledo, Southern Cal roll into WNIT final (womensnit.com) Toledo…

East beats West 78-66 in McDonald’s All-American game, MVP Elizabeth Williams sets records

Ariya Crook Williams (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, CA) won the skills competition in Monday night’s Jam Fest. Rosters and coaching staff Led by the record-setting performance of Duke-bound Elizabeth Williams (Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, VA) who had…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-03-31

Texas A&M breaks a spell, advances to Final Four for first time (hoopfeed.com) http://j.mp/gNMUKo #ncaaw Mulkey hopes A&M wins it all # Gary Blair on Mulkey, Baylor: "Don’t worry about my girl Kim. They’re that good & they’ve got more…

Different angles on the NCAA tournament

The Final Four won't be what most predicted, but it will still be riveting.Well, actually 3,751 people did predict the four teams that made it.The four teams are very different.ESPNW has five storylines to watch out for this coming weekend.UCLA…

McDonald’s All-American game: East 78, West 66

The news is pretty paltry right now. But Duke signee Elizabeth Williams was the leading scorer of the game, for the East, with 23 points and 11 rebounds.I need a longer, more complete story with a box score. ASAP.

USC and Toldeo to face off for WNIT title

In tonight's semifinals:Toledo beat (on) Charlotte 83-60 - and in front of a sold-out crowd, too.In the meantime, USC crushed Illinois state 63-36. The two teams will battle for the title Saturday in Toledo.

Wooden Award team announced

Here they are:Maya MooreBrittney GrinerJeannette PohlenNnemkadi OgwumikeCourtney VanderslootWhat an honor. Congrats to all.

Cal’s leading scorer leaving

DeNesha Stallworth is leaving Cal before she even has a place to land."She has a signed release and we're communicating with some schools and setting up some visits," Chris Stallworth said. "It wasn't a bad break, it just wasn't a…

Hey hey hey, it’s mid-day

It's finally warm in Southern California right now, after a loooooong winter, so I'm hyped.So are the McDonald's All-Americans: the girls play at 6:30 p.m. CST on ESPNU.La Jolla Country Day (San Diego) Coach Terri Bamford is the Russell Athletic…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-03-30

WNBL free agents list for season 2011-12. List includes Kristi Harrower, Liz Cambage and Suzy Batkovic http://j.mp/eZnESv #wnbl # Graf, Australia aiming for Olympic gold. Preliminary squad for FIBA Oceania Championship announced (fiba.com) http://j.mp/f89uoq #fiba #2012 # Two set, two…

Texas A&M breaks a spell and advances to the Final Four for the first time, beats Baylor in Elite Eight 58-46

A&M’s Sydney Carter was named the region’s Most Outstanding Player Box Score Photo Gallery Notes DALLAS – Texas A&M took a page out of Notre Dame’s book Tuesday night by breaking a losing streak and winning a game against a…

Slideshow: NCAA Tournament Elite 8: Texas A&M vs. Baylor, Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Texas A&M 58, Baylor 46 Expand the slideshow to full screen Photos © Cheryl Vorhis/Hoopfeed.com, All Rights Reserved.

More coach firing drama

The University of Maine has removed Coach Cindy Blodgett, "effective immediately." She was their star player 13 years ago, and had been coaching there for the last four seasons.Sounds like Oregon and Bev Smith a couple years ago, only with…

Day 8 (deja vu)

Tonight seemed to be the opposite of last night's fourth round, with the blowout up first and the surprise upset second.UConn just dismantled Duke from top to bottom. I knew the Huskies would win, but I didn't guess the score…

Baylor falls to Texas A&M in Elite Eight

Texas A&M will go to the Final Four for the first time in program history. The Aggies beat Baylor 58-46 on the strength of their guard play, especially Sydney Carter. The crowd for the Elite Eight matchup was 11,508. Game…

AP All-American team, and other major awards

This year's team is Maya Moore, Jantel Lavender, Jeannette Pohlen, Danielle Adams and Brittney Griner.The second team is Danielle Robinson of Oklahoma, Amber Harris of Xavier, Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga, Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and Jasmine T...

Final Powerade Fab 50 rankings

The final weekend of the season finalized a season that finished with the number one it started with - Mater Dei:Rank School (City, State) Record Prev 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)* 34-1 1 2 Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Ill.)* 29-2 2…

Dawn Staley won’t leave, Nikki Caldwell may not stay

Holy crap: Dawn Staley isn't likely to leave South Carolina to coach at alma mater Virginia. But UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell interviewed there for the job yesterday.Caldwell will chat live on ESPN at 1 p.m. PDT/4 p.m. EDT.

Here we go again: A fourth round for Baylor and Texas A&M

Brittney Griner shoots over Danielle Adams during the Big 12 Championship Game on March 12, 2011 Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CDT TV: ESPN/ESPN3.com Radio: 92.9 FM, Rick May (pxp), Lori Fogleman (color) Live Stats: www.baylorbears.com DALLAS – What…

Slideshow: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: Baylor vs. Green Bay, Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baylor 86, Green Bay 76 Expand the slideshow to full screen Photos © Cheryl Vorhis/Hoopfeed.com, All Rights Reserved.

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-03-29

Texas A&M demolishes Georgia to reach the Elite Eight (hoopfeed.com) http://j.mp/hBVOMV #ncaaw # Green Bay challenges Baylor but Lady Bears prevail (hoopfeed.com) http://j.mp/fHgdDf #ncaaw # Baylor coach Kim Mulkey talks about meeting Texas A&M yet again (hoopfeed.com) http://j.mp/eYvQIu #ncaaw #…

Two set, two more coming

PHILADELPHIA (UConn or Duke) vs SPOKANE STANFORD DAYTON NOTRE DAME vs DALLAS (Baylor or Texas A&M) On Monday night, the first two slots in this year’s Final Four were filled. In the first game of the evening, Notre Dame managed…

Other dailies

Congratulations to Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer, who is the Russell Athletic/WBCA National NCAA Division I Coach of the Year. And that was before tonight's Elite Eight win.In the wake of Cappiegate, Angel McCoughtry might be the latest player in trou...

Day 7

The big story of the day is Notre Dame's domination of Tennessee in game one of the Elite Eight today. ESPN is saying Skylar Diggins was the key for the Irish.In the next game it was all Stanford. They took…