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Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

[display_podcast] The Final Four begins in New Orleans on Sunday night with NCAA tournament semifinal teams trying to earn a spot in Tuesday’s national championship. Two No. 1 seeds are there, Notre Dame and Connecticut. A No. 2 seed, California,…

Dishin & Swishin 3/28/12 Podcast: Six looking to impact the Sweet Sixteen – Elena Delle Donne, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas, DeNesha Stallworth, Kayla McBride and Elizabeth Williams

Dishin & Swishin 3/28/12 Podcast: Six looking to impact the Sweet Sixteen – Elena Delle Donne, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas, DeNesha Stallworth, Kayla McBride and Elizabeth Williams

[display_podcast] “March Madness” is captivating the women’s basketball world with the NCAA Sweet Sixteen games this weekend. This week we bring you one of our favorite Dishin & Swishin podcasts, a tradition we began last season. We chat with some…

A New Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session looks at the NCAA tournament & more with Rebecca Lobo

There are few out there that have the background to discuss women’s basketball like Rebecca Lobo. In her playing days, Lobo probably could have been governor of Connecticut, the way she monopolized the attention of the state. She has Olympic…

No. 8 Vanderbilt holds off No. 9 St. Joseph’s to tip off Bridgeport regional

STORRS, Conn. – Vanderbilt used their size and strength to hold off a feisty St. Joseph’s team, 60-54 in the first game of the Storrs sub-regional of the NCAA tournament. Led by Tiffany Clarke’s twelve rebounds, the Commodores amassed a…

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Your favorite WNBA team is close to making the climb to the next level. You know that all it takes is that draft choice to pan out, to be the difference maker. You have supreme confidence in the coaches and…

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

[display_podcast] Spring is here! I know this not from looking out of my window at the snow-covered ground, but by knowing that the NCAA women’s tournament kicks off this weekend. That means, as annual as a groundhog, it is time…

A Special Dishin & Swishin Podcast: Both sides of the bubble, Jose Fernandez and USF are in, Tricia Cullop and Toledo are not

A Special Dishin & Swishin Podcast: Both sides of the bubble, Jose Fernandez and USF are in, Tricia Cullop and Toledo are not

[display_podcast] Selection Monday can be the most exhilarating and the cruelest of nights at the same time. With only 64 teams allowed into the NCAA national championship tournament, there are some teams that sweat their fate until the final bracket…

Sam Houston State and Oral Roberts set for Southland Conference title game

Sam Houston State and Oral Roberts set for Southland Conference title game

Southland Conference  Championship Oral Roberts vs. Sam Houston State 1:55 p.m. ET, ESPN3.com Sam Houston State 67, Lamar 61 Sophomore post Angela Beadle scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Sam Houston women’s basketball team into its…

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – All season critics made statements about how Notre Dame had more foul shots than their opponents by a large margin. It is ironic that when Geno Auriemma’s Huskies tried to foul Skylar Diggins in the final seconds…

2013 Big 12 Tournament Awards

All Tournament Team Most Outstanding Player – Brittney Griner, Baylor Destiny Williams – Baylor Odyssey Sims – Baylor Toni Young – Oklahoma State Anna Prins – Iowa State

Round three of UConn-Notre Dame will be for the Big East tournament championship

Hartford, Conn – “We’re the two best teams in the league, and it’s fitting the two best teams should play,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, after his team advanced to a third meeting with nemesis Notre Dame by defeating…

Baylor routs Iowa State 75-47 for Big 12 tournament title

Baylor routs Iowa State 75-47 for Big 12 tournament title

DALLAS – The No. 1 team in the country made history yet again by winning the Big 12 tournament championship three times in a row, the first time any team accomplished that feat. “We won it three years in a…

Connecticut and Syracuse victorious as all four top seeds advance to semifinals of Big East Tournament

Hartford, Conn – Second and third-seeded Connecticut and Syracuse advanced to a semifinal matchup on Monday night of the Big East tuornament. Connecticut easily dispatched DePaul 94-61 while Syracuse held off a Villanova comeback to win 61-56 in the evening…

Oklahoma State tests Baylor in semifinals of Big 12 Tournament, Lady Bears win 77-69

Oklahoma State tests Baylor in semifinals of Big 12 Tournament, Lady Bears win 77-69

  DALLAS – Once again Baylor is in the championship game of the Big 12 tournament after beating a non-stop feisty and defensive-minded Oklahoma State, 77-69. A three-pointer from Baylor senior Jordan Madden with 38 seconds left in the game…

Notre Dame, Louisville overcome challenges before advancing in afternoon quarterfinals of Big East tournament

Hartford, Conn – It took 20 points and 20 rebounds from Natalie Achonwa, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish held off a determined South Florida team to advance to the semifinals of the Big East tournament, 75-66. With Kayla McBride…

Oklahoma overcomes huge deficit, beats West Virgina 65-64 to advance to Big 12 semifinals

Oklahoma overcomes huge deficit, beats West Virgina 65-64 to advance to Big 12 semifinals

  Video highlights DALLAS – After trailing West Virginia 44-25 at halftime after 20 minutes of lackluster play, Oklahoma roared back to capture a win the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals for 65-64 win in the last game of the night…

Villanova, DePaul impressive in victory in Big East Tournament night session

Hartford, Conn – After an offensively challenged afternoon session, the members of the Big East shook off the cobwebs and provided some entertaining basketball in the night sessions. How different was the scoring in the evening? All four teams, including…

Iowa State dominates Kansas to head into the Big 12 tournament semifinals

Iowa State dominates Kansas to head into the Big 12 tournament semifinals

  DALLAS – Iowa State is in the Big 12 tournament semifinals for the first time since 2009 after defeating Kansas 77-62 Saturday evening. Led by 24 points from Chelsea Poppens and 23 points from Hallie Christofferson, the Cyclones dominated…

DePaul’s Doug Bruno holds court after Blue Demons victory over Marquette

Anyone that has ever been in a Doug Bruno press conference knows the format: ask a question and then let Bruno go. There are few coaches that are both insightful and entertaining the way Bruno can be. Tonight, after his…

Baylor neutralizes Kansas State’s three-point shooting en route to a 80-47 win in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament

Baylor neutralizes Kansas State’s three-point shooting en route to a 80-47 win in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament

  Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved. Session 2 Attendance: 7,718 #1 Baylor 80, #8 Kansas State 47 DALLAS – Kansas State may have psyched out Texas with a last second backdoor cut that had defenders looking to deter…

Oklahoma State outlasts Texas Tech in low-scoring affair to advance to Big 12 Tournament semifinals

Oklahoma State outlasts Texas Tech in low-scoring affair to advance to Big 12 Tournament semifinals

  Photos © Robert Franklin, all rights reserved #5 Oklahoma State 59, #4 Texas Tech 54 DALLAS – Oklahoma State outlasted Texas Tech 59-54 to advance to the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament early Saturday afternoon at American Airlines…

St. John’s, South Florida advance in low scoring games in Big East Tournament afternoon session

Hartford, Conn – Offense was not found easily in Hartford, but St. John’s and South Florida found enough of it to advance to the Quarterfinals. In the second game, South Florida overcame a box score heavily in favor of Rutgers,…

Georgetown, Marquette, Seton Hall win in Day one of Big East Tournament

Eleventh seeded Georgetown overcame a record-breaking ten three-pointers by Tori Rule of Providence to move on in the Big East tournament, 81-61. Rule contributed 35 of her team’s 61 points, but a balanced Georgetown attack in which seven of eight…