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Bonus! Dishin & Swishin 4/08/16 Podcast: ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi helps put a wrap on the college basketball season

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). If you are anything like us, Kevin Negandhi, Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo took up…

Mission Accomplished: History-making four-peat for UConnn, Huskies beat Syracuse 82-51 for national title

Mission Accomplished: History-making four-peat for UConnn, Huskies beat Syracuse 82-51 for national title

Photos © Lee Michaelson, all rights reserved. Notes || Box score || SportsVu Stats || Tweets  “I want to win four national championships,” UConn senior forward Breanna Stewart said in 2012 before she began her college career. Stewart and the Connecticut Huskies not…

2016 Final Four Weekend Awards Roundup: UConn sweeps, courageous winners and media recognition

Photos © Lee Michaelson, All Rights Reserved. United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Ann Meyers-Drysdale National Player of the Year: Breanna Stewart (UConn) Coach of the Year – Geno Auriemma (UConn) Freshman of the Year – Kristine Anigwe (Cal) Pat…

Fan poll results from April 3, 2016: What color is Q’s suit?

While Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman’s skills on the sideline are top-notch as his team is in this year’s Final Four, he is also known as a dapper dresser. It is not uncommon to see Hillsman, only the second African-American…

Twas the night before the national championship: Geno Auriemma faces the media

Indianapolis, Indiana THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by head coach Geno Auriemma from Connecticut. Coach, an opening statement. COACH AURIEMMA: Well, you know, there’s always two parts to postseason. Three, actually. One, to get in; and, two, to get here; and,…

Lubbock Christian University beats Alaska-Anchorage 78-73 for DII championship

INDIANAPOLIS — Lubbock Christian University defeated Alaska-Anchorage 78-73 Monday afternoon in the NCAA Division II National Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The contest marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams. The Lady Chaps, the No. 1 overall seed, completed…

Syracuse beats Washington, 80-59, heads to program’s first-ever title game

Syracuse beats Washington, 80-59, heads to program’s first-ever title game

How many more nights are we staying in Indy? See you Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/PwSPCo1LsB — 'Cuse Hoops (@CuseWBB) April 4, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — In a national semifinal game featuring two newcomers to the Final Four, No. 4-seeded Syracuse (30-7) appeared to…

Morgan Tuck leads UConn in Final Four win over Oregon State, 80-51, Huskies return to title game

Morgan Tuck leads UConn in Final Four win over Oregon State, 80-51, Huskies return to title game

FINAL: #UConn 80, Oregon St. 51. Huskies are headed to their 4th-straight national championship game. #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/qgAmhDaAUH — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) April 3, 2016 Notes || Tweets INDIANAPOLIS — No. 1 overall seed Connecticut (37-0) never trailed against Oregon…

Cal’s Kristine Anigwe earns USBWA 2016 National Freshman of the Year honor

California’s Kristine Anigwe earned the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Freshman of the Year honor Sunday prior to tipoff of the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis. She is Cal’s first national honoree in program history, and is the…

Final Four attendees brave cold temps to run 4Kay, support late coach’s cancer fund

Photos © Lee Michaelson, All rights reserved. INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of coaches, players, fans and family members braved sub-freezing temperatures early Saturday morning to take part in the ninth annual 4Kay Run to kick off the 2016 Women’s Final Four.…

What they said: Oregon State faces the media the day before the 2016 Final Four

THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck, student-athletes Jamie Weisner, Sydney Wiese and Ruth Hamblin. Coach, an opening statement. COACH RUECK: Everything has just been great so far. Really appreciative of the NCAA, Indy, for putting…

What they said: Syracuse faces the media the day before the 2016 Final Four

THE MODERATOR: We’re joined by Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman and student-athletes Brittney Sykes, Alexis Peterson and Brianna Butler. Coach, an opening statement. COACH HILLSMAN: Obviously we’re very glad to be here and still have our season intact and still…

What they said: Washington faces the media the day before the 2016 Final Four

THE MODERATOR: Joining us is University of Washington head coach Mike Neighbors, student-athletes Talia Walton, Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor. Coach, an opening statement. COACH NEIGHBORS: Got a really fun team to coach. We’ve had an absolute wonderful time. We…

What they said: UConn faces the media the day before the 2016 Final Four

THE MODERATOR: Joining us is UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and student-athletes Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson. Coach, an opening statement. COACH AURIEMMA: The worst part about the whole trip is waiting for Sunday. You know, you get…

UConn continues to collect honors with AP Coach of the Year and Player of the Year awards

Congratulations to #ncaaW @AP Coach of the Year Geno Auriemma! #WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/kRSl9XYlzy — NCAA Women’s Basketball (@ncaawbb) April 2, 2016 Congratulations to #ncaaW @AP Player of the Year Breanna Stewart #WFinalFour pic.twitter.com/58840VbK0r — NCAA Women’s Basketball (@ncaawbb) April 2, 2016

2016 WBCA Division I Coaches All-America Team announced

The WBCA announced its 2016 Division I Coaches All-America Team at the site of the Final Four on Saturday in Indianapolis. Five members of the team are competing in the Final Four including: Kelsey Plum (Washington) Jamie Weisner (Oregon State)…

UConn’s Moriah Jefferson is the 2016 WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Moriah Jefferson | 2016 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/k2cXTbVpTP — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) April 2, 2016 Moriah Jefferson of the University of Connecticut is the 2016 WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year, the Women’s…

2016 Final Four Social Hub

Final Four Previews Special Dishin & Swishin Podcast: “Ambassador” Tamika Catchings @Catchin24 welcomes the WBB world to Indy Dishin & Swishin 3/31/16 Podcast: Doug Bruno is back to break down the 2016 Final Four Syracuse’s Quentin Hillsman, the second African-American…

Special Dishin & Swishin 4/01/16 Podcast: “Ambassador” Tamika Catchings welcomes the women’s basketball world to her city

Special Dishin & Swishin 4/01/16 Podcast: “Ambassador” Tamika Catchings welcomes the women’s basketball world to her city

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). If ever there was a person that represented a city, it would be Tamika Catchings.…

Dishin & Swishin 3/31/16 Podcast: Doug Bruno is back to break down the 2016 Final Four

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). In what has become an annual occurrence, we are pleased to have DePaul University head…

Syracuse’s Quentin Hillsman, the second African-American male to coach in women’s Final Four, grateful to those who paved the way

#FinalFour ?? #OrangeNation pic.twitter.com/s7Y221afuM — 'Cuse Hoops (@CuseWBB) March 28, 2016 Not since 1984, the third year of the women’s NCAA tournament, has there been a black male at the helm of a Final Four team. Now, 32 years later,…

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Oregon State’s first-ever trip to the Final Four is “pinch me stuff,” Beavers top Baylor in Elite Eight and head to Indy

Photos: © Lee Michaelson DALLAS – “This is pinch me stuff; there are no other words for it,” said Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck as his second-seeded Beavers advanced to the first Final Four in school history after upsetting…

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

UConn defeats Texas 86-65 to move on to ninth straight Final Four

FINAL: #UConn 86, @TexasWBB 65. The Huskies are headed to their ninth-straight Final Four! #Going4Eleven pic.twitter.com/k59Ig1Wi1w — UConn Women’s Basketball (@UConnWBB) March 29, 2016 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – It certainly was not boring, and it definitely was not bad for women’s basketball.…