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Can Kentucky’s “40 minutes of dread” lead them to the Final Four over Connecticut?

If Matthew Mitchell and Kentucky are going to have the opportunity to continue their season down south in New Orleans, they are going to have to fight through the New England cold of Husky country once again. For the second…

Robert Griffin III vents on Twitter about Baylor’s loss in the Sweet 16

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No. 5-seed Louisville stuns No. 1 Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen with an 82-81 victory

No. 5-seed Louisville stuns No. 1 Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen with an 82-81 victory

Kim Mulkey’s postgame comments || Jeff Walz’s postgame comments With a barrage of three-point shots, Louisville (27-8) defeated Baylor (34-2), 82-81, taking down the defending national champions and overall top seed in the NCAA tournament. Even though she fouled out…

Connecticut rolls over Maryland 76-50 on way to Elite Eight

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – With Stefanie Dolson nursing sore legs, the Connecticut Huskies turned to Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart and the bench in rolling to a 76-50 victory over Maryland. Maryland played short-handed-all season with injuries to their backcourt. Today UConn’s…

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…

Connecticut advances in Bridgeport Regional, routs Vanderbilt, 77-44

STORRS, Conn. – When conference realignment spins again, maybe the University of Connecticut should try to get into the SEC. Geno Auriemma’s Huskies have not lost to an SEC school since Sylvia Fowles and LSU knocked them out of the…

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…

Storyfied: Creighton sends Syracuse home in first round of NCAA tournament, 61-56

Storyfied: Creighton sends Syracuse home in first round of NCAA tournament, 61-56

[View the story “Creighton sends Syracuse home in NCAA tournament first round, 61-56” on Storify] Creighton sends Syracuse home in NCAA tournament first round, 61-56 No. 10 Creighton beats No. 7 Syracuse in the Oklahoma City region of the 2013…

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…

March Madness déjà vu: No. 1 Seeds in the DI NCAA tournament the same as last year

March Madness déjà vu: No. 1 Seeds in the DI NCAA tournament the same as last year

A feeling of déjà vu permeated the announcement of the top seeds in the 64-team field for this year’s NCAA women’s tournament. Once again Baylor, Notre Dame, Connecticut and Stanford lead the regions. It is the first time in tournament history that the…

Dishin & Swishin 3/14/13 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks Bracketology

Dishin & Swishin 3/14/13 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks Bracketology

[display_podcast] You can keep biology, physics or any of those other sciences. Give me Bracketology any time! ESPN’s Charlie Creme is the preeminent “bracketologist” for women’s basketball. Creme reviews and analyzes teams, conferences, trends, schedules, injuries and a myriad of…

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…

The end of the Big East as we know it; women’s basketball members reflect and look forward

At around 9:30 p.m. ET tonight, either Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw or Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma will lift the Big East conference women’s basketball tournament trophy. Neither of them will be able to do the same thing next season.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Notre Dame dominates Big East Conference major awards

An undefeated conference season has translated into Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshman of the Year honors for Big East regular season champion Notre Dame. To virtually no one’s surprise, senior guard Skylar Diggins was named…

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

[display_podcast] Site: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Top Seeds: (1) Notre Dame, (2) Connecticut, (3) Syracuse, (4) Louisville For consecutive years Notre Dame has won the Big East regular season championship, knocking Big East tournament host Connecticut into a lower seed…

Irish win Big East regular season title with triple overtime epic victory over Connecticut, 96-87

Irish win Big East regular season title with triple overtime epic victory over Connecticut, 96-87

It was not always pretty. It was, however, fierce. Two great teams, number two and number three in the country, that have had amazing games again and again in the Big East, going head-to-head to determine if Notre Dame would…