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End-of-a-long-day quickies

It's late in the season and you know what that means.....news on the run......Remember that on-court, during-game brawl Monday between Bethune-Cookman and Maryland-Eastern Shore? Nine players have been suspended.Fresh off my ponderings of the other…

This week’s NJCAA rankings

This week's top 25 (actually 26, as two teams are tied for 25th):Rank College Region Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Week 1 Pensacola State College 8 27-0 200 8 1 2 Vincennes University 12…

What’s up with Cal? and other odds and ends

Interesting analysis on the struggles of the Cal Bears this season. Theories advanced by the writer: trouble with a continuity offense, no true point guard, and lack of depth. You be the judge.Diana Taurasi speaks…

Turkish basketball federation lifts provisional ban on Diana Taurasi

Things are looking up for Diana Lorena Taurasi today.

Naismith Trophy mid-season list announced

Look at all the fine players on the list:2010-11 Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 Danielle Adams, Texas A&M, Forward/Center, Senior Kachine Alexander, Iowa, Guard, Senior Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee, Guard/Forward, Senior Jessica Breland, North Carolina, Fo...

Focus on retro

There's still backlash after ESPN's "Maya cam" last night. Berry Tramel said the split screen made a mockery of the UConn-OU game.Hoopfeed has a fantastic slideshow and story on last night's big Baylor-Texas A&M matchup.…

WBCA rosters announced

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association has selected 20 players to participate in the annual high school East-West matchup two days before the Final Four:Name (School/ Hometown) SignedCierra Burdick (Butler HS/ Matthews, N.C.) TennesseeBriyona Canty...

Powerade Fab 50 rankings, week 11

A couple of the top tens fell out, and there are some new entries at the end. But no major shake-ups in week 11:Rank School (City, State) Record Prev 1 Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.) 25-0…

Maya Moore, Baylor make for a big evening

Maya Moore became the Big East's all-time scoring leader tonight, as UConn routed Oklahoma 86-45. Moore put up 27 points to pass Angel McCoughtry's two-year-old record of 2,779 points.TV viewers were largely annoyed at ESPN…

Nikki Caldwell makes Bruin history

Best season start in UCLA history with this weekend's defeat of Oregon State:The previous 20-2 record to start a season went back 34 years, while the previous 10-1 record to start conference play was performed…

Games, a record, and ponderings

OOO, upsets:Virginia stunned #12 Maryland, 60-57.Louisville beat #17 West Virginia - a team that seems in a slump lately.#25 St. John's took out #16 Georgetown, 75-71 in OT.Arizona beat Arizona State for the first time…

Southern Section playoffs, round 1

Just announced, the pairings and schedules. Here are the top two divisions:SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS BASKETBALLDIVISION 1AAFirst round, Thursday, 7 p.m.San Clemente at #1 Brea Olinda#15 Long Beach Jordan at Mira CostaGreat Oak at #9 Corona…

Weekend wrap-ups

Every great team has an off-day, and for Stanford, that day was yesterday. They hung on to beat Washington, of all teams.Elsewhere in the Pac-10, Washington State beat Cal for the second time this season.…

LA City Section playoff brackets announced

First round begins at 7 p.m. Friday:DIVISION I#16 Los Angeles (2nd in Southern, 10-7) @ #1 Narbonne (1st in Marine, 26-3) #9 King Drew (4th in Marine, 15-10) @ #8 Crenshaw (3rd in Coliseum, 17-9)…

Just another basketball day

Strange case at Seattle University: senior Breanna Salley has been a member of the team, practicing diligently, while not being allowed to play.It seems that success was fleeting for Nebraska.The Texas Tech Raiders are trying…

Playing catch up

Wow, this week felt like it was 15 days long.South Carolina beat Kentucky last night, 66-61. What?Also last evening, North Carolina State lost in quadruple overtime to Virginia. The most I've ever been through is…

McDonald’s All-American teams announced!!!!!

BAM!!!!!2011 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball TeamGirls Alphabetical RosterEAST TEAMName Pos Hgt High School (Hometown) CollegeCierra Burdick F 6-2 Butler, NC (Matthews, NC) TennesseeBriyona Canty G 5-10 Trenton Catholic Academy, NJ (Ha...

‘Round the world

College games:Kansas got a lift tonight, upsetting #22 Iowa State. Jayhawk Carolyn Davis matched her career high of 31 points.Hard times for Oklahoma continue, as Texas A&M pounded them 92-71.Xavier senior Amber Harris scored her…

Slow side Tuesday

In tonight's marquee matchup, #2 UConn rallied from behind to beat # 19 West Virginia, 57-51.Here's that Kentucky-Tennessee story we all expected. Because the game was a classic.In the meantime, Tennessee at Vanderbilt this Sunday…

Powerade Fab 50 rankings, week 10

This week's rankings came early. They're trying to give Northern California schools some play, since all the focus has been on "the big three" of Southern California. But those three are still on top. A…

McDonald’s All-American teams to be narrowed down Thursday

The 2011 McDonald’s All American Games Final Team (24 girls and 24 boys) will be announced via an ESPNU selection show on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. CST, according to a spokeswoman for http://www.mcdonaldsallamerican.comThe…

Big Monday, and polls

Tennessee just hung in there to beat Kentucky, 73-67, moments ago. UK was up 33-30 at the half and forced the Vols to bring out every weapon they have. No link yet, but they'll be…

Two VERY interesting items!

Bad blood between Louisiana Tech and Fresno State? It seems so, looking at this video taken of both teams going through the handshake line after the other night's game. And FSU Coach Adrian Wiggins telling…

UCLA 74, USC 67

I gotta go to bed, so this will be brief.Nice turnout at Galen Center on the USC campus today for the rematch between the Trojans and UCLA. SC fans might have been dismayed, though, because…

Devastations, predicaments, memories, JCs

Missouri players are devastated after their overtime loss to Kansas State last night.Cal isn't feeling too much better after ASU defeated them on a last-second bucket.This is interesting/women are so tough:Center Kali Bennett, who received…