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Daily Swish: A round up of weekend links
by Swish Appeal
posted November 22, 2014 at 9:23pm

A roundup of links over the week. Here are some links over the past week, mostly in the WNBA, and some in the NCAA as well. Mount St. Joseph forward Lauren Hill played in her second college game vs. Bethany College and scored a layup - Hill scored wit...more

Lauren Hill plays again, makes a layup
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 22, 2014 at 10:15am

Mount St. Joseph's freshman Lauren Hill played in her second game tonight, and scored.Results:Today's best games so far have been those of the unranked......Texas Tech survived Arizona, 57-54.USC downed Long Beach State in overtime, 90-85.Alabama got past...more

Stanford Can’t Stay on Top, Fall to Texas
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted November 21, 2014 at 11:10pm

Stanford did not lead for the majority of the game…they were down by 10 at one point…Amber Orrange kept Stanford in it with some clutch shooting near the end…the game went into overtime…no, dear reader, you are not suffering de...more

NCAA Basketball selects host cities for 2016-2018
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 21, 2014 at 11:08pm

The NCAA named its host cities for 2016-2018 regionals, and Lexington, Kent. won big. Stockton, Calif. and South Dakota will host regionals for the first time:2016 HOST ROUND SITE VENUEMarch 25-28 Fairfield and UConn Regional Bridgeport, Conn. Web...more

Six-day old basketball season features more upendings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 21, 2014 at 11:33am

Upsets:#10 surprised #6 Stanford in overtime, 87-81.Mississippi State dropped #17 West Virginia, 74-61.More results:Pitt routed Michigan, 85-64, and set a school record in the process: a team-high 13 three-point shots.Auburn edged FGCU, 72-69.James Madiso...more

Some close ones-NCAA Basketball
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 20, 2014 at 10:08am

It took two overtimes, but Green Bay upset #24 Purdue, 81-78.#11 North Carolina survived #21 Oklahoma State, 79-77.#23 Syracuse surged past Duquesne, 90-84.Jewell Loyd lifted #3 Notre Dame past #15 Michigan State, 71-63.#24 Georgia overtook Ohio State, 67...more

Niagara team rescued from snow storm
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 20, 2014 at 10:03am

After 24 hours stranded in a snow storm in upstate New York, the Niagara team was rescued today. Ordeal timeline.Player news:One season after her freshman "fog," Kentucky's Makayla Epps is starting to shine.New Mexico has dismissed Ebony Walker following ...more

Adverse conditions: what do Connecticut's close losses say about the program?
by Swish Appeal
posted November 19, 2014 at 9:28am

Is one close loss by Connecticut a sign of decline for the Huskies? We look at Connecticut's record over the last 10 seasons to see if there's a dark lining in the Connecticut silver cloud. Stanford might have saved the NCAA women's basketball tournam...more

USA Today top 25 weekly poll: there's a new number one in town
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 19, 2014 at 9:26am

Stanford's got the top spot in this week's USA Today top 25 poll, knocking UConn from the perch it's had since April, 2013:1. Stanford2. Notre Dame3. South Carolina4. Connecticut5. Tennessee6. Texas A&M;7. Duke8. Maryland9. Kentucky10. Louisville11. N...more

Outside of the game, much going on
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 19, 2014 at 9:24am

Today's results:#14 Cal took care of Nevada, 76-54.#22 Rutgers pushed past Northeastern, 74-60.Texas Tech pulled it out over Texas State, 81-77.Northwestern stifled Lousiana Tech, 69-57.Jacksonville State knocked off Alabama, 64-62.Full scoreboard.More co...more

Stanford Beats UConn in OT 88-86
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:16am

There are so many outstanding moments to highlight in Stanford’s come-from-behind, overtime win over #1 UConn, ending a 47-game win streak. Yes, that’s right, we said it... The Stanford Women’s Basketball team beat UConn!!Nom, Nom NomTha...more

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:14am

Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn't that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference...more

Final Four sites chosen through 2020
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:11am

Final Four cities have been chosen from 2017-2020. What it's looking like for the next six years:2015 - Tampa, Fla.2016 - Indianapolis, Ind.2017 - Dallas, Tex.2018 - Columbus, Ohio2019 - Tampa, Fla.2020 - New Orleans, La. ...more

NCAAW Weekend Recap: Plum pours in 45, Stanford uses new offense, UCLA struggles
by Swish Appeal
posted November 18, 2014 at 10:09am

Opening weekend for NCAA women's hoops is in the books with 247 games tipping off this weekend. Here's a look at some of the more fascinating early season matchups. Without further ado, let's get to the scores from the weekend that was: Friday Games ...more

NCAA Basketball: Sacred Heart shoots down Iona
by Swish Appeal
posted November 17, 2014 at 9:56pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Iona's two stars hit milestones, but Sacred Heart hit 12 threes to spoil the Gaels' home opener, 82-80. Kelcey Castro, Shelby Hickey, Hannah Kimmel, and Adaysha Williams each had 14 points to pace a balanced Pioneer attack. Dami...more

Analyzing UW's loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum's career-high 45 points
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:34pm

Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: "We're going to come back better." Neighbors coached a solid came against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th c...more

2014-15 Washington Mystics offseason: Lack of a franchise player still their top problem
by Swish Appeal
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:32pm

The Washington Mystics head to the third offseason in the Mike Thibault Era. Though Thibault had his best coaching performances in his first two seasons in D.C., the Mystics' number one question has still not been addressed. When, and how will they be i...more

Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Pac-12 tournament in March at KeyArena
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:31pm

From the Pac-12:     PAC-12 BEGINS SELLING TICKETS TO 2015 PAC-12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY Tournament set for March 5-8 at KeyArena in Seattle   San Francisco – The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the...more

More on last night
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 16, 2014 at 11:08am

One more upset:Washington State took down #22 Dayton, 76-60.Team news:Jasmine Jones and Isabelle Harrison were hurt last night in the Lady Vols' season opener.Richmond honored fallen coaches Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis at halftime of their opener last n...more

No surprises on day two
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 16, 2014 at 11:07am

Today's results:#2 South Carolina had to turn it on in the final five minutes to beat USC, 70-61.#5 Texas A&M;, #9 Texas, #16 Nebraska, #17 West Virginia and #18 DePaul all won handily. South Florida edged Villanova, 57-56.LSU wiped away the memory of...more

Tyler Summitt wins coaching debut
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 16, 2014 at 11:05am

Louisiana Tech pulled out a hard-fought one over SF Austin, 76-69:He's now only 1,097 behind his mom, Hall of Famer Pat Summitt.Ah, jokes. ...more

Gaels knock down Rams
by Swish Appeal
posted November 15, 2014 at 8:04pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: The one-two punch of Damika Martinez and Joy Adams was too much for Fordham to handle, as Iona took control early and never looked back in a 72-51 win on the road. Martinez had 27 points, 20 in the first half, to lead all scorers...more

South Carolina vs. USC headlines Saturday women's college basketball game slate
by Swish Appeal
posted November 15, 2014 at 7:50pm

College basketball's opening weekend continues. Here are the games involving Top-25 teams for Saturday: TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV (if on ESPN network) 7:00 PM Southern Cal at (2) South Carolina SEC NETWORK + 5:00 PM New Mexico vs. (5) Texas A&M;3:00 ...more

Tyler Summitt steps out of his mother's shadow
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 15, 2014 at 12:38pm

Thorough and amazing story:Perhaps it was meant to be. A son trying to forge his identity in the shadow of his mother's legacy needed to face his first battle alone. He knows he will never escape being compared with her. And he's fine with that."I don't d...more

NCAAW opening weekend scores: LSU, UCLA upset in season openers
by Swish Appeal
posted November 15, 2014 at 12:14pm

The LSU women kicked off the 2014-15 season with a home matchup against UALR in the Pete Maravich Center. Joining the Lady Tigers in an upset loss to start the season was #23 UCLA, who lost to James Madison. The women's college basketball season is you...more

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