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LSU's Sheila Boykin defeats life-threatening illness
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 18, 2014 at 7:23pm

Here's a day-brightener:As the effects of the syndrome left her body, Boykin was determined to come back. Collins and the team’s staff put her on an aggressive rehab program, as the muscles in her legs had wasted away. She started lifting weights to...more

Stanford Can’t Score Against Chattanooga
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 18, 2014 at 7:18pm

So the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Tennessee and played an unranked team they have never played before, and…lost. Stanford, ranked #7 lost to Chattanooga (UTC) 54-46 (and just what is a “Moc,” that school’s ...more

And then there were 13
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00am

North Carolina's loss to Oregon State tonight brings the number of undefeated Division I teams to 13:Texas A&M;, 11-0Mississippi State, 11-0Princeton, 11-0Georgia, 10-0South Carolina, 9-0St. John's, 9-0Texas, 8-0Oregon State, 8-0Northwestern, 8-0Akron...more

USA Today top 25 poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 9:56am

USA Today top 25 looking a lot like the AP poll.......1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Notre Dame5. Texas A&M;6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Maryland12. Tennessee13. Duke14. Oregon State15. Nebraska16. Oklah...more

Could there be anymore going on in NCAA Basketball?
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 9:44am

No.Player news:Southeast Missouri State coach Ben Coomes has been fired for violating NCAA rules: he shared a Netflix account with a recruit.Bianca Cuevas has persevered through loss for South Carolina.Drexel guard Meghan Creighton is out indefinitely wit...more

Easing into finals week
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:56pm

Remember, fans - this is finals week for most schools, so the game schedule will be less in the coming days, beginning tomorrow. Have patience while the youngins get their education.No upsets in today's games, somehow. But several match ups were interesti...more

Red Storm handles Highlanders
by Swish Appeal
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:05am

Just the Facts, Ma'am: A 12-0 run in the first half put St. John's in control, and the Red Storm cruised to a 66-42 win over NJIT. Aliyyah Handford led all scorers with 17 points. Leah Horton led the Highlanders with 13 points, 11 in the second half. ...more

AP top 25 poll: just a few changes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:04am

This week's AP top 25 poll:1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Texas A&M;5. Notre Dame6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Tennessee12. Nebraska13. Duke14. Maryland15. Georgia16. Oregon State17. Rutgers18. Michigan S...more

Injury bugs bite
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:03am

Today's results - and there are no surprises....a rarity this year.Player news:Kentucky senior Bria Goss will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken left thumb.Missouri forward Kayla McDowell is out for the season with a torn ACL.Team news:Texas A&M;is the NCAA...more

Cal's "black lives matter" statement passionate and unplanned
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:00am

It was something else to witness this yesterday:"They articulated so well that they weren't comfortable playing for Cal and not talking about what they stood for," Gottlieb said. "There was a lot of emotion in the room - tears. They wanted to be part of t...more

Wins and losses NCAA Basketball
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 7:46pm

Today's results:Cal State Long Beach upset #18 Cal in overtime, 58-56.Oregon waited out a power outage during the game to take down Northern Arizona, 59-47. It was the Ducks' third straight win; they are 5-3.BYU edged Utah, 60-56.Full scoreboard.More news...more

What We've Learned So Far during college basketball season: Debuting Player of the Year Rankings
by Swish Appeal
posted December 14, 2014 at 7:33pm

Who are the best college basketball players? We rank them here. It seems like just yesterday the season started and we were trying to figure out who'd finish in the race for second. But thanks to another fantastic game plan, Tara VanDerveer's Stanford ...more

Notre Dame, Cal basketball players join "black lives matter" movement
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:43pm

Notre Dame players wore "I can't breathe" T-shirts in pregame warm ups today, in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York in July after being placed in a police chokehold:The players wore the shirts while warming up before their 70-50 wi...more

Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

Seton Hall remains undefeated at home with win over Illinois
by Swish Appeal
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:51pm

The Seton Hall Pirates improved to 6-0 at home and 9-1 overall with a win over Illinois just before final exams.   SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Semester final examinations were set to begin the following morning. On Tuesday Seton Hall passed a big test sco...more

Naismith Award watch list
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 11, 2014 at 10:23am

Amazing list of players:Lindsay Allen Notre Dame Soph. G ACCJillian Alleyne Oregon Jr. F Pac-12Rachel Banham Minnesota Sr. G Big TenBrittany Boyd California Sr. G Pac-12Crystal Bradford Central Michigan Sr. G Mid-AmericanLexie Brown Maryland Soph. G Big T...more

USA Today top 25 poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 10, 2014 at 9:57am

Changes in this week's USA Today top 25 poll:1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Notre Dame5. Texas A&M;6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Maryland12. Duke13. Tennessee14. Oregon State15. Nebraska16. Oklahoma State...more

Team RPIs this week
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 9, 2014 at 10:16am

Fascinating stuff:1 3 Kentucky Southeastern 8-1 2-0 2-1 4-0 0-02 1 Arizona St. Pac-12 6-1 1-0 2-1 3-0 0-03 2 UConn AAC 6-1 2-1 3-0 1-0 0-04 6 Southern California Pac-12 5-2 3-2 1-0 1-0 0-05 5 Green Bay Horizon 6-2 2-1 2-1 2-0 0-06 22 South Carolina Southe...more

A-shifting they will go: AP top 25
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 9, 2014 at 10:07am

To no one's surprise, a lot of shifting in this week's AP top 25 poll:1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Texas A&M;5. Notre Dame6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Tennessee12. Nebraska13. Duke14. Maryland15. Orego...more

Kentucky at Louisville: crowd heavy Cardinal red; results blue 77-68
by Swish Appeal
posted December 8, 2014 at 12:28pm

Day 6 - Bob concludes his Indiana journey by stopping off in southern Indiana and walking across the Ohio River to the Yum Center in Louisville for the annual in-state Kentucky versus Louisville rivalry.   On Sunday, I made my last stop in Indian...more

Louisiana Tech wins home opener, with Pat Summitt in the house
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 8, 2014 at 10:15am

So much to pull out of this story:RUSTON, La. -- On Dec. 7, 1974, Pat Summitt coached her first game for the University of Tennessee. Forty years later to the date, her son, Tyler, coached his first home game for Louisiana Tech."Gives you chills almost," ...more

Upset-fest
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 8, 2014 at 10:12am

Upset city today in college hoops.The one that has me scratching my head is Kansas routing #10 Cal, 62-39. The Golden Bears held the Jayhawks scoreless for the first four minutes, but Kansas had the lead by the first media timeout, and kept it the rest of...more

Bob's Indiana Journey Day 5 - Connecticut erases early 10-point first half deficit; wins 76-58 at Notre Dame
by Swish Appeal
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:43pm

Bob continues his Indiana travels by watching Connecticut win big at Notre Dame in front of a sold out building. . South Bend, IN -- Thanks to construction, the 135 miles drive from Indianapolis to South Bend took a lot longer than the two hours you mi...more

Results; Lauren Hill; Mo'Ne Davis; third Schimmel rising
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2014 at 3:41pm

A let down:#2 Notre Dame was spanked by #3 UConn, 76-58.It was tough medicine for the Irish. More results:#17 Oregon State whooped Sacramento State, 109-61.Cal State Bakersfield rallied to edge Riverside, 66-65. They are 6-1.Oral Roberts escaped Eastern M...more

Notre Dame and UConn set to face off again
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 6, 2014 at 9:29am

No top 25 games today, but the showdown is real tomorrow as the rivalry resumes: #3 UConn at #2 Notre Dame.Fort Wayne is ready.ESPN says the secret to the game is the score with ten minutes left.Husky cheat sheet.Notre Dame's Brianna Turner, injured in We...more

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