DENVER – While a pair of virtual strangers are meeting in the second national semifinal game Sunday night when Baylor (38-0) and Stanford (34-1) hook up, the Big East Conference takes its 1-2 punch of familiarity west when Connecticut (33-4) and Notre Dame (34-3) hook up for the fourth time this season and eighth time in the last two in the NCAA Women’s Final Four opener at the Pepsi Center.
Oklahoma State won the postseason Women's National Invitational Tournament this afternoon with a hard-fought 75-68 victory over James Madison at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. It is the first WNIT championship for Oklahoma State, and just the second for any Big-12 team since Kansas State took home the hardware in 2006.
Though OSU is now 11-4 in WNIT play, prior to this season they had advanced no farther than the quarterfinals (2001). Last season ended in the WNIT second round.
DENVER, CO - On Friday, USA Basketball announced the the first 11 members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. The group is arguably the most talented collection of athletes assembled by the United States and is a heavy favorite to win a fifth consecutive gold medal. The group inlcudes three athlets who are two-time Olympic gold medalists in Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi. Four others also earned gold in Beijing in Swin Cash, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and Candace Parker.
DENVER, CO - Full Court has selected our National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year for the 2011-2012 women’s college basketball season, along with our NCAA Division I All-American and Freshmen All-American teams.
We know March Madness is in full effect, but that also means the WNBA season is right around the corner! With all that's happened in the off season, we thought we'd check in with Alex Chambers, aka "The W Guy," to get us up to speed on all the off-season movement. Check out his new video feature called WNBA Minute. He gives us the scoop on everything going on in the league in 90 seconds.
The championship game of the WNIT is set. Oklahoma State and James Madison have each battled its way past "the best of the rest" and will tip off for the title on Saturday, March 31, 2012, in OSU's Gallagher-Iba Arena at 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 2:00 p.m. Central.
Oklahoma State Overcomes Tragic Blow to Make its Way to Championship Game
While the notion of a "consolation tournament" usually carries with it a pejorative connotation embodied in phases such as "table scraps" or "meager leftovers," the term means something quite different this time around.
One night after Baylor and Stanford, the No. 1 seeds in the Des Moines (Iowa) and Fresno (Calif.) regionals, punched their tickets to the Women’s Final Four tickets to Denver’s Pepsi Center, Connecticut and Notre Dame, the top seeds in the Kingston (RI) and Raleigh (NC) regionals, did likewise giving the Big East Conference a double entry for the second straight season.