DALLAS, Tex. -- With close to 100 teams and a thousand players, the DFW Elite BigTyme March Fest had dozens of players from various classes that will go on to play at the next level. I picked nine players but I probably could have picked 50, there was that much talent to choose from.
BUFORD, Ga. -- The midseason departure of one of the nation’s top prep players from her high school team took a new twist when Full Court received copies of a text message reportedly sent by Kaela Davis of Buford High School to her teammates indicating that she left the team due to a dispute with her coach.
BOWLING GREEN, KY -- Not eight, six or even four! Just a single school each year can claim to be the champion of girls’ basketball in the state of Kentucky. This year for the first time the champion was Marion County (39-0) of Lebanon, Kentucky.
BOULDER, Colo. –- Kansas is headed to the Sweet 16 for the second year in a row after back-to-back upsets against No. 5 Colorado and No. 4 South Carolina. The Jayhawks are the first No. 12 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 since San Francisco in 1996.
Senior guard Monica Engleman scored a career-high 27 points, including 18 in the first half, to guide Kansas past the tough South Carolina Gamecocks 75-69.
“Monica was on fire tonight, so we did our best to get her the ball,” said Kansas senior Angel Goodrich about her teammate.
SPOKANE, Wash. -- With their season on the brink in the face of a rip-roaring 19-1 Iowa State surge that erased a 14-point Georgia lead and put the Cyclones up 56-52 with 2 minutes and 32 seconds to play in Monday night’s NCAA tournament second round game at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Bulldogs senior center Anne Marie Armstrong calmly gathered her teammates together.
WACO, Tex. -- The postseason was over quickly for 16th-seeded Prairie View A&M and with it the collegiate careers of the team’s three seniors. The Panthers lost, yet again, and in dramatic fashion in the opening round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament Sunday, falling, 82-40, to the defending national champion Baylor Bears on their home court in Waco.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The prize of the Class of 2014 has been scooped up – Jordin Canada of Windward will go to UCLA, and even a loss to Bishop O’Dowd in the California Open Division finals couldn’t dim Canada’s luster. Sure, it would be nice if she went left a little more, and if she had more faith in her jump shot, but those are nitpicks. She’s a great young player, and will help keep UCLA in the national rankings during her time there.
SPOKANE, Wash. — When Iowa State head women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly took the microphone minutes after the Cyclones’ 86-47 win over Alabama State on Dec. 30, he thought that the crowd at James H. Hilton Coliseum was expecting a New Year’s salute.
But Fennelly had something far more monumental in store for the fans that had attended the final game of Iowa State’s holiday classic.
Two weeks prior, Ryan De Hamer had stepped into Fennelly’s office and asked for a favor. He had a life-changing event in mind, and he wanted Fennelly’s help in pulling it off.