PAT SUMMIT PHOTO GALLERY - For those not close to the Tennessee program, the question over the years has come in repetitive fashion from those TV viewers, be they coaches, fans, reporters not involved with women’s coverage: “What’s she really like in person?
“She looks like she is really mean with that stare. She must be really tough to deal with.”
BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Guru has a few quick impressions after a draft whose overall worth won't be known until it is determined who actually makes the 11-player rosters of the 12 teams who already are loaded with veterans.
Nneka Ogumwmike will be a value in the tradition of overall No. 1 picks, maybe not necessarily on the scale of a Lauren Jackson, but will bring positive returns to the Los Angeles Sparks and to the WNBA both on and off the court.
No surprise. Los Angeles quickly takes Stanford all-American Nneka Oguwmike of Stanford as the No. 1 pick. Incidentlally, it turns out that Tennessee's Glory Johnson has also has a Nigerian background.
DENVER -- The Pepsi Center here near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is an appropriate name of the arena for Tuesday night's NCAA title game between Baylor (39-0), the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, and Notre Dame (35-3), the overall second No. 1 seed, because the showdown between two of the season's top national powers is expected to have lots of pop.
DENVER – In one of the all-time semifinal thrillers at the Women’s Final Four, Notre Dame rallied twice Sunday night with the game on the line to oust its Big East rival national heavyweight Connecticut 83-75 in overtime for the second straight year and move on to Tuesday night’s NCAA championship.
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.
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.