Full Court congratulates our National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year for the 2012-2013 women’s college basketball season, as well as all the talented athletes named to our NCAA Division I All-American and Freshmen All-American teams.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was the same song, second verse, in the Oklahoma City Regional final Tuesday night as fifth-seeded Louisville, cast in the role of the proverbial David, slew one of the Goliaths of women’s college basketball to punch its ticket to next week’s Final Four in New Orleans.
Coaches for both combatants in Sunday's Sweet 16 upset of top-ranked Baylor by fifth-seeded upstart Louisville had a lot to say about the officiating -- both during the game, when they filled the referees' ears with reactions to virtually every call and non-call, cavorting on the sidelines until one coach was called for a technical that could have cost his team the game, and the other probably should have been -- and in the presser afterward.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- As the Baylor-versus-Louisville Sweet 16 matchup tipped off, nearly half the press corps was still in the post-game interview room listening to Tennessee coach Holly Warlick lay out her game plan for what nearly everyone assumed would be a Tennessee-Baylor Elite Eight rematch.
At least fans trying to follow the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament on television won’t be at the mercy of ESPN’s “whip-around” coverage this weekend, as the actual translation of “whip-around” is “ignore the close games while focusing on routs by the top seeds.”
All eight games will be shown Saturday and Sunday, neatly sandwiched, for the most part, around the men’s Elite Eight, and three of those games will feature ESPN’s rightly hyped “Three to See” stars: Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne.
WACO, Tex. -- It’s hard to imagine what more anyone could have asked of Brittney Griner than what she poured out in front of a crowd of 9,652 mostly Baylor fans, including former president George W. Bush, on Tuesday night in her final home game.
Baylor wins, 85-47, to advance to its fifth-straight Sweet 16