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OT in Brookings.


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ROLL TIDE!! Bama with a 2 point victory after freshman Jordan Lewis puts back her own miss with 5.1 seconds left. The Tide was down by as many as 13 in the 3rd quarter, cut it to 7 at the end of the 3rd. They will host the winner of Tulane/Grambling State on Thursday.


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Notable exceptions so far are JMU and MTSU, but otherwise it looks like mostly the bottom dwellers of the majors are the ones going thru to the round of 16.



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Colorado survives South Dakota State 81-75 F. Buffs lost starting guard Alexis Robinson yesterday in practice. CU coach JR Payne deserves a lot of credit for excellent player management in overtime. Kennedy Leonard led the Buffs with 29 points. Senior forward Haley Smith added 21 for CU who now heads to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes.

Jackrabbits should hold their heads high. Great program and fan base.


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KatValeska wrote:
Colorado survives South Dakota State 81-75 F. Buffs lost starting guard Alexis Robinson yesterday in practice. CU coach JR Payne deserves a lot of credit for excellent player management in overtime. Kennedy Leonard led the Buffs with 29 points. Senior forward Haley Smith added 21 for CU who now heads to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes.

Jackrabbits should hold their heads high. Great program and fan base.


Those two were fantastic to watch. The Jacks had no answer for them at all, throughout the entire game. Leonard hit some deep 3s for Colorado that were killer.

SDSU had two good chances to win at the end in regulation. Lexi Alexander missed a contested layup and then Ellie Thompson missed the putback.

It was definitely the game of runs. SDSU to start the game. Colorado answered in the 2nd Quarter and to start the 3rd. SDSU mustered enough to mount a 10 point deficit to force overtime and then Colorado made their last run.

Best of luck versus Iowa!


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JMU over UVA 61-55, wll host Villanova Thursday evening at the Convo Center in Harrsonburg. The season rolls on!



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PostPosted: 03/19/17 10:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lynxmania wrote:
KatValeska wrote:
Colorado survives South Dakota State 81-75 F. Buffs lost starting guard Alexis Robinson yesterday in practice. CU coach JR Payne deserves a lot of credit for excellent player management in overtime. Kennedy Leonard led the Buffs with 29 points. Senior forward Haley Smith added 21 for CU who now heads to Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes.

Jackrabbits should hold their heads high. Great program and fan base.


Those two were fantastic to watch. The Jacks had no answer for them at all, throughout the entire game. Leonard hit some deep 3s for Colorado that were killer.

SDSU had two good chances to win at the end in regulation. Lexi Alexander missed a contested layup and then Ellie Thompson missed the putback.

It was definitely the game of runs. SDSU to start the game. Colorado answered in the 2nd Quarter and to start the 3rd. SDSU mustered enough to mount a 10 point deficit to force overtime and then Colorado made their last run.

Best of luck versus Iowa!


Thanks for sharing your perspective. I had to listen to the game on a radio. Not sure I can recall a team ever mounting that many comebacks against the Buffs. Seemed like the momentum was completely with SDSU as the clock wound down in regulation. Ecstactic, but still kinda stunned that CU pulled out the win there. Glad you were able to see Smith play. She works as hard for 40 (or more) minutes as any player I've had the pleasure of watching through a career. I so want to see that last longer. Leonard gets better every game. She had a lot of early turnovers, but seemed unflappably clutch in OT.


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Leonard is quite a competitor. I was impressed with her in Colorado's games against Stanford.


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Thursday, March 23
St. John's at Michigan, TBA
Abilene Christian/SMU at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET
​Virginia Tech at Penn State, 7 p.m. ET
Villanova at James Madison, 7 p.m. ET
​Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. ET
​Tulane at Alabama, 8 p.m. ET
​Colorado at Iowa, 8 p.m. ET
UC Davis at Washington State, 10 p.m. ET

I'm sure Michigan is trying to figure out how to maintain a live audience while playing at the same time as the men in the NCAA tourney. I could see an early start with the second half of the men's game broadcast on the scoreboard. Less likely is a later start.


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Argh. I finally got a look at our regional and I see that Indiana is in it. Oh well, survive and advance. Next on JMU's plate is Villanova, who just barely beat Drexel, a team JMU had little trouble with during the season. So we will see.

Kenny Brooks and former protege Sean O'Reagan are having a friendly Twitter battle about a possible meeting in the Final Four. Very Happy



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PostPosted: 03/20/17 10:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

UCDavis' low bid must have been even lower than Wazzou's low bid. The WNIT folks probably weren't too excited about that. But it's nice to see if Wazzou can win at home as well as they've been doing on the road. Apparently Colorado hasn't been bidding either since this will be their third road game. Too bad, since they have a definite home court advantage because of the mile high aspect, but I expect Iowa should beat them on Iowa's home court. Still it could be an interesting game.



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I expected the B1G to do well here since they got fewer in the big dance. And fortunate for them, they're in three different brackets so they could all go through to the semis. They apparently ran out of 'West' teams so Iowa got thrown into that group. As long as they go on hosting it doesn't really matter to them.



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myrtle wrote:
I expected the B1G to do well here since they got fewer in the big dance. And fortunate for them, they're in three different brackets so they could all go through to the semis. They apparently ran out of 'West' teams so Iowa got thrown into that group. As long as they go on hosting it doesn't really matter to them.


Actually Michigan and Penn State are in the same bracket and will face off this weekend if both win on Thursday. No B1G teams were placed in the southeastern side of the bracket.


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I'm sure Michigan is trying to figure out how to maintain a live audience while playing at the same time as the men in the NCAA tourney. I could see an early start with the second half of the men's game broadcast on the scoreboard. Less likely is a later start.


Yep, 6:00 PM start has been announced.


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It's kind of hard to see how Michigan got left out of the big dance. But as I always say about the best of the rest - this way they have a shot at another trophy...and if I were a betting person, I would put my $ on them winning the WNIT, especially if they host throughout. the hosting is a really big deal. I always think it's worth about a 5 point advantage, sometimes more.



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mzonefan wrote:

Actually Michigan and Penn State are in the same bracket and will face off this weekend if both win on Thursday.


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It's kind of hard to see how Michigan got left out of the big dance. But as I always say about the best of the rest - this way they have a shot at another trophy...and if I were a betting person, I would put my $ on them winning the WNIT, especially if they host throughout. the hosting is a really big deal. I always think it's worth about a 5 point advantage, sometimes more.


If I hadta bet $, I'd say Indiana is a more likely victor. I think they both could have done well in The Big One. The Big Ten's second tier of teams were very good, imo. (MI, IN, MI-State, IA)



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Howee is right. Indiana is the team to beat.



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myrtle wrote:
It's kind of hard to see how Michigan got left out of the big dance. But as I always say about the best of the rest - this way they have a shot at another trophy...and if I were a betting person, I would put my $ on them winning the WNIT, especially if they host throughout. the hosting is a really big deal. I always think it's worth about a 5 point advantage, sometimes more.


I think they're a good team, with a nice schedule but lacking any signature wins. On the flip side, finishing alone in third in the B1G is nothing to sneeze at. The late season slide, losing four out of their last five, hurt them the most.

Michigan's attendance has been weak so far. PSU will probably host (because they draw more) if both teams advance. Bryce Jordan Center has it penciled in for Sunday. Michigan lost there by one point in the last game of the conference season, so I'm sure the Wolverines would love to avenge the loss.

The Wolverines and the Hoosiers split this year with each team taking home court.


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PostPosted: 03/21/17 11:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How good is SMU? They live in the AAC in the shadow of UConn, so nobody ever sees them, but that's who Indiana has to get past next. JMU has Villanova next in that region, and then...the winner of that game.



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How good is SMU? They live in the AAC in the shadow of UConn, so nobody ever sees them, but that's who Indiana has to get past next. JMU has Villanova next in that region, and then...the winner of that game.


They finished with an RPI of 100 but only have three road wins for the season. The Mustangs were one of four teams that finished with an AAC record of 7-9. SMU was the 6 seed in their tournament.


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mzonefan wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
How good is SMU? They live in the AAC in the shadow of UConn, so nobody ever sees them, but that's who Indiana has to get past next. JMU has Villanova next in that region, and then...the winner of that game.


They finished with an RPI of 100 but only have three road wins for the season. The Mustangs were one of four teams that finished with an AAC record of 7-9. SMU was the 6 seed in their tournament.


I guess it depends on what their OOC schedule was. I'll have to look it up. I know pretty much what the AAC looks like (other than that anomaly, UConn, which skews everyone else's RPI) so that's not really a factor.



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A little about KBA facing St. John's:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/womens-basketball/michigan-coach-barnes-arico-play-former-team


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PostPosted: 03/22/17 12:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For those interested, here are the round of 16 match-ups (all games to be played Thursday night):

UC-Davis @ Washington State
Colorado @ Iowa

Tulane @ Alabama
Middle Tennessee @ Georgia Tech

St. John's @ Michigan
Virginia Tech @ Penn State

Villanova @ James Madison
SMU @ Indiana

The winners of the 2-game "pods" above will match up with each other.


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myrtle wrote:
.... Apparently Colorado hasn't been bidding either since this will be their third road game. Too bad, since they have a definite home court advantage because of the mile high aspect, but I expect Iowa should beat them on Iowa's home court. Still it could be an interesting game.

Colorado's first round game against UNLV was a home game for the Buffs. But the attendance was, unfortunately, very poor at only in the low 800's. I don't know if Colorado bid for rounds 2 or 3 but, from an "atmosphere" perspective, SDSU certainly was the team that should have hosted in round 2.




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mzonefan wrote:
A little about KBA facing St. John's:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/womens-basketball/michigan-coach-barnes-arico-play-former-team


Aww.
Couldn't they bring back Kevin Borseth as Head Coach Emeritus, for 1 game ?
(he's worth the price of admission by himself)


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mzonefan wrote:
A little about KBA facing St. John's:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/womens-basketball/michigan-coach-barnes-arico-play-former-team


Wow. Will there be any half-red/half-blue shirts in the crowd?


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ah shucks. Was hoping JMU or MTSU would come thru but now it's all majors into the last 8. [assuming Wazzou holds on to its lead]. Home court is now huge advantage meaning Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and Ga Tech should move on to the final 4.



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JMU did their damnedest against Villanova in the Convo Center, taking the Wildcats to OT before losing it, 69-67. Precious Hall scored 36 in her final game. I don't think Villanova expected the kind of defense JMU puts up though. They seemed downright flummoxed in the 3rd Q when the Dukes turned it up a notch or two, and after that they weren't able to hit nearly as many 3s or pass nearly as well. I expect them to get their lunch eaten by Indiana on Sunday. Anyway, it was a nice run for JMU while it lasted.

It was good to see Jannah Tucker out there playing well and looking good. I trust all the trauma of her teens is gone and her life is together now. I hope the best for her going forward.



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Iowa takes down Colorado 80-62. The Hawkeyes maintained a large lead throughout. The Buffs were never able to make a serious run in this one. CU senior Haley Smith went out in style with 25 points to lead all scorers despite picking up her second foul in the first minute or two of play. Congrats to Iowa.


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cattekin wrote:
mzonefan wrote:
A little about KBA facing St. John's:

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/womens-basketball/michigan-coach-barnes-arico-play-former-team


Wow. Will there be any half-red/half-blue shirts in the crowd?


I didn't see any, but KBA's daughters did hang out behind St. John's bench for the 1Q. Smile

Michigan looked completely out of rhythm in the first half and was down 30-29. Gondrezick was not with the team (sounds like we'll hear more later). The Wolverines got it together and held St. John's to just 10 points in the whole second half, winning 60-40. It helped that the St. John's two post players fouled out while trying to guard Hallie Thome, who led all with 19.


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Round 4
Saturday, March 25
Virginia Tech at Michigan, 2 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 26
Villanova at Indiana, 2 p.m. ET
Alabama at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. ET
Washington State at Iowa, 3 p.m. ET


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I'm a Bama alum living in Atlanta and my family has been Bama women's hoops season ticket holders for years now. Therefore, I will probably head down to Tech on Sunday afternoon (although parking there is a nightmare) and cheer on my Tide. ROLL TIDE!!


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I'm a Bama alum living in Atlanta and my family has been Bama women's hoops season ticket holders for years now. Therefore, I will probably head down to Tech on Sunday afternoon (although parking there is a nightmare) and cheer on my Tide. ROLL TIDE!!


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Michigan rolled against Virginia Tech, 80-62, this afternoon. Kenny Brooks complained in his post-game about his team having to travel and play at 2:00 after playing Thursday night. He had a good point. I don't know why the game was scheduled that way.

Milestones from Michigan (it's as if Gondrezick being gone helped loosen them up):
» Katelynn Flaherty scored a game-high 29 points, including seven three-pointers, to record just the second 700-point season in school history (701). Both 700-point seasons belong to Flaherty.
» Hallie Thome scored 27 points on 11-for-16 shooting, including seven straight to start the fourth quarter.
» Siera Thompson became the program leader in assists after going for five against Virginia Tech. Thompson now has 540 career assists.


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With the overall stellar play, the B1G has popped up a point, to a point and a half, in the Sagarin conference ratings.


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In a foul fest featuring horrible shooting by both teams, Wazzou hangs on to win at Iowa. We're talking under 40%from 2, around 20% at volume from 3 and a little over 50% from the line FOR BOTH TEAMS. OMG!

So the semis will be Nova at Michigan and WSU v. Georgia Tech somewhere.



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myrtle wrote:
In a foul fest featuring horrible shooting by both teams, Wazzou hangs on to win at Iowa. We're talking under 40%from 2, around 20% at volume from 3 and a little over 50% from the line FOR BOTH TEAMS. OMG!

So the semis will be Nova at Michigan and WSU v. Georgia Tech somewhere.
At GA Tech. Both games are on Wednesday.


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5thmantheme wrote:
With the overall stellar play, the B1G has popped up a point, to a point and a half, in the Sagarin conference ratings.


I wonder how much that'll change with both Indiana and Iowa losing today.


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Go Blue! Conference loyalty be damned, KBA and the crew are my crew.

If Nova were hosting, I would seriously consider taking the day off and going down there.



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In a foul fest featuring horrible shooting by both teams, Wazzou hangs on to win at Iowa. We're talking under 40%from 2, around 20% at volume from 3 and a little over 50% from the line FOR BOTH TEAMS. OMG!

So the semis will be Nova at Michigan and WSU v. Georgia Tech somewhere.


Seriously, Bluder!?!



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There is NO WAY Villanova should beat Michigan! They shouldn't even have got this far....they BARELY beat JMU! GO BLUE! (Sorry Jannah, but you shouldn't have done that!)



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Go WSU!!


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Thanks for the Go Blue support, RebKellians!

It's been four years since Michigan faced Villanova (NCAA 1st round win), so I'll have to read up on them to see how we match up.

I do know that the Wolverines will be super-confident if they beat Nova and end up facing GATech - a team they beat by 40 in December back in the ACC/B1G Challenge.

They beat Washington State two years ago, so we know a bit about them.


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Due to a previous commitment in Crisler Arena, the Wolverines will host the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at University of Detroit Mercy's Callihan Hall for the WNIT final.

This Wolverines will be playing in their first championship game of any kind in the 43 years of the program.


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mzonefan wrote:
Due to a previous commitment in Crisler Arena, the Wolverines will host the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at University of Detroit Mercy's Callihan Hall for the WNIT final.

This Wolverines will be playing in their first championship game of any kind in the 43 years of the program.


I guess GA Tech's attendance is God awful...


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mzonefan wrote:
Due to a previous commitment in Crisler Arena, the Wolverines will host the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at University of Detroit Mercy's Callihan Hall for the WNIT final.

This Wolverines will be playing in their first championship game of any kind in the 43 years of the program.


I guess GA Tech's attendance is God awful...


Neither teams have good attendance; although, Michigan's has been a few hundred more. I think Michigan probably threw more money at the WNIT.


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mzonefan wrote:
purduefanatic wrote:
mzonefan wrote:
Due to a previous commitment in Crisler Arena, the Wolverines will host the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at University of Detroit Mercy's Callihan Hall for the WNIT final.

This Wolverines will be playing in their first championship game of any kind in the 43 years of the program.


I guess GA Tech's attendance is God awful...


Neither teams have good attendance; although, Michigan's has been a few hundred more. I think Michigan probably threw more money at the WNIT.


True. Guessing they also had to throw some money at Detroit as well. Michigan certainly has money to burn.


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Official attendance at Georgia Tech for the Washington State game was 1,106. Tech hosted all of their previous tournament games even though attendance was less than 900 for all including Middle Tennessee who had better numbers. Tech men (who lost their NIT championship game) have good support from fans and from local media. Tech women are lucky to get a mention in the newspaper or radio/tv sports news. I think that may be, in part, because of so many professional teams in town who get most of the media's attention.

The Georgia Tech team that lost 92-52 to Michigan December 1 is much improved. Kaylan Pugh, the transfer from Ohio State who was not eligible until mid-season, comes off the bench and provides a lot of energy. She is a bit wild and is terrible at the free throw line, but she is a great defender and is third on the team in scoring. Francesca Pan, ACC Freshman-of-the-year, has adjusted better to U.S. style of play. Elo Edeferioka, the transfer from Hofstra, has come a long way too.

Michigan will probably win, but not by 40 points.


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PostPosted: 04/02/17 8:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

crispyten wrote:

Michigan will probably win, but not by 40 points.


It was night and day from December! Michigan hit 50% in the earlier game to 36.7 yesterday. The Wolverines were also missing transfer/ACL/personal leave players who scored a total of 23 in the earlier game.

I'm glad the Wolverines hung on to win. GA Tech had so much more depth, using 9 players for double-digit minutes to only 6 of U-M's. Our PG played all 55 minutes, C and PF 52 each and SG 51. KBA has used the tag line "Hardest working team in America" since she's been at Michigan. Yesterday the conditioning work paid dividends.


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