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Who will win this game?
Iowa
39%
 39%  [ 9 ]
Connecticut
60%
 60%  [ 14 ]
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huskiemaniac



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PostPosted: 03/27/21 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
undersized_post wrote:
Surprising number of poll respondents here think Iowa has a chance Surprised


UConn is largely untested. They've only had three games against top 25 NET teams and didn't look dominant in any of them.


And yet, the Hussies beat Iowa by as much as did the Mighty Mighty Terps.


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PostPosted: 03/27/21 7:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

huskiemaniac wrote:
pilight wrote:
undersized_post wrote:
Surprising number of poll respondents here think Iowa has a chance Surprised


UConn is largely untested. They've only had three games against top 25 NET teams and didn't look dominant in any of them.


And yet, the Hussies beat Iowa by as much as did the Mighty Mighty Terps.


UConn controlled this game from start to finish, but it was more within reach for Iowa than either of the Iowa/Maryland matchups. (for what it's worth)




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PostPosted: 03/27/21 8:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

huskiemaniac wrote:
pilight wrote:
undersized_post wrote:
Surprising number of poll respondents here think Iowa has a chance Surprised


UConn is largely untested. They've only had three games against top 25 NET teams and didn't look dominant in any of them.


And yet, the Hussies beat Iowa by as much as did the Mighty Mighty Terps.


They played well today



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PostPosted: 03/27/21 9:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Müle has been a spark on defense. Her value isn't in her scoring but her shooting is generally much better right now than the stats quoted, which while true are hardly the "whole truth". Müle had a rough start being injured and not being able to practice. Then she tried to use Euro defensive tactics and drew a lot of fouls. Since her first 4 or 5 games she's been a huge part of UConn's defense and a reasonably good spot up 3 pt shooter. In addition both Edwards and ONO were highly susceptible to getting into foul trouble and playing them both together was a roll of the dice. They seem to have corrected that and it couldn't come at a better time with Baylor ahead.

Müle, if she plays, will harass Richards who is not the best ball handler and come up with a couple of steals. I'll be happy with her back in the rotation, whether she starts or comes off the bench.


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PostPosted: 03/28/21 12:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WHEW Caitlin Clark has me crying listening to the postgame press conference (link below).

A child sports journalist named Pepper asks Caitlin, "What message do you have for the young girls who now know you and are inspired by you?" The answer made Caitlin choke up in tears:

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"I feel like I was that little girl just a short while ago, so I would just say, 'Dream Big.' That's always what I did. My parents never held me back from anything [I thought I] could do, and that's just the biggest thing."


These end of season feels are just too much sometimes, damn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhol87U7FhY (The quoted exchange happens from 17:50 to 18:25.)


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PostPosted: 03/28/21 8:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That is the nature of sports. " The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat".



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PostPosted: 03/28/21 11:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

In the much ballyhooed Caitlin vs Paige battle, Christyn Williams was the best player on the court.

Justice for C Williams Laughing

I love Aaliyah Edwards and her game. She gives Uconn the tough physical post presence they've been missing for a few years. Despite how mediocre Baylor looked yesterday you better believe they will be geared up for Uconn.


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PostPosted: 03/29/21 1:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For all the pre-game hype about Paige vs. Caitlyn, no one declared the winner. I do: Paige by a nose.

You all can read the box score and compare those lines.

For more advanced game stats:

- Usage Rate: Caitlyn 36.8%, Paige 26.5%. Usage Rate, again, is the percentage of the teams plays, when the player is in the game, in which she attempts a field goal, foul shot, or makes a TO.

- EFG%: Caitlyn 42.9% (4th on her team), Paige 44.4% (5th).

- ATO Ratio: Caitlyn 1.0, Paige 4.0.
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PostPosted: 03/29/21 1:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
For all the pre-game hype about Paige vs. Caitlyn, no one declared the winner. I do: Paige by a nose.


We'll certainly all be able to sleep better now that we know the answer. Laughing Rolling Eyes (kidding, in good fun) Mr. Green


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PostPosted: 03/29/21 2:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow...I hope that was called a foul^ haha


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PostPosted: 03/29/21 3:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Wow...I hope that was called a foul^ haha

Right?? You can't just run into someone's hand like that!! Wink


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PostPosted: 03/29/21 3:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

singinerd54 wrote:
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Wow...I hope that was called a foul^ haha

Right?? You can't just run into someone's hand like that!! Wink


didn't touch her shooting arm. Of course that's not a foul.


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singinerd54 wrote:
undersized_post wrote:
Wow...I hope that was called a foul^ haha

Right?? You can't just run into someone's hand like that!! Wink


that made me giggle Mr. Green


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PostPosted: 03/29/21 3:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

undersized_post wrote:
WHEW Caitlin Clark has me crying listening to the postgame press conference (link below).

A child sports journalist named Pepper asks Caitlin, "What message do you have for the young girls who now know you and are inspired by you?" The answer made Caitlin choke up in tears:

Quote:
"I feel like I was that little girl just a short while ago, so I would just say, 'Dream Big.' That's always what I did. My parents never held me back from anything [I thought I] could do, and that's just the biggest thing."


These end of season feels are just too much sometimes, damn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhol87U7FhY (The quoted exchange happens from 17:50 to 18:25.)


Yeah, I often don't watch them because I end up crying along with them. So much respect for these kids that can talk to the press after losing a heartbreaker.


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