2023 NCAA Womens basketball tournament

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Different game when Boston got called for her second so early and had to sit- on such a dumb, ticky tacky foul- but SC had the depth and physicality adavantage regardless. Superhuman by Clark and also Czinano inside. She went toe to toe with 2-3 players her size or bigger all night and she got the better of it for 40 minutes.
 

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Different game when Boston got called for her second so early and had to sit- on such a dumb, ticky tacky foul- but SC had the depth and physicality adavantage regardless. Superhuman by Clark and also Czinano inside. She went toe to toe with 2-3 players her size or bigger all night and she got the better of it for 40 minutes.
Czinano had the same foul trouble. Amazing she didn't foul out, but it did help lead to SC having more offensive rebounds than Iowa had defensive rebounds.!

Iowa made all 14 of their FTs. SC missed 4 of 13...in a 4 pt game.
 

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it did help lead to SC having more offensive rebounds than Iowa had defensive rebounds.!
They left #25 wide, wide open in order to pack the lane with as many bodies as possible. Certainly helped them in terms of the SC bigs not getting very good shots, but rebounding-wise, didn't help much. And 25 hit 3 three pointers.
 

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The sponsorship hierarchy point was a great one though.

You could probably co host the events in a city with an NBA arena and a domed NFL stadium though, even if you don't want to do a single venue setup. But that's not many cities, right?
 

Ale Xander

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A good article on what's holding back the Women's Final Four.

https://frontofficesports.com/future-of-womens-final-four/
Most of that article is trash
I agree about the Sunday Night Baseball point though

this needs to be its own thing

Sell out is a good thing, why mess with that?
I can maybe see moving the final Four one week forward to “compete” (weekend, not days) with hockey instead and have it be during week 2 of mlb and not the opening week and a different week from men’s.

Let’s be real, women’s basketball is not going to be even with the men, that’s not a knock against the ladies, that’s just a feature of speed and power.
I’m saying this as someone who likes finesse and likes us women’s soccer (college and pro and international) much much more than the men’s but that’s largely because of relative US competence.

nothing is holding women’s basketball back and it’s doing very well.
 

mauidano

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Caitlin Clark is all business during that pre-game intro. No nonsense of crowns & routines.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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I assume the NCAA makes a call to the refs by halftime. No one wants to watch the benches battle it out in the 4th quarter of a championship game.
 

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Wow, the refs really have taken steam out of this game. watching the "Bird Taurasi (ESPN) show during the game.. not a big fan of the side talk distracting from the game. Back to ABC