That was the first time since she came back from her injury that she looked like her former self on the court. Decisive, clutch, incredible. Unbelievably great game, though I really feel for the UConn center who snapped her wrist in half. Gruesome. And it's going to cost UConn big time in the next round. Edwards and Nelson-Ododa cannot, by themselves, handle Stanford's bigs, never mind South Carolina's should UConn advance. It's going to be a massacre inside for Stanford in the next round and UConn's bigs are going to be in huge foul trouble. They'll need Bueckers, Williams, and Fudd to shoot the lights out just to keep it a game.Paige is the greatest basketball player on the planet. I will be accepting no counterarguments.
"They"? It's not the fans fault. If it bugs you that much contact the NCAA and tell them not to award Bridgeport the bid. But it won't matter , if they have it in Philly. NYC or Boston UCONN will still have the most fans by a wide margin. We travel.I want 90% of those fans in Bridgeport to be sad.
BS that they gave the 1 seed an essential road game.
If they’re a 2 seed they should be in Spokane or Wichita"They"? It's not the fans fault. If it bugs you that much contact the NCAA and tell them not to award Bridgeport the bid. But it won't matter , if they have it in Philly. NYC or Boston UCONN will still have the most fans by a wide margin. We travel.
They want the most number of fans in the seats and this is what does it. That matters more to them than “fairness”.
It's not a home game. Duke and NC have enjoyed penalty of Greensboro and Charlotte roads to the Final Four on the men's side.
Sure they can do that - And then the arena is 1/3 full. NCAA and ESPN doesn't like that. Besides if not for a ton of injuries they would have been the one seed. Putting them in BP as a 2 was perfectly acceptable. What's next would you like to complain about the Final 4 being held at Paige's home?
A long long time imo. At the end of the day it is still a pretty crappy product to the average basketball fan even if a couple big games get an attention bump. From 1980 to the early 2000’s we saw NCAAW attendance skyrocket 4x plus but it has remained pretty much stagnant over the last 15 years despite the efforts being made to market the sport. The trend simply isn’t there.When do you think that will be?
Staley wanted to make up a postponed conference game instead.Looks like SC only lost their two games by 1 and by 2. Why was their game against UCONN canceled earlier in the season?
And Geno was happy to oblige as half the team was injured.Staley wanted to make up a postponed conference game instead.
The rebounding advantage in that game was stark. Without Dorka this game that is even more of a concern for UConn. They will need a lot of hustle plays and using SC's physical advantage against them with drawing charges, loose ball fouls, etc. And be more prolific than 3 for 8 from 3-point range.It was early in the season but I can see it playing out like the earlier one played out . Close game through 3 but UConn ran out of gas and SC totally dominated the 4th quarter.
But of course we have Geno's strange Final Four record. He's 12-10 in the semifinals but is 11- 0 in finals.
UConn getting a ROUGH whistle if you ask me.UCONN can’t get within 10 feet of the basket. If they don’t start hitting 3’s this game is over. Not sure about the UCONN height advantage but this SC team is just manhandling CT. Not sure how they can be this physical and barely get called for any fouls.