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  1. This time, Kellie Harper gets the call

    Graham Hays

    This might not turn out to be a memorable March for Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee (though I still wouldn't want to be the team favored by seeding to deny the Lady Vols a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time), but apparently the coach...

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2009
  2. UConn has Maya Moore ... and you don't

    Graham Hays

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Monday's nightcap at the Big East tournament shaped up as the more intriguing of the two semifinal games, but you never know what you're going to get to see when Maya Moore takes the court. As Connecticut and Villanova lined up f...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2009
  3. McCoughtry, Burke lift Louisville to semifinals

    Graham Hays

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The first year of an expanded field at the Big East tournament sparked upsets in Friday's opening round, but only the top eight teams remained as play began in Sunday's quarterfinals (and according to seemingly everyone who endured...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2009
  4. Rutgers, Vaughn rise to occasion in second round

    Graham Hays

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Rutgers did what it was supposed to do against Seton Hall in the second round of the Big East tournament Saturday. The way things are going around the rest of country, that might have been quite an accomplishment. Xavier bowed ou...

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2009
  5. Schrader, Irish earn another shot at Nova

    Graham Hays

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- As Notre Dame freshman Natalie Novosel meandered through a postgame answer without quite the same sense of purpose or confidence as she had shown bushwhacking through the St. John's defense for 15 key points, teammate Lindsay Schra...

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2009
  6. Plenty of mid-major action worth watching

    Graham Hays

    It's not just the ACC, Big East, Big Ten and SEC in action this weekend. Some other leagues of note: MAAC Tournament location: Albany, N.Y. Team to beat: Marist Who might do it: Canisius The thing about playing a team in the postseason that ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2009
  7. Big East tournament outlook

    Graham Hays

    The focus at the Big East tournament in Hartford, Conn., will be on Connecticut's continued pursuit of perfection, but it's entirely possible that the only truly meaningful game will take place at noon Saturday, when plenty of leg room likely will st...

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2009
  8. Injuries strike Cal, Baylor; Georgia rising?

    Graham Hays

    No matter which team you root for, which seniors you said farewell to or what kind of reesume-building wins your team came up with, this wasn't a good weekend overall for college basketball. Reading news that first Baylor's Danielle Wil...

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2009
  9. When Maya Moore has the ball, things happen

    Graham Hays

    STORRS, Conn. -- Even when Maya Moore has a slow night, she does things quickly. For the first time this season, and just the third time in 66 career games at Connecticut, Moore didn't reach double digits in scoring Tuesday. That Moore mustered j...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2009
  10. Sooners miss Hand in loss to Aggies

    Graham Hays

    Whitney Hand isn't going to single-handedly win a national championship for Oklahoma. But if what transpired in the Sooners' loss Monday at Texas A&M is to be believed, one single broken digit on her non-shooting hand and a two- to four-week absence ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2009
  11. Big Ten must step up in Big Dance

    Graham Hays

    I was sitting in the San Diego airport, wondering what the Big Ten Network will be showing on overnight replay on the Jet Blue redeye, when I stumbled across a missed e-mail from someone in the Big Ten looking for an opinion on the league's lack of r...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2009
  12. Cal, Stanford ready to square off again

    Graham Hays

    There aren't quite 13 of them on this Friday, but here are a few potential plotlines to keep in mind while preparing to savor Saturday's showdown between Stanford and Cal. Jeanette Pohlen was a bright spot in Stanford's loss at Cal, finishing with f...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2009
  13. Burns back, rebuilding Aztecs

    Graham Hays

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State coach Beth Burns said she apologized to Utah coach Elaine Elliott before Wednesday's game for the chilly weather that greeted the visiting Utes. After all, it was on the wrong side of 60. Having come from Salt Lake City, ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2009
  14. Mid-major top 10 rankings

    Graham Hays

    With the first full weekend of February in the books, it's time to look at the top 10 mid-majors. Or in less catchy parlance, the top teams that aren't in the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-10 or SEC. 1. South Dakota State (22-2): Entering ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2009
  15. News and notes from the hoops world

    Graham Hays

    I had a hard time getting too worked up about the end of Courtney Paris' streak of double-doubles, partly because Oklahoma's win Sunday was the bigger story but mostly because Paris still had a good game. When Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak en...

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2009
  16. Utes slip by Lobos in MWC matchup

    Graham Hays

    They didn't come with four-hour pregame shows or rock stars at halftime, but there were some good conference games available in various locations this past weekend. Utah came up with one of the more remarkable finishes this season, especially give...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009