It's like little Ralphie from "A Christmas Story." Everyone sets out for an A grade. But with just three teams boasting winning records at the All-Star break, most teams scored far below their expectations.
Tina Charles scored a career-high 32 points to lead the New York Liberty to an 87-80 win over Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Charles, who had 28 points in the Liberty's previous game, also had 10 rebounds.
Long before she ever stepped on the court in the WNBA, Katie Smith had plenty of confidence. Twenty years later, it's well deserved, but her career remains a bit underappreciated compared to other legends.
With eight former players suiting up in the All-Star Game, Saturday belonged to the Big East. But it also served as a bittersweet reminder that the Big East as we knew it, the one that delivered pros and national champions, is a thing of the past.