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.
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.
Candice Dupree scored 20 points, including six straight in a key third-quarter sequence, and grabbed seven rebounds, leading the Phoenix Mercury past the New York Liberty 94-87 Tuesday night for the Mercury's fifth straight win.