Connecticut routed Oklahoma on Monday. But Maya Moore made the game memorable because she plays every possession, whether the Huskies trail or lead by 20 points, as if the season depends on it.
Four coaches. Two hours of talk time. Anything goes, including an appearance from a former president.
Forget about studying for UConn. When it comes to playing the No. 1 team, "you just have to go play," says coach Sherri Coale, whose Oklahoma Sooners host UConn on Monday.
UConn always aims to play the best it possibly can each game, not just well enough to win. That's exactly the sort of relentlessness that helped the Huskies overcome Oklahoma on Monday.
Too many programs in the so-called BCS conferences aren't willing to go on the road and both challenge themselves and give the sport a chance to grow.
Ultimately, Courtney Paris fell short of helping OU win its first NCAA title. But she and twin sister Ashley left their mark and lifted the program to its best season in seven years.
Her promise to pay back her $64,000 scholarship was more devotional pledge than cocky guarantee -- and a perfect example of who the real Courtney Paris is.
Whitney Hand's positive personality and potent 3-pointers often relax Oklahoma. And that's just what the Sooners need at the pressure-packed Final Four.
Long before he was coaching another UConn run at perfection, Geno Auriemma stopped by Sherri Coale's gym for a fateful recruiting visit that had repercussions on this year's Final Four.
After sharing the court as counselors at a basketball summer camp, Jayne Appel, Angel McCoughtry, Renee Montgomery and Courtney Paris will share the spotlight in St. Louis at the Final Four.
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