Tag Archive: NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

Apr 01 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Semifinals

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go.

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go–go–go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Conneticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

So professional handicappers look at it this way.  I agree with some but not all of their analysis.  Notre Dame is without a doubt the worst team UConn could face and they will have to play very hard and carefully to win.

Baylor on the other hand is not a team that presents an unsolvable problem.  Brittney Griner is without a doubt a phenomenon, but you send your bench at her inside and get her in foul trouble.  Stanford is a premier program and has the depth and discipline to do this.

It’s been a bad season for the Lady Huskies, the worst in years, even so they are capable of going all the way against any team in the field.

Regional Final Results-

Result Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
77-58 1 *Baylor 38-0 2 Tennessee 25-9 Mid West
81-69 1 *Stanford 34-1 2 Duke 26-6 West
80-65 1 *UConn 32-4 2 Kentucky 27-7 East
80-49 1 *Notre Dame 33-3 2 Maryland 30-5 South

Tonight’s Action-

Time Seed Team Record Region Seed Team Record Region
6:30 pm 1 UConn 32-4 East 1 Notre Dame 33-3 South
9 pm 1 Baylor 38-0 MidWest 1 Stanford 34-1 West

Mar 27 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Regional Finals Day 2

So the big local story is that Geno had a blistering team takedown after the 77-59 victory over Penn State.  They didn’t play hard enough.

That’s how he rolls folks and why UConn is arguably the #1 program in the country.

Do they have enough this year?  The regular season was not outstanding and they’re not exactly laden with stars, but they do have a program and tradition and even if unsuccessful tonight are easily the best Basketball team in Connecticut.

As in they would kick the Men’s team’s ass if they let them.

To me the great threat is Notre Dame who are lean and hungry and not intimidated by Geno and the Huskies so if they go down tonight, hey… that’s how you play Survivor.  Alas I expect they will advance which will cause me anxiety in the Championship.

UConn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.

Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go.

Connecticut UConn Husky,

Do it again for the White and Blue

So go–go–go Connecticut, Connecticut U.

C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-C-U-T

Connecticut, Connecticut Husky, Connecticut Husky

Connecticut C-O-N-N-U!

Did I mention a cappela?  Both games on ESPN.

Yesterday’s Results-

Result Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
77-58 1 *Baylor 38-0 2 Tennessee 25-9 Mid West
81-69 1 *Stanford 34-1 2 Duke 26-6 West

Tonight’s Action-

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 UConn 31-4 2 Kentucky 27-6 East
9 pm 1 Notre Dame 32-3 2 Maryland 30-4 South

Mar 27 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Regional Finals Day 1

No Mercy.  Geno doesn’t have any and neither do I.  Tonight’s Regional Finals are on ESPN.

Bear down you Bears of old Baylor U

We’re all for you, GO BEARS!

We’re gonna show dear old Baylor spirit through and through

We’re gonna fight them with all our might you Bruins bold

And win all our victories for the Green and Gold.

B-A-Y-L-O-R, Baylor Bears Fight.

It would be nice if Stanford also went down though Duke is no pushover.  And what did I tell you?  You have to watch out for the Fighting Irish.

Also this year’s seeders did an excellent job.  No upsets either.

Yesterday’s Results-

Result Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
81-74 2 *Maryland 30-4 3 Texas A&M 24-10 South
79-35 1 *Notre Dame 32-3 5 St. Bonaventure 31-3 South
77-59 1 *UConn 31-4 4 Penn State 26-6 East
79-62 2 *Kentucky 27-6 11 Gonzaga 28-5 East

Tonight’s Action-

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 Baylor 37-0 2 Tennessee 25-8 Mid West
9 pm 1 Stanford 33-1 2 Duke 26-5 West

Mar 24 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Regional Semifinals Day 1 Afternoon

Today’s early games are on ESPN.  Due to far eastern Formula One blogging I think I’ll mostly nap.  Make your own fun.

I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a hell of an engineer-

A helluva, helluva, helluva, helluva, hell of an engineer.

Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear.

I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer.

Oh! If I had a daughter, sir, I’d dress her in White and Gold,

And put her on the campus to cheer the brave and bold.

But if I had a son, sir, I’ll tell you what he’d do-

He would yell, ‘To hell with Georgia!’ like his daddy used to do.

Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three thousand pounds,

A college bell to put it in and a clapper to stir it round.

I’d drink to all the good fellows who come from far and near.

I’m a ramblin’, gamblin’, hell of an engineer!

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
11 am 2 Tennessee 25-8 11 Kansas 20-12 Mid West
1 pm 1 Baylor 36-0 4 Georgia Tech 26-8 Mid West

Mar 20 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 32 Day 2

No reason Baylor and Notre Dame should not advance in the early session.  Duke and St. John’s in the evening.

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 Baylor 35-0 9 Florida 19-12 Mid West
7 pm 5 St. Bonaventure 30-3 13 Marist 25-7 South
7 pm 4 Georgia Tech 25-8 5 Georgetown 23-8 Mid West
7 pm 1 Notre Dame 31-3 8 Cal Berkeley 24-9 South
9:30 2 Duke 24-5 7 Vanderbilt 23-9 West
9:30 4 Penn State 25-6 5 LSU 23-10 East
9:30 3 Delaware 30-1 11 Kansas 19-12 Mid West
9:30 3 St. John’s 23-9 6 Oklahoma 20-12 West

Mar 19 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 32 Day 1

It is extemely hard to keep up and I’ve made some mistakes (which I blame on my source material, so spare me the sympathy- I’ve got my righteous indignation on).

I expect that later this evening I’ll recap where we’re at, but if I don’t get there until tomorrow that’s when I do (I sound so much more mellow in print than I do screaming at the screen because one of my </td>s got eaten).

UConn, Louisville, Stanford, Tennessee, those are the only Women’s Basketball programs of note and if one of them does not win I’ll be entirely surprised.  Notre Dame is trying to catch up, Pat Summitt is suffering from Alzheimers.

What I like about the Women’s game is that it really is about fundamentals- passing, offense, defense.  The Men’s game is an NBA audition and rewards selfishness and showboating even though there are more genuine stars in terms of sheer athletic ability on the ladies side.

Not trying to prove anything here, but I actually believe Men are genetically damaged and engaged in cultural oppression to mask their inferiority.

Man is without any doubt the most interesting fool there is.



He can seldom take a plain fact and get any but a wrong meaning out of it. He cannot help this; it is the way the confusion he calls his mind is constructed. Consider the things he concedes, and the curious conclusions he draws from them.



(F)rom the time a woman is seven years old till she dies of old age, she is ready for action, and competent. As competent as the candlestick is to receive the candle. Competent every day, competent every night. Also she wants that candle — yearns for it, longs for it, hankers after it, as commanded by the law of God in her heart.

But man is only briefly competent; and only then in the moderate measure applicable to the word in his sex’s case. He is competent from the age of sixteen or seventeen thence-forward for thirty-five years. After fifty his performance is of poor quality, the intervals between are wide, and its satisfactions of no great value to either party; whereas his great-grandmother is as good as new.



(T)here you have a sample of man’s “reasoning powers,” as he calls them. He observes certain facts. For instance, that in all his life he never sees the day that he can satisfy one woman; also, that no woman ever sees the day that she can’t overwork, and defeat, and put out of commission any ten masculine plants that can be put to bed to her. He puts those strikingly suggestive and luminous facts together, and from them draws this astonishing conclusion: The Creator intended the woman to be restricted to one man.

So he concretes that singular conclusion into law, for good and all.

And he does it without consulting the woman, although she has a thousand times more at stake in the matter than he has. His procreative competency is limited to an average of a hundred exercises per year for fifty years, hers is good for three thousand a year for that whole time — and as many years longer as she may live. Thus his life interest in the matter is five thousand refreshments, while hers is a hundred and fifty thousand; yet instead of fairly and honorably leaving the making of the law to the person who has an overwhelming interest at stake in it, this immeasurable hog, who has nothing at stake in it worth considering, makes it himself!

Letters from the Earth

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
7 pm 1 UConn 30-4 8 Kansas State 20-13 East
7 pm 2 Maryland 29-4 7 Louisville 23-9 South
7 pm 1 Stanford 31-1 8 West Virginia 23-9 West
7 pm 4 Purdue 25-8 5 South Carolina 24-9 West
9:30 pm 3 Texas A&M 22-10 6 Arkansas 23-8 South
9:30 pm 2 Tennessee 24-8 7 DePaul 23-10 Mid West
9:30 pm 3 Miami 25-5 11 Gonzaga 26-5 East
9:30 pm 2 Kentucky 26-6 7 UW Green Bay 30-1 East

Mar 18 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 64 Day 2 Evening

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
5 pm 3 St. John’s 22-9 14 Creighton 20-12 West
5 pm 7 Vanderbilt 22-9 10 Middle Tennessee 26-6 West
5 pm 4 Penn State 24-6 13 UTEP 29-3 East
5 pm 3 Delaware 30-1 14 Arkansas-Little Rock 20-12 Mid West
7:30 pm 5 LSU 22-10 12 San Diego State 26-6 East

Mar 18 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 64 Day 2 Afternoon

Yup. That Liberty University.  Now you know whom to root against.

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
Noon 4 Georgia 22-8 13 Marist 25-7 South
Noon 8 California 24-9 9 Iowa 19-11 South
Noon 8 Ohio State 25-6 9 Florida 19-12 Mid West
Noon 5 Georgetown 22-8 12 Fresno State 28-5 Mid West
2:30 pm 1 Baylor 34-0 16 UC Santa Barbara 17-15 Mid West
2:30 pm 4 Georgia Tech 24-8 13 Sacred Heart 25-7 Mid West
2:30 pm 1 Notre Dame 30-3 16 Liberty 16-2 South
2:30 pm 5 St. Bonaventure 29-3 12 Florida Gulf Coast 29-2 South

Mar 17 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 64 Day 1 Evening

All games on ESPN2.

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
6:30 pm 7 UW-Green Bay 30-1 10 Iowa State 18-12 East
6:30 pm 7 DePaul 22-10 10 BYU 26-6 Mid West
6:30 pm 3 Texas A&M 22-10 14 Albany 23-9 South
6:30 pm 3 Miami (Fla.) 25-5 14 Idaho State 24-7 East

Mar 17 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Round of 64 Day 1 Afternoon

Connecticut doesn’t have their own channel this year.  They’re still seeded #1 and there is no reason at all that they can’t win another Championship.  On the other hand they only have to advance a single round to beat the boys and remind them who is the true Basketball power of Connecticut.

Realistically, wave goodbye to Prairie View.

All the action is on ESPN2, perhaps I’ll have a chance to wax poetic about the purity of the Women’s game later.

Today’s Contests

Time Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
11 am 5 South Carolina 23-9 12 Eastern Michigan 23-8 West
11 am 8 West Virginia 23-9 9 Texas 18-13 West
11 am 2 Maryland 28-4 15 Navy 18-13 South
11 am 8 Kansas State 19-13 9 Princeton Record East
1:30 pm 1 Connecticut 29-4 16 Prairie View 17-15 East
1:30 pm 7 Louisville 22-9 10 Michigan State 20-11 South
1:30 pm 1 Stanford 31-1 16 Hampton 26-4 West
1:30 pm 4 Purdue 24-8 13 South Dakota State 24-8 West
4 pm 6 Arkansas 23-8 11 Dayton 23-6 South
4 pm 2 Tennessee 24-8 15 UT Martin 23-8 Mid West
4 pm 6 Rutgers 22-9 11 Gonzaga 26-5 East
4 pm 2 Kentucky 25-6 15 McNeese State 26-7 East