Archives for March 2012

USA Names First 11 Players of 2012 London Olympic Squad

USA Names First 11 Players of 2012 London Olympic Squad USA named the first 11 players to earn a spot in their squad that will compete in the women’s basketball competition of the 2012 London Olympics. The USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee announced the 11-player roster, which features a mixture of Olympic […]

Ros Casares and Rivas Ecopolis to Collide for EuroLeague Women Title

Spanish clubs Ros Casares and Rivas Ecopolis played their hearts out in the Final Eight to sweep their three-game assignments thus arranging an All-Spanish showdown in the finals of the 2012 EuroLeague Women. Ros Casares, who came into the EuroLeague Women Playoffs as one of the favorites, silenced their doubters in the Final Eight after […]

Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey Diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy

Two days before the team plunges into NCAA Tournament Final Four, Baylor Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, which is a form of facial paralysis. Mulkey announced the development in the team’s recent practice to the surprise of her team, but the coach, who is known for his fiery brand […]

Fenerbahce Edge Galatasaray in Battle of Turkish Giants

The top-seeded Fenerbahce buckled down from a slow start to escape with a 75-67 win over rival Galatasaray in the battle of Turkish giants on Thursday night inside the jam-packed Abdi Ipekci arena in Istanbul. Galatasaray looked sharper and were ahead by nine points at the half, but the undefeated Fenerbahce stormed back and unleashed […]

Great Britain Names Women Preliminary Squad for 2012 London Olympics

Great Britain named their women’s preliminary squad for the basketball completion of the 2012 London Olympics that will kick four months from now. Great Britain women’s coach Tom Maher named a 20-player squad that features veterans and four young standouts, who will slug it out for a spot in the final roster that will compete […]

Oklahoma State, JMU Arrange WNIT Finals Showdown

Oklahoma State and James Madison dispatched their respective opponents in the final four to arrange a showdown in this year’s Women’s National Invitational Tournament finals. The Oklahoma State Cowgirls was simply too hot to handle on Wednesday night as they dominated San Diego, 73-57, to advance to their first ever WNIT Finals. Toni Young had […]

Rivas Ecopolis Stuns Galatasaray, Fenerbahce Stays Sharp

Galatasaray Medical Park and the mammoth crowd in Istanbul were stunned after Rivas Ecopolis scored a huge 75-68 upset loss on Wednesday. Asjha Jones had a huge night as she racked up a double-double with her 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Elisa Aguilar added 16 points for Rivas, who came into the match as […]

Connecticut, Notre Dame Make it Into the Final Four

Connecticut and Notre Dame cruised past their respective opponents to complete the cast for this year’s NCAA National Tournament Final Four. Connecticut overcame the odds and silence more doubters after hammering out an 80-65 win over Kentucky on Tuesday to rule the Kingston Regional. Tiffany Hayes had a huge night, finishing with 22 points and […]

EuroLeague Women Final Eight Starts Today

The road to the title for the remaining eight teams starts today with the 2012 EuroLeague Women final eight taking place after a month of break. Fenerbahce, who are still undefeated this season, will try to shrug off any rust on their game when they collide with Beretta-Famila, who are expected to give the top-seeded […]

Pokey Chatman Inks Contract Extension with SpartaK

Pokey Chatman received some sort of a morale-booster heading into the EuroLeague Women Final Eight after inking a contract extension with the Sparta&K MR Vidnoje. Chatman, who has led the team to four EuroLeague Women titles, reportedly ink a one-year deal that will still give her the coaching chores for the Russian powerhouse next season. […]