March 09, 2008

Legendary Sunday

One legend showed another legend why the SEC's coaches chose the wrong Player of the Year, one conference's top seed completed their wire-to-wire season and another previously unbeaten No. 1's cherry tree was cut down. And in the Big East, an Angel provided the biggest upset of the day.

Don't worry, it will all be explained.

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Six Fill Dance Card

Six teams will join East Tennessee State and Murray State with automatic bids for the Big Dance.

Major conferences, the ACC and the SEC, crown their champs, as does the Big Ten, Conference USA, the MAAC and the West Coast Conference.

Obviously, the ACC and the SEC take center stage. On Saturday, Duke was able to throw a wrench in Maryland's ACC title plans by upsetting the No. 2 Terrapins as they advanced to Sunday's final to meet hated rival No. 1 North Carolina.

The SEC's title game, however, is the showcase. It doesn't get much better than this.

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March 08, 2008

Semifinal Saturday

Saturday sees action in 16 conference tournaments.

While the ACC and SEC are in their semifinals, another major conference is just getting under way in the Big East. And by the end of today two conferences will have crowned champions, earning automatic berths into the NCAA Tournament.

So where do we start? At the beginning, of course.

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March 07, 2008

This Time Next Year

Friday afternoon in Nashville, fans got a back-to-back chance to see two of the most storied SEC players in the history of the conference play in their last SEC tourney quarterfinal games.

If you didn't realize it, these are your last chances to catch Tennessee junior Candace Parker and LSU senior center Sylvia Fowles dominate in the SEC.

And Friday was no different.

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On The SECond Day

Of all the conference tournaments going into their second round of action Friday, perhaps the most intriguing is the SEC.

Nashville, Tenn. plays host to four games, two of which should come with predictable outcomes, the other two are wide open.

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March 06, 2008

ACC And The Rest - Nightly Recap

The first rounds are over for nine conferences, among them the mighty ACC and SEC.

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Off And Running

Thursday saw the ACC and SEC begin their conference tournaments, but down south in the Sun Belt they were already in the quarterfinals.

The Sun Belt got started on Wednesday, as did the Atlantic Sun, and so that's where we'll get started in recapping the action.

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March 05, 2008

Let The Madness Begin

If ever there was a time to get excited about women's basketball, it's now, this year. The game has more recognizable stars then ever and each is unique. Whether it is Candace Parker soaring to the rim - remember, these are the last opportunities to see Her Airness wearing the gold and baby blue of the Lady Vols - or the fabulous freshman up in Storrs who might just be Parker's equal, this season has had it all.

But before we can look back at what an incredible season it was, we must continue to look forward, because women's basketball never sleeps. Some teams still have regular season games to go, but as of today, March 5, the postseason has begun. March Madness is upon us. And by the end of the day, the Sun Belt will have five teams whose seasons will be at an end.

So without further ado, come along with me on a women's basketball journey throughout March. Each conference tournament will be previewed and then reviewed each day until March 17, the fateful day known as Selection Monday, when the 64-team NCAA Tournament field is revealed.

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