UConn beat Louisville, but junior Tiffany Hays sustained a concussion. Writer John Altavilla is pretty candid in his opening line: “It’s no secret that the UConn women are incredibly thin this season and we do not mean in a fashion model sense.” (I would have added a comment after the word ‘season’)
Coach Geno Auriemma also made time to see next year’s incoming freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
I watched the Tennessee Vols beat Vanderbilt, 68-56. There were 17,853 fans at Thompson-Boling Arena. It was a beautiful sight. And the students stood for the entire game, which made me warm and fuzzy inside.
Freshman Meighan Simmons once again lead her team, with 17 points. She’s an interesting player to watch: intense, yet quirky. She reminds me of the spirit of the old Vols. She currently leads all freshmen with a 16.1 points per game scoring average. UConn’s Bria Hartley follows at 13 ppg.
Tennessee looked pretty damned good, even when Vanderbilt was making a run at the end. But I’m sure Coach Pat Summitt will have them running for the missed free throws….and a bunch of other stuff none of the rest of us thought of.
Baylor’s Brittney Griner has been called a player for the ages by….the Chronicle of Higher Education? Dopeness.
Professionally speaking, Taj McWilliams-Franklin has replaced Lauren Jackson on the Russian Spartak team. They always call Taj when they need a replacement, don’t they?