Tis the season

Today’s tournament results:

BYU dethroned Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference crown.

Dayton University defeated St. Bonaventure to win the A-10 title.

Marist smashed Fairfield for their seventh consecutive MAAC ‘ship.

College news:

On campus with Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne. ESPN has a retro video of Delle Donne.

George Washington University released coach Mike Bozeman. The assistant coaches got the boot, too.

More conference and media awards:

Pac-12 media awards (conference awards will be announced tomorrow):

Coach of the Year: Scott Rueck, Oregon State

2012 Pac-12 Media All-Pac-12:

Gennifer Brandon, CAL; Layshia Clarendon, CAL; Ashley Corral, USC; Rebekah Gardner, UCLA; Briana Gilbreath, USC; Chucky Jeffery, COLO; Toni Kokenis, STAN; Earlysia Machbanks, OSU; Michelle Plouffe, UTAH; Chiney Ogwumike, STAN; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN; Regina Rogers, WASH; Markel Walker, UCLA; Davellyn Whyte, ARIZ; Taryn Wicijowski, UTAH.

2012 Pac-12 Media All-Freshman Team (six members because of a tie for the fifth spot):

Brittany Boyd, CAL; Jazmine Davis, WASH; Ali Gibson, OSU; Reshanda Gray, CAL; Lexy Kresl, COLO; Amber Orrange, STAN.

2012 Media All-Defensive Team:

Kali Bennett, ASU; Patricia Bright, OSU; Briana Gilbreath, USC; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN; Jazmine Perkins, WSU.

Mountain West Conference honors…lotta San Diego State in there:

First-Team All-Mountain West

Name, Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Team

Courtney Clements Jr. G 6-0 San Diego State
Chelsea Hopkins Jr. G 5-8 San Diego State
Kim Mestdagh Sr. G/F 5-10 Colorado State
Caroline Durbin Jr. G 6-0 New Mexico
Natalie Ventress Fr. G 5-11 TCU
Lenita Sanford Sr. F/C 6-3 UNLV

COY: Beth Burns, San Diego State

High school:

Class of 2013 #1 ranked Mercedes Russell is leading her Springfield, Ore. team back into the state playoffs this week.


  1. Delle Donne is the total package. Skills and Character. I can't believe that Geno Auriemma didn't put her on the short list for the Olympic Team. Wonder if her leaving UConn had anything to do with it.

    I'd love to see Delaware go deep in the tournament. GS

  2. If the team was being coached by anyone else, she would be on the team! I can't believe anyone would be surprised by this.

  3. Maybe. As it is Griner is the only college baller on the list. There is a school of thought out there that Delle Donne can't play defense with the big girls. I don't agree. That said a bunch of other good collegiate ballers didn't get invited either.

    I continue to have trouble getting over Griner's Kermit Washington moment so I would have taken Elena before Griner in any case. Call me old fashioned I suppose.

    Probably their loss as it seems Delle Donne is centered enough she can take it or leave it. Too bad for us actually as I want to see her play. GS

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