Things to read on tourament timeout

Congratulations to Azusa Pacific of Southern California – NAIA Division I champions. They defeated two-time and defending champs Union, of Tennessee.

Two rounds of NCAA Division I done, and the tourney is full of intrigue.

Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer preaches the joy of victory.

For UCLA, this year’s second-round loss feels much different than last year’s.

Can Southwest Florida turn into a hoops hotbed?

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma is disappointed in attendance for rounds one and two, and will ask the school not to bid on hosting the tournament again.

Baylor is taking a business approach to kicking butt in the tournament this year.

Coaching items:

UW’s Kristi Kingma, whose own former coach is part of the story, talks about the coaching carousel that goes on this time of year. I feel for her with all the changes she’s been through.

Speaking of coaching changes, winning Northwestern Oklahoma State University Coach Milburn Barton is retiring.

Utah Coach Elaine Elliott is also retiring.

The hiring of Dennis Wolff as Virginia Tech’s new coach is creating skepticism. It’s because he’s never coached women in his life, has been the director of men’s basketball operations of late, and wasn’t even considering the women’s job. Hmmmm. That does not sound like a winning choice to me.

Pat Summitt’s got some basketball camps coming up.

ASU Coach Charli Turner Thorne reflects on the meaning of hard work, as well as change.