Women's Hoops Blog

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Karen writes about the first two Final Four teams:
The first two Elite Eight contests couldn’t have been more different.

In No. 3 Louisville’s monstrous 77-60 upset of No. 1 Maryland, Angel McCoughtry had another other-worldly performance, but she had plenty of help from unlikely sources -- particularly the winged point guard Deseree Byrd and a high-flying bench.

On the other hand, No. 2 Stanford seemingly needed only one player – 6-foot-4 center Jayne Appel – to take down No. 4 Iowa State. On the way to a school-record 46 points, Appel had more points than all of Iowa State’s players combined until well into the second half of the 73-54 win. She nearly out-rebounded the undersized Cyclones by herself