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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Somewhat hidden on the ESPN page:

Mechelle: Coleman carries Terps past Vandy
Louisville coach Jeff Walz couldn't quite help himself. He coached Marissa Coleman while he was an assistant at Maryland. And as he watched Coleman battle Vanderbilt on Saturday, he kept whispering advice to her from his temporary spot on press row. Not, however, that she needed the help even if she could have heard it. It's sometimes said there are players who simply won't let their teams lose. On Saturday, Coleman was exactly that kind of player.
From Graham: In helping others, Orsillo helps self, ASU
By the time Danielle Orsillo graduated from Las Plumas High School in Oroville, Calif., about an hour north of Sacramento, only Cheryl Miller and Charde Houston had scored more points in the history of California high school girls basketball. Only Miller, one of the sport's all-time icons, averaged more points per game during her prep career than Orsillo's 30.5 average, which includes a 36.7-point average in her final season.

So it might not be surprising to discover that early in her collegiate career, Orsillo was at a bit of a loss.
And see how right Graham was about the Trenton games: East meets West in diverse Trenton

Other stuff from Mechelle: Sooners ready for sweet experience
A year ago, the truest women's hoops fans and most dutifully civic-minded citizens of greater Oklahoma City trudged into the Ford Center for games they didn't really want to watch.

Such is the peril of having a regional site in the backyard of a team favored to get there. If it doesn't happen, the locals might skip the games. Not just because they aren't as interested in them, but also because they're kind of painful to watch.
Also, Ted Miller (Ted Miller? Welcome!!!): Appel answers call for Cardinal

And more from Ted: Treys (what else?) lift ISU to Elite Eight