Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Really long, and articulate, preview of Stanford-UConn from Jim Clark (a longtime UConn observer) and Lee Michaelson at Full Court.

Clark says if the refs let 'em play, UConn will win; if the whistle blows often and Tina sits, it's a toss-up. Michaelson says it's "dead even" no matter what the zebras do, because Appel is much stronger, and Stanford much taller, than their UConn counterparts.

For what it's worth-- and it's worth almost nothing-- I'm in between: a whistle-filled game likely gives an advantage to Stanford, though the Cardinal shoot free throws at just 69%, not far from UConn's 72%. A game with no foul trouble for either side, though, should be a game that UConn wins.