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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Catching up with the ESPN folk:

Graham has his mid-major rankings.

He also chatted with coach Mulkey:
Perhaps it was the wrong day to talk with Kim Mulkey about Melissa Jones.

Baylor had just finished a 77-67 win at home against Louisiana Tech, but the coach was visibly frustrated by the sloppy effort from her team -- particularly on the part of Jones and her other veterans. The Lady Bears allowed a Louisiana Tech team beaten on talent but not effort to cut away at what had been a 24-point lead in the first half. If not for superb showings by the freshman class, including 22 points, eight rebounds and six blocks from Brittney Griner, the final minutes might have been even more tense than they turned out to be.

So despite an absence of visible steam around her ears, Mulkey simmered afterward, the look in her eyes and the snap in her answers seemingly capable of doing far more harm than even the sharp heels of her shoes.
Mechelle was trapped in the ACC triangle:
All the Triangle teams won Sunday, and each victory told us different things about the trio of ACC rivals based in this area of North Carolina.

A tour of the schools started in the afternoon at NC State's Reynolds Coliseum and finally ended -- after three delays in the game because of a faulty clock -- in the evening at North Carolina's Smith Center. In between was a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium, where Duke guard Jasmine Thomas stole the show for the second game in a row.