Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Elsewhere around the Big East, some minor upsets:

1. South Florida got past Syracuse in Tampa. The Orange kept it close despite a star in foul trouble: "When you get Nicole Michael off the floor for a long period of time," said 'Cuse coach Hillsman, "you're not going to win."

2. Georgetown are now nationally ranked despite having lived in the Big East cellar for years. Louisville are not nationally ranked even though they made it all the way to the national championship game last season. Yesterday the two teams got into a fight, a literal fight, during pregame warmups.

"It's a Big East game. Emotions are high," said GU coach Williams-Fluornoy, whose team prevailed in a close and ugly game: GU shot just 30% from the field, and the teams combined for 52 fouls.