Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seems like there were a lot of close games (none of them involving UConn) last night, but surely the closest big game came in Texas, where the Longhorns required two overtimes to give Texas Tech their first home loss since last year.

The Red Raiders came back late in the second period, but the Longhorns kept their heads at the end. "Everybody else thought the game was over," said coach G, "but we believe in ourselves." By refusing to foul at the end of the first OT, Texas came up with a steal and a quick basket to keep things going forward.

It sounds like coach Curry handled the postgame well, not bringing any players out for the media: "These kids fought and they competed and they laid their hearts on the line today," she said. "So we're not going to put them in a position to talk about ifs and buts and candy and nuts."