Women's Hoops Blog

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Honestly, it's like someone is making every reporter write a "What I did over the summer" essay.... and they all did the same thing!

From the AP's Jim Litke: UConn too successful for good of women’s game?
Two years ago, Summitt unilaterally called off the annual regular-season grudge match between the two schools. Ostensibly, it was because of a bitter recruiting battle over current Huskies star Maya Moore. More likely, though, the winningest coach in the women’s game already understood that beating the loaded program Auriemma was building at Connecticut just once each season, let alone twice, was going to take an inspired effort.

So, she may well have reasoned, why not take that shot during the NCAA tournament? And here’s hoping that the selection committee agrees, giving Tennessee a No. 1 seed on the opposite side of the bracket, where they won’t collide with the Lady Vols until the Final Four at the earliest.

If that happens, it may be the only game worth watching.