Sunday, November 28, 2010

Battle of the Women's Hoops

In a matchup of last season NCAA Tournament semifinals, Baylor and UConn meet again to see who will the number one team to start the season. Baylor enters the game at 3-0 while UConn is 1-0.  The games is set to be televised on ESPN2 as part of their annual college hoops marathon. It is currently the only women's game that is televised on ESPN for the marathon.

UConn has won 79 straight games to date, and they are regarded as one of the best teams ever in any sport. Their last lost came in April of 2008 to Stanford in the NCAA semifinals. UConn has won the NCAA Women's tournament the past two years.

"Whatever happens will happen," Geno Auriemma, coach of the Huskies, said. "If we play great, we have a chance to be really good this season. If we play lousy, then we have a long way to go."

Baylor looks to improve on their great run last year, starting with Sophomore Brittney Griner. The 6' 8" star will be relied upon heavily in the match up. Look for her to block, rebound, and score in great numbers.

UConn and Baylor come into the contest ranked No. 1 and 2.  The two teams played last season in the NCAA Tournament semifinals. UConn defeated the Lady Bears, 70-50, and went on to win its second straight NCAA title.

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