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March 28, 2006

go huskies!
posted by soe 9:50 pm

If you live somewhere where women’s basketball is not dominant, you may be under the impression that there is only one tournament going on — the men’s. You’d be wrong.

Tonight, my UConn women are playing in Bridgeport, trying to make their way into the Final Four. Most of the other usual suspects have already been eliminated — Tennessee was eliminated earlier tonight — leaving UConn as the last bastion of an era of women’s basketball that seems to be coming to an end.

While I am saddened that the days where you could predict with some certainty that UConn or Tennessee (or both) would be in the finals have come to a close, I am not remotely upset to see some parity come to the game. It was great when my home team was automatically considered by every great high school player, but it’s even greater when they have slews of schools to choose from.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m still rooting for UConn to pull it off and win it all. I want great things for Annie, Barbara, Willnett, Ketia, Mel, and Charde (in Connecticut, you can refer to women players by their first names and everyone knows who you’re talking about). I want them to win the Big Dance. But how great is it that only two of the teams left (UConn and North Carolina) have ever won a national championship before?*

So, if you’re hankering for some great play, tune in ESPN-2 (if you have cable); if you want to tune in UConn’s game and you lack cable, hit WTIC or WHUS on the radio.

Go Huskies!

Update: (11:33) Duke eked it out in overtime. What a bummer.

* Duke has lost a NCAA final; LSU and Maryland both lost finals in the former iteration of the tournament run by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

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