Archive for April 4, 2011
Today’s Game of the Day
Dallas Episcopal (Tex.) at Ursuline Academy of Dallas (Tex.)
After winning nine of their first 10, Episcopal went into a four-game tailspin against the likes of Cypress Cy-Fair (Tex.) and Alexandria St. Stephen’s-St. Agnes (Va.). The Eagles look to right the ship against Ursuline.
Last night was the final game of Maya Moore’s career at for the Connecticut women’s basketball team.
While she will be remembered for being the school’s all-time leading scorer and fourth all-time in NCAA history, plus being part of a 90-game winning streak, it’s hard to figure out Moore’s place in the pantheon of women’s basketball.
That’s because of the Huskies’ sudden ouster from the NCAA Tournament last night, losing to Notre Dame.
The greats of the UConn program — Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Rizzotti, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi — dominated their eras, winning championships and causing great fear in opposing locker rooms.
The current UConn team was supposed to have done the same. Moore was part of a group of players including Tina Charles and Tiffany Hayes who were tipped to win perhaps three or four championships.
But the current team has a couple of key players on the injured list. And this year was supposed to have been Elena Della Donne’s junior season at UConn; she’s now at Delaware after finishing her second year of college eligibility.
While it’s an unfamiliar sight to have neither UConn nor Tennessee in the championship final — no No. 1 seeds are in the game — tomorrow night’s matchup between Notre Dame and Texas A&M should empower more teams, more athletic directors, and more coaches to believe that their teams can be competitive. That’s a good thing for the sport.