Scored 18 points -- and hit her free throws down the stretch -- in leading 'Nova to upset of UConn.
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Would-be Cinderellas, men or women: Look to
Villanova's women for the blueprint of how to pull off
an ultimate upset, like the 52-48 win over UConn that snapped the Huskies' 70-game win streak.
Start with a contrarian system (your usual sets, not a
one-time gimmick); add a couple big 3s; don't miss
free throws; and pray the other team has their worst
shooting day of the season. Simple, right?
NFL to Refs: Out
Good for the NFL for asking eight
underperforming refs to resign (or face firing), as
the NY Times reports. Overall performance had enough
holes in it to justify making some cuts -- and to scare
leftovers into shaping up.
MLB and Contraction
As the story explodes today about MLB's
scenario back in 2000 to contract the Angels -- the
2002 World Champion Angels -- the best coffee-break
game to play is: How would things have changed if they
had dispersed that roster all over the league?
MLB and Steroids
The MLB players' union needs to remember Rule
Number One of Controversy Management: Be out in
front of it. Today's application: Taking the lead
on permanent mandatory steroid testing.
Or else: The next time a splinter group of
fair-minded players decides to skip a drug test --
triggering mandatory monitoring anyway -- the union
won't be able to talk them out of it and its control
will be eroded.
We're past Georgia's internal mess. Here's the
new topic: If the
||"APPARENTLY ... " EDITION
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE IN PLAY:|
1. MLB considered folding the Angels 2 years ago|
2. MJ's pep-talk worked (Stack: 31/8/5, Wiz beat Orl)
3. The Warriors want to make the NBA playoffs
|CONVERSATION TOPICS THAT ARE SO OVER:|
1. Rumors of 20-year-old. age limit for NBA Draft|
2. Focus on mid-majors; hoop powers ramp it up
3. Jay Williams' hopes of being Bulls' starting PG
Dawgs used verboten players, how
will the Selection Committee view a team's losses to UGA? It must factor it in, which affects all
the SEC's bubble boys.
More from UGA: Junior star Jarvis Hayes says he
is going to the NBA (shocker), unless he's picked
worse than 13th. (If you buy that last part, I have a
bracket to sell you with UNC-Asheville in
the Final Four.)
NHL Trade Frenzy
And if you thought NFL free agency disrupted a
team's roster continuity, consider yesterday's NHL
trade deadline, where 24 deals went down. The big bet:
Toronto's win-now philosophy.
Finally got it last night, supporting why to
watch all those small-
conference finals: A
26-year-old Navy vet hit an 18-footer with a second left, punching a Dance ticket for IUPUI, whose coach
was wriggling on the floor in jubilation. So was
I ... is that a sign of a problem?
A real problem is going to come out of
watching Wisconsin-Milwaukee dismantle Butler: Now
I'm in love with UWM as an upset special -- no matter
which better-seeded team they are placed against.
||Yankees QB prospect Drew Henson:
Shipped to Triple-A -- again. Annual spring-training tradition: To ask which NFL team will take a flier and draft this guy?
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Quickie All-America team: Carmelo Anthony, TJ
Ford, Josh Howard, Hollis Price, Dwyane Wade.
C-Week Picks: St. Francis (Northeast), Weber St. (Big
Sky). Yesterday: Milwaukee, W. Ky (Yes); Valpo (Oops,