Sunday, March 16
ESPN.com's women's basketball diaries
Several players from some of the country's top teams will share a diary with ESPN.com throughout the season. For their most recent entries, check out the links below:
Kara Lawson, Tennessee
March 11: SEC tourney leaves lasting impressions
The league tournament has come and gone, but it left two lasting impressions with the Lady Vols' senior: First, the SEC deserves eight berths to the Big Dance. And second, LaToya Thomas is the best player in the nation, hands down.
Past entries: March 3: Returning to the top | Feb. 24: Exceeding the expectations
Michele Matyasovsky and Caitlin Howe, Duke
March 5 (Matyasovsky): Lights, camera, action!
Duke once again will provide some behind-the-scenes antics during ESPN's NCAA Tournament coverage.
Past entries: Feb. 17 (Howe): A day in the life ... | Feb. 9: One pines for job, other puts pen to paper | Jan. 25 (Howe): New nickname for the new kid | Jan. 20 (Howe): The learning never stops | Jan. 3: True tales from Durham | Dec. 3: Paradise Jam journal | Nov. 8: Media day musings | Oct. 27: Memorable preseason moments
Shereka Wright, Purdue
March 5: Ode to Mary Jo
It's almost time to say goodbye to Purdue's lone senior, Mary Jo Noon. And Wright has some special words for her.
Past entries: Feb. 11: Are you ready? | Feb. 4: A shout out to the coaches | Jan. 29: Respect your opponent, but don't fear them | Jan. 21: Maintaining that infinite hope | Jan. 15: More Mackey memories | Dec. 20: Three rules to live by | Nov. 25: The Fab Six | Nov. 12: Remembering Chris | Nov. 3: Sky's the limit
Plenette Pierson, Texas Tech
March 4: Ready for Kansas State
Since she last wrote, the senior witnessed a coaching milestone, two wins and a heartbreaking loss.
Past entries: Feb. 17: Shooting for Sharp's 500th win | Feb. 10: Containing the Cyclones | Feb. 3: Counting down to 500 | Jan. 29: Tough loss at Texas; cool win in Colorado | Jan. 13: League wins and a meeting with legends | Jan. 8: Coming together | Dec. 23: Happy times in Hawaii | Dec. 10: Starting slow, finishing strong | Dec. 2: Fast and furious | Nov. 25: Catching the learning curve | Nov. 18: Eager to host Huskies in opener | Nov. 11: Loss, Hall teach good lessons | Nov. 4: Plenty to prove
Coach Tracy Roller and Tamara Bowie, Ball State
March 5: (Bowie): We must get back up
After a disappointing loss on Senior Night, the Cardinals' senior uses a favorite phrase to help her bounce back.
Past entries: Jan. 23 (Roller): From free throws to desserts and electronics | Jan. 10 (Bowie): People sometimes say I'm crazy | Dec. 22 (Roller): The true meaning of Christmas | Dec. 11 (Bowie): What a couple of weeks | Nov. 27 (Roller): Giving thanks, Cardinal style | Nov. 20 (Bowie): Last time around
Ashley Battle, UConn
Feb. 27: Taking the plunge
The sophomore, who briefly addresses UConn's win streak, never knew that stopping up a toilet could be so much fun.
Past entries: Jan 10: Ringing in the New Year | Dec. 8: From Pearl Harbor to SquarePants | Nov. 17: A 'Shining' moment
Coach Sherri Coale, Oklahoma
Feb. 24: Threads of the fabric
Coale's three seniors have each had a special impact on the Sooners this season.
Past entries: Jan. 27: The kids will be all right | Dec. 11: 'Dark Tuesday' puts things in perspective | Nov. 6: OU no longer new kid in town
Temeka Johnson, LSU
Dec. 10: Miami rhapsody
Despite playing five games in nine days in three different time zones, a Thanksgiving tournament in Florida turned fatigue into fun.
Past entries: Nov. 27: No time to catch our breath | Nov. 19: Fun and games | Nov. 10: Getting ready for the Wildcats