Home » Columns » Currently Reading:

She’s Got Game

February 9, 2002 Columns No Comments

She’s Got Game

by Tracy Granzyk

She’s Got Game
To give our Hoopville Fans a true representation of college hoops, it’s only fair to include coverage of the women’s game. With attendance numbers growing across the nation, competition levels rising consistently and the tournament drawing near, interest in women’s NCAA hoops is mounting. For now, here are some not-to-be-missed games for the weekend of February 9th and 10th, as well as a quick look back at one of last week’s hot topics.

Whose Got Game This Week?
UConn will have to protect their undefeated standing once again this Sunday, February 10th, when they face conference rival Virginia Tech for the second time this season. The pressure is on Tech to prove it was more than just home court advantage at their Cassell, (Coliseum) that kept the Hokies close last time. The team from Blacksburg kept up with the Huskies to the finish, though UConn squeezed out a 59-50 victory, their closest contest of the season. Senior and Big East player of the week, Asjha Jones, who led all scorers with 19 points at their last match up, will guide the Huskies into battle.

Colorado, currently ranked 13th, travels to Ames, Iowa to face the No. 12 Iowa State Cyclones this Saturday, February 9th. The Buffs are definitely on a hot streak, having won eight in a row, with an upset of Texas Tech and a previous victory over Iowa State firmly chalked up in their win column. The Cyclone’s won’t take this contest lying down though, as conference pride is at stake when the Buffs arrive on Cyclone turf. CU is directed by head coach Ceal Barry from the sidelines, and by the dynamic backcourt duo of Mandy Nightingale and Jenny Roulier on the court.

Even Goliath Takes It On The Chin
It’s always news in the sports community when Tennessee’s Lady Vols fall victim to an opponent. Currently at 19-2, this had occurred only once this season, when the 3rd-ranked Vols were outplayed by UConn back in January. But sixth-ranked Vanderbilt’s 76-59 victory last week was a hat trick of sorts, holding the Lady Vols to their lowest point total of the season, and their first conference loss of the year (second overall). Not bad for Vandy, who had the strength of a sellout home crowd behind them. Their rematch will come in Knoxville next Saturday, February 16th.


Comment on this Article:

Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about a bizarre finish to an early-season tournament game, the Pac-12’s early struggles, Florida teams going in different directions and two northeast teams trending less relevant even as they excite fans at a famous arena.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 by

In our pre-Thanksgiving podcast, we look at a key injury that is likely to be devastating for his team and an under-the-radar 4-0 week, then move on to some early SEC impressions and a couple of teams that just continue to win.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – November 9, 2017

November 10, 2017 by

The season is almost here, and we take a look at some of what to expect this coming season. We have preseason polls, conference changes, a look at some conferences and some matchups to start the season.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 by

The FBI has zeroed in on college basketball in a big way, and what has happened may be the beginning of a massive hit to the sport. We discuss what we know thus far in our latest podcast.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – August 17, 2017

August 18, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we check in with some good news from a few teams overseas after a big scare, plus a big addition for a championship contender, a conference on the rise, and a great coach thinking about a return to the bench.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.