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November 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to the 2014-15 “Wade Watch” list

Tuesday brought another preseason nod for Washington G Kelsey Plum. The sophomore was one of 25 players named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association “Wade Watch” list. Plum is one of five Pac-12 players overall to be given early consideration. On Monday, Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award list of 30…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national college…

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November 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

WSU vs No. 16 Nebraska; No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 1 UConn to air on Pac-12 Networks

Washington State will open Pac-12 Network’s 2014-15 women’s basketball broadcast season when WSU hosts No. 16 Nebraska on Wednesday at 8pm PT. Nebraska is the second ranked team and third game overall the Cougars have played in the past six days. WSU (2-0) opened the season with a win against then-No. 22 Dayton on Friday…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls, TV Alert, Washington State | Topics: June Daugherty, Stanford, UConn

November 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll

Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn’t that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference released Monday that Plum is its Player of the Week. This is…

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November 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Analyzing UW’s loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum’s career-high 45 points

Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: “We’re going to come back better.” Neighbors coached a solid game against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th career game, 90-80. And the former picked up two glaring things about his team….

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November 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Poll: Which team will have the best season among the in-state programs?

In the words of Washington State senior G Tia Presley, “the exhibition was such a tease.” More than a week has passed since most teams held an exhibition game, a positive because the NCAA has allowed teams more practice time overall, which should produce better competition. But, as always, players want the live games. Well, the…

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Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Polls, Seattle U, TV Alert, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Tia Presley

November 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Deja Strother makes it official, signs NLI with Washington

The early signing period opened Wednesday for student-athletes. Ingelmoor HS star Deja Strother made her verbal commitment official, signing a national letter of intent to play for Washington. Strother is a 6-5 post player, ranked as the No. 35 overall by Prospects Nation. She is also the No. 49 prospect by All-Star Girls Basketball Report. She…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Aminah Williams, Katie Collier, Mike Neighbors

November 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Seattle U, Washington State and Gonzaga dominate in exhibition matchups

Seattle U started its season Saturday with an exhibition game against Central Washington at Connolly Center. The Redhawks made its debut with three new starters to replace graduated seniors in F Kacie Sowell, G Sylvia Shephard and F Ashley Ward. SU’s young lineup of sophomore PGs Kaylee Best and Alexis Montgomery, freshman wing Jacinta Beckley,…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Video | Topics: Joan Bonvicini, Lia Galdeira, Lisa Mispley Fortier

October 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Blog on hiatus…(VIDEO)

Well, that was an interesting WNBA season and FIBA World Championship. I’m on vacation and will shut the blog down until Oct. 27 when the basketball world transitions into the NCAA season. The Pac-12 has a lot of big-time matchups scheduled for the nonconference season, so we’ll start with looking at those and checking in on…

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