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Lubbock Christian, Thomas More complete perfect season

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — UConn isn’t the only unbeaten team here in Indy. The Huskies go into Tuesday’s finals as the last team still playing with a zero in the loss column. Lubbock Christian (Division II) and Thomas More (Division III) also came to town over the weekend with unblemished records. Both squads left Monday still unbeaten as well as this year’s champs in their respective divisions. Lubbock Christian finished at 35-0 after they held off a scrappy Alaska Anchorage club 78-73 Monday in the first-ever Division II title game played at the same site as the DI Final Four.  UAA finished 38-3. Continue Reading →

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Women’s Final Four: a look back with Lindsay Whalen

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The semifinals are set for Sunday, and the championship game next Tuesday — in between the Division II and III title games will also be played on Monday. I hit the road, a 700-plus mile trek to this year’s Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis for the first time in a dozen years. It was 2004, a was a magical, unforgettable time for both the longest tenured beat reporter and the Gophers women’s team on their first trek to that year’s Final Four in New Orleans. But actually it began a season earlier in Stanford, California. It was our first time on the West Coast campus and I witnessed first-hand a Herman’s Hermits hush all over Maples Pavilion when Minnesota smashed the third-seeded, favored host Cardinal in a NCAA second round game. Some called it an upset, but an 8-0 run in the game’s final five minutes sealed the victory, and the Gophers advanced to the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance. Continue Reading →

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