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NCAA Women’s Tournament 2016: Regional Semi-Finals (Round of 16) Day 2

U – Conn Husky, symbol of might to the foe.
Fight, fight Connecticut, It’s vict’ry, Let’s go.

Connecticut U – Conn Husky,
vict’ry again for the White and Blue

So go – go – go Connecticut, Connecticut U.
C – O – N – N – E – C – T – I – C – U – T
Connecticut, Connecticut Husky, Connecticut Husky
Connecticut C – O – N – N – U! Fight!

Wait. Did I mention I’m a huge Husky fan? Oh. Right.

See, the thing about Geno’s teams is that they may not always win, but they’re very good and remarkably consistent.

I was watching Liv and Maddie (both played by Dove Cameron who is in real life about 5′ 2″) the other day and Maddie (Captain of the Wisconsin State Champion Women’s Basketball Team) is agonizing over which College scholarship to accept. The list includes UConn.

Look, this is fictional. There are lots of High School Point Guards who are very talented and much taller than 5′ 2″ (only 5′ 10″ myself) who would sell their souls for an offer like that. In the end she makes the safe and viewer friendly choice, University of Wisconsin (Beloit) which doesn’t exist. Beloit College, which does exist, is a Division III school. Of course her Dad is the Coach and she loves him.

Geno is not lovable. He’s actually pretty much an asshole. Even when they win the first question is- “So, why did this (mistake) happen?” He has that George Steinbrenner ‘they should win every game, that’s what I’m paying for’ attitude. His teams practice against the Men’s team and kick their asses.

He’s also smart. A letter from UConn is a golden ticket to winning seasons and League and National Championships. He has built a program, not a dependency on a miracle player. There are people riding the bench who are as good as anyone except the ones he puts on the floor.

And I suppose that’s a reason some choose not-UConn. You want to play, not practice.

They could go down today, we’ve seen every #1 seed so far drop. They are certainly the target of every would be every year, but there is no reason to suppose that things are going to change for a very long time.

I investigated getting tickets for the Regional Finals, they’re not that expensive and they’re in Connecticut where no place is more than 90 minutes from Stars Hollow, but I didn’t think of it soon enough.

You buy them blind, you don’t know who will make it through, but I think UConn is a good bet for next year.

Today’s Match-Ups

Time Channel Seed Team Record Seed Team Record Region
11:30 am ESPN 1 Connecticut 36 – 0 5 Mississippi St. 28 – 7 East
2:00 pm ESPN 2 Texas 30 – 4 3 UCLA 26 – 8 East
4:00 pm ESPN 1 Baylor 35 – 1 5 Florida State 25 – 7 South
6:30 pm ESPN 2 Oregon State 31 – 4 6 DePaul 27 – 8 South

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  1. ek hornbeck

    Vent Hole

  2. ek hornbeck

    Connecticut in White Mississippi in Blue

  3. ek hornbeck

    UConn wins tip off

  4. ek hornbeck

    UConn scores first

  5. ek hornbeck

    UConn 13 – 2 after 3:30

  6. ek hornbeck

    UConn 19 – 2 13 to Play in Half

  7. ek hornbeck

    UConn 32 – 4 10 to Play in Half

  8. ek hornbeck

    UConn 48 – 12 5 to Play in the Half

  9. ek hornbeck

    UConn 61 – 12 at the Half

  10. ek hornbeck

    We’re back

  11. ek hornbeck

    UConn 75 – 16 14 to Play

  12. ek hornbeck

    UConn 84 – 20 10 to Play

  13. ek hornbeck

    UConn 91 – 26 5 to Play

  14. ek hornbeck

    UConn 93 – 32 2 to Play

  15. ek hornbeck

    UConn 98 – 38 Final

  16. ek hornbeck

    Texas in White UCLA in Blue

  17. ek hornbeck

    UCLA wins tip off

  18. ek hornbeck

    UCLA scores first

  19. ek hornbeck

    Texas 9 – 8 14 to Play in Half

  20. ek hornbeck

    UCLA 17 – 11 10 to Play in Half

  21. ek hornbeck

    UCLA 27 – 24 5 to Play in Half

  22. ek hornbeck

    UCLA 33 – 28 at Half

  23. ek hornbeck

    We’re back.

  24. ek hornbeck

    UCLA 42 – 40 15 to Play

  25. ek hornbeck

    UCLA 54 – 48 10 to Play

  26. ek hornbeck

    Texas 60 – 56 5 to Play

  27. ek hornbeck

    Texas 72 – 64 Final

  28. TMC

    #1 Baylor in white and Florida St. in green black take the court.

    Baylore has the ball first and scores first

  29. TMC

    At 5:00 in the 1st qtr Baylor 9 – Florida St. 7

  30. TMC

    At the end of the 1st qtr. Baylor 24 – Florida St. 15

  31. TMC

    With 5 minutes left n the 2nd quarter Baylor 33 – Florida St. 23

  32. TMC

    Halftime:

    Baylor 40 – Florida St. 24

  33. TMC

    Play resumes

  34. TMC

    With 5 minutes left in the 3rd qtr Baylor 50 – Florida 38

  35. TMC

    At the end of the 3rd qtr, Baylor 58 – Florida St. 44

  36. TMC

    With 5 minutes left to play: Baylor 68 – Florida St. 50

  37. TMC

    Final:

    #1 Baylor 78 – #2 Florida St.58

  38. TMC

    #2 Oregon St. in white and #6 DePaul in blue take the court.

  39. TMC

    DePaul scores first with a 3 pt FG

  40. TMC

    With less than 5 to play in the 1st qtr.

    DePaul 9 – Oregon St 10

  41. TMC

    At the end of the 1st qtr:

    DePaul 17 – Oregon St. 21

  42. TMC

    the 2nd qtr begins

  43. TMC

    With less the 4 min to play in 2nd qtr

    DePaul 28 – Oregon St 36

  44. TMC

    Halftime:

    DePaul 38 – Oregon St 45

  45. TMC

    Play resumes in the 3rd qtr

  46. TMC

    With 3:24 in the 3rd qtr:

    DePaul 46 – Oregon St. 60

  47. TMC

    At the end of the 3rd qtr:

    DePaul 49 – Oregon St. 62

  48. TMC

    The 4th qtr begins

  49. TMC

    At 5:31 in the 4th qtr

    DePaul 60 – Oregon St. 70

  50. TMC

    Final:

    DePaul 71 – Oregon St. 83

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