FINAL FOUR!

I literally couldn’t breathe when I was listening to the game. The first half was just plain ugly. It sounded like a nightmare for the backcourt. And Maya Moore was nowhere. And Monty was bricking shots. And turnovers were piling up. And Swanier’s speed was working against her. And they were rushing shots.

But thank God for those FREE THROWS. And Charde Houston. And my favorite college backcourt (after Bird and Taurasi) for working so well during the 2nd half. And Maya Moore for that AWESOME THREE! Wooohooooo!

And now, Greensboro Regional Champs. Wahaha. And a date with Stanford in the Final Four.

Final Four Final Four Final Four

– Tennessee Lady Vols versus Louisiana State U Lady Tigers

– UConn Huskies versus Stanford Cardinals

I’m back in the game! Yehey!

March Madness Na!

I decided to just put up a mini-update area at the upper-left part of this blog coz I haven’t mustered enough gana to post about basketball (something’s really wrong with me). And the past two UConn games have been hohumm so far. Errr, no, I’m not asking for a super-down-the-wire and heart-stopping game but please, a little more excitement naman.

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Fabulous Freshman Maya Moore is just awesome as always. 17Pts-8Rebs-3Asts-1Blk during the Cornell game and 24-and-12 on 10 for 15 shooting, 4 of 6 from downtown during the game against the Texas Longhorns.

Montgomery, Charles, and everybody else — wooohooo!

McLaren is a pretty sweet passer for a post player.

Charde Houston continues to perform since she was named Big East Tourney Player of the Year (or MVP, whatever).

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OMG, I’m so excited na sa WNBA. Bball time! Woohoo! Ang saya naman kasi ng Bird – Swoopes – Cash – Jackson na team no!

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And oh — another OMG. Sana tumuloy-tuloy na ang Huskies to the Final Four and beyoooooooond!

Unstoppable Dawgs

1201503535.jpgThe No.1 ranked Huskies let No. 16 Notre Dame hang around the first few minutes of the game and make defensive gimmicks on Maya Moore before UConn’s other weapons were used. Moore scored the first 15 points — 4 for 4 beyond the arc with a 4-point play thrown in (ah, the abundance of my favorite number). The Fighting Irish adjusted their defense and Maya didn’t score after that.

Enter Tina Charles who showed she can dominate with 22 monster points and 8 boards. Later in the game, Renee Montgomery came alive until the 12-minute mark and scored the first of her 12 second-half (and game) points, including the dagger three that snuffed any hope for the Fighting Irish.

But Ketia Swanier trumped everyone else as she kept the offense going and she glued the Huskies together with 11 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in 32 minutes of play.

UConn won the game 81-64 and is now 19-0 over-all (6-0 Big East).

Up next: South Florida, January 30, 7PM EST