8 Feels Great!

The UConn Huskies won their 8th National Championship and sends seniors Kelly Farris, Caroline Doty, and Heather Buck on a high note. Fab Frosh Breanna Stewart sparked the Huskies run and won over Notre Dame in the semis despite the Irish beating them for three games this year. The Huskies won over Louisville 96 – 30, with Stewie scoring 23 points.

UConn gets Win 89

… and surpasses the UCLA men of ’74 for most consecutive wins in college basketball.

Photo by Jessica Hill (AP)

From AP @ ESPN article:

“I don’t want my team to compare themselves to anyone,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said afterward. “I’m not John Wooden and this isn’t UCLA. This is Connecticut and that’s good enough.”

Senior All-Everything Maya Moore dropped a career-high 41 points and snagged 10 boards for the historic win. Frosh Bria Hartley wrecked the Seminoles with her 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting (including 5 of 5 from 3pt range). This kid is someone to watch out for.

Connecticut forward Maya Moore (23) drives for a layup in front of Florida State forward Natasha Howard (33) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Heading into the game, Connecticut needed one win to set the NCAA record for consecutive wins. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Box Score

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It’s been ages since I wrote something about basketball. Let’s blame that on work and other stuff that had been plaguing my attention. I’ve missed a lot of UConn games this season just because of the hassle of moving apartments and work and the time difference and okay, I’ll think of better excuses later.

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Spartak is all sorts of imploding lately. What the heck. Let’s see if they get better once Sue gets to Russia after the holidays.

Change

the_look_of_change__by_lithp

People change.

Some of them mature over time, some grow more childish.

Some reorder their priorities, others get a brand new set.

Some people grow stronger, others get weaker as time passes by.

Some people get harder and more jaded, but there are those who finally get their chance to feel.

People change.

Some of them may be towards one direction, while others trudge towards another.

But still, people change.

And so do I.

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Took me this long to realize that I did change. I no longer get panicked over basketball news. I missed the Final Four — heck, even the Final Game. UConn won, btw. Geno won awards. Maya Moore swept this year’s POY awards. Tina Charles brought it on big time during the whole NCAA Tourney. I just knew all that from reading the recaps and not by listening to the game (which I did all the time these past few years). Sadly, I wasn’t that mad about March Madness anymore.

The Storm drafted Cal’s Ashley Walker. If she’s Camille Little 2.0, then I’m all up for it. The Storm needs a heck lot of front court talent IF LJ doesn’t sign with us and goes over to Phoenix instead. But anyway, I ain’t losing sleep over that. I’m not even that much excited about the opening in May. :p Let’s just wait and see what’ll happen once the season is underway, though. I might get my enthusiasm back.