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College Basketball World Reacts To Baylor-UConn Women’s Finish

Christyn Williams #13 of the UConn Huskies drives to the basket ahead of DiJonai Carrington #21 of the Baylor Lady Bears

Christyn Williams #13 of the UConn Huskies drives to the basket ahead of DiJonai Carrington #21 of the Baylor Lady Bears

No. 1 UConn took on No. 2 Baylor in the Women’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Monday night in a matchup between two of the sport’s top programs. The game between the Huskies and the Bears came down to wire, ending with a controversial no-call on one of the final plays.

On the last full Baylor possession, guard DiJonai Carrington drove to the basket before pulling up for a short jumper. Two UConn defenders were able to impede the shot and the Huskies secured the rebound, essentially locking up the 69-67 win.

But while officials reviewed the game clock following the missed jumper, viewers got a much closer look at what transpired on the play. As the Baylor guard rose up for the shot, UConn forward Aaliyah Edwards

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New study finds women’s sports barely covered on TV

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A new USC/Purdue University study published Wednesday in Communication & Sport found that most sports news or highlights shows are made up entirely of men’s sports stories.

The latest study published details “that 95% of total television coverage as well as the ESPN highlights show SportsCenter focused on men’s sports in 2019.”

The study’s authors looked specifically at three weeks of the 11 p.m. hour of SportsCenter in 2019 and found that just 5.7% of ESPN’s broadcast covered women’s sports.

They also analyzed three two-week blocks of three Los Angeles local network affiliates—KCBS, KNBC and KABC—and found that just 5.1% of the broadcasts covered women’s sports in segments from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m..

The study, which was co-authored by Cheryl Cooky, LaToya D. Council, Maria A. Mears and Michael A. Messner, determined there had been an increase in live televised coverage and prominent media

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Inside Stanford women’s basketball’s nine-week road trip — Six states, 12 flights and DIY haircuts

Fran Belibi sighed, knowing she was going to miss her shoe collection. But an odyssey awaited her and the rest of the Stanford women’s basketball team. A text arrived early on Dec. 2: “Pack your bags, we’re leaving today. We probably aren’t coming back.”

What do you take for a trip when you’re not sure where you will be going or how long you will be gone?

“I was just throwing stuff in the bag, hoping I’d have enough of the right clothes,” said Belibi, a sophomore forward. “It was a busy couple of hours there, trying to decide what was important to bring and what wasn’t.”

Santa Clara County announced Nov. 28 that it

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The story of Sam Haiby’s New Year’s Eve game includes pickle juice, a buzzer beater and the No. 1 spot on ‘SportsCenter’ | Women’s Basketball

So Haiby told assistant coach Chuck Love she was ready, and he quickly told Haiby to check in the game. Then Haiby asked Love whom she should go in for?

Love’s response: “Anybody!”

“That was funny. Everyone was laughing,” Haiby said. “The scorer’s table was laughing, too.”

On Nebraska’s injury-depleted roster, that may have been Love’s response to any of Nebraska’s guards, but especially Haiby. She leads the Huskers in scoring (16.1 per game), rebounding (7.4) and assists (3.7).

She’s one of Nebraska’s best players at creating a scoring chance with her drives to the basket, and with the game on the line you’d want Haiby in the game.

On the winning basket, Haiby got her own rebound on the right side of the hoop and quickly got off a shot high off the backboard with about 0.5 seconds left in the game.

“I kind of just chased my

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