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A highlight from Unplugged #76 - Megan Gauer and Calvin Wetzel

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

07:21 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Unplugged #76 - Megan Gauer and Calvin Wetzel

"What hey her hoops that's fans. Welcome to another episode of her hoop stats unplugged as always you're here with Megan Geller. And for all of those of you who celebrate, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, great time off, hopefully got to see some friends, family enjoy the holiday. We took a short little holiday break from the podcast, but we are back this week. And NCA basketball certainly did not take a break for the holiday weekend. Lots of craziness, lots of Thanksgiving tournaments. So plenty to discuss today. To do that, I am here with Calvin whitsell from our her hoops team. Hey Calvin, how's it going? Hey, Megan, I'm good. How are you doing? Doing well, we've got lots to talk about this week. It's been like two weeks since we're recorded and had like turkey tournament madness for the last two weeks. Basically every team other than South Carolina, the top 5 or 6 has lost a game at this point. It's been chaos. So lots to talk about lots to try to decide what it all means, but very exciting basketball over the last week and a half or so. Absolutely. Since that time of year, when everyone loses and usually no one knows who the best team is, I think we do this here. No one knows what the second best team is, but that's what makes that last week in November. So fun every year. Yeah, exactly. Lots of big games. I feel like we learned a lot about a lot of these teams too. I think seeing them up against each other is like the best way to try to learn who's really on top and where the holes are, I think you can take so much from who they're playing outside of the top ten teams, but really those top ten matchups. I think is where you learn the most. So we've got quite a bit of that over the last week and a half here, so lots to talk about. I think starting with the number one versus number two, South Carolina, took down Yukon in the battle for Atlanta's final pretty hefty win by the end of it 73 57 South Carolina stays on top, really looks like I think the team to beat right now. And you can fell down to three, but they're already back in that number two spot in the bowl quickly afterwards following the rest of the Thanksgiving chaos. Yeah, yeah, a lot of people aren't gonna like this, they're probably gonna be pretty mad at me for saying this and that's fine, but Yukon is the second best team. I think you guys still look mes team. They asked by 16. Everyone else lost someone else too. So I don't know who else is the second best team at this point. But the fact that they're the second best team in South Carolina just completely took them out of what they wanted to do in the second half and especially the fourth quarter. They scored three points in the fourth quarter. And this is probably the second bestie at worst is the third best team in the country scored three points in an entire quarter. I think that tells you a lot more about South Carolina than anything just when they really get locked in what they can do to you. Yeah. And I think in that game what we really saw and we've seen in a couple of games I think sense the game. Now too, it's just only a boss and really going off. I mean, she had 22 points, 15 rebounds, like this distance. I guess the number two team in the country does not a good anyone against the number two team in the country. I think we've seen her kind of comment to her own South Carolina's really using her in the paint. I think even in the beginning of that game, kind of when you was able to go on a little bit of run, it felt like she wasn't getting touches in the paint and I think that's when we see South Carolina struggle and then in the second half she got her touches on the paint and like I said 22 points 15 rebounds. So she just dominated. Yeah, and she's been doing this for a few games now. You know, this one is the most high profile by far, but the other day she had against I think as North Carolina and T 29 points on 13 of 13 shooting, including a three in there, they weren't all just in the paint. Like you said, they're really starting to use her more. She scored single digits in her first two games this season 11 points in the third. From then on, she has just been a force in she's making me look dumb because in our podcast at the beginning of the year. And even after that first week when she was averaging like 9 points a game, I said, look, she's an awesome player. She's not gonna put up the type of numbers to be in all American and she wasn't through a week. We're going to have. The last week or two, she absolutely is. And if she plays like this, I'll definitely have to revise my pick and put her on that first team, all American, because she's putting up some monster stats. And she is really carrying a team that is so full of talent around her and yet still standing out as sort of the centerpiece of this number one team in the country. Yeah, for sure. I actually think that's kind of just like an interesting overall observation I have about South Carolina and Yukon so far as these are two teams that we talked about being one, two at the beginning of this season and so much of that was like, oh, they've added all of this depth from what they had last year. And I feel like that's not really what we're seeing so far from them. It's still kind of like their core returners that are leading the way by far most of their production is coming from who we would have thought that would come from last year. But it's just been like the dominance of olea Boston and then maybe a little bit less so so far about page packers that has really been carrying these two teams. Yeah, you know, to your point in that game, dorka yuhas and AZ fudd. The only newcomers to get on the court for UConn against South Carolina 29 combined minutes from newcomers and New York South Carolina. Number one recruiting class three of the top four. Those three freshmen obviously Raven Johnson's hurt, but those impression have barely played. They played their starters the vast majority of minutes as well in that game. Camilla cardoso played under 12 minutes in against they don't even need her, which is scary because she's a fantastic player. And they're beating really good teams without her having to contribute a whole lot. That's why I thought a Leah Boston might continue to put up those sort of low numbers that we saw at the beginning of the year because I didn't think they need her a lot, but really what it's looking like is they don't need the newcomers allowed. Those pieces are maybe there to help them in cases of file trouble and injuries and they have some crazy double over time game. It's going to help them. But they don't need them. Not so far at least. Yeah, agreed. I think we've kind of seen that on, especially from South Carolina, but even from Yukon, in these tight games, we're not seeing a ton of events I think they would have liked to see more of their bench against South Carolina that's certainly would have helped. But yeah, it's been I mean, it's not just like a lie of Boston and pig backers inside cook has played fantastic for South Carolina. I've been really impressed with her for these first 8 games or whatever the gamecocks have played and then Kristen Williams for you can't spend really solid. So there's multiple pieces that are playing really well, but we're seeing kind of that same return or group is really the focal point and while they have all this out of death, I don't think that's what we're really seeing making these teams stand out right now. Yes, I cook had 17 points in that game and maybe a little bit overshadowed by Leah Boston, but that's the Henderson, Boston cook, the three and double figures for South Carolina, Kristin Williams, page beckers, and vena Westbrook for three and double figures for UConn and I mean those are players that have been established on both these teams already.

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A highlight from Courtside 55: Feast Week Preview (UConn, South Carolina and Maryland)

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

07:04 min | Last week

A highlight from Courtside 55: Feast Week Preview (UConn, South Carolina and Maryland)

"What's up everybody, it is time for yet another edition of courtside with Christie and Gabe. I am Christy Richard Scott, along with my guy as always gave Ibrahim and we are sitting right here in courtside on the hurting sets podcast network and there is so much to discuss. I don't know how we're gonna get it all done because so many great games. I don't know if you call it upsets when two top ten teams battle each other, but a lot of top ten action this week. Yeah, yeah, it's been a lot and like, you know, this is Thanksgiving coming up and we hope everyone's gonna have a lovely Thanksgiving and I feel like in my mind, I was like, oh, you know, I get to take a little break, you know, hang out, hang out with family, you know, really relax and chill down and it's like, nope, we have way more top ten matchups this week. We have so much more basketball that's going to happen over free week and it started out with a bang on Sunday. In my opinion, with Maryland Baylor, South Carolina, Yukon, going on yesterday. You have a new top 25 out. And then we have awesome matchups coming up. So I just am really, really pumped and I'm overstimulated, which is great. Yeah, it's a good thing. It's like I'm just like always looking around like I'm waking up in the middle of night thinking like, oh my God, what are you gonna do? Against Stanford. I know. It's crazy. You know, I watched that game, the Yukon South Carolina game. And then I had my high school practice from coaching. And I went into that practice and I had to shoot. I was like before my kids were stretching. I was like, I just had this like pent up like I was like so fired up after watching that game and then all practice, they were like, coach are you good? I'm like, man, I don't know. I just watched that game, so I didn't even have coffee yesterday, but I was like, um, on a thousand. It was fine. No, I'm gonna go shoot later, 'cause I am. I do need to do something physical, instead of just watching basketball. But we are watering. I love watching basketball. We love making content for you guys. We're doing a ton of it. Good our YouTube channel. We have a video on Ashley rusa that I did yesterday. Talking about all of her stuff. We're also going to do a Baja mar tournament preview that should be out later today or tomorrow. Today being Tuesday tomorrow. Wednesday. So go subscribe over there and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at her hoop stats. That's the plugs. But, you know, yeah, now I need to go shoot some hoops, just like get away from a screen for a little bit. I've been reading so much about this. That being said, well, I'm going to read some more stuff off a screen right now because we have that new top 25. Let's go. Christie insisted on looking at it before the pocket. I want to tell her, but she insisted on looking at it to make sure that her votes were correct. Do you have any qualms about what you vote? Well, let me say the top 5. So sometimes Marilyn number two number two they go up above Connecticut who falls to three after their loss yesterday. Indiana moves up to four. They were there last week, so I stay there and see Baylor and Stanford all stay at 5, 6 and 7. Iowa's at 8 Arizona's at 9 in Louisville's at ten. And those two teams flip flopped, something like that. Yeah, because Arizona was 11, Louisville's tenth. Oh, Oregon, Oregon drops to 15. So that's the that's the top ten. There's a lot going on down ballot that we can also get into. But just that top ten, how do you feel like the voting shook out? Versus what you have? You know, it's always tough, right? I mean, and especially when two top ten teams battle each other and, you know, the one and two play against each other. So that's a lot of pressure for them, obviously, but, you know, no pressure no diamonds. I always say that. So here we are. But I think I like that, you know, Marilyn moves up to two, although right now they're struggling with illnesses and injuries, which is, you know, while on paper or on screen, we're saying like, well, Connecticut lost and now Maryland goes to two. Yes, and that's exactly how I voted. I think a lot of other people obviously voted that same way. But, you know, I just hope that they can stay healthy. You know they're going to The Bahamas for this term. You were just talking about the Debbie antonelli is running down there which is awesome. But you know, hopefully they can stay healthy. I mean, diamond Miller went out in that Baylor game and so he played ten minutes, you know, after only playing four minutes in the previous game. So it's tough. Katie Benson of faith masonis and, you know, I just hope that they can all be on the court because if they're all healthy and ready to go, that's a dangerous looking number two team. But while number one, South Carolina, state dominant. So, I mean, there's no question. I think Michigan kind of more in that top ten area. I know Arizona had to prove themselves after their upset last week that got them into the top 15 and now they've bumped up into the top ten. So I don't have a problem with that either, but I just think it's, you know, you're one win from dropping 5 spots, one win from moving up, you know, more than 5 sponsors what we've seen so far this year in the AP poll. Yeah, no. And so you have Michigan a, they're 12th behind Tennessee, tendency got a big win against Texas. Yesterday or the day before, I think it might have been Sunday. Sunday, so they get a big one. They drop up 5 spots, like you're saying. So it's so early in the year that you take these are the grain of salt like you're saying in that things are going to change throughout the year. And they're going to change next week because almost all of the teams that I mentioned play each other. Pretty much everything. Yeah, so next week we're going to see we're going to see where this all shakes out. But we should get into what happened over the weekend and Monday. I'm counting Monday as a weekend because that makes me holiday week. We were both at the Maryland Baylor game. You were calling it, I was hanging out. It was a blast. It was an awesome game. I thought both teams really showed me something. I was impressed by both teams. Maryland comes out on top 79 76. There's a really run by Baylor to make it that close because Marilyn was a little bit in control. But what you see from the Turks, that was impressive before we talk about some of the things that we have concerns about like those injuries you're mentioning. Right. I think for Maryland, I mean, just the resiliency, right? I mean, the only way 7 or 8 deep on the bench, they had 8 dressed and then Miller went out. So they had 7. MSR owned the freshman. She didn't come in. The star from Switzerland. She didn't have any minute, so they really played 6 players. After diamond went out. So 7 players in total, but down the stretch, 6 players, the rotate, and then angel Reese had those four files. She got that charge. And you could see that Brenda frees and staff.

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A highlight from 11/19/21 - Playoff Structure, Expansion, and More WNBA & NCAAW News

WNBA Nation

00:51 sec | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from 11/19/21 - Playoff Structure, Expansion, and More WNBA & NCAAW News

"How's it going Logan? Bonjourno Kyle. Yes. We have missed all of you, especially you here hanging out with us here on our Twitch channel tonight as we as we hop back into things. We took a little bit of a small break. We went really, really heavy and play off coverage. Did a quick recap episode after Chicago won the title and then we just needed. We needed just a little bit of a hiatus because there was a lot that went down. Tell us what you did. Yeah, we had our winter meetings. You know, we got together as co owners of the show and talked about what we want to do in the future. I also went to Italy for three weeks in there. Which

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A highlight from Unplugged #75 - Megan Gauer and Adam Vachon

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Unplugged #75 - Megan Gauer and Adam Vachon

"Her hoops, fans welcome to another episode of her hoops dad's unplugged, as always, you're here with Megan gower and we are in week two of the NCAA season, but we also have some pretty big WNBA news to discuss today. So super excited to get rolling with this episode. I'm here today with Adam the Shan from our hoop steps team and writer of our weekly roundup. Hey, Adam, how's it going? Hey, Megan, good to be here. Doing well. How you doing? Doing well, excited to have you on the pod for first time, so always excited to get a new face on here. Glad to be here. Awesome. Well, we're going to get a little bit into atoms weekly roundup in his top 25 that he's putting out for the college season. But to start off, we got major WNBA news today. So I feel like we have to start with that. The WNBA announced kind of I don't know where I was not expecting this at all today. That they are updating

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A highlight from Winsidr Show -  Dream, Wright Way (ft Tanisha Wright)

Winsidr WNBA Show

00:59 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Winsidr Show - Dream, Wright Way (ft Tanisha Wright)

"Arya Schwartz along with Rachel galligan and welcome to the Windsor show where it's all about the W. Drafted in the first round of the 2005 WNBA draft, our next guest went on to solidify herself as a defensive star, winning a ring with the Seattle storm in 2010. Soon after retirement following the 2019 season, she joined the Las Vegas aces as an assistant coach. Now with the helm of her own ship, we welcome our next guest. Atlanta dream head coach Tunisia Wright. If you like our show, please consider joining our Patreon community. Patreon dot com backslash win sider. For less than a cup of coffee a month, you can directly show support for the hard work we do covering the W and don't

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A highlight from Courtside 54: Texas, Indiana and Paige Bueckers Impress

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

05:49 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Courtside 54: Texas, Indiana and Paige Bueckers Impress

"Gabe Ibrahim right here on the her hoop steps podcast, network and oh, we are in the thick of it. There have been some upsets galore gave to start the NCAA season. Yeah, you know, there's a little chill in the air and wearing hoodies around the house. I got my got fire going in the wood stove, and that means it's basketball season. And it's like, we're right into it, you know? I love that this year we had some good high quality matchups between ranked teams. We also had some quality matchups but bad games as well. But you'd expect in the early going, but we had some kind of really good one. Texas against Stanford was amazing. Indiana, Kentucky was also really good. We're going to talk about Arizona and Louisville as well. But I'm really just excited to be here. You know, we were really excited to start the season and now that we're in it, it kind of feels like we're already in mid season form two weeks in, right? No, no doubt. And I think it's, you know, the hunger and the fans, not being able to be in the arenas last year. I think there's just like a new found passion by both the fans and the players and coaches and the bands and everything all that fantastic fervor is back in the building. And it just has made such a big difference. I don't know if that's just me, you know, the vibe of it all. But I think the players are playing differently. I think they're playing with more grit and determination and tension. I don't know. Maybe that's just me looking at it that way, but I just think it looks different. Like, the game looks different. It feels like everyone's been shot I have a came in last year. Last year to start the year, kind of felt like we were dipping our toe into the water. You know, just seeing if it's a little chilly because that you're right. The atmosphere of having fans and having that push from outside wasn't there. And I think every coach in America has brought up how nice it is to just have fans right from the start of the season. And you see that, you know, I went to go see George Washington Virginia tech. Last week. And it was a decent sized crowd. There's plenty of hokies and plenty of George Washington folks there. It was just you thought the energy a little bit more. It felt like a real basketball game out to last year to begin the year at least. It kind of just felt a little sterile. So yeah, I mean, the atmosphere has been great. You know, I've been really enjoying all of the big games. You talk about Reynolds coliseum last week. And I would say the Stanford Texas game though, that's been the headliner of the year with Stanford the reigning chance going down to Texas a Gritty Gritty team. A big shape or stamp team for sure. This is 100% a team that he is had a stamp on. And I was just, I love I love love, love watching them play. And I think that intensity they were talking about with fans and stans. Texas brought it. Texas is a team that has brought it the most. But in that game, I mean, would you see that was really impressive from Texas point of view at least? Then winning. Number one, but I thought the way they won down the stretch in that game. Those three balls started falling for Texas and they're on the road. Do you understand me? They're on the road at Stanford on the night that they present the banner to the fans. And they just came in and spoiled it. I mean, oh my gosh. Number one to have the fortitude to do that. Forget about the tactical side of it. And the X's and O's. And the three balls were nice. They get it. And that's what got them over the edge. In my estimation, the dribble drive and the kick outs and the knockdown threes. But when it's all said and done, you have to have the mental capacity and the toughness to go into Stanford. On a night when they are rah rah, they're magnificent run last year to the national title. And everyone is there to congratulate them and it's this big night. And they came in and just pulled the tablecloth off the table and all the utensils and plates and salt pepper shakers went flying away onto the floor, you know. I mean, they say the best laid plans are made for disruption. And that's what they went in there and did. I just thought it was very impressive. And not only that, they went from being ranked number 25 to being ranked number 12. I mean, that's probably the biggest job. Somebody needs to we need to investigate that analytically with her stats. Is that the biggest jump that we've seen in one week by a team? That's how impressive I think all the voters, including me. Thought that they went in there and they showed improved. And I think that, you know, you gain respect when you do stuff like that. And I think big schaefer like you said, his handprints, footprints, verbiage, mentality, all over that game. All over that game. And no slight to Stanford. And sometimes when you do have all of, you know, we're reminiscing about what happened. In the postseason last year, guess what? Texas was on that day. You know, and it's hard to switch that. It's your Stanford. Then I understand. And I'm not sliding them and saying like, oh, yeah, you got snuck up on. You got, you know, surprised. No. I just think it's hard to change the channel, game. When you're being celebrated for the national championship from last season. And now guess what? You have two minutes to go through the layup line and here you are with this huge challenge here at home with this hungry Texas team that advanced and knocked off Marilyn last year in the tournament in the sweet 16 round. And then they came in there and just they could not withstand the pressure that Texas applied on both sides of the ball down the stretch. Yeah, I mean, there's a lot of want to, you know? And I'm not saying Stanford doesn't have that. I think what you're saying is different. It is hard. It is hard to move on from.

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A highlight from Unplugged #74 - Megan Gauer and Jacob Mox

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

03:06 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Unplugged #74 - Megan Gauer and Jacob Mox

"Hey, her hoops, that's fans of welcome to another episode of her hoops that's unplugged, as always, you're here with Megan cower and we are officially in the NCAA basketball season action tipped off on Tuesday super excited to be back at it and having live basketball too much. To join today to talk about that and much more, I have Jacob mox from our her hoop stats team. He's Becky Hammond mid major player of the year award coordinator and mid major expert. Hey Jacob, how's it going? How are you Megan? Doing good, excited that we finally got the season underway last night, we're recording this on Wednesday. So I guess we're coming off. The first day of the season, so really excited about that. Yeah, I mean, I'm glad that there's not too many games tonight. Some good new major games tonight, but definitely not as packed as last night. I can kind of refresh a little bit. Yeah, exactly. I feel like there's a little bit of a lull in the middle of the week here. There's some big games starting again on Friday in this weekend, but a lot of even like the top 25 games that are on the next few days are kind of against lower tear opponents of less exciting things than last night's huge game. Of course we can always get exciting. You never know. I figured maybe to start off with South Carolina versus empty state that big top 5 game from last night that we started off the season with before we dive into that. Honestly, it's a great that we started off with the top 5 game, but I also am curious why this is a thing we do every season. I think the men's game, you know, they always have the champions classic same teams. It's always top tier opponents. First night of the season, the woman's game should be doing something similar. Yeah, I a 100% agree. It's great to get that like marquee matchup to get everyone really going. So you don't have to have a hundred like South Carolina versus New Hampshire type games or something like that. So yeah, it was great to see that. And especially one thing that I did notice that I really appreciated was that at halftime of the game, or maybe it was even during a coming out of commercial, they went to they went to MSG and they had two men's anchors, and then they had Carolyn peck, and they just basically sat there and they were just like, I don't know whether I would have put it. They were eager to hear what Carolyn peck had to say about the game and they just kind of let her cook. And kind of cover the game from that angle. And I think that that synergy is not something that we've seen too much. And it's really a good way to really have each half built off of each other in that way. It was good to see that. Yeah, I totally agree with that. I think that was really nice to see. I wish they had spent the whole halftime show on woman's basketball, but I guess we'll take what we can get for now. It was a little bit of a bummer when they switched over to covering the men's game. I get that they are the Markey of opening night. I just wish that during all this game wasn't

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A highlight from Courtside 53: College Basketball Is Here

The Her Hoop Stats Podcast

06:48 min | 3 weeks ago

A highlight from Courtside 53: College Basketball Is Here

"Game. Oh my goodness, our little baby hair standing up on the back of your neck because it is basketball season, the leads are falling. There's a chill in the air. I'm not a pumpkin spice girl, but if I would have been, I would have had me a pumpkin spice getting ready for that orange basketball going to the hoop. I haven't had a pumpkin spice thing this year, but I should. I am on pumpkin spice girl very proudly. I do like pumpkin spice. Although I haven't had anything. I want to make some of my own but I haven't. But yes, basketball. It's here. It's crazy. I'm watching so much basketball in the last. I don't know. When did the season start yesterday at 11 a.m. it's currently 7 44 on a Wednesday. Just in case anything happens, I do want to point out we are doing this during the Tennessee southern Illinois game in which sold online is currently winning. They're going back and forth, almost in some of them. Also, bucknell is only down four to Ohio State a half time as well. So if my eyes are going, and if I get really distracted at some point, because there's something going on in the background. And if we don't talk about those upsets that happen, it's because we're recording during them. But we'll let you know. We have we had so much to talk about yesterday that I'm like, I didn't really factor in watching basketball at night to be honest. Yeah. I mean, insane games already. We're talking about how the Big Ten with 17s vying for the best in the league this year. And a lot of teams showing improving early. And like you said right there, I mean, Ohio State, you know, only a four point lead at halftime. So, hey, we're already into the thick of it. And we're just getting into the season, but you have to love to see bands back in the stand game. Man, they just make a difference. I don't care. I mean, the cardboard cutouts, we tried, okay? And that was fine, but we also swag sir if we need it. We need the swag surf with the painted faces and the energy in the building. Yeah, and last night, Reynolds coliseum. So South Carolina beats empty state 66 with 7, yes. However, density state crowd showed up. I mean, it was electric at times, and there was some runs there where interstate like took the lead and you just felt that swell of the momentum from the crowd and the players feeding off the crowd, the crowd feeding off the players. And it's just so amazing to see that back, you know, because we lost so much of that last year. We did we had some fans in the arenas towards the end, but to get that right off the bat, especially with this matchup that was so awesome last year to have fans there this year. It just made a world of difference, even though I didn't have a different result, right? No, I mean, the bands are there. And, you know, that's South Carolina NC state game was sold out last week. Yeah. And everyone is chomping at the bit to get out of the house and get into the gym and into the arena to get around the game. I mean, the energy of that is, you know, something that was also something that the fans were missing, but I mean, wow, you're talking about South Carolina, the top on the list and the AP poll, the USA Today poll. Everybody's poll is Don staley and her squad sitting right there at the top. And for them to go on the road and show improve, especially with their frontline play kind of neutralizing kuni inside or NC state. I thought was most impressive. Yeah, and you know, I think I've said this term on this podcast before. I'm a ceiling from solid verbal, which is contributing podcasts. But you got to win your clunkers. You have to win games. We're shots aren't falling. You have to win games where you turn the ball over. You have to win games where you're not having that sort of great effort all around. And that's what South Carolina did in this one with they were shooting three of 12 from the field. There's times without offense was just stuck in mud and they couldn't get anything going. 14 turnovers for South Carolina, but then you look at what they did on the defensive end. They saw those shots weren't falling in. They didn't get down themselves. They said we had to pick it up on the defensive end at exactly what they did. They held and she stayed to 27% from three. They forced almost as many turnovers as they gave away, and they just really had solid defense. I was extremely impressed by how this team responded, because I remember at the beginning of last year, Don staley was saying she wanted a little bit more attitude from her team. She wanted to see that sort of wonderful words in her mouth, killer instinct, the nastiness from her team. And I think this game, she saw that. She saw that with this veteran group. Yeah, no doubt. And the thing about Don staley, you know that you're going to get their best shot. And at the end of the final four last year, that's shot. And it wasn't, you know, they're obviously other things that occurred during the game, but the time and score and the situation and Elliot Boston shot that just missed by a hair for them to advance or have the possibility to advance and go for a possible second championship. I was taken away. And I mean, with them having that taste in their mouth coming back into the season and then Don stele a fresh off of a gold medal with the Olympic team. I mean, the confidence that they exuded in Raleigh against NC state. I mean, you kind of expected that. I mean, it's kind of a combustible situation where you have a hungry team with a bitter taste in their mouth from last year. And then a hungry coach. Obviously, with the bitter taste too from the NCAA tournament. But then coming in with a load of confidence from what she was able to do again with the Olympic team. So I mean, and then not to slight the fact that they were preseason ranked number one to kind of go into that in the expectations of that too. Sometimes that can shrink a team, but not a team that's being coached by Don Stanley. I mean, yeah. Yeah, they love that. And that team that's being point guard, but destiny Henderson. I love her love her game. She is just she and she kind of has a little bit of Ebola and trying shop like she sometimes goes too fast. She sometimes makes a decision that you're like, that was absolutely the wrong decision. I love how she gets his team going. And there are ruts. But she's pushing the ball. She's pushing pace. She's finding her teammate. It is really all the energy that this team had in those low moments is from destiny Henderson. I think she was amazing. And then, obviously, as I cook, who's one of the best players in the country. And we haven't even mentioned in Boston. Well, literally the rest of the 5 star roster because all of these players are 5 star.

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A highlight from HHSP #79 - Sherri Coale

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A highlight from HHSP #79 - Sherri Coale

"The stories behind the names. This is the her hoop stats podcast, with John little and it hit me that I had never seen the light. Come through the windows at ten o'clock at that particular time of year. And I thought I want to see this more. The biggest newsmakers the best storytellers, the her hoop stats podcast. Here's your host, John little. We have made it finally the game's the count, welcome into the her hoop stats podcast, I'm your host, John little. November the 9th 2021, it is finally here hundreds of

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A highlight from Unplugged #73 - 2021-22 NCAA Women's Basketball Season Preview

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A highlight from Unplugged #73 - 2021-22 NCAA Women's Basketball Season Preview

"Now managing editor and mystics and Ivy League beat reporter for the next hey Jen, hey Calvin, how's it going? I'm good. I'm so excited to get the crew back together. I'm glad Jan remembered us. Folks, now that she's moved on to much bigger thing, she's verified on Twitter now. She's way too cool for us, but I'm excited to see that she's still joining us. I slipped through the cracks on that one. Thank you guys for having me back. It's going to be back and I'm glad I didn't get permanently kicked out. We're glad to have you back and yeah, but that blue check mark that Twitter keeps denying me, but that's okay. Anyway, so yeah, we're going to talk about all things NCA best ball. We are by the time this comes out less than a week from season crazy when we're recording where exactly a week from the start of this season, which I don't know how it's somehow already November 2021, but it is. So lots to talk about incredible agenda, but I want to start with all Americans and talking about who the three of us have on our all American teams are who we would put if we had a vote on the preseason teams. They will do a first and a second team just because I think there's a lot of names that are in this conversation here because I made up first and second team and then I also have like three names that I was like, and this person, so start there. Maybe let's start with first teams. About gen do you want to go first? Sure. I think I had exactly what the AP had. So sorry for being lame. But that would be page Becker's Caitlin Clark Ron Howard, Melissa Smith and a le of Austin. And that was that was fairly straightforward. I thought, I mean, there's a lot of good players who can be considered for the all American group, but I think the first team was fairly straightforward and even it even broke out fairly nicely positionally, which I don't love that that's a rule, but it worked out here just fine. Yeah. I agree with you, except for on one. I made one replacement to the AP team, which is I put Haley Jones on there over Ryan Howard. But other than that, I have the same first team as well. Yeah, I also had four, I just had only one replacement. I had Becker's Clark, Howard, Melissa Smith, and then I have nice hillman overly a Boston, which I lovely of Boston. I'm not sure Nas is actually better than Elia, but I just think now is going to put up much bigger numbers, which is what voters love because she is such a focal point on that team and maybe it's a little bit Big Ten bias as well. Whereas South Carolina is so crazy, deep, they just brought in like Camilla cardoso. She outplayed Boston in their exhibition, which means nothing because it's next vision. But in terms of minutes, she played more minutes or more points, 8 for 9 from the field, more rebounds. So I just think that then they brought in the top three of the top four recruits as well, right? Sanaya fagan in the front court, who people are comparing to Candice Parker. There's just way too much there. I feel like for South Carolina to have first team all American because they're all going to play 20 minutes a game because there's basically ten all American caliber players on the team. So it's no shade to Leah Boston. If anything, it's just the opposite to the hope the team as a whole. I'm going with NASCAR and in that spot. I feel like I agree with you to a point. I actually I wrote in my notes, does Camilla cardoso supplant olea Boston question mark on that team? But I feel like if South Carolina finishes one or two in the final poll, has the tournament run that we pretty much all expect from them, I think, barring any fireworks on this podcast. I feel like almost have to have a first team all American based on the best player on the best team type of argument. So I feel like someone from South Carolina is going to be on there. It just might not be Aaliyah as much as I love watching her play. Yeah, I think that's fair. I kind of felt the same way. That's why I kept her on. I think you could kind of make that argument for South Carolina. You could probably make it for Yukon, and you can probably make it for Stanford. But I also think they're the three rest teams in the country and they come down to the season, Larry it's going to have someone on

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