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Monday, August 05, 2013

Stanford game will tip at 7 p.m.

According to a release on the Stanford official site, the Nov. 11 game against UConn will begin at 7 p.m. The release also said that the game will be played at the XL Center which was probably the part which caught my eye the most considering the banter surrounding UConn considering either Mohegan Sun Arena or Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport as secondary sites for home game. We'll see if the game is truly being played in Hartford soon enough when the UConn schedule is released.

The last time I spoke to the American Athletic Conference's Danielle Donehew about the probable release date of the schedule, she was hopeful it would be announced earlier than in past years. Also, when I saw Donehew at AAC football media day she said there was a conference call regarding the subregional and regional sites being determined for the 2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament. She wasn't sure of an exact time frame for those sites to be announced but she thought it would be done relatively soon.

Reigning WNBA MVP Tina Charles earned her first Eastern Conference Player of the Week award of the 2013 season

Charles averaged 21.5 points and a league-high 13 rebounds per game to win the award for the 10th time in her career.

On Aug. 1, Charles scored a game-high 22 points and added 12 rebounds in Connecticut’s 70-64 victory over Indiana.

Two days later against New York, Charles became the fastest player in league history to pull down 1,300 rebounds, accomplishing the feat in 119 games. The previous mark for fewest games to 1,300 rebounds was held by Sacramento’s Yolanda Griffith, who did so in 126 games.  Charles scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the 88-66 win over the Liberty to collect her 76th career double-double, tying her for fourth all-time with Seattle’s Lauren Jackson.



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