Sunday, August 28, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 8/29/16


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I wrote this 2016-17 "preview" of the Tennessee Lady Vols, the team I love to hate, on a message board and thought I would share it here.

Someday, maybe after she leaves Tennessee for the WNBA, the TN fans will realize that Deshields  is just not a good shooter. MAYBE she will take better shots, but she hasn't shown the proclivity for doing that in her two years of playing.

That has nothing to do with her shin splints. Which those same fans said LAST YEAR wouldn't be a problem. Now it sounds like an excuse.

With around 600 more shots available this year.....I'd look for around 20 shots per game from her. Close to 700 for the season. They better hope she can hit 40%. And the ball will be in her hands a lot more with Cooper and Carter gone, her terrible assist/TO ratio will have to be so much better.

They have two top 25 players in Russell and Deshields. After that? I guess I will end up disagreeing the TN fans on how talented the remaining players are. But every one of them would have to improve to make Tennessee an SEC title contender and an NCAA threat more than maybe the sweet sixteen.

Reynolds has to have more than just games where she scores. Although she did have a season high of 16 along with games of 15, 12 and 10 points. Yes, a big ole four double digit games for the season. So no, she needs WAY more than to be consistent. This is her last season and she really hasn't shown she can be an effective point guard on a daily basis. She actually regressed last year from her sophomore season.

Nared is a nice players and she has definitely had her moments. I think she is the third best player on the team. Most players make their biggest jump from their freshman to sophomore year. I expect her to make some nice improvements. Can she improve her 34% shooting and 26% on threes?

The rest of the team? It gets pretty dicey to me.

From what I have read, it looks like the 5th year senior, 6'3" Schaquilla Nunn from Winthorp, will be taking Graves spot in the lineup. She missed last season with a broke foot. It might take a little while after sitting out so long to get it into gear. But she has a great basketball body (long arms and strong torso) and a great attitude.

The only other post on the team is three star freshman center 6'3" Kamera Harris. It's tough enough for highly ranked bigs to contribute. I wouldn't expect much here.

They  have the two juniors off the bench, Dunbar and Middleton. Right away you have weak defensive players that will give Holly headaches when they are in the game. It was clear last year that Warlick didn't trust them on the court on the defensive end. Dunbar lead the team in three point percentage at 33%. But she added little else. She also regressed from her freshman to sophomore season. Middleton can hit the occasional three. And does a nice job in the passing lanes on defense, picking off errant passes. But her one-on-one defense is an issue. Can either of these players handle doubling their minutes considering their defensive liabilities?

Lastly they have Meme Jackson. She really struggled in her freshman season, only receiving 6 minutes per game. She was 1-16 on threes. Expected to be a defensive presence on the court, she seemed lost, often losing her man. How much can you expect from her?

They lost more in Graves, Cooper, Carter and Moore than they gained in Nunn and Harris. Way more.

I'm not sure why anyone would expect this years team to be better than last years team. It's just not as talented. And Holly is still the coach.  

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I'm just going to leave this here to help the MOJO for UConn getting an invite to the Big 12.

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

Connecticut Sun 73 Atlanta 87

Chicago Sky 92 Dallas Wings 85

Seattle Storm @ Minnesota Lynx

San Antonio Stars @ Washington Mystics

Los Angeles Sparks @ Phoenix Mercury


Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)



Morgan Tuck Connecticut 5 points 2 rebounds
Kelly Faris Connecticut 4 points 2 rebounds 1 assist
Chiney Ogwumike Connecticut 24 points
Tiffany Hayes Atlanta 17 points 7 rebounds 3 steals
Angel McCoughtry Atlanta 19 points
Layshia Clarendon Atlanta 19 points
Sue Bird Seattle
Breanna Stewart Seattle
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Seattle
Maya Moore Minnesota
Renee Montgomery Minnesota
Moriah Jefferson San Antonio
Stefanie Dolson Washington
Diana Taurasi Phoenix


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Saturday, August 27, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 8/28/16


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Congrats to Bria Hartley on her pregnancy. She will miss the rest of the WNBA season. I remember meeting Bria before her attending UConn at one of the UConn games at Gample. She was and is a really sweet person.

And she is all of 5'9" no matter what anyone says!!!

Praying for a healthy experience for Bria and her baby. 

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So, yesterday I posted a really nice workout video of Napheesa Collier. Just a reminder that she had recent hip surgery. It's great to see her move with such ease.

Of course, there is always one idiot that needs to piss in everyone's cheerio's. From a UConn message board - "nice footage... but she'd get called for traveling on just about every move".

That is not even close to being true. You don't work out trying to perfect moves that include traveling.  I just don't get some people.     

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I'm just going to leave this here to help the MOJO for UConn getting an invite to the Big 12.

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

Washington Mystics 92 Indianapolis Fever 69


Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)


Stefanie Dolson Washington 11 points 2 rebounds 2 assists
Tayler Hill Washington 18 points
Emma Meesseman Washington 17 points
Kahleah Copper Washington 17 points
Tamika Catchings Indianapolis 12 points

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                     Rebkell - WCBB for everyone that thinks they are smarter than everyone else

Friday, August 26, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 8/27/16


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OK, so I didn't make it back for 8/1. I was enjoying my break and really needed this time off from writing. And linking.

Now that the WNBA is starting back up, I thought I would too. Miss me????

My grandson took a lot of my time and he is cuter than ever!!!


In the time I was away, he has started crawling like crazy, has 6 teeth and will be walking soon.

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I don't know if you need to be on twitter to see this, but here is a link to Collier's summer workout. She has some mad skills and it going to make a HUGE jump from freshman to sophomore season.

Believe me!

Napheesa Collier Workout Video

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I watched and enjoyed every USA women's basketball game in the Olympics. They were just fantastic and I believe this was the best team of all time. They just dominated the competition.

The UConn contingent did us proud. Taurasi showed why she is the best player and the best teammate in the world. Maya was the best overall player in the event. Sue was just indispensable and even though they still dominated when she was out, they were out of sorts without Birds firm hand on the ball. Tina was just unstoppable. Her baby hook and mid-range game make her impossible to guard. Lastly, I was so impressed with Stewie. She never looked out of place with these great players. Her terrific 1st half in the WNBA gave her the confidence that she belonged.

I thought the rest of the team, the gritty Whalen, the tough McCaughtry, and laser like shooting Augustus, the impossible matchup EDD, and the forever young Fowles played their roles with terrific enthusiasm.

Griner is Griner and that is part of her problem. I only see a little bit of improvement in her game. Even so, she is still a terrific player that I think could be even better.

I'll end with a tribute to Tamika Catching, my favorite former Lady Vol. Classy to the end, even with limited minutes, she was a great leader. The best cheerleader when not player, she never complained and never let it show that she wanted to play more. And you can be sure she would have loved more minutes. All competitors do.  I was just thrilled she ended with a gold medal.

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It's hard to believe that with the USA team playing so well, the Lady Vol fans could do nothing but complain and take shots at Geno and the 5 UConn players.

Just go to VolNation.Com and check it out if you have the stomach.

They are still on the warpath about Parker being left off. Some fans refused to watch any of the games. Some even hoped that the USA would lose.

Disgusting folks. I'm looking forward to another double digit loss season for the Lady Vols.

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I'm just going to leave this here to help the MOJO for UConn getting an invite to the Big 12.

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

Minnesota Lynxs 80 Connecticut Sun 84

NY Liberty 84 San Antonio Stars 77

Atlanta Dream 82 Chicago Sky 90

Dallas Wings 72 Phoenix Mercury 98

Los Angeles Sparks 72 Seattle Storm 79


Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)


Maya Moore Minnesota 8 points 5 rebounds, 3 assists 
Renee Montomery Minnesota 4 points 2 assists
Morgan Tuck Connecticut 6 points 2 rebounds
Kelly Faris Connecticut 3 minutes
Alyssa Thomas Connecticut 15 points
Chiney Ogwumike Connecticut 11 points 10 rebounds
Swin Cash New York 10 points 3 rebounds 2 assists
Tina Charles New York 13 points 10 rebounds 3 blocks
Kiah Stokes New York 3 points 3 rebounds
Sugar Rogers New York 18 points
Moriah Jefferson San Antonio 16 points 4 rebounds 4 assists 3 steals
Jayne Appel-Marinelli San Antonio 17 points
Tiffany Hayes Atlanta 13 points
Angel McCoughtry Atlanta 22 points
Elizabeth Williams 20 points 6 blocks
Elena Delle Donne Chicago 34 points 8 rebounds 5 assists
Plenette Pierson Dallas 23 points
Diana Taurasi Phoenix 13 points
Penny Taylor Phoenix 22 points
Brittney Griner Phoenix 13 points 8 rebounds 6 blocks
Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles 28 points
Sue Bird Seattle 15 points 6 assists
Breanna Stewart Seattle 5 points 11 rebounds
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Seattle 8 points

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ND Nation - Notre Dame women's basketball board
                     Rebkell - WCBB for everyone that thinks they are smarter than everyone else

Friday, July 22, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 7/23/16


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The WNBA is taking a break for the Olympics.

I'll be taking a break as well.

I'll be back blogging on Monday night 8/1.

Talk to you all then!!!!! DD

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

Los Angeles Sparks 95 Washington Mystics 75

Dallas Wings 88 Atlanta Dream 93

Seattle Storm 72 Minnesota Lynx 79

Connecticut Sun 94
Chicago Sky 89

Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)


Stefanie Dolson Washington 2 points 1 rebound  1 assist
Bria Hartley Washington 8 points 2 assists
Emma Meesseman Washington 16 points
Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles 24 points 14 rebounds

Skylar Diggins Dallas 29 points
Reshanda Gray Atlanta 22 points
Tiffany Hayes Atlanta 7 points 2 rebounds

Sue Bird Seattle 16 points 8 assists
Breanna Stewart Seattle 18 points 8 rebounds
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Seattle 3 points 2 assists
Maya Moore Minnesota 21 points 8 rebounds
Renee Montgomery Minnesota 2 points 6 assists
Sylvia Fowles 20 points 12 rebounds

Morgan Tuck Connecticut 9 points
Kelly Faris Connecticut 2 points 4 assists 3 steals
Alex Bentley Connecticut 21 points
Jonquel Jones Connecticut 20 points 10 rebounds
Jasmine Thomas  Connecticut 16 points 8 assists
Elena Delle Donne Chicago 20 points


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ND Nation - Notre Dame women's basketball board
                     Rebkell - WCBB for everyone that thinks they are smarter than everyone else

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 7/22/16



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If you haven't been to this site, do so. It has a link to more UConn women's games than you can ever watch!!

Here is the link. UCONN REPLAYS.  

At the gym yesterday, I watched the first UConn/Notre Dame game from last season. Boy, was UConn's first half defense terrible against the freshman Mabrey. They let her get to the rim at will. Jefferson showed her all-world defense on her in the second half as UConn ran out to a 22 point lead early in the 4th quarter. Notre Dame hit some crazy threes and closed to ten points at the end of the game.

Enjoy!!!! 


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Hearing more that the Big 12 will expand to 14 teams. If that is true, my 75% for UConn rises to 95%. I said weeks ago that I believe this will happen. Stay tuned!!!

Lots of articles in the UConn section.

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

 Indianapolis  82 New York 70

Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)

Swin Cash New York 4 points 2 rebounds 2 assists
Tina Charles New York 25 points 13 rebounds
Kiah Stokes New York 10 points 6 rebounds
Lynette Kizer Indianapolis 21 points


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ND Nation - Notre Dame women's basketball board
                     Rebkell - WCBB for everyone that thinks they are smarter than everyone else

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

DoggyDaddy's Dailies 7/21/16



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Well, lots of articles on the Big 12 expansion. Plenty of arguments for and against UConn. It's time that an expansion scenario finally goes UConn's way.

If they expand to 12 UConn has a fair chance. If they expand to 14, UConn has a great chance.

Let's hope for a great result for UConn fans.  

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Scores (links in the WNBA link section)

New York Liberty 88 Washington Mytics 81

Connecticut Sun 89  Dallas Wings 78

Atlanta Dream 65 Minnesota Lynx 83

San Antonio Stars 69 Seattle Storm 83

Top Performers/UConn Performers (bold)

Swin Cash New York 2 points 2 rebounds 1 assists
Tina Charles New York 13 points 9 rebounds 4 assists
Kiah Stokes New York 4 points 3 rebounds
Brittany Boyd New York 17 points 7 rebounds
Stefanie Dolson Washington 13 points 6 rebounds
Bria Hartley Washington 3 points 1 rebound 1 assist
Emma Meesseman Washington 20 points  

Morgan Tuck Connecticut 13 points 3 rebounds 5 assists
Kelly Faris Connecticut 1 rebounds 2 minutes played
Chiney Ogwumike Connecticut 26 points 15 rebounds 4 steals
Jasmine Thomas Connecticut 20 points
Odyssey Sims Dallas 20 points 8 assists
Courtney Paris Dallas 14 points 11 rebounds

Tiffany Hayes Atlanta 9 points 2 rebounds 2 assists
Maya Moore Minnesota 4 points 3 rebounds 4 assists 4 steals 
Renee Montgomery Minnesota 12 points 3 assists
Seimone Augustus Minnesota 19 points 5 assists
Rebekkah Brunson Minnesota 13 points 12 assists

Moriah Jefferson San Antonio 25 points 5 rebounds 3 assists
Sue Bird Seattle
Breanna Stewart Seattle 22 points 6 rebounds 5 blocks
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Seattle 10 points
Jewell Loyd Seattle 25 points  


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College Fans Only - WCBB board where no holds are barred
Vol Nation - Tennessee women's basketball board    
CockyTalk - The upstart South Carolina women's basketball board
ND Nation - Notre Dame women's basketball board
                     Rebkell - WCBB for everyone that thinks they are smarter than everyone else