TheRoundUp 12/6: Women set to face Texas A&M

The Texas A&M Aggies celebrate after the championship game of the 2011 NCAA Women's Final Four.

UConn women will continue fast pace against Texas A&M- The Register Citizen
At every stop Texas A&M coach Gary Blair has made, he has stressed the importance of utilizing full-court pressure defense to create a frenetic pace. This season the guard-dominated UConn squad has found itself pressing and trapping more than it has in recent years. In other words, the matchup of teams who have combined to win the last three national titles could be a rough and tumble affair.

UConn and Texas A&M Meet Tuesday In Hartford - Hartford Courant
If nothing else, the game will serve as a nice measuring stick, certainly for the Aggies (6-1), who lost for the first time this season Sunday at Purdue. The 60-51 defeat snapped a 12-game winning streak. "If I'm UConn, I can't wait for us to come in, because right now, we've got to become a better basketball team," said Blair after the game. "Right now, we've got a team full of excuses. We've got to find the solutions."

UConn women brace for national champions - Connecticut Post
This season for Texas A&M is as much about handling the role as defending national champion as it is moving forward without All-American Danielle Adams, who led the team in scoring (22.3) and rebounding (8.5) last season, and Sydney Colson, who led the team in assists (6.1) and steals (2.4).

Geno Feels Bad For Caroline Doty - Courant.com
"I told her, `The reason you fell on your head is because you’re in a bad mood. You’ve got a bad attitude right now. You’ve got bad vibes, like bad mojo.’ Like my mother would say, `She had the [curse] on her.’ So I said, `That’s why you hit your head. Otherwise you would’ve just fell down, got up and made the free throws. But right now there’s a bad moon rising over you."

At Harvard, Hoops History In The Making - Hartford Courant
"Harvard has made history in every area except basketball," Oliver McNally said. "I've heard that a lot in my four years." Amaker had a vision of creating highly competitive basketball within the schools academic mission and uniting the campus in support of it. "And we asked the question, 'Why Not?'" he said.

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