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Jeff Walz captures win 400

After allowing a season-high 71 points to Syracuse, the No. 3 Louisville Cardinals clamped down on the Boston College Eagles.

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Caitlin Clark is in right place at right time with right people

Iowa sophomore guard Caitlin Clark speaks on her accomplishments, her hopes for the remainder of the season and her plans for the future.

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2022 WNBA Draft Watch: NaLyssa Smith

NaLyssa Smith has been one of the country’s top power forwards for quite some time now and she’s only getting better under first-year Baylor head coach Nicki Collen. Can she challenge Rhyne Howard for the No. 1 overall WNBA Draft selection in 2022?

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2022 WNBA Free Agency: Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm have two restricted free agents in Mercedes Russell and Jordin Canada who mean a lot to the organization. Will they be back in 2022?

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2022 WNBA Free Agency: Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics had an injury-riddled season and missed the playoffs. Who should they keep for their revenge season and who should they move on from?

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury have a supermax player in Diana Taurasi and two players in Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith who are just $194 off the supermax, leaving them with a tough task ahead.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: New York Liberty

The New York Liberty could use a frontcourt star to take their talent to another level. Could Liz Cambage be attracted by the big three that is already in the Big Apple? Will the Liberty draft NC State center Elissa Cunane as ESPN projects?

No. 15 Georgia Tech grinds out win over Florida State

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rallied late to defeat the Florida State Seminoles, their conference rival, and push their winning streak to three games.

McDonald’s All American Games nominees announced

760 girls and boys high school basketball players have received the huge honor of being nominated for the McDonald’s All American Games.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Minnesota Lynx

Sylvia Fowles and Layshia Clarendon are both unrestricted free agents and it seems the best scenario for the Minnesota Lynx is to bring both back. The Lynx have more difficult decisions to make about the bottom of their roster.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Las Vegas Aces begin a new era

After losing to the Phoenix Mercury in Game 5 of the semifinals, the Aces needed a change. Now Becky Hammon is in charge and looking to take this team from contender to champion. What changes are needed to make that happen?

Around the NCAAW Weekly: NC State, Duke reach ACC milestone

The NC State Wolfpack became the first team to reach 400 ACC wins on Thursday and the Duke Blue Devils followed on Sunday. Plus, Kelsey Marshall passed Riquna Williams for a key Miami Hurricane record and the Texas Tech Lady Raiders earned a Lone Star State upset.

EuroLeague Women: Week 11 preview

COVID-19 has forced the postponement of several EuroLeague Women games as the competition resumes after its winter break. Week 11’s main attraction — a game between UMMC Ekaterinburg and ZVVZ USK Praha — will continue as scheduled, and it’s a matchup with massive playoff implications.

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2022 WNBA Free Agency: Atlanta Dream

We know the Atlanta Dream will look different in 2022. But that is about all we know. With only one player on a guaranteed contract and oodles of cap space, new general manager Dan Padover and new head coach Tanisha Wright can choose to take the Dream in several different directions.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever were the worst team in the WNBA last year and were predicted to be by Swish Appeal. That means the talent we saw on paper didn’t prove us wrong. How can the Fever increase their talent this year?

Triple Threat Podcast: Geno/Muffet beef

The Bonnet Gang talks LeBron James, Geno Auriemma/Muffet McGraw, Becky Hammon, WNBA free agency, Antonio Brown and Insecure on its second episode with Swish Appeal.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Dallas Wings

Could the Dallas Wings go after a big star like Diamond DeShields, Myisha Hines-Allen or Tiffany Hayes?

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun likely won’t make any major moves in free agency, but may need to find a solid addition to come in for Briann January, who they might not be able to afford.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Los Angeles Sparks

After a disappointing 2021 season, Derek Fisher will be trying to get the Sparks back in contention. What changes will he have to make to the roster for that to happen?

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2022 WNBA Free Agency

Free agency previews and updates for all 12 WNBA teams.

Rebecca Harris uses overseas experience to empower

A former Division I standout at the University of Illinois, Rebecca Harris has a wealth of overseas basketball experience to her name. In an exclusive interview with Swish Appeal, Harris explains what she’s learned during her basketball journey and how she’s using it to empower others.

Triple Threat Podcast: Hammon not given fair shake at NBA gig

The Triple Threat Podcast has debuted with Swish Appeal and we’re here to let you know what you can find in the first episode!

Backcourt Burglar, Northwestern edge No. 22 Iowa

Veronica Burton and the Northwestern Wildcats came to play after 19 days off and were able to stifle the Iowa Hawkeyes’ offense.

BC hot inside and out in win over Cuse

The Boston College Eagles had it going inside with Maria Gakdeng and outside with Marnelle Garraud, Makayla Dickens and Cameron Swartz in their convincing win over the Syracuse Orange.

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Chicago Sky

The Chicago Sky had their best season ever in 2021, winning the WNBA championship. However, the majority of the players are unrestricted free agents so James Wade will have to give an MVP performance as GM if he wants a good shot at back-to-back titles.

Gamecocks face another Top 15 clash, this one vs. No. 13 LSU

The No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks look to continue their winning streak against top-15 women’s basketball teams as they head into Baton Rouge to take on the No. 13 LSU Tigers.

Sandy Brondello a splash hire for New York Liberty

She may not be getting as much attention as new Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon, a big name from the San Antonio Spurs staff, but Sandy Brondello is a former champion and an upgrade for the New York Liberty.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Naz Hillmon

The Michigan Wolverines are a program that’s on the rise, but it’s hard to imagine where they’d be without star center Naz Hillmon. Her consistency in the paint and on the boards has earned her a lengthy list of awards and her statistical resume is among the most impressive in 2022’s WNBA Draft class.

Will Becky Hammon unleash the Aces’ offense?

Last week, the Las Vegas Aces hired Becky Hammon as their new head coach, tapping her to replace Bill Laimbeer and, hopefully, deliver a championship to Sin City. Will a re-envisioned Aces offense be the key to the title quest?

Around the NCAAW Weekly: Caitlin Clark evokes names Elena Delle Donne and Kelsey Mitchell

Caitlin Clark is already doing things that bring to mind basketball greats Elena Delle Donne and Kelsey Mitchell. Plus, the Indiana Hoosiers and Michigan Wolverines defeat their rivals in satisfying fashion and assist accomplishments for Ashley Owusu of the Maryland Terrapins and Emily Ryan of the Iowa State Cyclones.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Destanni Henderson

The South Carolina Gamecocks are a physically overwhelming team that boasts both size and athleticism. Driving the national championship contender’s transition offense is senior point guard Destanni Henderson — a dynamic player with an eye-catching extra gear in her game.

Sandy Brondello to coach Liberty

Sandy Brondello is a WNBA championship-winning head coach and is expected to be hired as the next head coach of the New York Liberty.

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Outsports Female Athlete of the Year: Jonquel Jones

SB Nation’s Outsports has named Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun its Female Athlete of the Year. Jones was named WNBA MVP after averaging 19.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

Becky Hammon to take over for Bill Laimbeer as head coach of Aces

Becky Hammon is a household name for NBA fans from her time spent as an assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Now she's returning the WNBA, where she played for the San Antonio Silver Stars and New York Liberty.

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Missouri cracks code against No. 1 South Carolina

Lauren Hansen made a layup with 0.1 seconds left in overtime to give the Missouri Tigers a stunning victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks.


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