These UConn ladies are out of control

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  1. 44PRIDE

    44PRIDE All Conference

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    I mean, that team is unreal. Their shooting is almost video game quality. They are just so far ahead of everyone else in terms of ability.
     
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    And it makes women's college basketball a complete joke. No point to watching it. All the top players go to that school. They don't have the guts to blaze their own trails elsewhere, just like Breanna Stewart.
     
  3. rhcuse

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    Trying to zone them is asking to get beat by 50.

    Losing those 5 seniors is obviously huge. We'll see if Q can get the younger players to buy in and perform in his system next year. Big transition year. Love Sykes and Peterson. The Day twins never seem to get it done against better competition. Too skinny and get thrown around like ragdolls.
     
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  4. tbonezone

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    best ever. and they'll all move on to lucrative careers as barristas and real estate salespeople.
     
  5. orange79

    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    Well, maybe after the WNBA
     
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    And well paid euro league contracts.
     
  7. orangecuse

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    They should use a regular size ball vs. the one they use. I'm sure those percentages drop significantly.
     
  8. tbonezone

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    does anybody have the split ratings numbers of the NCAA mens/womens games they're running against each other this week ? not hearing a lot of water cooler talk about the ladies.
     
  9. 690West

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    I've always struggled with this. Since the rim is the same size, more shots are mathematically going to fall for the women. But, their hands are smaller by nature so the ball is bigger to them. I cant come to a definitive personal conclusion as to whether they should use a real ball or not.
     
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  10. rhcuse

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    There is a handful of teams left that could beat them still. South Carolina, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Baylor, Maryland, Oregon State...seems like UConn already beat all of them this year though.
     
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    And China. I guess china is where they are making the most money these days
     
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    I want this to be true so badly but frankly it's ludicrous. There isn't one team left that could beat them. Now if you're saying there are a couple teams left that could keep it within 30 I MAY agree
     
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    They should use the real thing imo. It reminds me of youth baseball back in the day when we used a rubber coated ball before graduating to the big boy ball. Time to take the training wheels off. :)
     
  14. Eric15

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    How come? The ball is smaller because their hands are smaller.
     
  15. Cheriehoop

    Cheriehoop Moderator Staff Member

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    It was men who wanted women using the smaller ball hoping more women would dunk thus capture the male audience. When the male NCAA organization took over the separate women's College basketball organization (AIAW) in 1981, they changed the basketball size in 1984. It was a pain to transition to it. Now it would probably be a painful transition to go back.
     
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    How much smaller are they? If that's truly the argument, then make the basket smaller, like the amusement park game ones.
     
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    If you guys end up switching over to the Oregon-Duke game, check out Ruthie Hebard. Freshman, Alaska girl. She played on my girls daughters high school squad. Would have won State two years ago, if they didn't lose two girls in the tourny to injuries. Still only lost by like 3. Girl is a baller. Tried like hell to get her to go to Cuse, but I think I came into the picture too late.
     
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    I know a lot of these girls will play in regular pick up games with guys and use the regulation size ball, but when they are practicing do they use the big or little ball. It seems like it would be an advantage to practice with the big ball and then switch to the little ball. If you can make them with the big ball, you will make a higher % with the little.
     
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    28.5 inch circumference vs 29.5 inch circumference for men. 3.39% smaller
     
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    Then after they make more in a year than you do in three they can go work in the area they got to study in for free. Stupid broads.
     
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  21. tbonezone

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    ok let's get over all this hand jive

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  22. Eric15

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    Is that practical when you have men's and women's teams sharing thousands of courts in America?

    But to answer your question, the average length of a man's hand is 7.44" and the average length of a woman's is 6.77". (Donald Trump is significantly smaller than both)
     
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    Personally I don't care but the men's ball is 1/2 the inside diameter of the rim while the woman's is smaller. They sure have some great shooters but you can't compare it legitimately. I sure seem to get a lot more swishes with a laddies ball, not that it really matters.
     
  24. Cheriehoop

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    Try it and see if it really is. Shooting is all touch and muscle memory for accuracy. There is a difference of 2 ounces or 9% in weight. The biggest difference is in the ball to hoop circumference to save money since the same hoop circumference is used for both men and women. No way high school, colleges want to have the added cost of changing hoops between men and men's game so the men didn't tinker with that.

    I can tell most of you guys have never played against a good women's player. It's funny but women are far more wiling to play with the men's ball than men playing with the women's ball to test their theories. You'd think guys thought they'd were playing with a pink basketball. :p
     
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  25. Eric15

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    I'm the exact opposite. I have fairly large hands with long fingers, and I can't shoot a women's ball to save my life. It's just too awkwardly small.
     
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