Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let's Play . . . Jeopardy!

Final Jeopardy Category: Women's College Basketball

Answer: They are the only non-twins in the same lineup to have each scored 2,000 points since twins Pam and Paula McGee at Southern California back in 1984.

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, doo, doo doo doo doo doo . . . )

Contestant Number One, Joanne: "Who are Abby Waner and Chante Black?"

Alex: "Wrong! How much did you wager? All $500. You now have zero."

Contestant Number Two, Sherri: "Who are Courtney Paris and Ashley Paris?"

Alex: "No, sorry, please remember the question. Let's see, you had $16,000 and you wagered $15,001. That leaves you with $999."

Contestant Number Three, Markus: "(That's easy.) Who are Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman?"

Alex: "That's right! Hey, little guy, you sure know a lot about basketball. How much did you wager? All $30,000? Wow. Gutsy. That brings your total winnings for today to $60,000!!! Congratulations, you are headed for our Tournament of Champions!!"

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Many thanks to Dick Patrick of USA Today for suggesting our Final Jeopardy Answer and Question [and thanks also to Jeopardy consultant and RebKell poster Pilight for pointing out that Patrick overlooked Kelly and Coco Miller at Georgia in 2001]. Don't miss reading the rest of Patrick's otherwise great article! Link here.

And though we posted links to these two columns yesterday, in case you missed them amid the flood of linked articles, these are two -- both also focusing on Kristi and Marissa -- that the BasketCases put in the must read category . . . or if you didn't miss them, in the must read again category: Graham Hays writing for (link here) and Mike Wise writing for the Washington Post (link here).

And thanks (!) to an anonymous commentor on our blog, here's the url of an ESPN Sports Center countdown you don't want to miss (be patient, you'll really like Number 4!) :

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A little Mystics news . . . According to Greg Bibb's blog post today, with the WNBA draft taking place at 3PM on a Thursday (April 9), the Mystics have opted not to have a draft party this year, but instead will hold a "meet the draft pick" event, now "tentatively" scheduled for the evening of April 14. An evening event will of course allow more fans to attend, but the BasketCases will definitely miss the shared experience of being among a whole group of fans as Donna O announces, "with the second pick in the 2009 WNBA draft, the Washington Mystics select . . . "

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And a little pre-Terps news . . . in the last week or so, the Baltimore Sun's Matt Bracken recapped the seasons of two of Maryland's incoming recruits: McDonald's All-American, H.S. senior Dara Taylor (arriving in College Park this Fall, 2009) and nationally ranked H.S. small forward, Alyssa Thomas (debuting in College Park, Fall 2010).

Friday AM Update: Yesterday, Matt Bracken added a season recap for Essence Townsend, a 6'6" shot-blocker extraordinare, who, along with Dara, will be arriving in College Park this Fall, 2009.


At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Marcus! It's really great to see Kristi and Marissa getting the recognition they deserve. Darn it, I'll really miss seeing them play together at MD.

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Charles said...

I have a feeling both Taylor and Thomas will be carrying the torch of success passed by Marissa and Kristi. I've heard that both are terrific players who can dominate at any level.

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maryland Women's Team Eats Kids

I ran across this blog article from Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post (March 22, 2009) and just had to share it with you. You have to love this team!


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