Though I love the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, I can’t be mad at UConn for utterly dominating the entire field of women’s college basketball for a whole season.
When I watched the open practices the other day I looked for Maya Moore and Renee Montgomery because they were all the hype on TV. Both of them are outstanding. But the player I was most impressed with was center Tina Charles. Watching the Jamaica, NY native it was clear that her skill set was some of the best I’ve seen. So it’s no surprise that she dominated the championship game with 25 points and 19 rebounds. She was just poetry and power in motion.
Geno Auriemma is no joke as a coach either. I listened to him talk to some television people including former Huskie Rebecca’s Lobo the other day and it’s easy to see how he masters the art of motivation. I mean he can talk for days and days about whatever subject and you have to listen to him because he is so provocative. Typically Italian he’s going on with the hands and the hair is perfect. But the knowledge is simple and profound. This guy is an old school throwback of values and simplicity for excellence. I can’t hate him like I used to.