Big ups to @sethdavishoops for exploring the #assistantzone for women in college hoops.
"This dynamic is pronounced in basketball, the most lucrative of all the women’s sports. In 1977, women coached nearly 80 percent of women’s college teams. The number has since dwindled to 59.2 percent. In Division I, the percentage of women head coaches has gone from 72.2 in 1992 to 62.9 in 2014, the lowest percentage ever recorded. The numbers come as no surprise to VanDerveer, who made $13,000 in her first job when she was hired at Idaho in 1978. "When there was no money in it," VanDerveer says, "there were no men in it."
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Rotnei Clarke at Arkansas
“Barring a collapse down the stretch, Missouri isn’t going to miss the NCAA tournament. Losing 73-71 at Arkansas doesn’t change that.
They’ve beaten Illinois, VCU and Ole Miss and they have just one truly horrible loss — at LSU. Given the rest of the teams that are currently sitting on the bubble, the Tigers are in really good shape. Arkansas beats everyone at home. Losing is never a good thing, but a loss at Arkansas is far from reason to sound the alarm.”
(via Missouri loses at Arkansas, but don’t complain about the refs | CollegeBasketballTalk)
“In an 81-78 win over Oklahoma, Powell finished with 33 points on 11-17 shooting — including 4-6 on threes — while adding six boards and five assists. The Razorbacks needed every single one of those points, as well; BJ Young struggled throughout much of the game, finishing with just 10 points on 4-12 shooting.
A healthy Powell is a difference maker for Arkansas. Everyone knows how good Young is. He’s a lottery pick perfectly suited for Mike Anderson’s run-and-gun system, and even when Young is struggling like he did tonight, he’s capable of scoring in the clutch. Young scored on two tough drives in the final minute, the latter giving Arkansas the lead after a Steven Pledger three gave Arkansas their first lead of the second half at 78-77.”
(via Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell scores 33 in a win over Oklahoma | CollegeBasketballTalk)
Jeff Capel and Cherokee Parks at Duke
Nolan Richardson at Arkansas