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(April 9, 2014)

Congratulations to my favorite basketball teams! This has happened before in 2004, the men’s team and women’s team both number one in the nation, and it will happen again. The question is when, seven more years? The thing that might change that eventuality is if women’s basketball becomes more competitive. I met Geno Auriemma once and told him I thought there should be a superleague of women’s teams: Stanford, Tennessee, Notre Dame, UConn and maybe one other top team. He agreed, but this year, UConn would’ve defeated them all.

During the women’s game, I had a discussion with a friend about coach Kevin Ollie, or K.O. as he’s being called now. She thought that he should learn correct English and use it. I disagreed. He speaks in a way that his players respond to and they’re clearly inspired by it. In other words, he speaks fluent basketballese. He doesn’t have to change anything.