The Big 12 women have the day off, but ran into Texas A&M coach Gary Blair on the streets. We had a good talk, and also met with some Baylor coaches and players earlier in the day. Here are a couple of notes (story on Baylor/ PG Odyssey Sims in tomorrow's paper):
Point guard watch
The Big 12 women's semifinal games might feature some of the best point guards in the country. In the first game, Baylor has a rising star in Odyssey Sims and Kansas State has sophomore Brittany Chambers.
In the second game, A&M has senior Sydney Colson, and Oklahoma has senior Danielle Robinson.
“People won't see better point guards than them anywhere in the country,” Texas A&M coach Gary Blair said.
For the first time in conference history, the women had an off day on Thursday. In years past, the teams would play on consecutive days.
The change was agreed upon last offseason, and it seemed like a logical move, especially for teams headed to the NCAA Tournament where there is a day off between games.
“Let’s see how we respond to it,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “I know playing consecutive days is tough on your legs. I don’t know if it’s good to play it all in a row or if it’s good to have an off day.”
Added Blair: “It will help. The biggest thing is if we’ll have fresh enough legs to play in the championship game if we get there. We were on the bracket with all of the Big 12 South teams, so it takes a lot out of you.”
-- Drew Davison