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SECrets: Tennessee restores order to the universe

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By Mike Siroky
Correspondent

Here’s a line that’s never been written before: Tennessee upset Kentucky in women’s basketball.

Shekinna Stricklen enjoyed every minute of Monday’s rout of Kentucky.

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SECrets: Parity makes an appearance

By Mike Siroky
Correspondent

At this time of the season in the mighty Southeastern Conference, all the next-level teams can beat each other on a given night on a given campus.

Exhibit A is South Carolina, which won for the first time in any of the players’ lifespans at Tennessee. The Gamecocks moved back into the Top 25 – and how did they celebrate? By going to Fayetteville and losing easily, 68-47.

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This Week in the Big Ten: Things Do Not Go as Planned for Conference Front Runners

By Mark Bradford
Correspondent

When competition started Thursday, most observers assumed that by the night’s end, there would be a three-way tie at the top of the Big Ten Conference. But by the time it was over, only one team held the top spot—and that was Purdue, the team that did not play.

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Iowa’s Printy Out for Remainder of Season With Torn ACL

IOWA CITY, Iowa – An MRI Friday morning confirmed junior guard Jaime Printy suffered a torn ACL in her left knee in Iowa’s 85-79, overtime win at Wisconsin, a spokesman for the University announced Thursday.  Printy will miss the rest of the 2012 season.

This is the second injury to Printy’s left ACL.  She tore the same ligament as a sophomore in high school.

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Seminoles Edge Wolf Pack with Last-Second Shot

RALEIGH, N.C. – Florida State needed 39 minutes and 58.9 seconds to make its first three-pointer of the game, and that first deep ball represented the difference as NC State fell 67-64 on a 24-footer in the waning seconds Friday at Reynolds Coliseum.

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Spotlight on the Pac-12: Can USC handle center stage?

By Morris Phillips
Correspondent

At 12-10, 6-5 in Pac-12 play and coming off a sobering loss at home, the Women of Troy don’t appear to be headed anywhere fast.

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Coach Curt Miller Suffered Stroke During Bowling Green-Eastern Michigan Win Sunday

By Lee Michaelson
Publisher

Curt Miller, one of the most highly respected coaches in Mid-Major NCAA Division I women’s basketball, suffered a mild stroke Sunday while coaching his team, Bowling Green State University to a 70-54 win over Eastern Michigan on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, the BGSU Athletics Department announced Thursday.

It was the 250th career win for the 43-year-old Miller, a passionate, fiery and inspirational personality, currently in his 11th year at the helm of the BGSU Falcons, a team he has taken to seven consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) divisional titles and six outright MAC conference championships.

The stroke was described as “mild” and Miller has been cleared by doctors to continue coaching, according to BGSU Athletics Director Greg Christopher in a written statement released by the University Thursday. However, Miller will not travel with the team to Saturday’s game at Central Michigan, and it is currently unknown when he will return to the sidelines.

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No. 15/16 Georgetown Falls to No. 20/18 DePaul, 50-59, Despite 28 Points from Rodgers

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University women’s basketball squad suffered its first BIG EAST Conference loss of the season on Tuesday as the No. 15/16 Hoyas fell to the No. 20/18 DePaul University Blue Demons (14-2, 2-0 BIG EAST), 59-50, at McDonough Arena. The loss snapped an 11-game win streak for the Blue & Gray.  Georgetown is now 12-3 on the season and 1-1 in BIG EAST Conference play.

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NCAA DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Week: February 7, 2012
RANK SCHOOL RECORD LAST WEEK'S RANK PRESEASON RANK AP RANK POINTS
1 Baylor (31) 24-0 1 1 1 775
2 Notre Dame 23-1 2 2 2 743
3 Connecticut 21-2 3 4 3 710
4 Stanford 20-1 4 5 4 685
5 Duke 19-3 6 8 5 650
6 Miami (FL) 20-3 7 7 6 604
7 Kentucky 21-3 5 15 7 584
8 Maryland 20-3 10 10 8 534
9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 20-0 9 24 9 530
10 Ohio State 21-2 11 NR-RV
(61)
10 483
11 Tennessee 17-6 8 3 11 476
12 Delaware 20-1 13 NR 12 434
13 Georgetown 18-5 15 11 14 379
14 Texas A&M 16-5 16 6 15 378
15 Nebraska 19-3 18 NR 13 309
16 Rutgers 17-4 14 12 17 372
17 Louisville 17-6 12 9 20 276
18 Gonzaga 21-3 19 NR-RV
(70)
19 234
19 Purdue 19-5 17 21 16 222
20 Georgia 18-6 20 12 21 202
21 Penn State 18-5 21 14 18 176
22 DePaul 17-7 23 18 NR-RV
(38)
92
23 Georgia Tech 16-6 22 NR-RV
(18)
22 104
24 South Carolina 18-5 NR-RV
(13)
NR 24 46
25 Vanderbilt 18-5 NR-RV
(23)
NR-RV
(19)
NR 45
Dropped Out: No. 24 North Carolina, No. 25 Kansas.
First-place votes: Total first-place votes received (if any) are indicated in parentheses following school name.
Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure (22-2) 34; North Carolina (17-6) 19; California (17-6) 18; Florida Gulf Coast (21-2) 16; Middle Tennessee (19-5) 15; Texas-El Paso (20-2) 8; Texas Tech (16-6) 5; Brigham Young (21-4) 4; Fresno State (19-4) 4; St. John's (15-8) 4; Princeton (15-4) 3; Oklahoma (15-7) 2; West Virginia (17-6) 2; Kansas State (15-7) 1.
Rank remains unchanged since last week
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Credit: Courtesy Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The weekly Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll, sponsored by USA Today and ESPN, is based on voting by a Board of Coaches made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions all of whom are WBCA members.