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Escape from New Jersey Continues as ‘Bama Picks Up Two Rutgers Transfers



By Lee Michaelson
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Alabama women’s basketball picked up some much-needed muscle when it announced the addition of a former Rutgers duo to the Tide roster Thursday. Transfers Briana Hutchen and Daisha Simmons joined the team, head coach Wendell Hudson announced. Both Hutchen and Simmons spent their freshman season at Rutgers University and will have to sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The pair are just the most recent among the steady flight of talent leaving the Rutgers program over the past several years. Most prominent among the departures were All-American guard Epiphanny Prince, who skipped her senior season to go pro in Europe in 2009 and is now starring for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, and Wooden Watch forward Jasmine Dixon, who left Rutgers after her freshman season and now leads UCLA in scoring.

Alabama women’s basketball picked up some much-needed muscle when it announced the addition of a former Rutgers duo to the Tide roster Thursday. Transfers Briana Hutchen and Daisha Simmons joined the team, head coach Wendell Hudson announced. Both Hutchen and Simmons spent their freshman season at Rutgers University and will have to sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

The pair are just the most recent among the steady flight of talent leaving the Rutgers program over the past several years. Most prominent among the departures were All-American guard Epiphanny Prince, who skipped her senior season to go pro in Europe in 2009 and is now starring for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, and Wooden Watch forward Jasmine Dixon, who left Rutgers after her freshman season and now leads UCLA in scoring.

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Originally published Thu, August 25, 2011


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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.
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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.