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Astute is clearly what we're talking about.

But actually, it ain't all THAT astute. Seems obvious to me. But, apparently some people are convined that Maya carried last year's team all by her lonesome. SHE knows that's not the case, and I believe her.

This team has 7 (8? -- 4 sophs, kelly, tiff, heather, plus inactive caroline) who lost 2 (TWO!) games last season returning. Four of them starters. Plus, they add 3 outstanding recruits. Yet their fans don't tbink they'll be all that great, huh?

That's a tad pessimistic, dont ya think? Especially considering the coaching staff and simple history. Guess some BYers are gonna get very surprised at how good this team is gonna be.

I'm sure most UConn fans are optimistic but, speaking for myself, I imagined that the coaches voting for the various BEast teams would be less so. I thought that they would see ND's performance in the NCAA tournament and the fact that most of the key players are returning for the Irish put them in a stronger position than a UConn team that lost Maya Moore (who, I'm quite sure, most of them were happy to see graduate).
 

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I'm sure most UConn fans are optimistic but, speaking for myself, I imagined that the coaches voting for the various BEast teams would be less so. I thought that they would see ND's performance in the NCAA tournament and the fact that most of the key players are returning for the Irish put them in a stronger position than a UConn team that lost Maya Moore (who, I'm quite sure, most of them were happy to see graduate).

I agree. Like you Nan, I expected one maybe two votes for preseason #1, including Muffet's. I was okay with that even though I'm a big believer in this year's team. I was stunned to see seven #1 votes. I'm interested in knowing what Harry P had to say about UConn and ND and which team he voted for. In Harry's opinion, I trust; it's his hair that needs work.
 

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Coming from another direction, what BEast center is seen as more deserving than Ms. Honorable Mention Dolson?
What does Ms. Alexander bring that is better than Stef?
 

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I agree. Like you Nan, I expected one maybe two votes for preseason #1, including Muffet's. I was okay with that even though I'm a big believer in this year's team. I was stunned to see seven #1 votes. I'm interested in knowing what Harry P had to say about UConn and ND and which team he voted for. In Harry's opinion, I trust; it's his hair that needs work.
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I am reminded of just what an optimist is: One who is nostalgic about the future. Or, in Mark Twain's view, "Day-dreamer, more elegantly spelled."

A pessimist, of course, is an optimist with experience. Red Sox fans (me among them) will attest to that.
 
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Who wants the shot with the game on the line? Definitely Bria Hartley and also Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.

I won't make that assumption about Kaleena. Hope you're prophetic. And, I'm not certain Bria wants that shot. But for sure she does not shirk it, and her performance is brilliant in that situation. She has many talents, but that ability to come through when everything is on the line is her most impressive quality, really standing out. Some people just excel when the pressure is greatest. She seems to be one, and stirs memories of DT. There seems to magic about them.
 

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I won't make that assumption about Kaleena. Hope you're prophetic. And, I'm not certain Bria wants that shot. But for sure she does not shirk it, and her performance is brilliant in that situation. She has many talents, but that ability to come through when everything is on the line is her most impressive quality, really standing out. Some people just excel when the pressure is greatest. She seems to be one, and stirs memories of DT. There seems to magic about them.
Kaleena is the new DT. She's been doing it for 3 years. She is totally cool and confident--and she'll nail FTs with the game on the line too. It's why she has the reputation that she does. In terms of clutch shooters, she's right there with Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller, and Ray Allen. She does not have their longevity yet, but she's on her way.
 
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I'm kind of surprised that at who expected Notre Dame to get nearly all of the first place votes. I assumed at least significant minority of coaches would recognize that UConn was still the top to bottom most talented team in the Big East. The results are about what I expected.
 

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I really dont care about polls. I think this board can make their own poll and it will be almost perfect. Dolsen HM. Youve got to be kidding. Is this politics? Griner Bone and Dolsen are the 3 top post players in WCBB with Dolsen having the best fundementals. She is the number one post player in the BE and it aint close.
 

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Coming from another direction, what BEast center is seen as more deserving than Ms. Honorable Mention Dolson?
What does Ms. Alexander bring that is better than Stef?

I'm not going to say Alexander is better than Dolson, but Alexander is, nonetheless, very good.

Last year:

Alexander: 14.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 91 blocks, 25.5mpg
Dolson: 10.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 46 blocks, 24.2mpg
 
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hmm, are those the figures from the entire season or only for Big East games? I had no idea Alexander's stats were so good. Based upon them, it seems correct that she was given the nod over Stef.
 

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hmm, are those the figures from the entire season or only for Big East games? I had no idea Alexander's stats were so good. Based upon them, it seems correct that she was given the nod over Stef.

Alexander did have a very good freshman year. The All BE team includes 10 players so it's okay to have two centers. I would have included Stef over either Smith or Stevens of St John's.
 
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