The first three games of the PAC-10 women's tournament ended in upsets, as for the first time in tournament history, even the league's bottom seed managed to advance to the quarterfinals. But by the end of the second day of action, all but one of the top seeds were headed to Saturday's semifinals, where they will be joined by sixth-ranked USC, which upset the Number-Three seed, Arizona State.
March 14, 2009
IT WOULD SEEM appropriate for coach June Daugherty to temper enthusiasm about her upcoming women's basketball team at Washington State simply because of the program's bleak history. But pessimism never has been a part of Daugherty's annual preseason outlook of her teams' prospects, whether at Boise State (1989-96), Washington (1996-2007) or now at WSU, where she is beginning her second season.
October 17, 2008
JUNE DAUGHERTY'S first recruiting class, hailed as among the top 25 in the land, came together through a full-court press that featured Daugherty, her staff and players on the point, Jim Sterk and Tony Bennett on the wings, and none other than university president Elson Floyd anchoring the post.
December 5, 2007
THE JUNE DAUGHERTY ERA doesn't officially launch until next month, but the first-year coach's impact at WSU already is significant, says the scouting director for HoopGurlz.com, a national authority on prep girls' hoops and recruiting. With at least six verbals lined up so far for 2008, the class "is setting up to be a great one for WSU, the best I can remember," says HoopGurlz' Chris Hansen.
October 9, 2007