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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1998
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Because they wear the same number, 23, and have a similar fluidity to their games and are the vital cogs to a championship team, there is a temptation to compare Tennessee forward Chamique Holdsclaw and Michael Jordan, and the comparison is unfair to both.But there are moments, like last night, when Holdsclaw looks every bit as dominant in her world as Jordan is in his.With the top-ranked and unbeaten Lady Vols looking as vulnerable as they have in quite a while, when the ease with which they have been pummeling opponents all year wasn't present against 15th-ranked Western Kentucky, they climbed aboard Holdsclaw's back and she carried them to an 82-62 victory and a berth in Saturday's Mideast Regional semifinal against Rutgers.
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By From Sun staff and news services | August 21, 2009
Et cetera McCoughtry's career-best 34 carry Dream to 93-87 victory Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored a career-high 34 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 93-87, Thursday night for its seventh win in the past eight games. "She was awesome," Atlanta coach Marynell Meadors said. "She just did a lot of incredible things." McCoughtry, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's WNBA draft, was 12-for-17 from the field and 10-for-17 from the foul line. The former Louisville standout also had seven rebounds and four assists.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1999
WASHINGTON -- It's par for the course for a player in a new city to check off a list of appealing things about the new place, and Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, the first player chosen in yesterday's WNBA draft, held up her end of the bargain.Holdsclaw, the selection of the Washington Mystics, tossed a bouquet about the enthusiasm of Mystics fans and of teammate Nikki McCray, a former Lady Volunteer. Then the 6-foot-2 guard/forward threw in a line to warm the heart of owner Abe Pollin, who was sitting in the arena he built here.
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March 22, 2005
Knight no sweeter in Sweet 16 Reaching the Sweet 16 hasn't filled Bob Knight with goodwill toward his former employers at Indiana. After his Texas Tech team upset Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, the coach ripped into Indiana officials and the Hoosiers' coach, Mike Davis. "I stayed at Indiana six years too long because of the administration. The administration handled a lot of things poorly," Knight told Sporting News Radio. "I was working for an athletic director [former AD Clarence Doninger]
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the past 22 years, Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been as much a constant as the Great Smoky Mountains that rise around the Knoxville campus.Over that span, Summitt has maintained a pretty solid outlook to the game and her program, which seems to have worked. After all, you don't win 594 games, three national championships and make nine trips to the NCAA Final Four by adopting a flavor-of-the-month approach to things."Eventually, you either buy into the system or you get out of the system, because the system stays the same," said Summitt the other day before the Lady Vols' 52-46 win over Virginia that earned them their latest berth in the national semifinals, to be played here at the Charlotte Coliseum tomorrow night.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1997
CINCINNATI -- For two weeks, the Notre Dame women's basketball team -- dressing only nine players, including a student manager -- has pulled off more than a few miracles in knocking off higher-ranked and more talented teams on the way to the Final Four.But in last night's national semifinal, the 15th-ranked Irish ran into defending champion Tennessee, which pulled out a few miracles of its own in an 80-66 win that sent the Lady Vols into tomorrow night's championship game against No. 2 Old Dominion.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1999
NEW YORK -- The Madison Square Garden sound crew apparently had no sense of the obvious last night.Instead of serenading Chamique Holdsclaw off the Garden floor with "New York, New York," after the Washington Mystics' 83-61 win over the Liberty, he chose to play "Native New Yorker," a more modern offering to be certain, but hardly appropriate.Borrowing a line from Francis Albert Sinatra, Holdsclaw, a native New Yorker, proved she could make it here, and, in effect, make it anywhere, with a 20-point performance in front of the home town crowd and a national television audience.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2003
WASHINGTON - The good news for Chamique Holdsclaw is that the Washington Mystics' current predicament only has her frustrated to a level of 5 on a 1-to-10 scale. The bad news is that Holdsclaw, the Mystics' star forward, has seen enough hard times in Washington to wonder if the current problem is just part of the norm. "I'm a little disappointed, but after experiencing what I've experienced here the last five seasons, I'm keeping an optimistic frame of mind, that things can only get better," Holdsclaw said after a recent practice.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1998
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After Nebraska sliced apart the Tennessee football team in Friday night's Orange Bowl, this city needed a big hug, a bandage and for someone to tell them everything would be all right.As if on cue, their top-ranked Lady Volunteers women's basketball team stepped up and provided said comfort yesterday, in the form of an 84-69 nationally televised win over rival No. 3 Connecticut.The Lady Vols (15-0) did the nurturing thing to a crowd of 24,597 here at Thompson-Boling Arena -- the largest ever to see a women's college game -- with some stifling defense and a couple of withering runs, at the game's beginning and in the third quarter, to put the Huskies (12-1)
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long -- roughly a few minutes after the New York Liberty had won its way into the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals-- for the latest salvo to be fired in its rivalry with the Washington Mystics. Liberty guard Vickie Johnson, who has a reputation for being a tough defender, declared, after shutting down Indiana Fever rookie Tamika Catchings in the second half of New York's win over the Fever on Tuesday night, that she was looking forward to guarding Mystics star forward Chamique Holdsclaw.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2004
The Washington Mystics' march into WNBA's playoffs doesn't seem to be the miraculous run that it appears at first glance. Even when matters were most grim, often marked as the team's 69-42 loss to Indiana on Sept. 4, being in last place meant that making up 1 1/2 games would put the Mystics into the postseason. But that probably requires a revisionist viewpoint. When a team idles the way the Mystics idled for much of this season before losing franchise player Chamique Holdsclaw to an undisclosed medical problem, only to then play its best basketball without her, achieving the playoffs looks downright mystical.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - With Alana Beard, it's all in the eyes. Literally. The "it" is a variety of things, from a wicked sense of humor to a fierce sense of determination by the Washington Mystics' top choice and the second overall pick in last month's WNBA draft. Mostly, the "it" in Beard's eyes - usually as wide as saucers, especially during an exhibition game when she played for a time with one contact lens in her mouth and the other on the floor - is the kind of confidence that comes from knowing who you are and what you can do. "I'm just Alana," Beard said.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2003
WASHINGTON - The good news for Chamique Holdsclaw is that the Washington Mystics' current predicament only has her frustrated to a level of 5 on a 1-to-10 scale. The bad news is that Holdsclaw, the Mystics' star forward, has seen enough hard times in Washington to wonder if the current problem is just part of the norm. "I'm a little disappointed, but after experiencing what I've experienced here the last five seasons, I'm keeping an optimistic frame of mind, that things can only get better," Holdsclaw said after a recent practice.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2003
WASHINGTON - With star forward Chamique Holdsclaw on the bench with a hamstring injury, the Washington Mystics figured last night's game against the visiting Cleveland Rockers could be a struggle. What unfolded was a near-disaster that left a smudge on Washington's WNBA home opener. The Mystics started by setting a franchise standard for offensive futility in the first half, then rallied in the second half to look respectable before dropping a 63-53 decision to the Rockers before an announced crowd of 18,133 at MCI Center.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - Last week, after the Washington Mystics had won their inaugural WNBA playoff game, Chamique Holdsclaw retold a joke that broke up the room of reporters. Holdsclaw said that Tausha Mills, a reserve center, had noted that the Mystics, for the first time, had a Coach of the Year winner. "And the coach is actually favored to come back next year," Holdsclaw said. The subject of the joke, coach Marianne Stanley, was sitting next to Holdsclaw and laughed harder than anyone else in the room, serving as testament to the notion that Stanley doesn't take herself all that seriously.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Last night's Game 1 of the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals started inauspiciously for Washington Mystics forward Murriel Page as her teammate, Chamique Holdsclaw, inadvertently knocked her down in their elaborate routine during player introductions. But Page's night got a whole lot better as she scored 17 points off the bench to help the Mystics overcome a late deficit to beat the New York Liberty, 79-74, at MCI Center. Page scored 13 points and grabbed three of her five rebounds in the second half as the Mystics emerged from an eight-point hole to seize control in the best-of-three series.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1997
CINCINNATI -- It's entirely possible that Pat Summitt has, in Southern parlance, been playing possum with the rest of women's basketball, goading everyone else into a false sense of security.In January, the Lady Vols, the reigning national champions, were stumbling about with a 10-6 mark, coming off a road loss to Old Dominion.But two months later, Tennessee (29-10) completed a remarkable turnaround by claiming its second straight national title and fifth overall, a women's record, by beating the Lady Monarchs, 68-59.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2002
WASHINGTON - For a while last night, it looked as if the New York Liberty was going to break the hearts of the Washington Mystics one more time by coming into MCI Center and grabbing another win. The Mystics, who had trailed by double digits in both of their home regular-season losses to New York, fell behind by 11 in the first half and by eight with 8 minutes to go in Game 1 of the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals. But the Mystics drew from a wellspring of courage, fighting off the Liberty, 79-74, pulling out a contest they likely should have lost.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long -- roughly a few minutes after the New York Liberty had won its way into the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals-- for the latest salvo to be fired in its rivalry with the Washington Mystics. Liberty guard Vickie Johnson, who has a reputation for being a tough defender, declared, after shutting down Indiana Fever rookie Tamika Catchings in the second half of New York's win over the Fever on Tuesday night, that she was looking forward to guarding Mystics star forward Chamique Holdsclaw.
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