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Sat., March 26, 2011, 6:17 a.m.

More to read until Sweet 16 tip-off

Louisville freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel had 33 points, including six 3-pointers, in upset over Xavier. (Christopher Anderson)
Louisville freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel had 33 points, including six 3-pointers, in upset over Xavier. (Christopher Anderson)

Good morning. Back to catch up with more stories out of the Spokane Regional of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament  before settling in to watch Angie Bjorklund (U-Hi) and Tennessee against Ohio State in the Dayton Regional.

First is columnist John Blanchette's glance back as the group that got this all started for the Gonzaga women, who face Louisville and freshman sensation Shoni Schimmel (above).

There's more, read on.

Quick glances at the GU-UL game and the UNC-SU games; a young fan connnects with a Gonzaga player; and a notebook headed by the point guard contrast in the Gonzaga-Louisville game. I posted our game previews last night with a few other things.

From the Louisville Courier Journal: UL coach Jeff Walz, who has turned a program around, says Gonzaga is underseeded. The San Francisco Chronicle looks at the Stanford staff; The San Jose Mercury News checks on Stanford's super sophs, including Joslyn Tinkle. The Chapel Hill News Observer scouting report. And finally, the two school releases that weren't up before, Louisville and North Carolina.




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