QuokkaWoylie
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NCAAW Tournament

March Madness is here, huge amount of hype for this one. Aussies in the tournament are led by Georgia Amoore and Jaz Shelley, both expected WNBA draft picks.

Can the best scorer ever in D1 in Caitlin Clark get her Iowa team over the line? They'll have to face LSU in a title rematch before the Final Four to do so. Crazy. Oh yeah and South Carolina are undefeated. Again. Will they be stopped at all this time round? Heaps of good match ups and heaps of guaranteed madness.

List of Aussies (and NZers) in the tournament - I count 28 players, let me know if any are missed.
"^“ means unlikely to play/low minutes/injured, and “*" is for our Kiwi friends.

Albany Regional 1
#3 Oregon State – Kelsey Rees
#6 Nebraska – Jaz Shelley, Jessica Petrie^
#14 Eastern Washington - Breeje Schuler^*

Portland Regional 4
#3 NC State - Lizzy Williamson^
#4 Gonzaga - Eliza Hollingsworth
#5 Utah - Isabel Palmer^
#16 Drexel - Chloe Hodges

Albany Regional 2
#2 UCLA - Izzy Anstey^
#3 LSU - Last-Tear Poa (unsure, was out with concussion)
#4 Kansas State - Rebekah Dallinger^
#5 Colorado - Sara-Rose Smith^, Charlotte Whittaker^*
#13 Portland - Lucy Cochrane, Emme Shearer*, Dyani Ananiev, Florence Dallow^*, Emma Strelein^, Melika Samia^*
#15 Cal Baptist - Emily Sewell

Portland Regional 3
#4 Virginia Tech – Georgia Amoore
#6 Syracuse – Georgia Woolley, Sophie Burrows, Madeline Potts^
#9 Michigan – Elissa Brett, Chyra Evans
#12/FF Columbia - Kitty Henderson, Fliss Henderson

I think Kayo will have some games randomly mixed in with the men but otherwise its VPNs or boxscores. :(

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Anstey retired from basketball if anyone was unaware.
Poa apparently is ok now and back at training soon.

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Last month

i was getting worried nobody was going to raise any threads re NCAA - thank you !

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Last month

i was getting worried nobody was going to raise any threads re NCAA - thank you ! Texas the diamond in the rough IMO. Virginia Tech will depend on the injury

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Perthworld  
Last month

I think Kayo will have some games randomly mixed in with the men but otherwise its VPNs or boxscores. :(

If you have a Fetch or Foxtel account it grants access to ESPN's additional channels and overflow service which will have every game live.

Opening night First Four stage example:

Thursday, 21 March

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
7:00 AM NCAA Women's Basketball Championship (First Four) ESPNU
9:00 AM NCAA Women's Basketball Championship (First Four) ESPNU

(Not airing live on either ESPN or ESPN2.)

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Bluey  
Last month

how do you access the additional channels PW? Via their website with your Foxtel login?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Desktop:

https://www.espn.com.au/watch/?redirected=true

Click on the profile menu in the top right hand corner to select 'ESPN Play Provider'.

Mobile:

Download via links found on https://espnapp.com.au/

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yes, you login using your account details from the TV provider (Fetch or Foxtel).

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hoopie  
Last month

Thanks, PW

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larrycucumber2  
Last month

Thanks PerthWorld - what a legend !

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QuokkaWoylie  
Last month

Interesting stuff PW! Hadn't known that. Always figured Fetch was just for people without a smart tv and wanted budget foxtel. Will have to keep an eye out for deals.

The college portal "season" is also under way. We've already had Holly Griffith (ex Southside dp) and Alana Goodchild (ex Bendigo dp) leave their college already. Chaos to keep track of.

Men's NCAAT has already started, Women is tomorrow, let's go!

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Footloose  
Last month

awesome! Thanks PW!
QW - why have Griffiths & Goodchild left?

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Perthworld  
Last month

You're all very welcome.

Interesting stuff PW! Hadn't known that. Always figured Fetch was just for people without a smart tv and wanted budget foxtel. Will have to keep an eye out for deals.

First month subscription is free although you need to buy a set top box.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Last month

@Footloose There's too many possible reasons to know exactly unless its specifically reported. College Portal is like free agency, players can move anywhere they want to if they get an offer. Most of the time I think it comes down to trying to get better game time or on better teams. There could be fit issues too.

Eg, Summah Hanson (Qld/CoE), rookie of the year in her conference, she and most of her team are in portal, something might be going on there. Summah Evans (Qld) too had all-conference honours, maybe she's trying to get to a better team in last year of eligibility?

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Luuuc  
Last month

Kitley announced what everyone was already assuming - that her injury was an ACL - so that kills VT's chances of going deep unfortunately. It didn't stop VT destroying Marshall, with Amoore logging only 20 minutes (and a pretty meh game statistically, but it didn't remotely matter)

(6) Nebraska vs (11) Texas A&M hopefully more interesting from the aussie fan POV, tipping off in just over an hour

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Footloose  
Last month

Thanks Quokka

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Footloose  
Last month

Thanks again for the heads up on how to watch these women's games PW. Nebraska are really struggling to close this one out

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Luuuc  
Last month

Jaz has had a shocker so far. Will be forgiven if she can arrest this choke though.

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Footloose  
Last month

Need to stop turning the ball over!!

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Luuuc  
Last month

Very lucky to live to fight another day

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Footloose  
Last month

Very! Hopefully Shelley plays better in the next round

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Perthworld  
Last month

Thanks again for the heads up on how to watch these women's games PW.

Happy to help.

How awesome is the wall feature?

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Last month

just watched Amoore vrs marshall = Sue Bird-esque - next level stuff

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Footloose  
Last month

wall feature is awesome! There's so many Aussies to watch and not enough time!

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Most ofnthe Aussies pretty much knocked out already, not many left.

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Luuuc  
Last month

I'm kinda shocked that Poa is back in action already after that nasty head injury a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't even been checking LSU scores but they're still dancing, with Poa logging 19 & 14 minutes in the 2 games.

Amoore & the Hokies tip off in a few minutes. Will take a special effort for them to get through.

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Luuuc  
Last month

They went down swinging, but they went down.
VT gone.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Amoore out.
Too much hesitation with everything she does, struggled with just a little bit of pressure.

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LC  
Last month

Did she really struggle with pressure? I don't think so, just that VT did not have the depth without Kitley.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

She struggled...
She's free to do what she wants in her conference. A bit of d and she has issues, the same thing happened to heal when she went to the wnba.

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Last month

a few aussies in the Oregeon State v Nebraska game !

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XXXX  
Last month

Amoore has frequently played at a very high level against high quality opposition, not playing a great game today is a tiny aberration on her stellar record.

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Cosmo Spacely  
Last month

Amoore will make a very good guard in the WNBL.

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Last month

absolutely Cosmo - anyone not trying to recruit her must have great players in that position already. I'm seeing shades of Sue Bird in her game.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Sue Bird?
No pressure...

She will be a good get for any wnbl team.
Staying in the wnba and cementing a long term opals spot will be difficult.
Think she will be like heal, in and out of opals teams and ending up in europe.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Last month

Amoore has left VT. No details on if she's going to Kentucky with the coach for her last year, or announcing going pro/WNBA draft. I think the deadline is April 5th.

Tess Heal is in the portal, seems like she's in high demand to land at a power conference team. Summah Hanson stayed in California, went to UC Irvine who got the tournament bid in Big West this year (same conference Atwell played at Hawaii).

It's been a tournament of close games but few upsets so far, still have 5 teams with Aussies on them of the remaining 16 teams. Bandwagoning the Beavers this tournie but Notre Dame and Hidalgo will be tough to beat. Don't think anyone is stopping SC overall, the LSU v Iowa matchup feels inevitable too.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Deadline to nominate is April 1st, unless the player is still alive in the tournament in which case it is 48 hours after their last game.

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Footloose  
Last month

Amoore talked about him being her American dad at the presser after they were knocked out. Maybe she's agreed to help him establish himself in Kentucky? I don’t like it, considering foreigners can’t get NIL she should turn pro now

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Luuuc  
Last month

Amoore should do whatever she feels like.
If she is loving the college experience then why not get another year of it. The rest of her career can wait 12 months.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Does Kitley remain?
Shelley apparently going pro.

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Dog 55  
Last month

Kitley has already done her 5 years in college.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

Sorry strack, both Amoore and her now following kentucky on socials.

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Footloose  
Last month

Amoore should do whatever she feels like.
If she is loving the college experience then why not get another year of it. The rest of her career can wait 12 months.

As long as that's the reason and not that she's heading to Kentucky because she thinks she owes Coach Brooks something more that she's already given him. It's been a very mutually beneficial partnership.

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Weedy Slug  
Last month

More money also a reason.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Two weeks ago

Amoore in the portal and most likely to join Brooks at Kentucky. Wow, for someone rated to go first round in draft and cant access NIL, very surprising.

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Billy Bob  
Two weeks ago

Nil is getting slowly easier for foreign players year by year.
I'm sure she’ll be fine and has thought this out.

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Amoore stocks are gonna drop next year if she ends up in the sec.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Two weeks ago

Incredible pace so far in this showdown. Setting up for a cracker!

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Footloose  
Two weeks ago

Amoore stocks are gonna drop next year if she ends up in the sec.

100%! I really hope Brooks is paying her to do this for him.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Two weeks ago

Unexpected surprise that with Poa and LSU knocked out, last Aussie standing in the Final Four...SA's Lizzy Williamson at NC State. Used her last year of eligibility to be their back-up centre who doesn't really play, so not likely to see her play, but props to her and the roster for making it so far. Experience of a lifetime.

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Bluey  
Two weeks ago

looks like we're getting that much anticipated match up of Clarke v Beuckers

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Delicious

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Gamecocks progress to the championship game as expected.

30 minutes away from Clark vs Bueckers to see who they will face.

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hoopie  
Two weeks ago

I expect South Carolina to win it all, no matter how much we've jumped on the Clark & Bueckers bandwagons.

SC has only lost once in the last 2 seasons..

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Good to see they are trying to deny Clark the ball for once.

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Footloose  
Two weeks ago

Yep, she looks very frustrated by it

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Weedy Slug  
Two weeks ago

Iowa pullin away late, good story for the final.

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Footloose  
Two weeks ago

How clever is Clarke?!

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

Not a great game, but staying close kept me glued to it.
Stuelke & Martin came up big with Clark being as well contained as Geno could possibly hope for.

SC will likely make mince meat out of them though. A lot of tired and banged up bodies at the end of that game.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Wellity, wellity, wellity. They made it! Second time lucky?

A 5am Monday morning date with Caitlin it is.

Imagine the ratings for this one.

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Perthworld  
Two weeks ago

Iowa are -6.5 point underdogs.

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Luuuc  
Two weeks ago

A 5am Monday morning date with Caitlin it is.

3am in Perth. I'm keen but not that keen.


Imagine the ratings for this one.

... and then imagine the ratings if it was on in prime time rather than 3pm Eastern, noon Pacific.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Argh they changed it to 3am.

Provisionally it was 5:30am.

Agreed re: ratings.

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Luuuc  
Last week

Iowa-UConn rated 13.2 million, breaking the 12.3 million record of Iowa-LSU last weekend.

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QuokkaWoylie  
Last week

That was some final! Greatest player of all time couldn't stop the greatest team in modern college hoops. Says something that they can replace their 5 wnba starters to go undefeated in the season. Well done South Carolina.

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Weedy Slug  
Last week

Amazing college career Clark had, best ever.

Credit to South Carolina and coach staley.
I wonder how much the spend is on players in the sec compared to other conferences.

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Luuuc  
Last week

The Iowa-South Carolina national championship game averaged 18.7 million viewers.

That makes it the most watched basketball game — men's or women's, college or professional — in five years.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Massive.

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Perthworld  
Last week

UConn win the men's tournament just quietly.

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Luuuc  
Last week

^ watched by 14.8 million people

Sounds like the women deserve the prime time slot next year.

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Last week

Luuuc - yes you are correct re time slots. I am looking forward to CC and Boston's P&R actions in the future. No doubt allow time for adjustments and no doubt smarter players - however CC's agility and speed will do extremely well in the WNBA. Already tickets are selling well and I read that the Aces had to find a bigger arena for their game against the Fever. Looking at teh geography - is the Fever CC's "local" team too ?

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DMc  
Last week

Indiana, Minnesota, and Chicago all a similar distance I think. Pretty sure she grew up a Minnesota Lynx fan.

As luck(?) would have it her boyfriend (who I think graduated from Iowa last year) is employed by Indiana Pacers (maybe as a video guy?), who just happen to share ownership with the Fever!

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