Big East Women’s Basketball Preview

Connecticut Sports Law is pleased to announce that attorney and veteran sports writer Richard Kent will be sharing his writing and expertise on UConn and Big East sports, particularly football and men’s and women’s basketball.  Kent has authored a number of sports books, including Lady Vols and UConn: The Greatest Rivalry, Inside Women’s College Basketball: Anatomy of a Season, and Inside the US Open.  Most recently, Kent released a novel entitled The Racket, which tells the story of a African-American tennis player in Hartford, Connecticut.  In addition to his prodigious writing, Kent is a matrimonial lawyer in Fairfield, Connecticut.

By Richard Kent

Connecticut Seton Hall Basketball

AP Photo / Bill Kostroun

1. UConn: Looks like another undefeated season and National Championship in Storrs.  Maya Moore may be the best female player ever when it is all said and done.  Geno Auriemma is certainly the best coach.

2. Notre Dame: The beat keeps rolling for Muffet McGraw.  She has one of the best freshman in the country in Skylar Diggins.

3. Rutgers: Loads of talent but they will disappoint at some point because of a lack of scoring.   Khadijah Rushdan may be the best scorer.

4. South Florida: They are a veteran team led by Janae Stokes.

5. Louisville: Chauntise Wright can play.

6. Villanova: Young, but one of the best shooting teams playing for a veteran coach.

7. DePaul: Doug Bruno is one of the best coaches around.

8. Pittsburgh: They will be big inside and also are veteran.

9. West Virginia: Liz Repella can play and Mike Carey can coach.

10. Marquette: Not big but talented.

Big east11. St. John’s: Brings back a lot from a team that disappointed last year.

12. Syracuse: They are athletic.  Nicole Michael is one of the best guards in the League.

13. Georgetown: Getting much better talent.

14. Seton Hall: When will the Phyllis Mangina era finally be over?

15. Providence: Better than a few years back but still not a contender.

16. Cincinnati: The big disappointment last year remains so this year.

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