At the end of the 2011-12 Div I regular season, it's interesting to remark as Women’s stats show better than Men’s in all departments but Assists per game.
Other depts. considered are Points, Rebounds, Steals and Blocked shots (per game).
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware, 27.5
Reggie Hamilton, Oakland, 25.7
Courtney Hurt, VCU, 12.7
O.D. Anosike, Siena, 12.5
Angel Goodrich, Kansas, 7.5
Scott Machado, Iona, 9.9
Demetria Frank, Bethune, 4.3
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, 3.0
Brittney Griner, Baylor, 5.1
Anthony Davis, Kentucky, 4.6
Men perform better in FG% whilst Women take the edge in FT%.
Data from NCAA official site.
MD. Lady Terps win ACC Crown. Earn No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament
Maryland has a strong team and some of the best NCAA players, like leading scorer Alyssa Thomas, Tianna Hawkins (National best FG scorer with 63.4%), Laurin Mincy, Lynetta Kizer...
Here's the tournament bracket:
Britt Griner finally dunked in Baylor's easy win over Florida (76-57) in the second leg of NCAA Tournament.
She's just the second woman to dunk in NCAA tournament games, after Candace Parker in 2006.
In another tournament game, Delaware was upset by Kansas 70-64, despite 34 pts by Nation's leading scorer Elena Delle Donne (she had poured 39 in the first game).
...yet another dunk, two-handed this time...guess who ?
The final will be Baylor vs Notre Dame. Lady Bears are unbeaten (39-0) this year and prevailed over Stanford in a hard defensive game despite 22 points by Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who will likely be the #1 pick in the next WNBA draft. Notre Dame overcame UConn in OT, in a tough great game, which saw just 13 players overall on the court (7 for the Huskies and 6 from the Fighting Irish).
Baylor's Britt Griner is the winner of the Naismith Trophy for the college player of the year, beating finalists Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins and Nnemkadi Ogwumike.
These four players have really performed above many other high-level college players and have another season left to play in the NCAA, except Ogwumike. Quite interesting, they all are skilled in different roles, internationally have already made experience with US teams and could represent the future of the seniors NT.
Baylor is the 2011-12 national champion having defeated Notre Dame 80-61 in the final game, behind 26 pts, 13 reb and 5 blocks by Britt Griner.
Lady Bears made history as the first undefeated champion team having reached a 40-0 record.
Prior to the final game both Griner and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins denied they would enter the incoming WNBA drafts, and confirmed they will complete their college career next season.