Monday, April 07, 2008

Candice vs. Candace II

The 2008 NCAA women's basketball championship game will come down to a second battle between the two best players in women's collegiate basketball and probable number one and number two overall picks in the upcoming 2008 WNBA draft. It'll be Stanford's Candice Wiggins versus Tennessee's Candace Parker.

During a regular season game played in Stanford, CA back in December, the then Number 5 ranked Cardinal shocked then unbeaten and Number 1 ranked Tennessee by beating them 73-69 in overtime. Wiggins dropped 22 points in that first game including one of two free throws with 28.6 seconds left to seal the win and snap an 11-game series losing streak to the Lady Vols.

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer remarked after the victory, "I just want to say one thing. Tonight Candice is spelled with an 'i."

Well, it's Round 2 of the Candice vs. Candace battle in Tampa, but this time the NCAA national championship is at stake. Which way will we spell the name tonight?

Will it be Ms. Wiggins, Tara VanDerveer and the Cardinal cutting down the nets and celebrating their second straight victory over the Lady Vols or will it be Ms. Parker, Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols avenging their earlier defeat?

At any rate, it'll be a fun game to watch.

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