April 2, 2022
Locked on Women’s Basketball: Friday Final Four Forum
Our staff recaps the Friday Final Four games, including a smooth South Carolina victory and a stuck Stanford attack
It was a big night in Minneapolis on Friday night at the Final Four, filled with Aliyah Boston’s dominance, the hometown kid Paige Bueckers surviving to give the local fans one more show, and some questionable coaching decisions in both games.
Our Howard Megdal on Boston’s impact on the game:
“There is a patience to [her game]. When you think of the players who do the most damage, typically it’s quick reactions. It’s, you know, trying to get ahead of what the defense is doing. And Aliyah Boston doesn’t do it that way. She picks her spot, she decides where she’s going to go, and then she goes there. And there isn’t anything, it seems, that anyone can do about it.”
The group discusses what South Carolina and UConn did to win Friday night, along with Stanford’s outage from beyond the arc, Louisville’s incredible season and the pro future of players like Emily Engstler and Hailey Van Lith, along with some fun side arguments like the Big East vs. the ACC and Howard’s eighth grade research project.
Without further ado, check out the latest Locked On Women’s Basketball podcast episode with The Next staff recapping Final Four Friday. You can listen below, or wherever you find your podcasts. And subscribe, so you don’t miss an episode! Coming every weekday starting April 11.