Mississippi State is next in line. Most college basketball fans likely will assume that the Bulldogs are simply the next team on an endless conveyor belt as the Connecticut women's team adds to epic winning streak. The Huskies have won 111 straight games, a streak that dates to a two-point loss at Stanford in November 2014.
Cameron Newbauer auditioned for the Florida women's basketball job long before athletic director Scott Stricklin called. Newbauer was coaching Belmont in the NCAA Tournament last year when Stricklin noticed him from afar. Mississippi State's AD at the time, Stricklin was so intrigued with the job Newbauer and the 13th-seeded Bruins were doing against No. 4 seed Michigan State in Starkville, Mississippi, that he wanted to hear what Newbauer had to say after the game.
Pepperdine has promoted DeLisha Milton-Jones to be the head coach of the women's basketball team, the university announced Wednesday. Milton-Jones joined the program as an assistant coach this past season after playing in the WNBA for 17 years. She replaces Ryan Weisenberg, who was let go earlier this month. The Waves were 7-23 this season and 28-94 during Weisenberg's four-year stint at the school. While Milton-Jones doesn't have much coaching experience she does have a long storied career in the WNBA and playing overseas. She won two WNBA titles with the Los Angeles Sparks and finished in the top 10 in points (ninth), steals (fifth) and rebounds (sixth). She also helped the U.S. win gold medals