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Ray Floriani

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How does coaching boys & girls basketball differ?

Summarizing conversations about the differences between coaching boys and girls basketball while officiating a double header.

Coaches discuss physicality in women's hoops

Northeast Conference coaches agree that women's basketball has gotten too physical, but opinions differ on the best approach to solving the problem.

Seton Hall 'a work in progress' under new coach

Seton Hall opened their season with a 63-46 win on Friday night to the satisfaction of new coach Tony Bozzella.

What's different for Seton Hall post-Anne Donovan?

After leading Seton Hall to a season-opening win on Friday night, Ka-Deidre Simmons answered a few questions about the team as they transition to a new coach.

Julie Del Giorno on development of women's hoops

In a career full of accolades on and off the court, it has been a big year for Julie Del Giorno. Just this past weekend, she was inducted into the U.S. Military Academy Hall of Fame. Afterwards, she spoke about her new position and the women's game.

Diana Taurasi's admiration of Katie Smith

Katie Smith played her last home game for the New York Liberty on Tuesday and has been widely recognized as one of the toughest competitors ever to play the game. You can count Diana Taurasi among Smith admirers.

When effort is not enough

The Phoenix Mercury edged the Liberty 80-76, ending any faint post season hope and closing the books on the New York team's three year stay at the Prudential Center.

N.Y.'s playoff hopes still alive after Friday loss

Even after losing another game in familiar fashion on Friday night, the New York Liberty still have hope to make the WNBA playoffs.

A "character building" season for the Fever

Tamika Catchings was asked to characterize the Indiana Fever's 2013 season in which they have weathered a succession of injuries resulting in a long uphill climb. Catchings' reply: "Character building".

First place Lynx looking to finish season strong

The Minnesota Lynx have the best record in the league and aren't looking to let up any time soon.

Liberty plagued by offensive struggles

The New York Liberty face the Indiana Fever tonight looking to find their rhythm on offense after a blowout loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday.

Laimbeer frustrated after N.Y.'s blowout loss

Regardless of how you characterize it, the Liberty were plagued by mental errors, poor shot selection, and poor decisions in their blowout loss to the Lynx on Tuesday.

Q&A: Nadirah McKenith on her impressions of the W

Swish Appeal caught up with St. John's alum and WNBA rookie Nadirah McKenith after the Washington Mystics defeated the New York Liberty at the Prudential Center on Friday night.

N.Y. looks for road win after home loss to Mystics

The New York Liberty will try to win their third straight game on the road when they face the Minnesota Lynx today. But they still need to figure out how to win at home after losing their sixth in eight games on Friday.

Mathies chats about her tranisition to the WNBA

A'dia Mathies became exactly the senior leader the Kentucky Wildcats needed during the 2012-13 NCAA season. Now she's adjusting to being just "another addition" with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

New York still looking for consistency at home

The New York Liberty earned a hard-fought 88-82 win in Atlanta yesterday, but they're still looking for some answers at home where they've lost five of their last seven games.

What adjustments do the N.Y. Liberty have to make?

The New York Liberty are four games below .500 and a half game removed from a playoff spot, but 20 games into the season they're still searching for answers to persistent problems.

Indiana rookie Layshia Clarendon adjusting to WNBA

Indiana Fever rookie Layshia Clarendon is starting to adjust to the WNBA after a rough start to her career.

Third quarter struggles hurting New York Liberty

The New York Liberty have lost four of their last five games, including two of their last three at home in blowout fashion. The search for answers involves turnovers, but also poor third quarters.

Liberty's defense the key to success

The New York Liberty's defensive efficiency carried them in their win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday.

What makes Elena Delle Donne a special rookie

Highly-touted rookie Elena Delle Donne's gaudy numbers only scratch the surface of what makes her such a special player.

New York 'didn't come to win' in home loss to Sky

However you want to describe it, the New York Liberty just "didn't have it" in a blowout loss to the Chicago Sky.

Every possession counts

Turnovers were of course a problem for the New York Liberty on Sunday, but a poor start and a few missed rebounds ended up hurting them as well.

'Too many turnovers' for New York in Sunday loss

The San Antonio Silver Stars entered 0-2 on the road while the New York Liberty were undefeated (4-0) at home, meaning the visitors' 78-77 win at the Prudential Center on Sunday was a first for both sides.

What happens when the Liberty don't turn it over

The New York Liberty defeated the Connecticut Sun on Friday night behind an extremely efficient second half. Not surprisingly, turnovers - or lack thereof - made the difference.

Leilani Mitchell: The total package for New York

New York Liberty guard Leilani Mitchell had a team-high five assists against the Connecticut Sun on Friday night, but also showed she's a point guard that can contribute more than assists at just 5-foot-5.

Stats: N.Y.'s fourth quarter dominance vs Atlanta

The New York Liberty defeated the Atlanta Dream 76-67 on Sunday with the help of an impressive fourth quarter performance.

Katie Smith's defense sets tone for Liberty win

Veteran guard Katie Smith was a key factor in the New York Liberty's win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

Turnovers still a problem as N.Y. faces Atlanta

Tonight the New York Liberty head out on the road to face the Atlanta Dream after winning two consecutive home games in overtime. But if they want to win on the road, they'll have to overcome one of their biggest problems.

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Photos: Liberty vs. Fever on School Day

Photos from the New York Liberty's school day game at the Prudential Center yesterday.

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