2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season

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The 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's basketball season began in November 2009 and ended with the 2010 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament's championship game on April 6, 2010 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The tournament opened with the first and second rounds on Thursday through Sunday, March 18–21, 2010. Regional games were played on Thursday through Sunday, March 28–31, 2010, with the Final Four played on Sunday and Tuesday, April 4 and 6, 2010.

The Connecticut Huskies successfully defended their national title from the previous season, defeating Stanford 53–47 in the final. This was the Huskies' second consecutive unbeaten championship season, unprecedented since the NCAA began to organize women's basketball in the 1981–82 season.

Season headlines[edit]

  • May 4:The tenth annual 2009 US Virgin Islands Paradise Jam is a women's basketball tournament that will take place on November 26–28, 2009. Eight teams from the NCAA have been invited to participate in the tournament. The teams will be separated into two brackets, the Reef Division and the Island Division. The Reef Division will consist of Mississippi State, Rutgers, Southern California and Texas. The Island Division will consist of Notre Dame, Oklahoma, San Diego State and South Carolina[1]
  • May 5: The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference announced the pairings for the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge for women's basketball, which is in the third year of a four-year agreement. The 2009 Challenge, which will take on a two-day format this year, will open on Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge matches 11 teams from each conference in head-to-head competition traditionally on the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after Thanksgiving, following the men's basketball Big Ten/ACC Challenge.[2] The Big Ten and ACC have been among the most successful conferences in women's basketball. During the 2008–09 season, the ACC was represented by six teams in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship. It was the seventh straight year the league has had at least six teams in the tournament. Maryland advanced to the 2009 NCAA Regional Finals, giving the ACC at least one team in the Elite Eight for the eighth consecutive year. In 2005–06, the ACC became the first conference to send three teams: Duke, Maryland and North Carolina – to the same Final Four. Overall, the ACC has made 11 Final Four trips, including six in the past 13 years.[2]
  • May 28, 2009: NBA referee Violet Palmer was hired as coordinator of women's basketball officials for the West Coast Conference and will remain with the NBA, where she has worked for 12 seasons.[3]
  • July 1: Rutgers will play in the eighth annual Jimmy V Women's Classic when the Scarlet Knights host Florida on Dec. 7. This marks the fourth straight season the Scarlet Knights will take part in the game. They beat Georgia 45-34 last season. The games are part of the fundraising effort for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which is named for the late Jim Valvano, who led North Carolina State to the national championship in 1983.[4]
  • July 7: Pat Summitt and C. Vivian Stringer will oppose each other in the fourth annual Maggie Dixon Classic. The women's doubleheader will be played Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden. The two Hall of Fame coaches teams will meet in regular season play for the seventh straight year. Baylor and freshman star Brittney Griner will face Boston College in the other contest. The two teams played once before at Madison Square Garden. Tennessee won 68-54 in 1999. Baylor will be making its first appearance at MSG.[5]
  • August 4: Joan Bonvicini was introduced as the new women's basketball coach at Seattle University. She is one of only 18 coaches in Division I history with more than 600 victories.[6]
  • August 18: On January. 16, Notre Dame and Connecticut will be part of the first-ever ESPN women's basketball College GameDay broadcast. The game will be broadcast from Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The matchup between the Fighting Irish and Huskies will tip off at 9 p.m. (ET) and will be televised live to a national cable audience by ESPN.[7]
  • September 8: The West Coast Conference (WCC) and its multi-media rights partner, IMG College, announced Zappos.com as the official title sponsor of the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. The deal is effective through the 2011–12 season, and signifies the WCC's first-ever title sponsorship.[8]

Major rule changes[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Preseason "Wade Watch" list[edit]

Preseason Wooden Award nominees[edit]

  • August 21: The 2009–10 preseason candidates list for the Women's Wooden Award was released, naming 31 student athletes.[18]
Name Height Class Position School
Jayne Appel 6-4 Sr. F/C Stanford
Erica Beverly 6-0 Sr. F Hartford
Angie Bjorklund 6-0 Jr. G/F Tennessee
Heather Bowman 6-2 Sr. F Gonzaga
Jessica Breland* 6-3 Sr. F North Carolina
Tina Charles 6-4 Sr. C Connecticut
Alysha Clark 5-10 Sr. F Middle Tennessee
Allyssa DeHaan 6-9 Sr. C Michigan State
Tyra Grant 5-11 Sr. G Penn State
Alexis Gray-Lawson 5-8 Sr. G California
Allison Hightower 5-10 Sr. G LSU
Ashley Houts 5-6 Sr. G Georgia
Ify Ibekwe 6-1 Jr. F Arizona
Jantel Lavender 6-4 Jr. C Ohio State
Gabriela Marginean 6-1 Sr. F Drexel
Danielle McCray 5-11 Sr. G/F Kansas
Nicole Michael 6-2 Sr. F Syracuse
Jacinta Monroe 6-4 Sr. F/C Florida State
Maya Moore 6-0 Jr. F Connecticut
Jené Morris 5-9 Sr. G San Diego State
Dierdre Naughton 5-10 Sr. G DePaul
Ta‘Shia Phillips 6-6 Jr. C Xavier
Jeanette Pohlen 6-0 Jr. G Stanford
Samantha Prahalis 5-7 So. G Ohio State
Andrea Riley 5-5 Sr. G Oklahoma State
Danielle Robinson 5-9 Jr. G Oklahoma
Jenna Smith 6-3 Sr. C Illinois
Ashley Sweat 6-2 Sr. F Kansas State
Carolyn Swords 6-6 Jr. C Boston College
Courtney Vandersloot 5-8 Jr. G Gonzaga
Monica Wright 5-11 Sr. G Virginia

Preseason WNIT[edit]

Ohio State headlines a field of 16-teams for the 2009 Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament. The field includes 11 teams that played in the postseason last spring: Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowling Green, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Tech, Marist, New Mexico, North Carolina A&T, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, and Winthrop. They will be joined in the Preseason WNIT field by Chicago State, Eastern Illinois, Northern Colorado, Towson, and UTEP.

The Preseason WNIT features a three-game guarantee format. The event opens Friday, November 13 with first-round games. Second-round games will be played November 15 and 16. The semifinals will be on November 18 and 19. The championship is set for Sunday, November 22. Teams that lose in the first two rounds will play consolation games on the second weekend, November 20–22. All games are hosted by participating schools, and sites are announced by the end of the preceding round.[19] In last year's Preseason WNIT, North Carolina defeated Oklahoma 80-79.

  • First-round Preseason WNIT games to be held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
    • Eastern Illinois (24-9) at Ohio State (29-6), 5 p.m. ET
    • UTEP (18-12) at Florida Gulf Coast (26-5), 7 p.m. ET
    • Arkansas-Little Rock (26-7) at Oklahoma State (17-16), 7 p.m. ET
    • Towson (17-13) at West Virginia (18-15), 7 p.m. ET
    • Winthrop (16-16) at Georgia Tech (22-10), 7:30 p.m. ET
    • Chicago State (16-13) at Bowling Green (29-5), 7:30 p.m. ET
    • North Carolina A&T (26-7) at Marist (29-4), 7:30 p.m. ET
    • Northern Colorado (12-18) at New Mexico (25-11), 9 p.m. ET

Season outlook[edit]

  • Nov. 11: The Big Ten and Big 12 Conferences announced the formation of an annual inter-conference challenge for women's basketball. The challenge will span at least two years and will begin in the fall of 2010. The series will feature a home-and-home format over the initial two-year agreement, and each of the Big 12's teams will play in each Challenge, while one Big Ten team, Wisconsin, will play two Challenge games each year.[20]

Pre-season polls[edit]

'Associated Press'
Ranking School Points
1 Connecticut 1000
2 Stanford 951
3 Ohio State 862
4 Notre Dame 799
5 North Carolina 798
6 Duke 772
7 Baylor 744
8 Tennessee 676
9 LSU 600
10 Michigan State 521
11 Xavier 492
12 Texas 487
13 Oklahoma 444
14 Virginia 394
15 Florida State 385
16 Arizona State 317
17 DePaul 301
18 California 294
19 Georgia Tech 262
20 Kansas 241
21 Georgia 201
22 Vanderbilt 165
23 Louisville 156
24 Middle Tennessee 143
25 Rutgers 138
USA Today
Ranking School Points
1 Connecticut 775
2 Stanford 739
3 Ohio State 653
4 Baylor 649
5 North Carolina 561
6 Duke 547
7 Notre Dame 438
8 Oklahoma 416
9 Tennessee 412
10 Michigan State 353
11 Arizona State 328
12 Florida State 323
13 California 314
14 Texas 311
15 Xavier 303
16 Texas A&M 302
17 LSU 298
18 Virginia 246
19 Louisville 232
20 Vanderbilt 223
21 Maryland 209
22 Pittsburgh 127
23 Purdue 126
24 Iowa State 125
25 DePaul 121

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Preseason All-Americans[edit]

  • Jayne Appel, Stanford
  • Tina Charles, Connecticut
  • Jantel Lavender, Ohio State
  • Maya Moore, Connecticut
  • Monica Wright, Virginia[22]
    • November 3: Maya Moore became just the seventh unanimous choice on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team. She received all 40 votes from a national media panel. It's the third straight year a player has been a unanimous choice in the preseason. Moore was joined on the preseason squad by teammate Tina Charles. It was the fifth time that two players from the same team made the All-America squad. Connecticut has also had two of the four other pairs of teammates on a preseason team – Jen Rizzotti and Kara Wolters in 1995–96 and Shea Ralph and Svetlana Abrosimova in 2000–01.[22]

Preseason All-Conference teams[edit]

Big Ten[edit]

  • 2009–10 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year
    • Jantel Lavender
  • Preseason All-Big Ten Coaches Team
    • Jenna Smith, Sr., F, ILL
    • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU
    • JANTEL LAVENDER, Jr., C, OSU
    • Samantha Prahalis, So., G, OSU
    • Tyra Grant, Sr., F, PSU
  • Preseason All-Big Ten Media Team
    • Jenna Smith, Sr., F, ILL
    • Allyssa DeHaan, Sr., C, MSU
    • JANTEL LAVENDER, Jr., C, OSU
    • Samantha Prahalis, So., G, OSU
    • Tyra Grant, Sr., F, PSU

[23]

Conference USA[edit]

  • 2009–10 C-USA Preseason PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    • Emma Cannon, UCF
  • 2009–10 C-USA Preseason Team
    • Courtney Taylor, Houston
    • Brittany Gilliam, SMU
    • Pauline Love, Southern Miss
    • Emma Cannon, UCF
    • Jareica Hughes, UTEP[24]

Regular season[edit]

2009 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule[edit]

Date Visiting Team Home Team Score Leading Scorer Attendance
Dec. 2/09 Georgia Tech Penn State G Tech 64-60[25] Tyra Grant, PSU (20) TBD
Dec. 2/09 Illinois Wake Forest Illinois, 65-50[26] Jenna Smith, Illinois (27) TBD
Dec. 2/09 Boston College Iowa BC, 72-67[27] Kamilee Wahlin, Iowa (23) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Michigan Virginia Tech Mich, 71-51 Veronica Hicks, Michigan (19)[28] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Clemson Northwestern CLEM, 69-68 Kirstyn Wright, Clemson (22) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Minnesota Maryland MD, 66-45 Kim Rodgers, Maryland (14)[29] TBD
Dec. 3/09 North Carolina Michigan State MSU, 72-66 Italee Lucas, North Carolina (29)[30] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Ohio State Duke Duke, 83-67 Jasmine Thomas, Duke (29) TBD
Dec. 3/09 Purdue Virginia VA, 56-49 Brittany Rayburn, Purdue (19)[31] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Florida State Indiana FSU, 82-74 Jori Davis, Indiana (23)[32] TBD
Dec. 3/09 Wisconsin NC State Wisc, 53-48 Taylor Wurtz, Wisconsin (13)[33] TBD

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Early season tournaments[edit]

Name Dates Num. teams Location Championship
Aggie Hotel Encato Classic Nov. 27-28 4 Las Cruces, New Mexico New Mexico State Aggies
ASU Classic Dec. 4-5 4 Tempe, Arizona
Bahamas Tournament Dec. 19-20 4 Nassau, Bahamas
Basketball Travelers Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 27-29 4 Lubbock, Texas
Big Easy Classic Dec. 4-5 4 New Orleans, Louisiana
BTI Classic Nov. 20-22 4 West Lafayette, Ind. Dayton Flyers
BTI Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 27-28
Buckeye Classic Nov. 28-29 4 Columbus, Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes
Cal Poly Holiday Beach Classic Nov. 28-29 4 San Luis Obispo, California Illinois Fighting Illini
Caribbean Challenge Nov. 26-27 4 Cancún, Mexico Duke Blue Devils
Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic Dec. 4
Desert Sun Classic Dec. 19-20 4 Las Vegas
Great Alaska Shootout Nov. 24-25 4 Anchorage Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves
Holiday Inn & Suites Express Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Albuquerque, New Mexico Toledo Rockets
Hukilau Tournament Dec. 4-5 Laie, Hawai'I
Iona Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 14-15 4 New Rochelle, New York Arizona Wildcats
Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic Nov. 27-29 4 Honolulu, HI Arizona State Sun Devils
Junkanoo Jam Nov. 27-28 Bahamas Michigan State Spartans
KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge Nov. 14-15 4 Iowa City, Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes
Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic Nov 27-28 4 Hattiesburg, Mississippi Georgia Lady Bulldogs
Las Vegas Hoops Classic (Duel in the Desert) Dec. 19-20 4 Las Vegas Baylor Lady Bears
LIU Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Brooklyn, New York Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Maggie Dixon Classic Dec. 13 2 New York Baylor Lady Bears
Maine Classic Nov. 27-28 4 Orono, Maine Penn State Lady Lions
Mildred and Roger L. White Invitational Nov. 29-Dec. 2 Evanston, Ill.
Navy Classic Nov. 20-21 2 Annapolis, Maryland Navy Midshipmen
Northwestern Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Evanston, Ill. Iowa State Cyclones
Nugget Classic Nov. 7-8 4 Reno, Nevada West Virginia Mountaineers
Omni Hotels Classic Nov. 27-28 Boulder, Colorado Colorado Buffaloes
Paradise Jam Tournament Nov. 25-28 8 US Virgin Islands Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Saint Mary's Hilton Tournament Nov. 27-29 4 Moraga, California Nebraska Cornhuskers
San Diego Surf and Slam Dec. 28-30 San Diego, California
Seminole Classic Nov. 27-29 4 Tallahassee, Florida Florida State Seminoles
SMU Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Dallas, Texas Boston College Eagles
Subway Basketball Classic Nov. 21-22 4 Minneapolis Minnesota Golden Gophers
Terrapin Classic Dec. 27-29 College Park, Maryland
Tulane DoubleTree Classic Dec. 28-29 4 New Orleans, Louisiana
University of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Coral Gables, Florida Miami Hurricanes
University of Miami Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29 Coral Gables, Florida
Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 27-28 4 Nashville, Tennessee Vanderbilt Commodores
Villanova Tournament Dec. 28-29 Villanova, Pennsylvania
Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic Dec. 29-30 Honolulu, HI
WBCA Classic Nov. 27-Nov. 29 4 Connecticut Huskies
Women of Troy Classic Dec. 19 – Dec. 20 Galen Center
World Vision Classic Nov. 27-Nov. 29 4 Waco, Texas Baylor Lady Bears
World Vision Invitational Nov. 27-Nov. 29 4 Eugene, Oregon Wisconsin Badgers

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Thirty athletic conferences each end their regular seasons with a single-elimination tournament. The teams in each conference that win their regular season title are given the number one seed in each tournament, with tiebreakers applied if more than one team tops the season standings. In the table below, if teams tied for the regular-season title, the first team listed won the tiebreaker for top seed in the tournament.

The winners of these tournaments receive automatic invitations to the 2010 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Ivy League does not have a conference tournament, instead giving their automatic invitation to their regular-season champion. The Great West Conference began play in 2009–10 and does not receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Conference Regular
Season Winner[34]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
winner[35]
America East Conference Hartford Diana Delva, Hartford[36] 2010 America East women's basketball tournament All games before final at Chase Family Arena
(West Hartford, Connecticut)
Final at highest remaining seed
Vermont
Atlantic 10 Conference Xavier Amber Harris, Xavier[37] 2010 Atlantic 10 women's basketball tournament The Show Place Arena
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
Xavier
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke & Florida State Monica Wright, Virginia[38] 2010 ACC women's basketball tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
Duke
Atlantic Sun Conference East Tennessee State Siarre Evans, East Tennessee State[39] 2010 Atlantic Sun women's basketball tournament University Center
(Macon, Georgia)
East Tennessee State
Big 12 Conference Nebraska Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska[40] 2010 Big 12 women's basketball tournament Municipal Auditorium
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Texas A&M
Big East Conference Connecticut Tina Charles, Connecticut[41] 2010 Big East women's basketball tournament XL Center
(Hartford, Connecticut)
Connecticut
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington Julie Piper, Eastern Washington[42] 2010 Big Sky women's basketball tournament Reese Court
(Cheney, Washington)
Portland State
Big South Conference Gardner–Webb Margaret Roundtree, Gardner–Webb[43] 2010 Big South Conference women's basketball tournament Millis Center
(High Point, North Carolina)
Liberty
Big Ten Conference Ohio State Jantel Lavender, Ohio State (coaches and media)[44] 2010 Big Ten Conference women's basketball tournament Conseco Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis)
Ohio State
Big West Conference UC Davis Kristina Santiago, Cal Poly[45] 2010 Big West Conference women's basketball tournament Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, California)
UC Riverside
Colonial Athletic Association Old Dominion Elena Delle Donne, Delaware[46] 2010 CAA women's basketball tournament JMU Convocation Center
(Harrisonburg, Virginia)
James Madison
Conference USA Tulane Courtney Taylor, Houston[47] 2010 Conference USA women's basketball tournament Reynolds Center
(Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Tulane
Great West Conference North Dakota Kayla Bagaason, North Dakota[48] 2010 Great West Conference women's basketball tournament McKay Events Center
(Orem, Utah)
Utah Valley
Horizon League Green Bay Melanie Thornton, Butler[49] 2010 Horizon League women's basketball tournament First round and quarterfinals at campus sites, Final Four at Kress Events Center
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
Cleveland State
Ivy League Princeton Judie Lomax, Columbia[50] No Tournament
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Marist Rachele Fitz, Marist[51] 2010 MAAC women's basketball tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, New York)
Marist
Mid-American Conference Bowling Green (East & overall)
Toledo (West)
Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green[52] 2010 MAC women's basketball tournament Quicken Loans Arena
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Bowling Green
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North Carolina A&T Corin Adams, Morgan State[53] 2010 MEAC women's basketball tournament Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Hampton
Missouri Valley Conference Illinois State Casey Garrison, Missouri State[54] 2010 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball tournament The Family Arena
(St. Charles, Missouri)
Northern Iowa
Mountain West Conference TCU Helena Sverrisdóttir, TCU[55] 2010 MWC women's basketball tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, Nevada)
San Diego State
Northeast Conference Robert Morris Angela Pace, Robert Morris[56] 2010 Northeast Conference women's basketball tournament Quarterfinals and semifinals at DeGol Arena
(Loretto, Pennsylvania)
Final at highest remaining seed
Saint Francis
Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Illinois Chynna Bozeman, Morehead State[57] 2010 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball tournament First round at campus sites, Final Four at Bridgestone Arena
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Austin Peay
Pacific-10 Conference Stanford Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford (coaches[58] and media[59]) 2010 Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball tournament Galen Center
(Los Angeles)
Stanford
Patriot League Lehigh & American Michelle Kirk, American[60] 2010 Patriot League women's basketball tournament Quarterfinals and semifinals at Hart Center
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
Final at highest remaining seed
Lehigh
Southeastern Conference Tennessee Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky[61] 2010 SEC women's basketball tournament Arena at Gwinnett Center
(Duluth, Georgia)
Tennessee
Southern Conference Chattanooga Shanara Hollinquest, Chattanooga (coaches[62] and media[63]) 2010 Southern Conference women's basketball tournament Bojangles' Coliseum (first two rounds)
Time Warner Cable Arena (semifinals and final)
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
Chattanooga
Southland Conference Stephen F. Austin (East)
Lamar (West & overall #1 seed by tiebreaker)
Jenna Plumley, Lamar[64] 2010 Southland Conference women's basketball tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, Texas)
Lamar
Southwestern Athletic Conference Southern Katrich Williams, Alabama A&M[65] 2010 SWAC women's basketball tournament CenturyTel Center
(Bossier City, Louisiana)
Southern
The Summit League Oral Roberts Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts[66] 2010 Summit League women's basketball tournament Sioux Falls Arena
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
South Dakota State
Sun Belt Conference Middle Tennessee (East)
UALR (West & overall #1 seed by tiebreaker)
Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee[67] 2010 Sun Belt women's basketball tournament Summit Arena
(Hot Springs, Arkansas)
Middle Tennessee
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga[68] 2010 West Coast Conference women's basketball tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, Nevada)
Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference Fresno State Shanavia Dowdell, Louisiana Tech[69] 2010 WAC women's basketball tournament Lawlor Events Center
(Reno, Nevada)
Louisiana Tech

Coaching changes[edit]

Final season rankings[edit]

Post-season tournaments[edit]

NCAA tournament[edit]

Final Four – Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas[edit]

National Invitation tournament[edit]

Women's Basketball Invitational[edit]

This season saw the debut of a third national postseason tournament in the Women's Basketball Invitational, a 16-team affair with all games played on home courts.

The inaugural title was won by Appalachian State, who came back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Memphis 79–71 in the final held on the Mountaineers' home floor in Boone, North Carolina.[70]

Awards and honors[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

Major player of the year awards[edit]


Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2009–10 America East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Hartford 16 0   1.000 27 5   .844
Vermont 13 3   .813 27 7   .794
Boston U. 11 5   .688 16 15   .516
Stony Brook 7 9   .438 10 20   .333
Binghamton 7 9   .438 11 19   .367
UMBC 7 9   .438 13 17   .433
Albany 4 12   .250 11 19   .367
Maine 4 12   .250 8 21   .276
New Hampshire 3 13   .188 9 22   .290
2010 America East tournament winner
2009–10 ACC women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Duke 12 2   .857 30 6   .833
Florida State 12 2   .857 29 6   .829
Virginia 9 5   .643 21 10   .677
Georgia Tech 8 6   .571 23 10   .697
North Carolina State 7 7   .500 20 14   .588
Wake Forest 7 7   .500 18 14   .563
North Carolina 6 8   .429 19 12   .613
Boston College 6 8   .429 17 15   .531
Maryland 5 9   .357 21 13   .618
Miami 4 10   .286 22 14   .611
Virginia Tech 4 10   .286 15 15   .500
Clemson 4 10   .286 13 18   .419
† 2010 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2009–10 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 4 Nebraska 16 0   1.000 32 2   .941
No. 16 Iowa State 11 5   .688 25 8   .758
No. 12 Oklahoma 11 5   .688 27 11   .711
No. 9 Texas A&M 10 6   .625 26 8   .765
No. 17 Texas 10 6   .625 22 11   .667
No. 14 Baylor 9 7   .563 27 10   .730
No. 20 Oklahoma State 9 7   .563 24 11   .686
Texas Tech 5 11   .313 18 15   .545
Kansas State 5 11   .313 14 18   .438
Kansas 5 11   .313 17 16   .515
Colorado 3 13   .188 13 17   .433
Missouri 2 14   .125 12 18   .400
2010 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll [71]
2009–10 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 8 Ohio State 15 3   .833 31 5   .861
No. 24 Michigan State 12 6   .667 23 10   .697
Wisconsin 10 8   .556 21 11   .656
Iowa 10 8   .556 20 14   .588
Purdue 9 9   .500 15 17   .469
Michigan 8 10   .444 20 13   .606
Penn State 8 10   .444 17 14   .548
Illinois 7 11   .389 19 14   .576
Northwestern 7 11   .389 18 15   .545
Indiana 7 11   .389 14 16   .467
Minnesota 6 12   .333 13 17   .433
2010 Big Ten tournament winner
As of 3-27-2010
Rankings from AP Poll
2009–10 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Bowling Green 14 2   .875 27 6   .818
Kent State 12 4   .750 20 10   .667
Akron 11 5   .688 18 13   .581
Miami (OH) 6 10   .375 9 22   .290
Ohio 4 12   .250 8 22   .267
Buffalo 3 13   .188 7 23   .233
West
Toledo 12 4   .750 24 8   .750
Eastern Michigan 11 5   .688 22 8   .733
Central Michigan 8 8   .500 12 18   .400
Ball State 7 9   .438 14 17   .452
Northern Illinois 4 12   .250 10 19   .345
Western Michigan 4 12   .250 9 21   .300
2010 MAC tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 2 †-Stanford 18 0   1.000 36 2   .947
No. 23 UCLA 15 3   .833 25 9   .735
USC 12 6   .667 19 12   .613
California 11 7   .611 24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500 18 14   .563
Oregon 7 11   .389 18 16   .529
Washington 7 11   .389 13 18   .419
Arizona 6 12   .333 14 17   .452
Washington State 3 15   .167 8 22   .267
Oregon State 2 16   .111 11 20   .355
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2010
Rankings from AP Poll
2009–10 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 3 Tennessee 15 1   .938 32 3   .914
No. 19 Kentucky 11 5   .688 28 8   .778
Mississippi State 9 7   .563 21 13   .618
No. 21 LSU 9 7   .563 21 10   .677
Vanderbilt 9 7   .563 23 11   .676
No. 23 Georgia 9 7   .563 25 9   .735
Florida 7 9   .438 15 17   .469
South Carolina 7 9   .438 14 15   .483
Ole Miss 7 9   .438 17 15   .531
Auburn 5 11   .313 15 16   .484
Alabama 4 12   .250 12 18   .400
Arkansas 4 12   .250 12 18   .400
2010 SEC tournament winner
Rankings from AP poll
2009–10 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
East Division
Middle Tennessee 17 1   .944 25 6   .806
Western Kentucky 14 4   .778 21 11   .656
Florida Atlantic 10 8   .556 14 15   .483
FIU 9 9   .500 14 16   .467
South Alabama 9 9   .500 15 16   .484
Troy 5 13   .278 12 17   .414
West Division
Arkansas–Little Rock 17 1   .944 27 6   .818
Denver 12 6   .667 18 13   .581
Arkansas State 7 11   .389 13 18   .419
North Texas 5 13   .278 9 22   .290
New Orleans 4 14   .222 12 20   .375
Louisiana–Monroe 4 14   .222 10 19   .345
Louisiana–Lafayette 4 14   .222 10 22   .313
Tournament winner
Rankings from Coaches

See also[edit]

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