2017–18 Princeton Tigers women's basketball team
The 2017–18 Princeton Tigers women's basketball team represented Princeton University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Tigers, led by eleventh year head coach Courtney Banghart, played their home games at Jadwin Gymnasium as members of the Ivy League; the Tigers finished the season with a 24–6 overall record and 12–2 in the Ivy League. They finished first in the conference and defeated Penn in a playoff to earn a 12-seed for the NCAA Tournament. However, they lost in the first round to 5-seed Maryland; the Tigers finished the 2016 -- 17 season with a 16 -- 9 -- 5 in the Ivy League. They finished second in the conference to play Penn in a playoff to determine which Ivy League team will get a first-round bid for the NCAA Tournament. Penn won, but the Tigers' postseason continued with play in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. However, they lost in the first round to Villanova. During the season, freshman Bella Alarie was named USWBA National Freshman of the Week once, Ivy League Player of the Week three times, Ivy League Rookie of the Week nine times.
She went on to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, made the Ivy League All-Tournament Team, as well as the All-Ivy League team. Alarie was named to the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U19 National Team; the team won a silver medal, after losing to Russia in the finals. Coach Courtney Banghart was on the coaching staff of the U23 National Team; the team won the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan. 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, in 2016, the population was estimated to be 155,810. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is 7 miles south of downtown Washington, D. C. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U. S. capital. It is populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U. S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U. S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria, in 2017, so did the headquarters of the National Science Foundation; the historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for all who live in Alexandria as well for visitors.
Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are walkable. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia. A large portion of adjacent Fairfax County south but west of the city, is named "Alexandria," but it is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the city. In 1920, Virginia's General Assembly voted to incorporate what had been Alexandria County as Arlington County to minimize confusion. On October 21, 1669 a patent granted 6,000 acres to Robert Howsing for transporting 120 people to the Colony of Virginia; that tract would become the City of Alexandria. Virginia's comprehensive Tobacco Inspection Law of 1730 mandated that all tobacco grown in the colony must be brought to locally designated public warehouses for inspection before sale. One of the sites designated for a warehouse on the upper Potomac River was at the mouth of Hunting Creek. However, the ground proved to be unsuitable, the warehouse was built half a mile up-river, where the water was deep near the shore.
Following the 1745 settlement of the Virginia's 10 year dispute with Lord Fairfax over the western boundary of the Northern Neck Proprietary, when the Privy Council in London found in favor of Lord Fairfax's expanded claim, some of the Fairfax County gentry formed the Ohio Company of Virginia. They intended to conduct trade into the interior of America, they required a trading center near the head of navigation on the Potomac; the best location was Hunting Creek tobacco warehouse, since the deep water could accommodate sailing ships. Many local tobacco planters, wanted a new town further up Hunting Creek, away from nonproductive fields along the river. Around 1746, Captain Philip Alexander II moved to what is south of present Duke Street in Alexandria, his estate, which consisted of 500 acres, was bounded by Hunting Creek, Hooff's Run, the Potomac River, the line which would become Cameron Street. At the opening of Virginia's 1748–49 legislative session, there was a petition submitted in the House of Burgesses on November 1, 1748, that the "inhabitants of Fairfax praying that a town may be established at Hunting Creek Warehouse on Potowmack River," as Hugh West was the owner of the warehouse.
The petition was introduced by Lawrence Washington, the representative for Fairfax County and, more the son-in-law of William Fairfax and a founding member of the Ohio Company. To support the company's push for a town on the river, Lawrence's younger brother George Washington, an aspiring surveyor, made a sketch of the shoreline touting the advantages of the tobacco warehouse site. Since the river site was amidst his estate, Philip opposed the idea and favored a site at the head of Hunting Creek, it has been said that in order to avoid a predicament the petitioners offered to name the new town Alexandria, in honor of Philip's family. As a result and his cousin Captain John Alexander gave land to assist in the development of Alexandria, are thus listed as the founders; this John was the son of Robert Alexander II. On May 2, 1749, the House of Burgesses approved the river location and ordered "Mr. Washington do go up with a Message to the Council and acquaint them that this House have agreed to the Amendments titled An Act for erecting a Town at Hunting Creek Warehouse, in the County of Fairfax."
A "Public Vendue" was advertised for July, the county surveyor laid out street lanes and town lots. The auction was conducted on July 13–14, 1749. Upon establishment, the town founders called the new town "Belhaven", believed to be in honor of a Scottish patriot, John Hamilton, 2nd Lord Belhaven and Stenton, the Northern Neck tobacco trade being dominated by Scots; the name Belhaven was used in official lotteries to raise money for a Church and Market House, but it was never approved by the legislature and fell out of favor in the mid-1750s. The town of Alexandria did not become incorporated until 1779. In 1755, General Edward Braddock organized his fatal expedition against Fort Duquesne at Carlyle House in Alexandria. In April 1755, the governors of Virginia, the provinces of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York met to determine upon concerted action against the French in America. In March 1785, commissioners from Virginia and Maryland met in Alexandria to discuss the commercial relations of the two states, finishing their business at Mount Vernon.
The Mount Vernon Conference concluded o
Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,201 at the 2010 census. Amherst is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, Hodgman State Forest, the Joe English Reservation and Baboosic Lake; the town center village, where 613 people resided at the 2010 census, is defined as the Amherst census-designated place. The village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Amherst Village Historic District. Like many New England towns, Amherst was the result of a land grant given to soldiers – in this case, to soldiers in 1728 who had participated in King Philip's War. Settled about 1733, it was first called "Narragansett Number 3", later "Souhegan Number 3". In 1741, settlers hired the first minister. Chartered on 18 January 1760 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, the town was named for General Lord Amherst, who commanded British forces in North America during the French and Indian War. Lord Jeffrey Amherst is infamous for initiating the practice of giving smallpox blankets to Native Americans in a genocidal effort "to Extirpate this Execrable Race".
In 1770, Amherst became the county seat of Hillsborough County, due to its location on the county's major east-west road. It continued to prosper through the Revolutionary War and afterwards. In 1790, the southwestern section broke off and became the town of Milford, in 1803, the northwest section departed to become Mont Vernon; the development of water-powered mills allowed Milford to grow at Amherst's expense, the county seat was moved to Milford in 1866. The town population remained stagnant until after World War II, when Amherst and many surrounding towns saw an influx of newcomers as they became part of the greater Boston region. Franklin Pierce, who become the 14th President of United States of America, studied under Judge Edmund Parker in Amherst, he wed Jane Means Appleton, the daughter of a former president of Bowdoin College, in a house on the town green. The Nashua and Wilton Railroad passed through Amherst. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.7 square miles, of which 34.2 square miles is land and 0.54 square miles is water, comprising 1.51% of the town.
Located on the Souhegan River, Amherst is drained by Beaver and Joe English brooks. Amherst's highest point is on Chestnut Hill at the town's northern border, where the elevation reaches 865 feet above sea level. Amherst lies within the Merrimack River watershed. Amherst is bordered by Mont Vernon and New Boston to the northwest, Bedford to the northeast, Merrimack to the east, Hollis to the south, Milford to the southwest; as of the census of 2010, there were 11,201 people, 4,063 households, 3,322 families residing in the town. The population density was 327.5 people per square mile. There were 4,280 housing units at an average density of 125.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.4% some other race, 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population. There were 4,063 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were headed by married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.2% were non-families.
14.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.0% were someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76, the average family size was 3.06. In the town, the age distribution of the population was 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 36.5% from 45 to 64, 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males. For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $121,349, the median income for a family was $130,278. Male full-time workers had a median income of $102,869, versus $51,473 for females; the per capita income for the town was $49,190. About 1.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over. Amherst is home to Clark and Wilkins elementary schools, Amherst Middle School and Souhegan High School.
The elementary schools handle children from Amherst only. Seventh and eighth graders from neighboring Mont Vernon attend the middle school on a tuition basis, while Amherst and Mont Vernon jointly own Souhegan High School, which serves both towns. Charles G. Atherton, U. S. congressman and senator Charles Humphrey Atherton, U. S. congressman Courtney Banghart, head women's basketball coach at Princeton University. John S. Barry and eighth Governor of Michigan Samuel Bell, 14th Governor of New Hampshire Moses Billings, portrait artist Ainsworth Blunt, missionary to the Cherokee in Georgia Hubert Buchanan, prisoner of war in Vietnam Clifton Clagett, U. S. congressman Jonathan Fisk, U. S. congressman from New York Horace Greeley, founder of the Liberal Republican Party Jon "maddog" Hall, computer scientist, free software advocate Neal Huntington, General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates Moses Nichols, Revolutionary War era soldier and statesman Jane Means Pierce, first lady, wife of Franklin Pierce Frank Selee, manager f
2016–17 Dartmouth Big Green women's basketball team
The 2016–17 Dartmouth Big Green women's basketball team represented Dartmouth College during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Big Green, led by fourth year head coach Belle Koclanes, played their home games at Leede Arena and were members of the Ivy League, they finished the season 3 -- 11 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for seventh place. This season, the Ivy League will institute conference postseason tournaments; the tournaments will only award the Ivy League automatic bids for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments. The Ivy League playoff will take place March 12 at the Palestra in Philadelphia. There will be two semifinal games on the first day with the No. 1 seed playing the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed playing the No. 3 seed. The final will be played the next day for the NCAA bid. 2016–17 Dartmouth Big Green men's basketball team
2016 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament was played between March and April 2016, with the Final Four played April 3 & 5. The regional locations were four neutral sites: Bridgeport, Dallas, Lexington and Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the Final Four was played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. This was the third time. Connecticut won their fourth consecutive national championship, defeating Syracuse 82–51; this was the last Women's Final Four to be played on the Sunday/Tuesday schedule. Starting in 2017, the Final Four was changed to a Friday/Sunday schedule, which it used from its inception in 1982 through 1990 again from 1996 through 2002. Tennessee continued its record streak of making every NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at 35 consecutive appearances. Connecticut continued its record streak of nine consecutive Final Four appearances; the first two rounds referred to as the subregionals were played at the sites of the top 16 seeds, as was done in 2015. Regional Semifinals and Finals March 25–28Bridgeport Regional, Webster Bank Arena, Connecticut Dallas Regional, American Airlines Center, Texas Lexington Regional, Rupp Arena, Kentucky Sioux Falls Regional, Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota National Semifinals and Championship April 3 and 5 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana Princeton became the first Ivy League team to receive an at-large bid in either the Division I men's or women's tournament.
Notably, this came in the last season. Tennessee received the lowest in program history. Kentucky had the chance to play all of its regional games in its home city; the subregional was held on the Kentucky campus at the women's primary home of Memorial Coliseum, the regional was held at Rupp Arena home to the Kentucky men's team but an occasional home for the women's team, in downtown Lexington. Five teams made their first-ever tournament appearance: Buffalo, Central Arkansas, Duquesne and Jacksonville. Only Duquesne was an at-large entry. Upsets were the theme of the day on the first round of Sweet 16 play. In all four contests, the lower seated team knocked off the higher seeded team. Fourth-seeded Syracuse took out the number one seed in South Carolina. Fourth-seeded Stanford defeated the number one seed in Notre Dame. Seventh-seeded Washington played third-seeded Kentucky on their own court and won the game — becoming the first team to win a true road game in the Sweet Sixteen round since North Carolina defeated Arizona State in 2005 — to move on to the Elite Eight.
Seventh-seeded Tennessee defeated the third-seeded Ohio State. This left two seven seeds in the two regions playing on this day; the basis for the subregionals returned to the approach used between 1982 and 2002. The process was followed in 2016, with the exception that if one of the top 16 teams was unable to host, another team would be selected. Michigan State was a 4 seed, but was unable to host because the Spartans' home of the Breslin Center hosted a state high school tournament during the weekend of the first two rounds; as a result, Mississippi State hosted in Starkville. A total of 64 teams entered the 2016 tournament. Of the 32 automatic bids, 31 were given to teams; the remaining automatic bid went to the Ivy League regular season champion because they did not hold a conference tournament. The remaining 32 teams were granted "at-large" bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee; the Selection Committee seeded the entire field from 1 to 64. The following teams automatically qualified for the 2016 NCAA field by virtue of winning their conference's tournament.
Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell attempts 22 free throws in a second-round game against West Virginia, the most free throws attempted in an NCAA tournament game Texas A&M's Anriel Howard recorded 27 rebounds in a first-round game against Missouri State, the most rebounds in an NCAA tournament game UConn scored 41 points in the first period of the first-round game against Robert Morris, the most points scored in a single period of an NCAA tournament game The Huskies had a 22–0 run in the first quarter on their way to a 41–4 first-quarter lead. Samuelson scored 22 points, representing the most points by a Connecticut Husky in their first NCAA tournament game. Stewart recorded three blocks, the second of which moved her past Rebecca Lobo for first place on the all-time list for Connecticut, she had eight steals and 18 points. The Colonials outscored the Huskies in the final quarter when the starters for Connecticut were on the bench, but the game outcome was not in doubt as the Huskies won 101–49.
Duquesne took on Seton Hall in their first NCAA tournament invitation. The first quarter featured a lot of scoring as the Seton Hall Pirates scored 24 points but the Duquesne Dukes more than matched them with 33. After defensive adjustments by both teams, the second quarter progressed differently, with the Dukes scoring only 10 while holding the