A Look At The Teams In The Conference
Capsule looks at the women's basketball teams in the Big East Conference. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish:

Big East Women's Capsules

By John Altavilla|jaltavilla@courant.com |Note: Listed in predicted order of finish

Notre Dame

Last season: 31-8, 13-3

Coach: Muffet McGraw

Top Players: G Skylar Diggins, C Devereaux Peters, G Brittany Mallory

Keep an eye on: The freshman class is highly touted, led by Parade All-America guard Madison Cable of Mount Lebanon, Pa.

The Skinny: The Irish are running on the adrenaline of making it to the national championship game last season. They lost only one prominent player from the lineup, forward Becca Bruszewski, and have the Big East's preseason Player of the Year in Diggins.


Last season: 36-2, 16-0

Coach: Geno Auriemma

Top Players: G Tiffany Hayes, C Stefanie Dolson, G Bria Hartley

Keep an eye on: Freshman G Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the consensus national player of the year last season, will wear Maya Moore's No. 23.

The Skinny: Moore, UConn's only four-time All-American, helped the Minnesota Lynx win its first WNBA championship after scoring more than 3,000 points. That's a lot for any team to compensate for, especially one that comes into the season with four sophomores and three freshmen.


Last season: 24-11, 9-7

Coach: Terri Williams-Flournoy

Top Players: F Tia Magee, G Sugar Rodgers, G Rubylee Wright