0 0 0 comments OU Sports NewsOK | BLOGS Kim Mulkey vs. Jeff Walz: The transcript from Louisville’s upset of Baylor By Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm • Published: April 1, 2013 It was one hell of a game. Melinda on Apr 03, 2013 @ 3:22 am I agree Baylor was hosed. Coach Mulkey is a class act and Louisville was not a class act playing street thug basketball. The NCAA womens selection committee should be held to task for the different regionsthey picked. We do not have the top four teams going to the finals and it is not fair for Notre Dame and UCOnn to play first round. I am ready for basketball to return to their true roots and not to this street gang mentality of beating each other up. Louisville should have more fouls in first half they were beating up on Griner everytime down the court. I am a coach and this is the worse that I have seen. Big Z on Apr 03, 2013 @ 2:09 am You obviously don't know that a male coach ripping his coat down like that is a guaranteed technical foul. No, she never turned me down on a date, but I have spent the last decade watching her antics grow continually worse in Big 12 games with technicals never being called. Anyone who watches Big 12 women's bball that isn't a Baylor homer knows this. Again, Griner in my opinion is the best ever, and Sims is a star in her own right. But the fouls were bad both ways. You don't put the hammer on a coach for getting out of his box and three minutes later keep it in your pocket when the opposing coach does what Mulkey did. That alone shows me where the refs were as far as favoritism. This was hardly the first physical game in history. Does no one remember Texas A&M? Or what the entire conference, including beloved Baylor, did to Courtney Paris for four straight years? The blatant truth is that if you are big, in the women's game the refs expect you to play through it. Beckyfan on Apr 03, 2013 @ 1:52 am Omygosh. Give me a break. All this fuss about Mulkey ripping her coat off"? My goodness did you see her bare arms? What a ridiculous comment. She's a woman. Many men coaches show the same, if not worse, reactions to games. A man ripping off his suitcoat wouldn't even get a mention. I appreciate her passion. Good luck to Griner, class act. Shimmel was so terrible and nasty.... Is she who you want your daughter to grow up to be? SHE should be ashamed. Bjones on Apr 02, 2013 @ 6:48 pm Boohoo! Baylor crying like babies. 3 Louisville players were fouled out at the end of the game and you wanna say they got away with murder. 24 Louisville fouls vs 14 for Baylor. Walz gets a technical for being out of the box, but Sulky Mulkey tries to strip tease and run out on the court with no call. Baylor has been known to be physical bullies during their entire streak and now they wanna cry and moan when they get bullied back. What a bunch of babies. wwbj on Apr 02, 2013 @ 6:18 am I agree with the previous commentary of Elizabeth LeMay; "This is not about “fanship” for one team or another. It’s about the difference between physical play and dirty play. It’s about officiating that was not inconsistent, but absent." I tuned in to watch a quality level women's collegiate basketball game and was utterly disappointed at the level Jeff Walz encouraged his team to stoop. Equally disappointing are the responses and reactions of news commentators, former coaches and players, congratulating Walz’s on his game plan. Strategizing to prevent Griner from scoring by releasing unrelenting shots to her body, face, and other extremities better suits a boxing match. The pictures on the internet of Britney Griner and members of Walz's (will not dignify him with the title of "coach") team mugging and mauling at her were the epitome of the "street thug basketball" tactics that went uncontested by the officials. Again I agree with LeMay that; "Any endeavor is susceptible to the unethical and unscrupulous who would achieve “victory” by ANY means – unacceptable in collegiate athletics, yet Jeff Walz shamelessly had his team give a clinic in it." If the tactics that Walz were allowed to use and the lack of officiating are allowed to become the new face of women's collegiate basketball, sadly you have lost many fans. Maintaining the integrity of women's collegiate basketball is integral for young women who deserve the protection of the rules that should be enforced by their coaches and the referees. My complements to Coach Mulkey for not encouraging her players to retaliate. At the end of the day the "Lady" Baylor Bears lost, and it will take time for them to mentally and "physically" recover, but, the win by Louisville is not the story. How they won will be forever etched in the minds of fans, playing "street thug basketball". Jo elle on Apr 02, 2013 @ 4:14 am Mulkey has long been a large part of the sideline entertainment. But she wins and so her lack of class is not much appreciated. I would like to see more attention paid to the phenomenal play of Louisville, and less to the embarrassing antics of Baylor philly on Apr 02, 2013 @ 12:43 am Big Z: It sure sounds like you have an axe to grind. What did Mulkey do to you, turn your down for a date? Big Z on Apr 02, 2013 @ 12:18 am Who allows a player to tweet during halftime? Griner is definitely the best player in history of women's game, but still, really?? What mindset does that show? The next time Mulkey shows any class will be the first time. Big Z on Apr 02, 2013 @ 12:11 am Sims, who I think is the best non-post defender in the game, should've fouled out several times and certainly when she chicken-winged the Loisville player 3 times during the scramble for her last steal. Mulkey has never shown much class while winning, expects the refs to be pro-Baylor as they are in Big 12 regular season games, and exercised little control on her team. Two prime examples: in an interview the first week of the tournament ESPN asks Griner what team could beat them. She replies "the Miami Heat". During their last tournament win, Griner is tweeting ESPN about how many dunks she's going to try to get ib second half! Ridiculous lack of control by the coach and sure signs of an over confident player and team. Big Z on Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:58 pm I am not a fan of either team. I watched the game again in slo-mo during the questionable areas. Baylor has nothing to whine about. Their comeback was full of uncalled fouls on them and repeated fouls called on Louisville for less. Mulkey not getting T'd up after that rant, especially when the other coach was T'd for much less, shows the deferential treatment she and her team normally receive. Philndeb on Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:55 pm If Griner had broken free to get open, she would have been charged with a foul. Yet, they allowed Louisville to play "Hack-a-Shaq" on her all game long. The refs just sat back and watched. They forgot that when a team employs that strategy, they expect to suffer foul calls. The refs called less than half of them. The entire team should have fouled out midway thru the 2nd half. It was a mugging! Lin on Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:04 pm Ms. Mulkey does need to keep her composure. It's ok to be angry however, don't strip!! She did not have on a top under her jacket that was appropriate for a woman her age to showcase to the players and fans. But.....she may have wanted everyone to see her tight top along with her tight pants and stiletoes. What does that remind you of? Congrats to Louisville and good luck to Brittany in the WNBA! Refs made several bad calls for both teams. Great game to watch though! Jason on Apr 01, 2013 @ 8:53 pm Unbelievable from Mulkey. Just prior to the charging call on Baylor, there was a similar questionable charging call against Louisville. That's a wash. What's not a wash is Louisville's coach getting a T and Mulkey's strip tease going unpunished. Becc on Apr 01, 2013 @ 8:50 pm So sorry for Baylor but if I were a player for the Bears I would be totally ashamed and embarrassed of my coach for the way she acted and very hurt that everyone can only say that the reason they have won games is Britney Grainer. It takes 5 TEAM members on the court to make it count people. Louisville will have to plan on put the 3's down against Tenn so they need to be ready. Good luck Cardnial's Elizabeth LeMay on Apr 01, 2013 @ 8:47 pm Who can take pride or pleasure from the travesty that was yesterday’s Louisville Women’s “win” over Baylor? Is there a new day dawning in women’s basketball where ugly play is rewarded? What would the score have been if Louisville had been held accountable for even half of their staging and taunting? Factor in 1) foul shots Baylor would have made, and 2) Louisville shooters fouling out before some of those 16 threes. Sorry, Louisville, your “win” was counterfeit. This is not about “fansmanship” for one team or another. It’s about the difference between physical play and dirty play. It’s about officiating that was not inconsistent, but absent. It’s about analysts the caliber of Caroline Peck and Kara Lawson pretending a Mosh Pit was a basketball game. We have loved the athleticism and skill of Women’s Basketball, the balance of strength and smarts, and the scholar-athletes role models for our young people. Fostering maximum nastiness eliminates all of these. Any endeavor is susceptible to the unethical and unscrupulous who would achieve “victory” by ANY means – unacceptable in collegiate athletics, yet Jeff Walz shamelessly had his team give a clinic in it. Coaches, officials, broadcasters, administrators, NCAA and ESPN: Accept your responsibility for holding Women’s Collegiate Basketball to high standards. Let’s hope such an egregious display will not be seen again. tdub on Apr 01, 2013 @ 8:09 pm I didn't have a dog in the fight, but for those complaining about the, "mugging" of Griner, perhaps you might take a look at the foul stats. 24 on Louisville, 14 on Baylor. Yes, the officiating was awful, really, really bad. But really, really bad for both teams. I would forward the proposition that Louisville received more bad calls in the last 5 crucial minutes that Baylor. Bottom line, as you win with class, you should lose with class and as ugly as the officiating was, the Baylor coach and many Baylor fan reactions are very disappointing, bordering on a sense of entitlement to the championship. Ugly indeed. katherine on Apr 01, 2013 @ 8:06 pm All I have to say is that I am proud to be a Baylor Bear. Coach Mulkey had every right to be angry over the Jordan Madden charge, as well as several NO calls on the beating up of Brittney Griner. What's wrong with showing a passion for her team? As for Brittney Griner, she is a total CLASS ACT, unlike the punk guard, Shimmel, for getting in Griner's face and talking trash. Griner never acknowledged her and just walked away. As for Shimmel sending a message, that was a message all right--one of poor sportsmanship. And Brittney, you have been nothing but a joy and source of pride for ALL of Baylor Nation--never a disappointment. Hold your heads high, Coach Mulkey and the Lady Bears. Sic 'em. Jo Ann on Apr 01, 2013 @ 7:31 pm Disgusted that officials let this game turn into an ugly, vicious mugging of Grinder. She must have bruises all over her trunk today from fists, elbows n slaps dished out by Coach Walz's enforcement squad.. A really sad day for women's basketball that this was allowed by a clearly intimidated trio of officials. Aly on Apr 01, 2013 @ 7:29 pm There were blown calls on both sides of the ball all game long. That's basketball, quit whining. Baylor couldn't closeout on the perimeter. THAT is why they lost the game. Also, Mulkey should have been ejected (or at the very least t'd up) for her toddler tantrum near the end of the game. Attempting to strip off her coat and walking all over the court outside of the coaching box? That's an embarrassment for women's basketball as a whole. She should absolutely be ashamed of herself. utfan20yrs on Apr 01, 2013 @ 7:11 pm This was absolutely the best game I have watched since the Candace Parker days. As a veteran fan of women's basketball I have to honestly say that this is by far not the most physical game I have ever watched, nor was it the worst officiating. This is ball people! What I would like to see after 20 yrs of following the sec and acc programs is to see Ms. Mulkey show some class. I am and have always been embarrassed for Baylor as a whole that they has a grown woman representing one of the finest sports who (to me) sets one of the worst examples in women's college basketball. luckylow on Apr 01, 2013 @ 7:00 pm if griner was all that she would of found a.way to get open. not an all around player she cant dribble outside like deleon she is overrated only because she is tall so she should be a star but a small guard go past you and score come on now. but hey baylor was outplayed only simms wanted to win. kudos to hershe found a way to win and almost did it. bad officials both ways. good luck to Louisville here comes the lady vols. then when the refs call everything we will be fussing about that. Bio2012 on Apr 01, 2013 @ 6:26 pm Since when is punching the post player, i.e Brittney, in the ribs, stomach and side with your elbow a legit way to defend her? It was not condoned during Big 12 play with the refs, so why now? Inconsistant calling throughout this game decided this game and that is unfortunate. I've seen this gang ref'ing other games. UL hit their 3's, good game plan although not novel and it worked for them. I would hope the Big 12 commish AND the NCAA would step in an review this and take some damn action! philly on Apr 01, 2013 @ 5:56 pm Not a Baylor fan... in fact, was not interested in seeing them repeat; but that was a mugging. Watch the replay... I agree, three clowns out there deserve to never be in the tourney again. But, not just bad calls against Baylor... lots of bad calls against Louisville too... just a bad, bad game for the officials. Where did they come from? Not the kind of showcase you want for women's basketball... Really looked bush league. Don Jones on Apr 01, 2013 @ 5:38 pm @Solstice53 Griner was mugged and Baylor got hosed. Period. Mulkey should be upset. If it's a no-call at one end, then it should be a no-call at the other end. And vice-versa. Of course, Baylor isn't the first team to get messed-over by bad officiating, although I have to agree with Bob Knight; there should be more accountability. Peter on Apr 01, 2013 @ 5:34 pm Did Baylor players or Mulkey ever line up to congratulate the other team? Solstice53 on Apr 01, 2013 @ 5:22 pm Wah-wah... Mulkey was out-coached, Baylor was psyched out, and Louisville shot the lights out. Three outs and the inning is over - end of story. Time to go and collect your millions in endorsement money in the WNBA Brittney. RonallWier on Apr 01, 2013 @ 5:11 pm I thought that louisville mugged Griner away from the ball from the outset, and the refs let it go. People who are outsized likely don't get equal protection because they seem to have such of an advantage. They should, but I don't think that they do. Kudos to Mulkey for going off on the poor officiating, although truth is seldom a defence when you critisize the NCAA. close Your browser does not support iframes. 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