U.S. Basketball Writers Association USBWA NEWS ARCHIVE
News and columns from the 2015-16 basketball season
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JUNE 2016
Statement on the passing of Pat Summitt (6.28.16)

MAY 2016
USBWA sponsors ESPN and Naismith Hall of Fame make news (5.11.16)
Texas sophomore wins Larry Donald Scholarship (5.6.16)

THE TIPOFF: MAY 2016
Ed Graney: Moving forward, while remaining alert for icebergs
Joe Mitch: There were no dry eyes during Samantha Smith's speech
USBWA seeking volunteers to tackle everyday issues
Best Writing contest deadline approaches
Hield, Simmons, Mack win men's honors
UConn's Stewart, Auriemma capture top women's honors

APRIL 2016
USBWA names 2016-17 Board of Directors (4.19.16)
UConn's Stewart, Auriemma honored by USBWA (4.3.16)
USBWA names 2015-16 Women's All-America Team (4.3.16)
Oklahoma's Hield wins Oscar Robertson Trophy (4.1.16)

MARCH 2016
LSU's Simmons wins Integris Wayman Tisdale Award (3.16.16)
USBWA names 2015-16 Men's All-America Team (3.14.16)
Xavier's Mack wins Henry Iba Award as National Coach of the Year (3.9.16)
USBWA names 2015-16 All-District Teams (3.8.16)
Lenoir-Rhyne's Palmore, Queens' Rowland are National Division II Players of the Week (3.1.16)
Denison's Meurer, Lynchburg's Naumann are National Division III Players of the Week (3.1.16)

THE TIPOFF: MARCH 2016
Pat Forde: March is magical when respect is mutual
Joe Mitch: Writing contest entries due on June 15
Katha Quinn winner enjoys making our jobs better
Andrew and Samantha Smith are Most Courageous
Keeley proud to be first woman named Rising Star
O'Banion receives Summitt Award

FEBRUARY 2016
Finalists unveiled for Oscar Robertson Trophy, Integris Wayman Tisdale Award (2.29.16)
Keeley wins Rising Star Award (2.24.16)
Baylor's Motley is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.23.16)
Michigan State's Powers is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.23.16)
Rice's Evans is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (2.23.16)
Villanova's Hahn is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.23.16)
St. Leo's Dewberry, Colorado-Colorado Springs' Hernandez are National Division II Players of the Week (2.23.16)
DePauw's Lattner, Carnegie Mellon's Murphy are National Division III Players of the Week (2.23.16)
USA Basketball's Williams wins Mary Jo Haverbeck Award (2.22.16)
Eastern Washington's McBroom is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.16.16)
Wake Forest's Campbell is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.16.16)
BYU's Emery is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (2.16.16)
Quinnipiac's McClure is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.16.16)
West Liberty's Bonifant, Lubbock Christian's Hampton are National Division II Players of the Week (2.16.16)
University of the Ozarks' Berard, Thomas More's Moss are National Division III Players of the Week (2.16.16)
USBWA names Most Courageous Award recipients (2.15.16)
Arizona's Anderson is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.9.16)
Minnesota's Banham is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.9.16)
LSU's Simmons is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (2.9.16)
Oregon's Cazorla is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.9.16)
Missouri Southern State's Price, West Liberty's Simpson are National Division II Players of the Week (2.9.16)
Ripon's Sabin, Milwaukee School of Engineering's Denfeld are National Division III Players of the Week (2.9.16)
NCAA's Worlock to receive Katha Quinn Award (2.8.16)
Oregon's Brooks is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (2.2.16)
Middle Tennessee's Edwards is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (2.2.16)
Cornell's Morgan is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (2.2.16)
Marquette's Blockton is Women's National Freshman of the Week (2.2.16)
UMass Dartmouth's Rezendes, Defiance's Tietje are National Division III Players of the Week (2.2.16)

JANUARY 2016
Utah's Poeltl is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.26.16)
Duke's Stevens is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.26.16)
Marquette's Ellenson is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (1.26.16)
Nebraska's Shephard is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.26.16)
Benedictine's Johnson, Daniel Webster's Gilman National Division III Players of the Week (1.26.16)
USBWA unveils midseason award watch lists (1.25.16)
Davidson's Gibbs is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.19.16)
Washington's Plum is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.19.16)
Oklahoma State's Evans is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (1.19.16)
Louisville's Durr is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.19.16)
Lawrence's Nikita, John Carroll's Spahar are National Division III Players of the Week (1.19.16)
Oklahoma's Hield is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.12.16)
George Washington's Jones is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.12.16)
Duke's Ingram is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (1.12.16)
South Florida's Laksa is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.12.16)
St. Thomas Aquinas' Reyes, Limestone's Kearse are National Division II Players of the Week (1.12.16)
Cabrini's Monroe, Tufts' North are National Division III Players of the Week (1.12.16)
Providence's Dunn is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (1.5.16)
UConn's Stewart is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (1.5.16)
Maryland's Stone is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (1.5.16)
Southern Miss' Jenkins is Women's National Freshman of the Week (1.5.16)
Barry's Barrueta, Saginaw Valley State's Wendling are National Division II Players of the Week (1.5.16)
Tufts' Palleschi, Denison's Holmes are National Division III Players of the Week (1.5.16)

THE TIPOFF: JANUARY 2016
Pat Forde: Let's begin a healthy discussion about access
Joe Mitch: Oklahoma City gala adding women's award
David Teel: There's no shortage of Most Courageous candidates
Sports Illustrated writers dominate best-writing contest
Watch lists for USBWA's player of the year awards
This Final Four, writers will be housed in downtown Houston

DECEMBER 2015
Oklahoma's Hield is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.29.15)
Arizona State's Hawkins is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.29.15)
Xavier's Sumner is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (12.29.15)
Marquette's Blockton is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.29.15)
Oakland's Felder is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.22.15)
DePaul's Podkowa is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.22.15)
Florida State's Bacon is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (12.22.15)
Nebraska's Shepard is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.22.15)
John Carroll's Linane, Scranton's Roman are National Division III Players of the Week (12.22.15)
Three elected to USBWA Hall of Fame (12.21.15)
Texas' Felix is Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (12.15.15)
Texas' Davenport is Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week (12.15.15)
Marquette's Ellenson is Integris Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of of the Week (12.15.15)
California's Anigwe is Women's National Freshman of the Week (12.15.15)
Amherst's Green, La Roche's Mitchell are National Division III Players of the Week (12.15.15)
UMass Dartmouth's Rezendes, Carnegie Mellon's Murphy are National Division III Players of the Week (12.8.15)
USBWA unveils award watch lists (12.2.15)

THE TIPOFF: NOVEMBER 2015
Pat Forde: Dean Smith Award honors best of college hoops
Ed Graney: Taking back Mountain West all-conference teams
Joe Mitch: There's no better time to be a USBWA member
USBWA creates Dean Smith Award to honor his spirit
USBWA poll foreshadows tight races; UConn, Stewart figure to four-peat in women's hoops
Victoria Lyons wins USBWA scholarship

SEPTEMBER 2015
Hall of Fame coach John Thompson named first recipient of Dean Smith Award (9.9.15)

JUNE 2015
Dean Smith Award to honor late North Carolina coach (6.24.15)