Rebecca Lobo Discusses The NCAA Women's Final Four

Avinash Kunnath

Former women's basketball star and current ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo joins us to talk about the Final Four tournament in general and how Cal fits into the equation.

Lindsay Brauner (LB): As a former player yourself, are there any players who are in the Final Four right now who remind you of you?

Rebecca Lobo (RL): No, I don't really look at it that way. There's a lot of great players-a lot of players who I wish I had some of their attributes. I wish I could have jumped like Gennifer Brandon and rebounded like her when I was in college myself, so it's fun now on this side to just appreciate these athletes for what they can do, and I'm excited to see Cal for the first time in person, this weekend.

LB: If you could play for any of the four coaches, who would it be, and why?

RL: Well, you know, I played for Coach Auriema at the University of Connecticut, and he's the best coach I ever played for-that counts my Olympic experience, my WNBA experience. So I would say him, just because I think he's the best in the game. Plus, you know, he might be watching. So I've got to make sure that's my answer!

LB: What do you think Cal's greatest strengths and weaknesses are, coming into this game against Louisville?

RL: I think their greatest strengths are that they're loose, and they're excited to be here, but they're not going to settle for just being here. They seem like a tight-knit group that has overcome a lot of adversity off the court, but also has been through so many situations on the court-whether it's being down by a lot, and coming back to win, going into overtime, and winning those games, so, they've been in a lot of different situations, so that when they face Louisville, whatever situation they get in, I think they'll be ready for it.

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