New season brings new faces to spotlight

Updated: November 3, 2001, 11:11 PM ET
By Chuck Schoffner | Associated Press

Make way for a changing of the guard in women's basketball. And forwards and centers, too.

A stellar senior class that captivated fans with the likes of Jackie Stiles, Tamika Catchings, Shea Ralph and Ruth Riley has moved on. A new wave of stars is taking their place.

Start with Connecticut's Sue Bird, Swin Cash and dynamic Diana Taurasi, who as a freshman played with a confidence beyond her years in the Huskies' run to the Final Four.

Mississippi State's LaToya Thomas, ...

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