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Tara VanDerveer honored on a 'tough morning'

The day after Tara VanDerveer's team lost a heartbreaking game in the Final Four semifinals, the Stanford coach was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The timing of the announcement caused mixed emotions.

Updated: April 4, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
By Michelle Smith

INDIANAPOLIS -- On a bittersweet morning in Indiana -- the place her career as a basketball coach was born -- Tara VanDerveer earned one of the highest honors of her career.

VanDerveer became one of 11 women named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Monday, hours after her Stanford Cardinal were eliminated from the NCAA Final Four after a 63-62 loss to Texas A&M.

"The sun did not come up this morning here," VanDerveer said, and she was correct on a stormy ...

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