BRIEFS: Shaw named Bryant Coach of the Year finalist December 18, 2012 0 Comments Share tweet The Daily Sports Staff By: The Daily Sports Staff Shaw a finalist for Bryant Coach of the Year Award Stanford head coach David Shaw was named a Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award finalist for the second consecutive season on Tuesday. (CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/isiphotos.com) Stanford football head coach David Shaw was named a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award for the second consecutive season, making him one of six coaches — and the only one west of the Rockies — in the running for the national honor. Shaw, the two-time defending Pac-12 Coach of the Year, was a finalist in 2011 as well. The award will be given out after the end of bowl season. Under Shaw, the Cardinal became the first school since 2000 to defeat the AP No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the same season. He is the only coach in Stanford history to begin his tenure with back-to-back seasons of 10 or more wins. Mango wins Reno Tournament of Champions Senior wrestler Ryan Mango moved to 10-0 and captured his second title of the 2012-13 season at the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, pacing the Cardinal to an 11th-place team finish. Wrestling at 133 pounds, Mango won by decision against Missouri Valley’s Logan Welch, Oregon State’s Anthony Harris, NC State’s Sam Speno and Boise State’s Brian Owen, also benefiting from a medical forfeit by Oregon State’s Drew Van Anrooy. Stanford’s Timothy Boone and Jim Wilson both placed sixth in their weight classes, going 6-3 and 4-1, respectively, at the tournament. Women’s basketball begins stretch against three straight ranked teams The No. 1 Stanford women’s basketball team (9-0) will face unbeaten No. 21 South Carolina (10-0) in Columbia on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. PST. The Cardinal eliminated the Gamecocks in last year’s Sweet Sixteen. Stanford will then travel to Knoxville to face No. 10 Tennessee (7-1) on Saturday afternoon. It will have a week off before hosting No. 2 Connecticut (8-0) at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 29. —Joseph Beyda connecticut women's basketball David Shaw football ryan mango South Carolina women's basketball tennessee women's basketball Timothy boone Women's Basketball Wrestling 2012-12-18 The Daily Sports Staff December 18, 2012 0 Comments Share tweet Subscribe Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter of top headlines.