Saturday, November 17, 2018

No upsets today

Today's results:

No. 1 Notre Dame 101, No. 15 DePaul 77

No. 2 UConn 80, Vanderbilt 42

No. 25 Minnesota 53, San Diego 48

Central Michigan 108, Western Kentucky 90

Northeastern 84, Dayton 79 (OT)

Missouri State 74, Ball State 54

New Mexico State 69, UTEP 65

Idaho 88, Texas Tech 77

USC 77, Santa Clara 46

Gonzaga 70, UNLV 59

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule is full of tasty match ups

College team news:

An exciting point guard match up will be on tap tomorrow when Pacific visits Cal.

UTEP marked the program's 45th anniversary with a tribute to the first Miner team.

College player news:

Rider's Stella Johnson notched a triple-double today: 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Sirena "Peanut" Tuitele is off to strong start for Colorado.

Sanjana Ramesh's potential is unlimited for Northern Arizona, according to coach Loree Payne.

UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield is playing with a newfound toughness.

Friday, November 16, 2018

It feels like anyone can lose this season

Upsets:

Green Bay took down No. 16 Missouri, 56-49.

Washington State held off Nebraska in 2OT, 87-84.

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Iowa is on an early hot streak, and have one more tuneup before the tough part of their nonconference schedule begins.

What really matters to Kentucky, and what doesn't.

Kansas State aims to leave no doubt.

Minnesota is playing through tough defense.

UConn is far from realizing their full potential.

Duke is set for their home opener against Elon with room for improvement.

The Ohio State at Stanford game Sunday has been canceled due to air quality issues.

Oregon State is expecting a test from Saint Mary's.

Two-time national champions Amherst open their season with new expectations.

College player news:

All-America candidate Kitija Laska suffered a knee injury in South Florida's game last night and will miss the rest of the season.

Senior Annalese Lamke is making the most of her starting gig for the Gophers.

Destiny Slocum has found the right fit at Oregon State.

Baylor's Kalani Brown talks about her next evolution.

Illinois State is moving on without Megan Talbot.

UConn's young starters are adjusting to big roles.

College coach news:

Second part of Vivian Stringer podcast.

Northern Colorado coach Jenny Huth cleaned up on the recruiting trail.

Recruiting news:

No. 1 prospect Haley Jones has postponed her college announcement until Nov. 28.

No. 9 Rickea Jackson has committed to Mississippi State. She is the highest-ranked recruit the university has landed.

Coach's confessional: misadventures from the recruiting trail.

WNBA news:

Sue Bird is the Denver Nuggets' new basketball operation associate.

For James Wade, love and basketball is a way of life.

A year later, the New York Liberty is still for sale.

Kara Lawson is an all-star in front of the camera.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scores that make you go hmmmm

Upsets:

No. 24 Miami upended No. 19 Marquette, 63-55.

Tulane 56,LSU 54

More results:

No. 10 South Carolina 69, Clemson 57

No. 17 NC State 74, Vanderbilt 54

Duke 66, Maine 63

Drake 76, South Dakota 64

Quinnipiac 48, Providence 44

Alabama 62, SMU 61 (OT)

South Dakota State 74, Creighton 48

Kentucky 63, Virginia 51

Florida State 79, Jacksonville 46

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Transfer players are bringing energy and experience to Mississippi State.

A three-guard lineup pushes the pace for Gonzaga.

If they win enough, Nebraska hopes they have a schedule that keeps them off the NCAA Tournament bubble.

Purdue has started the season strong.

A repeat of Tuesday's disasters could spell trouble for Missouri tomorrow.

The Rutgers-Charlotte game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

College player news:

A stress fracture in her foot will keep Oklahoma guard Shaina Pellington out until January.

Erica Johnson's handles might be Ohio's next weapon.

College coach news:

Around the Rim on Vivian Stringer, the legend.

Boston University enters a new era under coach Marisa Moseley.

Geno Auriemma explains the quirky start to UConn's schedule.

High school and recruiting news:

South Carolina's 2019 signing class is now No. 1.

Signature moments from signing day.

Chloe Chapman sparks widespread Georgia joy.

MaxPreps preseason top 25 teams.

WNBA news:

The WNBA Board of Governors approved two rule changes for next season, including broadening the definition of a "hostile act."

Candace Parker podcast.

Sue Bird podcast.

Diamond DeShields talks new coach, new goals and more.

Leave Becky Hammon alone and let her work.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Some interesting game results

Upset:

UCLA 80, No. 14 Georgia 69

More results:

No. 18 Syracuse 75, No. 20 Texas A&M 65

No. 3 Oregon 88, Utah State 58

No. 9 Maryland 69, George Washington 30

No. 12 Tennessee 73, UNC Asheville 46

No. 25 Minnesota 76, Xavier 53

North Carolina 59, VCU 47

Seton Hall 70, Princeton 66.....the Tigers, with three injured, have dropped two straight

Penn State 72, Fordham 55

Mississippi 62, Temple 55

Louisiana Tech 100, Houston 88 (OT).....Kierra Anthony had a school record 50 points for the Techsters

Arkansas 66, UT Arlington 65

Colorado 59, Colorado State 40

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

The big four look to move up in the top-heavy ACC.

Injury has forced Illinois to rely on the by-committee approach.

College player news:

The NCAA's top five players of the week.

Jersey roots and a rivalry bond South Carolina's Nelly Perry and Donyiah Cliney.

Loyola Phoenix newcomers are ready to contribute.

Polls:

Drake leads in ESPNW's first mid-major poll of the season.

National Signing Day:

Colleges were all over Twitter announcing their signings today, but three recruits - No. 1 Haley Jones, No. 3 Aliyah Boston and No. 9 Rickea Jackson - are still undeclared.

Maryland had the No. 1 class.

Bonus:

A BodyArmor drink is replacing Powerade at NCAA Championships.

WNBA news:

One-on-one with new Sky coach James Wade.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rutgers wins to give Vivian Stringer the 1,000th of her career


Tonight, with their win over Central Connecticut, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer won her 1000th career win. She is the sixth NCAA Division I coach to reach that mark, and the first African-American.

She joins an elite group that includes Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Hatchell on the women's side.

Her wins are about the lives she's touched.

Letters from Dawn Staley and Carolyn Peck.

The New Jersey governor is proud.

And we enter week two of the season

Today's results:

No. 13 Iowa 104, Western Kentucky 67

No. 16 Missouri 65, Missouri State 61

No. 23 Cal 70, BYU 52

Iowa State 67, Auburn 64

Kansas 70, Oral Roberts 58

Loyola Marymount 66, Arizona 64

Utah 72, Alabama 62

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

South Florida is the NCAA's team of the week.

ACC first week review.

The Louisville back court features depth and speed, while Sam Feuhring elevates the front court.

Texas A&M and Syracuse will play each other in New York City.

Te'a Cooper is back after 957 days, but what has changed at South Carolina?

Iowa is poised for improvement in their first away game of the season.

Wichita State is looking for its first 3-0 start since 2002.

SIUE aims for improvement.

College player news:

Stephanie Watts has returned from injury and is giving North Carolina some hope.

Shakira Austin has shown her talent early for Maryland.

Amanda Maqueia is providing much-needed height for Marquette.

Aleah Goodman's confidence continues to grow for Oregon State.

Dor Saar looks to make her own points for UMaine this year.

Former Western Kentucky player Courtney Bivins was shot and killed.

College coach news:

Jeff Walz and Asia Durr are targeting a national title.

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie is back in Maine to face her former team.

Saint Francis coach Joe Haigh is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons.

The expanding legacy of Lindsay Whalen.

High school news:

On the even of National Signing Day, here are the 2019 class rankings.

Dawn Staley's recruiting class is ranked fifth, and may get even better.

Naismith High School Girls Basketball Award watch list.

The NCAA has ruled that a Syracuse recruit is ineligible for a year.

WNBA news:

James Wade has been named the general manager and head coach for the Chicago Sky.

Wade says the team isn't rebuilding: they're aiming for the playoffs.

Wade Q&A.

The WNBPA is awaiting further information from the WNBA before commenting on the CBA opt-out.

Bonus:

Harlem Globetrotter star rookie Lili Thompson visited her former high school.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Veteran's Day (observed) dribbles

Today's results:

After being routed last week, South Dakota State bounced back to beat Central Michigan, 80-71.

Old Dominion outlasted Cincinnati in OT, 76-72.

No. 1 Notre Dame 75, Penn 55

No. 11 Texas 64, North Texas 54

Vanderbilt 99, Austin Peay 70

All scores

Tomorrow's schedule

College team news:

Notre Dame unveiled their championship banner before tonight's game.

UCLA is working quickly to fill legendary shoes.

Fast times for FGCU.

UConn gave a girl with a rare genetic disorder a chance to bond with them.

College player news:

Maite Cazorla's gold medal resume is helping her lead Oregon.

Cal's Kristine Anigwe is ESPNW's player of the week.

College coach news:

Vivian Stringer started her incredible winning record at Cheyney University.

Coach's Chair: Jason Flowers, Cal State University, Northridge.

Q&A with Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Thirty up-and-coming coaches you should know.

Naismith Trophy watch list:

A talented list it is.

AP top 25, week two

Duke is out and Minnesota in this week's AP top 25 poll:

1. Notre Dame
2. UConn
3. Oregon
4. Baylor
5. Louisville
6. Mississippi State
7. Stanford
8. Oregon State
9. Maryland
10. South Carolina
11. Texas
12. Tennessee
13. Iowa
14. Georgia
15. DePaul
16. Missouri
17. North Carolina State
18. Syracuse
19. Marquette
20. Texas A&M
21. South Florida
22. Arizona State
23. California
24. Miami
25. Minnesota

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Early indicators

Upset:

Northwestern pummeled No. 21 Duke, 84-58.

More results:

No. 4 Baylor held off No. 23 Arizona State, 65-59, in the "battle on the rez."

Purdue slipped by Harvard on a free throw, 66-65.

No. 7 Stanford 115, Idaho 71

No. 9 Maryland 82, Dayton 71

No. 11 Tennessee 97, Presbyterian 49

No. 20 Texas A&M 73, Jacksonville 53

No. 24 California 75, Penn State 58

George Washington 64, Princeton 49

Florida State 63, Florida 56

Wake Forest 62, Richmond 48

LSU 62, Northern Colorado 57

Ohio 95, UNCW 72

TCU 96, Mississippi Valley 47

Ball State 67, Cleveland State 62

Middle Tennessee 78, Furman 71

Southern Mississippi 68, Grambling 47

Iowa State 70, Northern Illinois 60

Oklahoma State 76, UC Riverside 51

Bucknell 75, Quinnipiac 58

Auburn 79, New Mexico 76

UCLA 59, Rice 50

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

LSU honored their hometown heroes today after participating in "fourth quarter Fridays" this summer.

Lehigh has a new therapy dog.

No. 13 Iowa is off to a quick start with two early wins.

College player news:

Arizona State guard Jamie Loera overcame a health scare that delayed her college debut.

Utah's Kiana Moore: growing up military.

Kansas State freshman Christianna Carr is adjusting to college play.

College coach news:

And one: profile of longtime Montana coach Robin Selvig.