The Big Game:
Connecticut pulled away from Notre Dame for a 72-61 win.
As I tweeted after the win, I suppose now the "don't hate, just get better" and "if you don't like UConn, you don't like basketball" chatter will begin again soon. Words can't express how bored I am with that line of thinking and all the yammering that goes with it.
In the meantime, UConn coach Geno Auriemma apparently said in the post-game press conference that they had to "knock the California out of Katie Lou Samuelson" to get her to play their way. And UConn fans wonder why Auriemma offends so many people.
I'm glad that Washington coach Mike Neighbors didn't try to knock the California out of Kelsey Plum, because she's the nation's leading scorer. Again.
More results, including some milestones:
In #12 Ohio State's 108-73 rout of Southern, Kelsey Mitchell became the fastest player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 career points.
A big fourth quarter gave Kansas State it's 900th win, as they beat UT-Arlington, 62-49. The Wildcats are 9-0.
#25 Virginia Tech is 9-0 after downing Central Connecticut, 81-47.
It was Iowa's turn to rule at home, as they beat Iowa State, 88-76.
#20 Syracuse 76, Coppin State 30.
Texas Tech 84, Houston 60
BYU 73, Weber State 64
North Carolina 75, Marshall 53
La Salle 58, Penn 56
St. John's 65, Rutgers 39
American 66, George Washington 61
College team news:
Vanderbilt has something brewing.
Nebraska is trying to stay upbeat as their losing streak has hit five.
Georgetown captured five wins on an extended road trip.
Success for Seton Hall relies on resiliency.
Tennessee has their first 2018 commit.
College player news:
The NCAA's starting five for the week.
Rising Erica McCall is ready to finish strong for Stanford.
College coach news:
Coach JR Payne has #18 Colorado on track and undefeated.
WNBA player news:
Cappie Pondexter pushes for a title on court, and citywide healing in Chicago off court.