Friday, November 10, 2017

Some shockers and some history on opening day

What an opening day!!!!!

It is so very awesome to be back.


Western Kentucky 79, #16 Missouri 76.

Northern Colorado 94, #25 DePaul 88.


#19 Oregon State pulled away from North Dakota in the game's final minutes to win, 65-55.

#20 Cal got by Saint Mary's, 87-80.

No. 23 South Florida got by LSU, 61-55.


#8 UCLA broke the program scoring record with a 129-69 win over San Jose State. Jordin Canada became only the second Bruin (after Ann Meyers Drysdale) to notch a second triple-double (her first was last year). She had 26 points, 11 steals and 10 assists.

#5 Ohio State's Stephanie Mavunga broke a school record with 26 rebounds in their win over #10 Stanford.

#22 Oklahoma retired Courtney Paris' jersey tonight.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder notched career win 700.

The Gamecocks hung their banner.

No other surprises, but some interesting scores.

Thoughts/points of interest:

Washington State was supposed to be amazing, but they lost to UC Davis.

Rutgers started out with a win.

So did Loyola Marymount.

UC Santa Barbara is picking up where they left off, as is Navy.

Middle Tennessee over Vanderbilt and Hampton over North Carolina.

USC, Colorado, Arizona and #11 Oregon all making strong statement wins in the Pac-12.

First-year Pepperdine coach Delisha Milton-Jones getting her first win, over Long Beach State.

First-year Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors getting an inaugural win.

It's going to be an awesome season.

Tomorrow's game schedule.


Paul C said...

UC Davis is not a lightweight. This was a rematch of the WNIT 3rd round game that WSU won in Pullman last year. The "California Aggies" not only return all their starters from a 24-win team that dominated the Big West but stumbled in the conference tournament, they return *all 9 players who averaged over 10 mpg*. This is a quality, experienced, and *hungry* team.

I'm not surprised they beat WSU at home, though I am surprised at how easily they won. I caught part of the game, and they really won it from the 3-point line, hitting 10-of-15 three-pointers in the first half alone (17-of-32 overall), and getting multiple treys from six different players. There were periods when it seemed they couldn't miss.

UC Davis is a team to watch. I have their December game at Corvallis circled.

Sue Favor said...

Whenever a mid-major beats a P5 school, it's a big deal. WSU was projected well, too.