Friday, November 27, 2020

Day 2

Today's results:

Upset: Ohio edged No. 22 Notre Dame, 86-85.

No. 9 UCLA routed Fullerton, 98-49.

No. 12 Maryland overcame a slow start to down Davidson, 94-72.

No. 14 Arkansas surged in the second half to top Wake Forest, 98-82. Six players saw double figures.

No. 24 Missouri State rolled past FGCU, 74-49.

Naz Hillmon's 35 points propelled No. 25 Michigan past Oakland, 95-62.

Rutgers ran past Monmouth, 82-38.

Arizona State relied on defense to outrun VCU, 49-40.

Grand Canyon set a DI scoring record in coach Molly Miller's debut.

All scores.

Tomorrow's game schedule.

College team news:

Maryland has many new faces, but the goal remains the same.

The Terps need their young guards to shine this weekend.

Oregon State will have a new look this year.

Oregon's starters and rotation won't be set for a while.

Four takeaways from Northwestern's schedule.

FGCU hopes to adjust after losing their top seven scorers.

Oklahoma State kicks off their season Sunday.

Creighton looks to fix their offense after a season-opening loss.

Everything you need to know about Missouri.

UMass will rely on two leaders this season.

Robert Morris is ready for the challenges of the Horizon League.

Wichita State's season is filled with uncertainty.

Adjustments have been made at the Crossover Classic, due to Oklahoma's exit.

Florida State-Florida was postponed today.

The North Carolina State-Radford game has been canceled due to protocols within the Radford program.

Nevada's opener against San Francisco was canceled due to COVID tracing protocols.

The UConn-Seton Hall game has been rescheduled.

Sacred Heart has paused activities due to a positive COVID test.

Georgetown has paused activities due to a positive COVID test.

Southern Miss has pulled out of its own tournament due to COVID protocols.

College player news:

The Ducks finally get to unleash Sedona Prince.

The steady hand of Imar'i Thomas once again guides Cincinnati.

Early evaluations for the Big 12 freshmen.

What to expect from each Syracuse player.

College coach news:

The Niele Ivey era has begun at Notre Dame.

Delisha Milton-Jones is the new coach, but ODU has the same ambitions.

Navy looks to make progress this year under new coach Tim Taylor.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Stumbling out of the gates on day one

It feels GREAT to be able to write "today's results" again:

Indiana smashed Eastern Kentucky, 100-51. Grace Berger lead the No. 16 Hoosiers with the first triple-double in school history.

No. 13 Texas A&M took care of Lamar, 77-71, behind 18 points and 18 rebounds from Ciera Johnson.

No. 11 Kentucky routed Murray State, 86-60, and caused 32 turnovers in the process.

No. 14 Arkansas stuffed Oral Roberts, 94-69. Destiny Slocum scored 22 points in her debut for the Razorbacks, while Chelsea Dungee had 14.

Texas rolled past SMU, 90-51. Charli Collier had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns.

Postponements and cancelations:

College team news:

College player news:

Howard was also suspended today for two games for not upholding the standards of the Kentucky program. Teammate Tatyana Wyatt was suspended for three games for violating team rules.

College coach news:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The season starts in 5...4...3...2...

It seems like there are WAY more "night before" stories this season than usually. I think we are all eager to get things rolling.

College team news:

Season preview, key players and teams to watch.

ESPN's Final Four picks, player of the year predictions and biggest storylines.

The Big Ten tips off their 40th season tomorrow.

The Pac-12 debuts with high expectations.

The ACC begins play tomorrow.

What to know about highly-touted Louisville ahead of the season.

All you need to know about South Carolina.

Kentucky is set to begin a new era.

What you need to know about the Wildcats.

Indiana is prepped for their season opener.

Arizona State opens the season with two freshmen starters and a new offense.

UCLA and USC are prepping for the unpredictable.

Washington is thankful to get on the court.

The Huskies are expected to struggle again this season, but help is on the way.

Tennessee has several frontcourt options this year.

Missouri wades through uncertainty as the season begins.

How Syracuse can improve this season.

For Iowa teams, there is no easing into this season.

Northern Iowa will provide Iowa an early test.

Iowa State begins its anticipated season.

Duke season preview.

Central Michigan has plenty of potential and high hopes.

Arkansas "expects to win everything now."

Cal and their touted freshmen open the year tomorrow.

The pieces are in place for Duquesne to make a run.

Florida is ready for their opener.

Liberty is eager to finally get back on court.

Fun times could be on the horizon for Air Force.

Pitt is ready to take a step forward.

VCU is grateful to begin their season at the Arizona State tournament.

Norfolk State has nine new players.

North Carolina aims to educate and activate.

Michigan State has launched their erase hate initiative.

Why the Spartans are taking a stand against racial injustice.

Purdue starts their Big Ten schedule Dec. 17.

College player news:

UConn players are demonstrating strength amidst their quarantine.

Aleah Goodman and Taya Corosdale are taking on leadership roles for Oregon State.

ESPN expects big things out of Rhyne Howard, despite the late coaching change at Kentucky.

Through constant change, Janelle Bailey had lead North Carolina.

Mikayla Boykin is ready to take the reins at Duke.

Iowa State's touted freshmen are ready for their first game.

Northern Arizona's Sanjana Ramesh is the second woman from India to receive a DI scholarship.

Wisconsin transfer Diamond Bragg has been granted immediate eligibility at Duquesne.

Eastern Michigan transfer Aaliyah Stanley is immediately eligible at FGCU.

Miami senior guard Mykea Gray is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Seven breakout candidates for the year.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma said the positive test didn't come from a player or a coach, and the person was asymptomatic.

Vic Schaefer is ready to bring Texas back to prominence.

TCU coach Raegan Pebley is grateful for another season after an emotional eight months.

Virginia coach Tina Thompson stresses patience with a young team.

SIU coach Cindy Stein isn't sure what to expect in her team's opener.

Dayton coach Shauna Green has tested positive for COVID-19.

The contract of Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks has been extended through 2025-2026.

How Kara Lawson will use her diverse background at Duke.

An inside look at the Blue Devils new assistant coaching staff.

COVID news:

The Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge has been canceled.

UC Santa Barbara has canceled their first three games after a positive COVID test from the coaching staff.

Buffalo has canceled their opener against Tennessee Tech due to COVID cases at Tech.

Miami Ohio has canceled their opener against Wisconsin tomorrow due to COVID concerns.

Akron's season opener against Ohio State has also been canceled, due to COVID protocols.

Coppin State has canceled their opening against La Salle due to COVID concerns.

St. Bonaventure has paused activities after a positive COVID test.


A group has formed the College Basketball Parents Association to advocate for players and educate parents.

Monday, November 23, 2020

More COVID sadness

COVID sadness:

FAMU has canceled the season due to COVID concerns.

Middle Tennessee has canceled their first two games after two positive COVID tests.

Utah has paused activities after a positive COVID test.

UConn has postponed their first four games after a positive COVID test.

Coastal Carolina's opener has been canceled due to positive COVID tests.

UMass Lowell has paused activities after a positive COVID test.

Albany has postponed their first three games due to COVID concerns.

Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly is in quarantine after coming into contact with someone who has COVID, and he will miss the first part of the season.

More college team news:

The SEC will use cutting-edge technology in an effort to combat COVID.

What could have been and what still can be for Oregon.

Louisville has found a replacement for its season opener.

Arizona State is counting on its juniors to be ready for larger roles.

Undeterred by roster changes, Maryland aims for another Big Ten title.

Iowa State has high expectations for their freshmen.

How Georgia is handling protocols to limit potential issues.

Iowa's projected lineup is full of youth.

Buffalo preview.

Florida has five new players this season.

Xavier looks to improve.

Oklahoma notebook. Also, Sooner preview.

Quinnipiac is making the best of a frustrating situation.

Breaking down Nebraska's storylines.

George Washington will lean on experienced players for consistency.

The Big Ten has, at last, released their 20-game conference schedule.

Conferences are joining forces on testing procedures for officials.

College player news:

ESPN ranks the top 25 players.

Miami preview: the juniors.

Miami preview: the seniors.

Player's Court: Christianna Carr, Kansas State.

Natasha Mack will be the new face of Oklahoma State.

Monika Czinano is embracing new challenges for Iowa.

College coach news:

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer will make all-time wins history quietly.

VanDerveer is on the cusp of the record.

How Dawn Staley built her second No. 1 draft class in three years.

Tennessee coach Kellie Harper views this unorthodox season with hope.

Rider coach Lynn Milligan says her team is reloading, not rebuilding.

Anita Howard is making progress in building Georgia Southern.

Lindy La Rocque is embracing the challenges in her first year at UNLV.

Hall of Fame girls basketball coach Rose Battaglia has died at 91.

WNBA news:

Cynthia Cooper wants her respect too.

Friday, November 20, 2020

It's about to be a weird season

Teams are allowing very few, if any, fans this season. Media will be kept at a distance, and will sometimes be the only spectators in the arena. It will be great to see hoops back next week, but believe it: this will be a weird season.

College team news:

Five burning questions for the season.

Media has tabbed South Carolina as the SEC champs.

Can anyone in conference challenge the Gamecocks?

ACC storylines.

Pac-12 preview.

Maryland has national championship aspirations.

The Terps enter the season focusing on what they can control.

UConn will only go as far as Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Christyn Williams go.

The Huskies are excited to get going.

NC State has a tough path if they want to repeat last year's ACC championship.

Gonzaga is reloaded and ready for a deep NCAA run.

Senior leadership will be crucial for BYU this year.

Buffalo is ready to begin the season.

App State is looking to turn a corner.

ECU is gearing for their season opener.

Kansas State has rescheduled their preseason exhibition due to COVID protocols.

Illinois State has paused activities due to limited numbers after following COVID protocols.

Seton Hall has canceled three games due to positive COVID tests.

Wright State has canceled two games due to COVID testing protocols.

College player news:

Rhyne Howard is motivated for a big season at Kentucky.

Michigan State's Nia Clouden and Mardrekia Cook discuss heading into the unknown.

Iowa captain Zion Sanders looks to set a good example.

La Salle's Kayla Spruill and her big jump.

Pitt preview: the guards.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley's diary: starting back at one.

Geno Auriemma's early imperfections drive him.

Courtney Banghart is working to develop depth at North Carolina in year two.

Todd Starkey is still positive about Kent State.

Jessica Breland has joined Duke's staff as operations intern.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

So much to know about so many teams

College team news:

The USA Today preseason top 25 coaches poll has South Carolina on top.

Outlooks for each team.

Big 12 preview.

Central Michigan is picked to win the MAC title.

Fresno State has been tabbed to finish first in the Mountain West Conference.

The Atlantic-10 schedule is out.

Iowa's mentorships are flourishing.

Texas will lean on veterans in coach Vic Schaefer's first year.

Syracuse is crossing its fingers and hoping COVID doesn't hamper the season.

UConn's offense is clicking, but their defense is a work in progress.

Kansas State heads into the season with optimism.

Everything you need to know about Virginia.

Vanderbilt roster preview.

Questions and answers about Pacific.

Experience and additions have Weber State hungry for the season.

Eastern Michigan preview.

College teams in Connecticut are preparing for the season in fits and starts as the pandemic rages on.

Bellarmine is trying to reschedule its first six games.

Kennesaw State is shutting down until Dec. 6 following two positive COVID tests.

Youngstown State is paused after a positive COVID test.

Kent State has been sidelined by COVID.

College player news:

Tennessee senior Rennia Davis is chasing legend on and off the court.

Sedona Prince is ready to claim her throne at Oregon.

Oklahoma State transfer Bryn Gerlich has been granted immediate eligibility at Texas Tech.

Auburn transfer Natalie Kelly is immediately eligible at Southeastern Louisiana.

Former Minnesota forward Barbora Tomancova will transfer to FIU.

A Virginia Wesleyan player says she was dismissed over a Thanksgiving dinner while others were disciplined.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley says her Gamecocks need to prove they can win.

Jim Littell's thoughts on Oklahoma State's canceled opener.

Shawn Poppie has been elevated to associate head coach at Virginia Tech.

Recruiting news:

Class of 2021 rankings.