Thursday, January 31, 2019

Upsets, close games, and so many storylines


No. 3 Louisville beat No. 2 UConn, 78-69, for only the second time in program history.

A three-point play sent LMU past No. 25 BYU, 61-58.

Close ones:

Boston College stopped Duke, 92-90, on a last-second shot in 2OT.

No. 16 South Carolina got by No. 19 Kentucky, 74-70.

No. 17 Rutgers rallied past Indiana, 69-64.

No. 18 Syracuse escaped Virginia, 72-68.

No. 24 Florida State surged to take Miami, 62-58.

North Carolina topped Georgia Tech, 91-90.

More results:

No. 7 NC State shook off a slow start to defeat Wake Forest, 59-50. They are 21-0.

Georgia ended a three-game losing streak with an 80-72 win over Arkansas.

Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak with a 61-54 win over Northwestern.

Tennessee 67, Florida 50.

Auburn 64, Ole Miss 51.

Nebraska 84, Purdue 64.

Still in progress now: No. 8 Stanford at Cal

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Louisville set a nationwide attendance record for the season tonight, as more than 17,000 showed up to see them take on UConn, and the Cardinals got a confidence boost.

So far, so good for the Hawkeyes.

Utah is thriving with eight players. How did they get to this point?

No. 21 ASU seeks to avenge their loss to Arizona tomorrow.

A subtle scouting change has aided No. 23 Iowa State this season.

A look inside Ohio's defensive struggles.

Ole Miss is proud of their growth despite their loss to Mississippi State.

Kansas State notebook.

College player news:

Kristine Anigwe is focusing on the next game ahead for Cal.

The role model that Stanford's Alanna Smith seeks to become is into the dust.

Underclassmen have led Maryland's resurgence after a loss to Michigan State.

Feature on Texas point guard Sug Sutton.

Oregon State's chances grow with Joanna Grymek's emerging game.

Kelly Karlis is savoring her shot at the big time for the Badgers, and teammates Marsha Howard and Imani Lewis look to remain consistent for Sunday's Michigan game.

Arizona's freshman class is excited to be part of their turnaround.

College coach news:

Kelly Graves comments about the possibility of Sabrina Ionescu leaving Oregon and entering the WNBA draft.

Longtime Holy Cross coach Bill Gibbons has been suspended for the remainder of the season pending investigation into a personnel matter.

St. Francis coach Joe Haigh has resigned.

High school news:

An Alabama judge has again postponed Friday's hearing in the Maori Davenport case.

WNBA news:

Breanna Stewart is aiming beyond the arc to impact the world.

The Lynx are expected to sign Karima Christmas-Kelly tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mid-week story deluge


Miami Ohio 67, Ohio 61.

More results:

No. 1 Baylor rallied to defeat Oklahoma State, 66-58.

TCU lead the whole way to beat Kansas State, 61-47.

Kansas 88, Oklahoma 79

Boise State 70, Colorado State 57

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is a doozy

College team news:

Five potential sleeper teams you should know.

Is Syracuse too reliant upon the three?

The Lady Vols hope to start a new winning streak versus Florida.

The No. 3 Cardinals are making it hard for opponents to score.

UConn heads to Louisville with a chip on its shoulder.

South Carolina crushed Kentucky last year. Tomorrow will be tougher.

Adversity is bringing Florida State together.

Indiana is looking for consistency as they visit Rutgers, but they are ready.

Michigan State is strong at home but struggles on the road.

Oregon State is focused on their next opponent.

Arkansas basketball is on the rise.

Loyola Chicago has improved, but isn't there yet.

Florida is hindered by forward Kristin Moore's injury.

Keyed by high-level defense, VCU has seen swift improvement.

Defense is a focal point for struggling North Dakota.

Pac-12 round up.

The Big Ten race is wide open.

College player news:

The NCAA's starting five for the week is lead by Dayton's super free throw shooter Lauren Cannatelli.

Dana Evans is playing for her fallen cousin in a breakout season at Louisville.

Kristine Anigwe's growth on and off the court leads Cal.

Iowa State's Bridget Carleton is getting plenty of help this season.

Chelsey Gipson is pursuing greatness with LMU.

Kristin Scott continues to amaze with her scoring for Iowa State.

Iowa should retire Megan Gustafson's number.

College coach news:

One word defines coach Vic Schaefer's mentality.

Utah coach Lynne Roberts on what it takes to turn a team around.

How Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has been dealing with blowback.

Geno Auriemma says women's basketball needs games like tomorrow's Lousville-UConn match up.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder wants "blinders on" amid the team's recent surge.

Podcast with Princeton coach Courtney Banghart.

High school news:

Snow and cold weather didn't stop one Indiana girls team from playing.

WNBA news:

Eric Thibault has been elevated to associate head coach for the Mystics.

The Phoenix Mercury will focus on staying the course through free agency.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The weekend comedown......with some upends


West Virginia took down No. 12 Texas, 64-58.

Ohio State stopped Minnesota, 65-55.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Baylor's return to the top of the poll is notable for two reasons.

Has Arizona found its balanced scoring?

Streaky shooting and porous defense continues to hurt Cal.

The suspension of Taja Cole haunted Georgia in their loss to Alabama yesterday.

Northern Illinois' Wednesday game has been postponed due to inclement weather.


College player news:

DePaul senior Tanita Allen is quietly playing a key role.

TCU's Amy Okonkwo is setting herself up for monumental success on and off the court.

Help has arrived for Bridget Carleton and Iowa State, and Kristin Scott's emergence is giving the team balance.

Danielle Rainey is finding her way in the Gators' makeover.

Florida State freshman Amaya Brown will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

College coach news:

In the Coach’s Chair: DoBee Plaisance, Nicholls State University.

New coach, new attitude for Boston University.

High school news:

Five-star recruit Hannah Gusters has been ruled ineligible after transferring from Duncanville to Irving MacArthur.

WNBA news:

Q&A with Candace Parker.

Top 25 polls


1. Baylor
2. UConn
3. Louisville
4. Oregon
5. Mississippi State
6. Notre Dame
7. Stanford
8. North Carolina State
9. Marquette
10. Maryland
11. Iowa
12. Oregon State
13. Gonzaga
14. Rutgers
15. Arizona State
16. Syracuse
17. South Carolina
18. Texas
19. Utah
20. South Dakota
21. Kentucky
22. Drake
23. Iowa State
24. Michigan State
25. Texas A&M


1 Baylor
2 UConn
3 Louisville
4 Oregon
5 Notre Dame
6 Mississippi State
7 North Carolina State
8 Stanford
9 Oregon State
10 Marquette
11 Maryland
12 Texas
13 Iowa
14 Utah
15 Gonzaga
16 South Carolina
17 Rutgers
18 Syracuse
19 Kentucky
20 Texas A&M
21 Arizona State
22 Michigan State
23 Iowa State
24 Florida State
25 Brigham Young

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Another upset Sunday

Yet another Funday of mind-blowing upsets:

North Carolina stunned No. 1 Notre Dame, 78-73, behind Paris Kea's 30 points.

Don't say I didn't tell you about those Utes: No. 21 Utah took down No. 6 Stanford, 75-68, on the back of Erika Bean's career performance. It was the first win over the Cardinal in program history.

No. 24 Texas A&M held on to edge No. 15 Kentucky, 73-71.


No. 8 NC State rallied to get past Georgia Tech, 68-60. They are a perfect 20-0.

No. 14 Rutgers held off Penn State, 69-61.

No. 22 Florida State rallied to stop Virginia Tech, 56-54. It is the seventh straight loss for the Hokies.

No. 23 Michigan State staved off Michigan, 77-73.

More results:

Tennessee beat LSU, 74-65, to snap a six-game losing streak.

No. 2 Baylor 74, Oklahoma 53

No. 3 UConn 93, UCF 57

No. 4 Louisville 70, Pitt 42.....without Asia Durr

No. 5 Oregon 76, Washington 57

No. 7 Mississippi State 80, Mississippi 49

No. 9 Oregon State 52, Washington State 35

No. 10 Marquette 87, Butler 58

No. 11 Maryland 76, Indiana 56

No. 13 Syracuse 64, Duke's the first win at Cameron for the Orange. So many "firsts" this season, around the country.

No. 16 Arizona State 68, USC 59

No. 17 Iowa 72, Purdue 58

No. 25 Missouri 74, Auburn 65

UCLA outlasted Arizona in three overtimes, 98-93.

Seton Hall 76, Georgetown 63

Miami 76, Boston College 73

TCU 58, Kansas 53

DePaul 73, Xavier 71 (OT)

Alabama 58, Georgia 53

Cal 80, Colorado 60

Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 69

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Ole Miss knows it isn't Mississippi State yet, but that's the goal.

College coach news:

Amy Williams sees it as a positive that Nebraska has "beasts off the bench."

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Not one takedown

No upsets today:

No. 12 Texas 78, Texas Tech 71

No. 18 Gonzaga 78, Santa Clara 61

No. 20 Iowa State 74, Oklahoma State 61

SMU 46, South Florida 44

Central Michigan 71, Eastern Michigan 61

Rice 55, UAB 43

Ohio 82, Bowling Green 79

IUPUI 67, Green Bay 63

West Virginia 60, Kansas State 30

Lamar 83, Sam Houston State 72

BYU 65, San Diego 56

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule features every top 10 team and most in the top 25.

College team news:

A look at how Missouri turned around.

Duke is having "Mental Wealth Day" tomorrow.

What we learned about USC in their win over USC last night.

Ten points about Stanford.

Can a trip to Michigan help solve Michigan State's road woes?

ODU wore Anne Donovan tribute uniforms in their game today.

Northern Colorado is doing more with less.

UConn is preparing for a physical game against USF tomorrow.

College player news:

Megan Huff, Utah's quiet leader, has transformed herself and the program.

Jackie Young is questionable with a twisted ankle as the Irish travel to North Carolina.

Napheesa Collier is double-double trouble for opponents, while UConn teammate Christyn Williams is trying to push through the freshman wall.

Zaya Green is stepping up for the Lady Vols.

Arizona transfer Sammy Fatkin is back on the court for Montana, thanks to an NCAA waiver.

College coach news:

What a short stretch during Mississippi's win over Florida says about Vic Schaefer.

Charli Turner Thorne says ASU needs to stop playing down to unranked opponents.

Lisa Stockton was honored for 25 years at Tulane last night.

Niele and Jaden Ivey: like mother, like son.

WNBA news:

The Maya Moore situation is pivotal for the Lynx.

The New York Liberty sale has come at the perfect time.


Sports and the gender gap.

High school rankings

MaxPreps top 25 high school rankings

MaxPreps computer rankings

USA Today's top 25 rankings

All-time leading girls high school basketball scorers in all 50 states

Friday, January 25, 2019

Wild West and Wild East


UCLA upended No. 16 Arizona State, 61-59, on a last-second three-point shot.

More results:

No. 5 Oregon 79, Washington State 64

No. 6 Stanford 80, Colorado 69

No. 21 Utah 87, Cal 74

Villanova 70, Seton Hall 66

Drake 70, Indiana State 68

DePaul 86, Butler 78

Arizona 71, USC 68

Still in progress at this hour: No. 9 Oregon State at Washington

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is packed

College team news:

Nine teams that could be the next first-time NCAA Champions.

The team that forgot how to shoot: UConn's offensive struggles.

How Georgia dropped two straight games after a hot SEC start.

Positives and negatives for Navy during Patriot League play.

Marquette is on a one-way track to the top.

Youngstown State ranks highly on the court and in the classroom.

Indianapolis will host the Horizon League Championship next year.

College player news:

What songs get players hyped for game time?

Time is running out to see Megan Gustafson, the best player in Iowa program history.

Sabrina Ionescu is always on.

Buffalo's Cierra Dillard is a woman on a mission.

Iowa State's Bridget Carleton is right at home with the Cyclones.

Timing is everything for Arizona State's Kianna Ibis.

Defensive captain Victoria Gaines is on a mission to give Michigan State more on offense.

Brena Chase is helping BYU exceed expectations.

Iowa State's offense is benefiting Alexa Middleton's play.

Ja'Mee Asberry's confidence and aggressive style is beginning to show for Oklahoma State.

Lauren Harley is giving it her all in an expanded role for Charlotte.

College coach news:

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer will be inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma is "feeling like every other coach in the country."

Building relationships is key for South Carolina sports performance coach Molly Binetti.

Why there is a gender gap for women in coaching.


A revamped NCAA policy is helping transfers play right away.

WNBA news:

Sylvia Fowles podcast.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


This season, two things seem to be true, as can be seen in tonight's results:

Some really good teams are getting beat by even better teams. There are more differentials between teams now than the have's and have-not's.

Examples from today:

No. 4 Louisville 68, No. 22 Florida State 49

No. 15 Kentucky 52, No. 25 Missouri 41

No. 24 Texas A&M 69, Auburn 67

North Carolina 81, Virginia Tech 69

Some teams that did well in preconference play are stumbling in conference.

Example from today:

Purdue 64, Minnesota 53


No. 8 NC State is a perfect 19-0 after their 54-51 win over Clemson.

More results:

Indiana 70, Michigan 60

Duke got their first ACC win, 66-52 over Wake Forest

Vanderbilt 80, Ole Miss 68

Virginia 74, Pitt 57

Arkansas 72, Alabama 61

Northwestern 58, Nebraska 54

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Through Patberg and Wise, family and “juice,” Indiana is finding its stride.

Syracuse on mini-skid: "don't worry."

UConn's new-look press defense was on display against SMU.

College player news:

Arizona State's Kianna Ibis could be playing herself into the WNBA draft.

Peyton Williams is showing leadership for Kansas State.

Utah's resurgence is lead by its fab four freshmen.

BYU players have built a youtube following.

In her return to basketball from softball, Caitlyn Alldredge has stepped up during the Cougar's winning streak.

The Ezemma sisters remain close despite playing on different teams.

Taya Corosdale's versatility is key for the Beavers.

College coach news:

Holly Warlick is standing her ground and sticking by the Lady Vols.

C. Vivian Stringer to Maori Davenport: rise above it all.

WNBA news:

Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson is balancing life's many demands.

Rachel Banham is spending her offseason coaching high school ball.

What is new owner Joe Tsai getting into with the New York Liberty?

McDonald's All-American teams named


Name Pos Hgt High School (Location) College

River Baldwin P 6'5" Pleasant Home H.S. (AL) Florida State
Breanna Beal W 6'0" Rock Island H.S. (IL) South Carolina
Aliyah Boston P 6'4" Worcester Academy (MA) South Carolina
Jakia Brown-Turner W 6'0" Bishop McNamara H.S. (MD) NC State
Samantha Brunelle F 6'2" William Monroe H.S. (VA) Notre Dame
Zia Cooke PG 5'9" Rogers H.S. (OH) South Carolina
Aubrey Griffin W 6'1" Ossining Senior H.S. (NY) UConn
Jordan Horston G 6'1" Columbus Africentric H.S. (OH) Tennessee
Diamond Miller G 6'1" Franklin H.S. (NJ) Maryland
Ashley Owusu PG 5'9" Paul VI H.S. (VA) Maryland
Sammie Puisis W 6'1" William Mason H.S. (OH) Florida State
Celeste Taylor G 5'11" Long Island Lutheran H.S. (NY) Texas
Girls East Head Coach: Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA
Girls East Asst. Coach: Tami Monson, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA
Girls East Asst. Coach: Joe Guerra, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA


Name Pos Hgt High School (Location) College

Francesca Belibi F 6'1" Regis Jesuit H.S. (CO) Stanford
Kierstan Bell G 6'1" McKinley H.S. (OH) Ohio State
Kennedy Brown P 6'6" Derby Senior H.S. (KS) Oregon State
Nyah Green G 6'1" Allen H.S. (TX) Louisville
Angel Jackson P 6'5 Salesian College Preparatory (CA) USC
Rickea Jackson W 6'2" Detroit Edison Public Academy (MI) Mississippi State
Haley Jones W 6'1" Archbishop Mitty H.S. (CA) Stanford
Jordyn Oliver G 5'10" Prosper H.S. (TX) Baylor
Charisma Osborne PG 5'9" Windward School (CA) UCLA
Jaden Owens PG 5'6" Plano West H.S. (TX) UCLA
Anaya Peoples PG 5'10" Schlarman Academy (IL) Notre Dame
Ashten Prechtel P 6'5" Discovery Canyon Campus (CO) Stanford
Girls West Head Coach: Lee Rogers, Arundel Senior High School, Gambrills, MD
Girls West Asst. Coach: Donna McGowan, Arundel Senior High School, Gambrills, MD
Girls West Asst. Coach: Ana Baker, Arundel Senior High School, Gambrills, MD


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Another day, another stunner or two


Miami ran away from No. 13 Syracuse, 84-71.

No. 17 Iowa stunned No. 14 Rutgers, 72-66. Under-discussed Megan Gustafson led the Hawkeyes with 32 points and 12 rebounds.

More results:

Toledo bested Central Michigan, 62-59.

St. Louis outlasted Dayton in triple-overtime, 68-65.

No. 2 Baylor 84, No. 20. Iowa State 69

No. 12 Texas 62, Kansas 43

West Virginia 68, Texas Tech 65

Penn 71, Temple 62

Memphis 47, South Florida 40

Kansas State 59, Oklahoma State 48

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is full of great match ups

College team news:

The Lady Vols aim to turn their losses into learning.

Butler's turnaround has been remarkable.

Dinged up Kentucky is trying to get healthy for their top 25 showdown tomorrow.

Indiana is looking for a bounce-back against Michigan Thursday.

The Irish and Lady Vols, who face off tomorrow, are on the opposite ends of the basketball spectrum.

Wisconsin is learning hard lessons in Big Ten play.

Zone defenses are causing the Gophers trouble.

North Texas is showing potential to be C-USA contenders.

Ohio State's earlier close game with Maryland boosted them.

South Dakota has taken over the top spot in ESPN's mid-major rankings.

There is plenty of love for DII top-ranked Northwest Nazarene.

College player news:

Despite her shooting slump, Minnesota's Destiny Pitts vows to let it fly.

Redshirt freshman Dru Glyten is finding her niche at Utah.

Taylor Kissinger is making three-point shots at a great rate for Nebraska.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

The Undefeated ranks the top five players at HBCU's.

Making the case for the Pac-12 player of the week.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer reflects on the Stanford community that backed her 900 wins there.

Wes Moore profile.

What Vic Schaefer expects out of Mississippi State without Chloe Bibby.

Losses are taking more of a toll on Lindsay Whalen as a coach than they did as a player.

Hazel Head, mother of Pat Summitt, passed away today at age 93.

WNBA news:

Nets minority owner Joe Tsai has purchased the New York Liberty.

Derek Fisher's hiring underscores the double standard in sport.

The Sky have hired Bridget Pettis as an assistant coach.


Top players aren’t usually who they seem: a numbers lesson.

Women are better than men at the free throw line.

Monday, January 21, 2019

The stories are flowing

Today's results:

No. 19 South Carolina handled No. 25 Missouri, 79-65, in a controversy-free game.

Arkansas handed Tennessee their fifth straight loss, 80-79.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Fifteen streaks that could continue or end this season.

Utah's ranking today is their first time on the list in a decade.

Marquette has reached its highest ranking, at No. 10, in program history.

Clemson is off to a great start. Here's why.

Ole Miss is hitting its stride, and having fun doing it.

A little more patience is needed for Arizona.

Injuries have got Duke 0-5 in ACC play.

Boise State seems to be on the rise.

Is Tuesday's nationally-televised game against Oklahoma a must-win for TCU?

Northwestern showed separation from the bottom of the league with yesterday's win over Wisconsin.

ESPN current bracketology.

College player news:

Teaira McCowan is ESPN's player of the week.

How Ohio's Deesh Beck plays with "a dog's mentality."

Kai Crutchfield is stepping up on and off the court for NC State.

Stanford's Alanna Smith brought awareness to human trafficking yesterday.

Rachel Ranke is contributing in a variety of ways for Kansas State.

Despite her benching, Iowa State's Meredith Burkhall is a beacon of positivity.

Freshman Riley Snyder possesses a skill set not typical for Air Force.

Freshman Grace Berg will transfer from Missouri.

One of South Carolina's five-star recruits will enroll a semester early.

WNBA news:

Sources say the Nets minority owner will buy the New York Liberty.

Resolving the league's labor dispute starts with respect.


Tamika Catchings spoke at Indiana's MLK leadership breakfast this morning.

Candace Parker was on a panel discussing the intersection of race and sports last night.

Parker on teaching her daughter empathy.

Top 25's for the week

WomensHoopsWorld's top 25:

1. Notre Dame
2. UConn
3. Baylor
4. Louisville
5. Oregon
6. Stanford
7. Mississippi State
8. North Carolina State
9. Marquette
10. Maryland
11. Iowa
12. Oregon State
13. Rutgers
14. Arizona State
15. Gonzaga
16. Syracuse
17. South Carolina
18. Texas
19. South Dakota
20. Kentucky
21. Utah
22. Iowa State
23. Michigan State
24. Drake
25. Florida State

AP top 25:

1. Notre Dame
2. Baylor
3. Connecticut
4. Louisville
5. Oregon
6. Stanford
7. Mississippi State
8. NC State
9. Oregon State
10. Marquette
11. Maryland
12. Texas
13. Syracuse
14. Rutgers
15. Kentucky
16. Arizona State
17. Iowa
18. Gonzaga
19. South Carolina
20. Iowa State
21. Utah
22. Florida State
23. Michigan State
24. Texas A&M
25. Missouri

Ours is more reality-based.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Upsets all over the place:

No. 19 Arizona State outlasted No. 10 Oregon State in double overtime, 79-76.

Georgia Tech took down No. 12 Syracuse, 65-55.

No. 20 Rutgers routed No. 17 Michigan State, 76-62.

Nebraska rallied past No. 23 Minnesota, 63-57.

Seton Hall toppled No. 24 DePaul, 84-73.

Purdue knocked off No. 25 Indiana, 56-53.

Should make for yet another interesting week of top 25 rankings tomorrow

More results:

No. 1 Notre Dame 92

No. 2 Baylor 79, West Virginia 47

No. 3 Louisville 73, Wake Forest 49

No. 5 Oregon 93, Arizona 60

No. 6 Stanford 85, Washington State 64

No. 8 NC State 70, Virginia Tech 61

No. 9 Maryland 79, Penn State 67

No. 14 Marquette 73, St. John's 63

LSU 62, Alabama 56

Florida State 66, Duke 62

Miami 76, North Carolina 68

Michigan 62, Ohio State 58

Ole Miss 76, Florida 66

Cal 79, Washington 70

USC 72, UCLA 67

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule


Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer today became the fifth Division I head coach to win 900 games at one school.

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu earned her 16th career triple-double today.

College team news:

South Carolina and Missouri are taking extra steps to cool down their heated rivalry.

Ole Miss talks growth and success amid an up-and-down season.

Indiana is still confident despite their loss to Purdue.

College player news:

Is Sophie Cunningham a dirty player? It's not just South Carolina asking anymore.

Duke redshirt freshman guard Mikayla Boykin will miss the rest of the season after tearing her ACL in the team's Miami game.

College coach news:

Harvard has created the Friends of Harvard Women’s Basketball Head Coach Endowment.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

So many game results

Today's results:

No. 2 UConn 88, Temple 67

No. 11 Texas 73, TCU 67

No. 13 Gonzaga 86, San Diego 61

No. 18 Iowa State 104, Oklahoma 78

Army 55, Navy 52

Central Michigan 82, Kent State 75

Ohio 85, Eastern Michigan 44

Buffalo 61, Western Michigan 59

South Florida 73, Tulane 46

Oklahoma State 72, Kansas 62

Kansas State 66, Texas Tech 62

Miami Ohio 60, Ball State 57

Rice 64, North Texas 52

Georgetown 68, Villanova 63

Pepperdine 95, Loyola Marymount 86 (OT)

Old Dominion 53, Southern Mississippi 50

Northern Colorado 60, Idaho State 56

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

One of Pat Summitt's favorite sayings is suitable for the Lady Vols now.

Notre Dame is dominating the middle quarters.

Duke will host a mental health awareness game Jan. 27.

College coach news:

Holly Warlick doesn't have answers for Tennessee's historic losing streak.

For four months, Lindsay Whalen was Minnesota's coach while playing in the WNBA.

College player news:

Michaela Onyenwere has jumped from the wings to center stage for UCLA.

Kennedy Burke's drive to be great is finally an asset for the Bruins.


The top 15 remaining games of the regular season.

Arizona State plays their fifth top 10-ranked opponent tomorrow in No. 5 Oregon.

Iowa's energy must come from themselves tomorrow.

Both Minnesota and Nebraska enter tomorrow's match up coming off of a slump-busting win.

Friday, January 18, 2019

All is quiet for a change

Today's results.....which include NO upsets:

No. 5 Oregon 77, No. 19 Arizona State 71

No. 6 Stanford 91, Washington 54

No. 10 Oregon State 86, Arizona 64

No. 14 Marquette 96, Seton Hall 60

No. 24 DePaul 73, St. John's 64

Cal 77, Washington State 63

South Dakota State 66, North Dakota 48

South Dakota 76, Oral Roberts 72

Drake 88, Northern Iowa 64

Utah 78, Colorado 59

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

NC State stands alone as the only undefeated team in this wild season.

Towson is off to its best start in CAA play in 11 years.

Being at the top creates a target Northern Colorado welcomes.

Troy is off to a record start.

Florida's bench has been one of its few bright spots.

College player news:

Mississippi State's Chloe Bibby is out for the season with a left knee injury sustained in last night's game.

UConn's Megan Walker is playing with a new confidence since the winter break.

USC's Shalexxus Aaron's brother Shaqquan plays for the men's team.

Mikayla Pivec's team-first mentality is paying of at OSU.

Sierra Cheatham is looking to her out of her slump when Tulane takes on South Florida.

Pitt junior Alayna Gribble has been granted a medical disqualification.

College coach news:

Monday's South Carolina-Missouri rematch is a chance to move forward, Tiger coach Robin Pingeton says.

High school news:

The Dallas-Forth Worth area is loaded with talent.

Maori Davenport fights to return to the court.

She can keep playing, as her case has been postponed.

International and WNBA news:

Kayla Pedersen is playing her farewell game in Australia tomorrow before she retires.

Maya Moore is out, but for how long?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Upsets are the new normal

Upsets are becoming the norm, not the exception


No. 17 Michigan State knocked off No. 9 Maryland, 77-60.

BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga's 12-game winning streak, 70-68.

Alabama took out No. 20 Tennessee, 86-65. It is the first four-game losing streak for the Lady Vols since 1970.

Close ones:

No. 16 Kentucky 64, LSU 60

Auburn 72, Vanderbilt 70

More results:

No. 4 Louisville 91, Virginia 43

No. 7 Mississippi State 89, No. 15 South Carolina 74

No. 22 Iowa 75, Michigan 61

No. 23 Minnesota 78, Wisconsin 50

Missouri 61, Georgia 35

Miami 58, Duke 50

Clemson 71, Georgia Tech 61

Ohio State 76, Penn State 71

Florida State 91, Boston College 71

Nebraska 77, Illinois 67

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

There are plenty of North Carolina players on NC State's undefeated team roster.

Oregon and Oregon State are on the verge of setting attendance records.

Oregon podcast.

Utah is enjoying the moment during Pac-12 play.

The scariest thing about the Utes' resurgence is that they're young.

Arizona State's freshmen are progressing on a veteran team.

Arizona is searching for scorers to help Aari McDonald.

UConn's game against Temple has been moved to Saturday due to weather.

College player news:

UConn's Megan Walker outscored Tulane last night - the first DI player since 2002 to do so.

There's at least one Syracuse player who skips three's.

Mikayla Pivec is putting in work to overcome her free throw struggles for Oregon State.

Colorado's young points guards are growing up fast.

College coach news:

Joni Taylor's daughter brings joy to Georgia.

Amy Williams shares a list of ways Nebraska can improve their scoring production.

High school news:

ESPN's picks for the McDonald's All-American game rosters.

Christ the King's Natalija Marshall is emerging as one of New York's finest.

Hearing loss hasn't deterred Cheyenne Talbot.

Saylor Poffenbarger thrives with recruiter's eyes on her.

WNBA news:

The Minnesota Lynx issued an interesting statement today: “We have been in close contact with Maya Moore and together, are deciding the best way to approach next season.”

The Lynx is unsure if Moore will play this season.

She might sit out.

I would not be surprised at all.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The ranked teams keep falling


Kansas State knocked off No. 11 Texas, 87-69.

West Virginia took down No. 18 Iowa State, 73-64.

Northwestern upended No. 25 Indiana, 75-69.

Miami handed Central Michigan their first conference loss, 70-67.

Almost upset:

No. 20 Rutgers held off Purdue in OT, 65-63.

More results:

Ohio survived Kent State, 83-81.

TCU 78, Texas Tech 70

Villanova 58, Penn 50

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is full of big match ups

College team news:

Why Mississippi State and South Carolina have one of the best hoops rivalries.

Oregon is much more than Sabrina Ionescu's supporting cast.

The return of Kadiatou Sissoko is bringing depth to Syracuse.

At halftime, Iowa players talk, then listen.

The Hawkeyes look to keep their momentum going.

Utah is off to a strong start.

Ohio State is seeking growth in a season of transition.

It will be gut check time for BYU when taking on No. 13 Gonzaga.

Houston is struggling in the early season.

Around the Rim focuses on the Big Ten.

Lady Vol news:

Getting a much-needed win will require ending a losing streak to Alabama.

Coach Holly Warlick is tending to the team's defense and confidence.

College player news:

Baylor's Kalani Brown credits her mom, and not her NBA dad, for her game.

Why Jazzmun Holmes is Mississippi State's X-factor against South Carolina.

Maryland's freshman duo is making an immediate impact.

Seven super Pac-12 seniors.

How Tennessee's freshman have performed thus far.

Utah freshman Dre'Una Edwards is stepping up.

Australian guard Tara Manumaleuga has joined Arizona.

Corey James mirrors Portland State's growth even as she's medically retired.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Why Miami coach Katie Meier will put nostalgia aside tomorrow when her team faces Duke.

Otis Hughley is bringing a wealth of knowledge to Auburn.

High school news:

Julia Aryault is a top 100 player, thanks to her twin brother.

WNBA news:

Key things to know about free agency.

Alisha Valavanis is CEO of the Storm and Force 10 Sports.

A'ja Wilson has joined the SEC Network as a basketball analyst.