Thursday, February 28, 2019

The night before March: upset land


No. 19 Texas A&M felled No. 11 Kentucky, 62-55.

A strong second half propelled Duke over Clemson, 63-59.

Vanderbilt beat Tennessee, 76-69, for the first time in Knoxville. The series goes back to 1976.

More results:

Rutgers' 60-54 comeback win over Minnesota secures them as a third seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

No. 5 Mississippi State 76, LSU 56

No. 14 South Carolina 73, Auburn 66

Georgia 69, Florida 57

Alabama 46, Ole Miss 43

Ohio State 61, Wisconsin 50

Missouri 73, Arkansas 67

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Mississippi State electrified the crowd in an emotional senior night.

Versatility and flexibility have helped Oregon State find success.

The Utes are looking to finish strong and make it to the NCAA Tournament.

College player news:

Who is the most dominant Louisville player ever: Angel McCoughtry or Asia Durr?

Iowa's seniors are a special group.

Madison Hovren is rewriting the record books at Army.

Missouri's Akira Levy will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Some of the athletes to watch in the player of the year race.

Big performances:

Asia Durr's 47 points powered No. 3 Louisville past No. 10 NC State, 92-62.

Tiana Mangakahia scored 44 points to lead No. 17 Syracuse over No. 22 Florida State, 94-88.

College coach news:

MaChelle Joseph's attorney says her suspension at Georgia Tech is retaliatory.

Jeff Mittie's candidness helped Kansas State cut through the clutter of NCAA talk.


Sue Bird comments on the double standards exposed in the recent Nike ad featuring women in sport.

WNBA stars are asked about the first time they were called the n-word.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Building towards regular-season finishes


Buffalo pounded Ohio, 73-43. It was only the fourth loss of the season for the Bobcats.

Kent State toppled Miami Ohio, 67-58.

Kansas State downed West Virginia, 90-79.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Even at 25-2, Louisville is missing Myisha Hines-Allen's muscle.

Maryland has been locking in on defense, and keeping it fun with pinatas and teenage mutant ninja turtles.

Fordham clinched a first-round A-10 tournament bye with tonight's win over Dayton.

Has Syracuse hit the road for good?

Minnesota is eyeing a new winning streak.

Wisconsin looks to end the season on a high note.

Five teams that could bust brackets.

Do conference tournaments spark NCAA title runs?

College player news:

Georgia's missing piece, Que Morrison, is "playing like nothing ever happened."

Butler's Michelle Weaver is forging through adversity.

Aleah Goodman is Oregon State's super-sub, and may be that for the Pac-12, too.

Dru Gylten has taken her rightful place on the court for the Utes.

Utah standout freshman Dre'Una Edwards will likely miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Illinois native Marsha Howard has evolved into the Big Cheese for Wisconsin.

The race for player of the year is wide open.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.


Lamar's Chastadie Barrs set the NCAA career steals record tonight.

College coach news:

Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph has been placed on administrative leave pending a personnel matter.

An emotional Lisa Bluder wants a proper sendoff for her Hawkeyes.

Naismith coach of the year award nominees.

High school news:

Hailey Van Lith is shutting down the haters.

WNBA news:

NBA 2K20 will feature A'ja Wilson and Renee Montgomery.

Candace Parker is pioneering new ground for women in sports media.


Black women, black history on Around the Rim.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Clinching season

Today's results:

No. 8 Maryland rallied to edge Purdue, 58-55, and clinch a share of the Big Ten title.

No. 1 Baylor 64, No. 18 Texas 35

No. 4 Notre Dame 98, No. 17 Syracuse 68

No. 10 Iowa 74, Nebraska 58

No. 19 Texas A&M 80, Florida 62

Rutgers 73, Wisconsin 53

Oklahoma 75, Oklahoma State 66

Northern Colorado 79, Montana 61

All scores

Tomorrow's games schedule

College team news:

West Virginia is overcoming obstacles.

Coach Bill Fennelly is nearing a milestone, but No. 20 Iowa State has more at stake.

Three ways Missouri's regular season could end.

The five DII teams you absolutely don't want to play right now.

The DIII Tournament bracket is out.

College player news:

Alabama freshman guard De’Sha Benjamin suffered a season-ending injury during yesterday’s overtime loss to Georgia.

Rutgers junior Ciani Cryor has been dismissed from the team.

Junior guard Sarah Jacobson is no longer a member of North Dakota State's team.

Oregon State's Aleah Goodman is ESPNW's player of the week.

College coach news:

Coach Mountain MacGillivray's path to LaSalle was unique.

Stay positive: Charli Turner Thorne pushes Sun Devil Women’s Basketball team to success on and off the court.


The latest, with explanation.


WomensHoopsWorld top 25:

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

AP top 25 poll:

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

Nice to see the Bruins back in the poll.

Longtime assistant coaches create stability, success and family

Check our our feature, which features coaches from Notre Dame, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Connecticut and Stanford.

Sunday, February 24, 2019



South Dakota State upended No. 23 South Dakota, 82-78 in OT.


No. 9 NC State pulled out a 74-69 win over North Carolina.

No. 12 Oregon State squeezed by UCLA, 75-72.

No. 16 Kentucky held off LSU, 57-52.

More results:

Auburn dropped Missouri, 58-54.

Cal came from behind to get the 82-76 win over Arizona in OT.

Michigan State topped Michigan, 74-64.

DePaul stopped Butler, 76-62.

No. 2 Oregon 96, USC 78

No. 3 UConn 68, Tulsa 49

No. 4 Louisville 87, Boston College 51

No. 6 Mississippi State 86, Vanderbilt 70

No. 7 Stanford 71, Arizona State 50

No. 13 South Carolina 82, Tennessee 67

No. 14 Miami 64, No. 22 Florida State 54

Duke 55, Wake Forest 44

Villanova 73, Seton Hall 68

Clemson 73, Virginia Tech 66

Utah 75, Washington State 67

Washington 60, Colorado 46

Virginia 53, Georgia Tech 45

Georgia 76, Alabama 67

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

No. 11 Marquette's win today locks up the top seed in the Big East Tournament for them, and gives them at least a share of the Big East title.

Tournament seeding is driving Notre Dame's ACC chase now.

Maine is closing in on the America East title.

With their Big Ten title hopes slipping away, No. 10 Iowa has other priorities in play.

South Dakota State's win over South Dakota today could ensure that both teams make the Tournament.

The Sooners are struggling to find leadership.

The Division III Tournament bracket will be revealed tomorrow.

College player news:

Megan Gustafson travels to Nebraska as the NCAA's scoring leader.

The Ogwumike legacy continues as Rice soars.

UConn's Mikayla Coombs and Olivia Nelson-Ododa are growing up and adjusting to expanded roles.

Missouri's freshman point guard Akira Levy sustained a knee injury in today's game.


Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu set the DI single-season triple-double record today in the Ducks' rout of USC.

Aari McDonald broke Arizona's single-season scoring record today, set 21 years ago by coach Adia Barnes.

College coach news:

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer will take the rest of the season off to rest.

Geno Auriemma missed UConn's game today due to illness. Associate head coach Chris Dailey filled in for the win.

South Florida coach Jose Fernandez earned career win No. 350 today.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Some positions being set


Oklahoma stunned West Virginia, 80-69.

Akron stopped Buffalo, 70-59.

More results:

No. 1 Baylor 73, No. 20 Iowa State 60

No. 15 Gonzaga 64, San Francisco 44

No. 19 Texas 81, Texas Tech 57

No. 25 Rice 59, North Texas 47

Oklahoma State 72, Kansas 52

Kansas State 75, TCU 72

Ohio 69, Kent State 67

Duquesne 71, VCU 68 (OT)

Mercer 62, Chattanooga 56

Montana State 75, Montana 71

Penn 69, Cornell 58

Pepperdine 77, Saint Mary's 72

Princeton 65, Columbia 59

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule features 15 ranked teams

College team news:

Baylor's win today means they've won their ninth consecutive Big 12 title.

Rice's win today - their 16th straight - gives them the Conference-USA regular-season title.

Gonzaga is still atop the WCC, one game ahead of BYU.

As South Carolina travels to Tennessee, "we're all playing for something."

Michigan State is fighting to get back on track vs. Michigan tomorrow.

The Lady Vols are in a must-win mode against South Carolina tomorrow.

Boise State's loss today has reduced their chances of an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

College player news:

Katie McWilliams has done just about everything for Oregon State.

Katie Lou Samuelson has answered coach Geno Auriemma's call to try some coaching for UConn.

Louisiana's Kendall Bess is feeling like a champion with the Cajuns.

Charlotte starting senior Laia Raventos has taken a leave of absence to return to Spain and attend to a family issue.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma wants Wichita State fans to sell out their arena Tuesday, when the Huskies come to town.

Arizona coach Adia Barnes can see similarities between the Wildcats' 1996 WNIT team and this year's squad.

High school news:

One California high school coach isn't letting open heart surgery stop him.


African American women need to get their first chances to lead in coaching.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Whoa, whoa, whoa


UCLA toppled No. 2 Oregon, 74-69. The Ducks were playing without Ruthy Hebard and the Bruins rallied from 22 behind.

Butler rallied to take down No. 11 Marquette, 61-57.

Cal upended No. 17 Arizona State, 69-60.


No. 7 Stanford survived Arizona, 56-54.

No. 12 Oregon State held off USC, 68-61.

More results:

Georgetown 51, Seton Hall 43

Penn 79, Columbia 56

Princeton 68, Cornell 64

Colorado 72, Washington State 61

Utah 88, Washington 56

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

From ACC basement to NCAA Tournament hopeful: how Clemson was turned around so quickly.

Utah won tonight, but saw freshman standout Dre'Una Edwards injured.

No. 20 Iowa will need to play its best basketball to beat No. 1 Baylor.

College player news:

Destiny Slocum has proven to be a good fit at Oregon State.

On and off the court, Texas point guard Sug Sutton likes to take charge.

Emily Engstler's block parties add an extra dimension for Syracuse.

Utah's seniors have left an indelible mark on the program, and they want to end their years on a high note.

Vivian Gray is trying to lead Oklahoma State out of a tough stretch.

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is hopeful Te'a Cooper can return Sunday after being injured in last night's game.

Rutgers senior forward Caitlin Jenkins has been dismissed from the team.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley is still searching for her team's signature win.

Kim Barnes Arico: from Mastic Beach to Michigan - an underdog's story.

UMBC coach Phil Stern has resigned.


Former WNBA president Lisa Borders resigned from her new job at Time's Up after her son was accused of sexual assault.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Another day of amazing storylines


Indiana stopped No. 10 Iowa, 75-73, on a last-second floater.

No. 16 Kentucky took down No. 13 South Carolina, 65-57.

Virginia Tech upended No. 14 Miami, 73-65.

Almost upset:

No. 8 Maryland escaped, 71-69 over Minnesota, on the back of Kaila Charles.

More results.....and some are QUITE interesting:

No. 5 Notre Dame 89, Duke 61

No. 6 Mississippi State 80, Ole Miss 66

No. 15 Gonzaga 74, Santa Clara 61

No. 21 Texas A&M 79, Tennessee 62

Ohio State 77, Michigan State 70

Michigan 86, Rutgers 76

Penn State 72, Purdue 61

Georgia 93, Arkansas 83

Georgia Tech 75, Clemson 53

North Carolina 93, Boston College 78

Nebraska 71, Northwestern 64

Pepperdine 96, Pacific 76

Loyola Marymount 69, Saint Mary's 56

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule


Arike Ogunbowale passed Skylar Diggins as Notre Dame's all-time leading scorer.

College team news:

Oregon is preparing for senior weekend without Ruthy Hebard.

Arizona State closes the regular season facing for NCAA-caliber teams.

Oregon State's defense is taking shape with improved post presence.

South Dakota has won 11 straight.

It's gut check time for Michigan State after dropping their third straight.

College player news:

Bridget Carleton has exceeded expectations and now has a shot at Iowa State's all-time scoring record.

Utah's seniors are building for the future. And they want to end their home court careers on a high note.

UCLA guard Japreece Dean is hitting her stride.

UConn's Olivia Nelson-Ododa is earning playing time with "dirty work."

BYU is back on track after a slump, and Brenna Chase is a big reason why.

Maya Caldwell is cementing her place in Georgia's starting lineup.

Aarion McDonald's work ethic and quick learning curve lead Arizona's resurgence.

Oregon State's Katie McWilliams fulfilled her basketball dream by staying home.

Colorado's Kennedy Leonard and Alexis Robinson are set for their final home games.

Former Ute Emily Potter has become a health advocate.

Seven DII post players ready to make an impact in the postseason.

College coach news:

Two days after giving birth, Georgia coach Joni Taylor returned to the huddle tonight to coach her team. Pictures.

Kelly Graves podcast.

Adia Barnes has Arizona on the rise.

Q&A with UMES coach Fred Batchelor.

Purdue Fort Wayne coach Niecee Nelson has been cleared of wrongdoing.

WNBA news:

New owner Joe Tsai is providing resources to the Liberty, and Isiah Thomas is out.

Veteran Noelle Quinn has retired and joined the Seattle Storm's coaching staff.


How the NBA's Indiana Pacers became a top destination for hiring women.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Just try to take all this news in

Tourney time:

The NCAA has revealed Final Four details.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is packed with intensity

College team news:

Sunday's South Dakota-South Dakota State game is a must-see match up.

The top seeds are still up for grabs in the final two weeks of Pac-12 play.

Breaking down the postseason for the Pac-12's bubble teams.

A poor Mountain West is hurting Boise State's chances of an at-large Tourney bid.

Iowa looks to finish strong.

It's another feature on surging Rice. But you know who did the first one.

All eyes are on the Oregon schools right now.

Syracuse will set an attendance record this season.

UCLA is picking up speed as it races toward March.

Minnesota is back in the March Madness discussion.

Freshmen have been key contributors for Kent State.

Attendance rankings.

ESPNW's bi-weekly mid-major rankings.

College player news:

Arike Ogunbowale is closing in on Skylar Diggins' scoring record at Notre Dame.

Megan Gustafson is at the top of her game.

Oregon's Ruthy Hebard is questionable for Friday's game, though an MRI showed no structural damage to her knee from Monday's match up.

Three UConn starters are peaking at the right time.

Napheesa Collier has started 100 straight games for UConn.

Syracuse star Isis Young gave a surprise pep talk to a high school team.

Jill Townsend is bringing grit and hustle to Gonzaga.

Iowa State's Alexa Middleton is balancing fundamentals and flash.

Hannah Whitish looks to be more aggressive for Nebraska.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Georgia coach Joni Taylor's display of strength in the hours leading up to the birth of her daughter.

Podcast with Oregon State's Scott Rueck.

First-year coach Melissa Jackson is infusing enthusiasm into Akron.

Hampton coach David Six had a stroke last year and came back to coach. Will receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award.

Why Mississippi State's Vic Schaefer did something he's never done in his coaching career.

High school news:

Maori Davenport's season ended with a stunning loss today in Alabama's regional.

Her lawsuit was dismissed shortly thereafter.

WNBA and international news:

The Liberty are excited for the upcoming season, with new owners.

The Wings have announced their coaching staff.

Senegal's Khady Camara hopes to go global.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The day after

Pretty quiet on the surface of the news front, but I mined and mined and got some great nuggets.........

College team news:

Miami is the NCAA's team of the week.

Could Oregon and Oregon State both play in the NCAA Sweet 16 in Portland?

Both teams have risen to elite status.

The Beaver's win over the Ducks last night has boosted their confidence.

The plot thickens for Oregon.

Baylor can clinch a share of their ninth straight Big 12 title tomorrow.

Iowa State is increasingly reliant on their starting five.

Streaking Miami Ohio wants more.

Drexel is eyeing a Tournament run after a big win.

Indiana is starving for a win.

College player news:

Naismith defensive POY semifinalists.

Arizona State's international players are thriving in the desert environment.

Caitlin Hose is seeing more minutes at Georgia.

Senior guard Adrianna Hahn hopes to lead Villanova to the Tournament.

Long-distance dialing is still the hallmark of Suzanne Gilreath's game for Wisconsin.

Q&A with Oklahoma freshman Nydia Lampkin.

Hawaii's leading scorer, Makenna Woodfolk, is pregnant and will step away from the game.

College coach news:

Georgia coach Joni Taylor gave birth to a girl this morning, not 12 hours after coaching a game.

This Saturday's cancer walk will have special meaning for Louisiana coach Garry Brodhead, whose wife died of breast cancer.


The latest.

Today's results.

Tomorrow's game schedule.


Five of the most surprising Tourney runs in NCAA history.

Pioneering Vanderbilt administrator June Stewart has passed away.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Big Monday

Still breathing? I am, finally. But I aged 212 years during the Oregon-Oregon State game that ended a short time ago.


No. 9 Oregon State held off No. 2 Oregon, 67-62.

More results:

No. 5 Notre Dame used a strong late run to run past No. 9 NC State, 95-72.

No. 23 Rutgers 69, Indiana 61.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Gonzaga is on track for an historic finish.

Before the sellouts, Oregon struggled for legitimacy.

Why Louisville women's hoops still loses money despite their winning record.

College player news:

Player of the year candidate Sabrina Ionescu is much more than a triple-double queen.

Oregon senior Oti Gildon is leading a path on and off the court.

Clemson's fantastic four are leading them toward a postseason run.

Bridget Carleton is inching closer to becoming Iowa State's all-time leading scorer.

After tearing her ACL last January, Maryland's Blair Watson worked hard to return this year.

WNBA news:

Liz Cambage is up and running, but her future in the WNBA is uncertain.

Could Tamika Catchings be the first female GM?

Top 25 polls

WomensHoopsWorld top 25:

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

AP's top 25:

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Big games poppin'


St. John's rallied to stun No. 8 Marquette, 81-74.

Big showdown:

No. 3 Oregon surged past No. 9 Oregon State, 77-68.

The Ducks sold out the arena for this one - more than 12,000 fans, and a hefty student section.

More results:

No. 10 Stanford 65, UCLA 51

No. 19 Arizona State 66, Colorado 49

Arizona 66, Utah 55

USC 86, Cal 76

Penn 60, Dartmouth 44

Youngstown State 70, Green Bay 59

DePaul 94, Seton Hall 85

Pepperdine 73, Loyola Marymount 55

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Postseason prospects for SEC teams are on shaky ground.

Oregon and Oregon State are raising the bar.

Purdue players share their cancer stories.

Michigan continues to climb in Big Ten standings with their fifth straight win.

West Virginia looks to solidify their NCAA Tournament status against TCU.

Where Georgia's Tournament chances stand after their sixth SEC loss.

For Indiana, the struggle is real.

Toughness could be Maryland Eastern Shore's ticket to its first NCAA Tournament.

College player news:

Diving into Megan Gustafson's pro player outlook.

How Taiye Bello became Minnesota's rebounding machine.

Standout Tiana Magankahia is finding her balance at Syracuse.

Touted Maryland freshman Skakira Austin is living up to expectations.

College coach news:

Maryland's Brenda Frese said this year's Iowa team is the best one from that program she has faced yet.

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame election:

Theresa Weatherspoon, Barbara Stevens and Leta Andrews are finalists.

WNBA news:

Sue Bird has taken her eye for talent to the NBA's Denver Nuggets.

Briann January Q&A.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

They all fall down, yet again

Upsets galore:

Missouri took down No. 5 Mississippi State, 75-67.

Clemson upended No. 21 Florida State, 73-68.

Ohio State dominated No. 23 Rutgers, 59-39.

Wisconsin upset No. 24 Michigan State, 79-62.

Pitt shocked North Carolina, 91-78

Good grief!

More results:

No. 7 Maryland 89, Nebraska 63

No. 11 South Carolina 65, Georgia 57

Minnesota 65, Purdue 45

Michigan 67, Indiana 58

Virginia Tech 64, Duke 57

Tennessee 73, Auburn 62

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon hopes to wrestle away supremacy against Oregon State in this weekend's Civil War.

The NCAA has granted South Carolina a waiver to host the NCAA Tournament.

Will the Washington game cancellation hurt No. 19 Arizona State?

College player news:

Iowa's Megan Gustafson is destroying defenses to lead the country in scoring.

Tonight Gustafson became the Big Ten's all-time double-doubles leader.

Lamar's Chastadie Barrs moved up to second all-time in steals in the NCAA last night.

Destiny Slocum is making big plays for Oregon State.

Washington's Jenna Moser will make one last stop in her former stomping grounds Friday.

Paisley Johnson is adding play and personality to BYU.

Katrina McClain Award watch list narrows.

College coach news:

From Gibraltar to Geno Auriemma: how a coaching board made it into his hands.

Wes Moore put Chattanooga on the map.

High school news:

One high school player and her mother are on quite a ride.


Sheryl Swoopes still gets choked up thinking about her Nike moment.

Jennifer Azzi is growing the game all over the world.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

That quiet couldn't last for long


TCU toppled No. 18 Iowa State, 76-69.

Bowling Green ended a 10-game losing streak by taking down Buffalo, 78-72.

Toledo knocked off MAC leader Ohio, 76-50.


Oklahoma snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 78-67 win over Kansas.

No. 12 NC State held off No. 16 Syracuse, 77-73.

More results:

West Virginia 75, Texas Tech 72

No. 1 Baylor 71, Kansas State 48

No. 6 Notre Dame 97, Boston College 47

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule: loaded

College team news:

A team-by-team look at the last three weeks of Pac-12 season.

The Ducks have sold the place out for Friday's Civil War, part I.

Oregon State faces a tough defensive task in taking on explosive Oregon.

No. 5 Mississippi State looms for Missouri.

How State's backcourt defies current trends in college ball.

Florida State continues to exceed expectations.

South Carolina might finally get to stay home for the NCAA Tournament, but find themselves in a brutal region.

Gonzaga is digging into defense in their home stretch.

The Utes have had help from their male scout team this season.

Indiana is playing with a sense of urgency against Michigan.

The Lady Vols aim to get back on track after their blowout loss.

College player news:

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

Iowa's Megan Gustafson is putting up monster stats.

Arike Ogunbowale has moved up to second on Notre Dame's all-time scoring list.

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu is focusing on the season while WNBA rumors swirl.

Oregon State's Mikayla Pivec is assisting for life.

Tomi Taiwo is filling in for Iowa as they continue their Big 10 grind.

Michigan State's Jenna Allen is on the cusp of a milestone.

Tori Schickel's Butler legacy is more than just a rebounding record.

Jordan Roundtree has come into form for Missouri.

The Cheryl Miller Award watch list has narrowed.

College coach news:

Louisiana-Monroe coach Jeff Dow will not return next season.

FAMU's interim head coach is Kevin Lynum.

High school news:

Duncanville girls basketball coach Cathy Self-Morgan has resigned for possible recruiting violations.

WNBA news:

How social media helped Brenna Stewart realize her power.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Absolutely no drama today

College team news:

Oregon is the NCAA's team of the week.

Formerly non-contenders, the Oregon-Oregon State top 10 Civil War match up is arguably the premiere rivalry game of the's a race to the Final Four.

The Ducks are riding high entering the Civil War.

NC State looks to bounce back after a series of losses.

UCLA conquered altitude issues this past weekend with beet juice.

Stumbling Tennessee is on the brink of missing the NCAA Tournament.

A top four seed would be a huge advantage for Iowa State.

The Sooners addressed their 10-game losing streak.

Central Michigan expects to bounce back against rival Western Michigan.

Maine is prepared to battle for first place in the America East.

Today's results

Tomorrow's game schedule features some interesting match ups

College player news:

Christyn Williams is emerging from her slump at UConn.

Emily Engstler is making a bigger impact for Syracuse.

Janessa Thropay is close to returning for Oregon State.

Midseason watch lists:

The Ann Meyers Drysdale watch list.

College coach news:

LeDawn Gibson has been fired as FAMU coach.

Purdue Fort Wayne coach Niecee Nelson has been put on administrative leave for a pending personnel matter.


Last night's "smack talk" between Sue Bird and A'ja Wilson during the UConn-South Carolina game brought freshness to the broadcast.

High school news:

Northwestern signee Kaylah Rainey is set on playing, despite open-heart surgery this season.

WNBA news:

How Candace Parker wins at home and away.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Just the games, ma'am

Today's results:

No. 4 UConn rolled to a 97-79 win over No. 11 South Carolina.

No. 17 Kentucky ran past Alabama, 68-53.

No. 24 Michigan State took care of Indiana, 77-61, behind a big Shay Colley performance.

"Smack talk" with Sue Bird and A'ja Wilson was a success.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Five teams you do not want to face right now: Oregon, Maryland, Marquette, Miami and South Dakota.

The Hurricanes have received a seven-figure donation - the largest in program history.

Recapping Notre Dame's last two weeks.

Oklahoma State is looking for consistent contributions from an inexperienced front court.

The Lady Vols have work to do to reach the NCAA Tournament.

Cal's historic weekend was clouded by two losses.

DII sleeper teams.

College player news:

Minnesota's Kenisha Bell can fill up stat sheets, much like her coach used to do.

Erica and Olivia Ogwumike have helped build Rice into a power.

Central Michigan's Presley Hudson is building on her family's basketball legacy.

Washington's Amber Melgoza is a former BMX standout.

Montana State leading scorer Claire Lundberg will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

These seven DII sophomores are propelling their teams to new heights.

Award watch lists:

Nancy Lieberman Watch List now narrowed to 10.

The Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List is at 30.

College coach news:

Tara VanDerveer and her mother Rita share a special bond through basketball.

Murriel Page's journey from small town to Central Michigan assistant coach.

Toledo assistant coach Tiffany Swoffard is no longer with the team.

NCAA unveils first top 16 seeds

As has become their custom the last three years, the NCAA revealed their top 16 seeds, if the season were to end today:

1. Baylor (No. 1 seed – Greensboro Region)
2. Louisville (No. 1 seed – Chicago Region)
3. Oregon (No. 1 seed – Portland Region)
4. Mississippi State (No. 1 seed – Albany Region)
5. UConn
6. Notre Dame
7. Stanford
8. North Carolina State
9. Marquette
10. Iowa
11. Maryland
12. Oregon State
13. South Carolina
14. Gonzaga
15. Iowa State
16. Miami (FL)

NCAA breakdown

ESPN breakdown

Top 25 rankings for the week

Our rankings:

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

The AP's top 25 poll was so ridiculous today that I'm not even going to lay it out. The pollsters are out of touch this year.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A milestone kind of day


UCLA handed No. 17 Utah their fourth straight loss, 100-90.


No. 3 Oregon "rampaged" past No. 11 Stanford, 88-48. It was the first time the Ducks won at Maples Pavilion since 1987, and the worst loss for the Cardinal since 1998.

More results:

No. 2 Louisville 72, Virginia Tech 63

No. 4 Notre Dame downed No. 24 Florida State, 97-70.

No. 6 Mississippi State pulled away late to rout Tennessee, 91-63.

No. 10 Maryland got revenge on No. 20 Rutgers, 62-48.

No. 15 Syracuse 96, Boston College 69

Megan Gustafson tied the Big Ten double-doubles record with her 77th, leading No. 16 Iowa over Ohio State, 78-52.

Nebraska 67, Purdue 61

North Carolina 70, Clemson 64

Virginia 53, Duke 47

Minnesota 73, Northwestern 64

Creighton 80, Seton Hall 71

Auburn 75, Arkansas 72

Kansas State 83, Oklahoma 75

Colorado 81, USC 76.....the first Pac-12 win for the Buffs

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

South Carolina is rolling after early struggles.

Georgia recognized the 50th anniversary of a Bulldog team today.

Three things to know as Indiana readies for No. 23 Michigan State.

The first NCAA top 16 reveal will be tomorrow.

The state of our sport.

College player news:

Georgia's Maya Caldwell looks to her feet after months of doubt and struggle.

Freshman Jasmine Hale is learning the ropes at Wisconsin.

College coach news:

Missouri coach Robin Pingeton notched the 500th win of her career today.

Dawn Staley doesn't want to be South Carolina's athletic director.