Friday, January 31, 2020

Some stunnas


Creighton rallied from 20 points down at halftime to stun No. 11 DePaul, 63-61.

No. 16 Arizona routed No. 8 UCLA, 92-66.

More results:

No. 19 Arizona State went to 3OT to edge USC, 76-75, and give coach Charli Turner Thorne her 500th career win.

No. 2 Baylor 64, Texas 44

No. 6 Stanford 58, Washington 41

No. 24 Missouri State 90, Bradley 56

Villanova 66, St. John's 64 (OT)

Harvard 58, Penn 51

Seton Hall 61, Georgetown 47

Northern Iowa 70, Loyola Chicago 50

Washington State 92, Cal 66

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Opportunities await Purdue in the Big Ten's second half.

Oregon State is getting a renovated locker room.

Iowa seeks a happier trip to Michigan.

Can Oregon finally beat UConn?

Mount St. Mary's is relishing their best conference start in two decades.

College player news:

When will Rhyne Howard return for Kentucky?

Cate Reese is stepping up and working through her to-do list for Arizona.

The adaptability of Stanford's Ashten Prechtel.

Cincinnati's Sam Rodgers reflects on life as a Bearcat.

Makenzie Silvey's love for basketball is paying off at SIU.

Bendu Yeaney and Shaila Beeler will transfer from Indiana.

How Rickea Jackson saved the day for Mississippi State.

College coach news:

Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne on her 500th career win.

UConn assistant coach Jasmine Lister will take a leave of absence, and Jamelle Elliott will fill in.


The NCAA's first top 16 reveal will be Monday.

WNBA news:

New York Liberty free agency preview.

Five questions for the Storm going into the season.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Back to the upset column


Boston College toppled No. 14 Florida State, 65-56.

More results:

A last-second bucket sent Syracuse past Virginia Tech, 67-65.

No. 1 South Carolina pounded Ole Miss, 87-32.

No. 3 Oregon made easy work of Utah, 90-63.

No. 5 Louisville smashed Notre Dame, 86-54.

No. 9 Mississippi State rallied past Auburn, 78-73.

No. 15 Texas A&M survived Georgia, 64-63.

No. 18 Iowa took care of Penn State, 77-66.

No. 10 Oregon State is back in the win column with a 79-52 rout of Colorado.

No. 17 Maryland cruised past Ohio State, 85-65.

No. 20 Indiana turned back Wisconsin in OT, 75-65.

No. 22 Tennessee stepped on it to defeat Vanderbilt, 78-69.

No. 23 Northwestern downed Michigan, 81-73.

North Carolina left Virginia behind, 78-68.

Miami came back from 18 behind to top Georgia Tech in OT, 54-49.

Purdue staved off Michigan State, 76-66.

Minnesota's strong second half propelled them by Nebraska, 67-61.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Player development has become the cornerstone to Louisville's success.

Arizona is keeping the mood light to fuel a successful season.

Texas A&M is finding their footing without top scorer Chennedy Carter.

The tone for Seton Hall is set by their senior class.

Michigan State has embraced a team mentality.

Utah women's basketball will be one of two recipients of a $6 million donation.

Depleted Maine is looking for some males to practice with them.

What UConn's return will mean for the rest of the Big East.

College player news:

Natalie Chou is raising her game as UCLA hits their toughest stretch of the season.

Chou is carrying on the basketball tradition of her mother.

Kentucky's Rhyne Howard is sidelined with a broken finger.

Arizona State's Robbi Ryan is a master of the mid-range game.

The talented sophomore duo of NaLyssa Smith and Queen Egbo are thriving for No. 2 Baylor.

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley wants Destanni Henderson to be a super sub.

Kiara Lewis is carrying the burden for Syracuse.

"Jiterbug" Jessie Loera brings zip to Gonzaga.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Team USA rallies to beat UConn in exhibition

The National Team rallied to down UConn, 79-64.

Today's results

Tomorrow's game schedule

NCAA news:

Finalists for the 2025 and 2026 Final Four are Columbus, Phoenix, Portland and Tampa.

College team news:

Arizona is ranked higher in this week's AP top 25 poll than it has been since 2000.

No. 20 Maryland is adjusting to a strong Big Ten Conference.

Both Oregon teams face tough conference schedules.

Underclasswomen are shouldering the load for the Buckeyes.

BYU is rebounding after a slow start to their season.

How the AAC has been shaken up.

College player news:

Oregon expects Lydia Giomi back this week.

Iowa State's Jade Thurmon is eyeing an expanded role.

Only a rookie, Kayla Padilla is unstoppable for Penn.

Tyasha Harris is ESPN's player of the week.

College coach news:

Loyola Chicago coach Kate Achter says her daughter has changed her perspective.

Coach’s Chair: Bill Cleary, Colgate University.

Sherri Coale's dedication and passion for her players remains at Oklahoma.

UCSB coach Bonnie Henrickson won her 400th career game over the weekend.

WNBA news:

Breanna Stewart is in "a good place" after her Achilles injury.

Skylar Diggins-Smith wants to leave the Dallas Wings and play somewhere else.

The Atlanta Dream have agreed to allow Angel McCoughtry to pursue free agency.

Maya Moore is "grateful" to carry on her criminal justice mission for a second year.

The Lynx can be aggressive in free agency if they want to.

Olympics news:

The Olympics women's basketball qualifying tournament has been moved from China to Serbia due to the coronavirus outbreak.


"She was the future." WNBA stars say of Gigi Bryant.

UConn honored Gigi Bryant during tonight's game.

Gianna Bryant was set to carry on a basketball legacy, beginning at UConn.

She had next.

Minor shifts in this week's AP top 25 poll

Not much has changed in this week's AP top 25 poll:

1. South Carolina
2. Baylor
3. Oregon
4. UConn
5. Louisville
6. Stanford
7. NC State
9. Mississippi State
10. Oregon State
11. DePaul
12. Gonzaga
13. Kentucky
14. Florida State
15. Texas A&M
16. Arizona
17. Maryland
18. Iowa
19. Arizona State
20. Indiana
21. South Dakota
22. Tennessee
23. Northwestern
24. Missouri State
25. Arkansas

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Some surprising routs in today's scores


TCU dominated No. 25 West Virginia, 73-60.

More results:

No. 1 South Carolina thrashed Georgia, 88-53, for their 13th straight win.

No. 4 Oregon silenced No. 7 Oregon State, 66-57, for the first Civil War sweep in 10 years.

Freshman Fran Belibi led No. 6 Stanford past Utah, 82-49.

No. 8 NC State eclipsed North Carolina, 76-68.

No. 9 Mississippi State pounded Ole Miss, 80-39.

No. 10 UCLA ran past Washington State, 66-50.

No. 14 Florida State thumped Miami, 79-61.

No. 20 Maryland topped No. 22 Northwestern, 70-61.

No. 23 Tennessee got by LSU, 63-58, behind 30 points from Rennia Davis.

No. 11 DePaul 92, Georgetown 66

No. 15 Texas A&M 72, Missouri 53

No. 19 Iowa 74, Michigan State 57

No. 21 Arkansas 79, Florida 57

No. 24 South Dakota 79, Oral Roberts 56

Duke 58, Georgia Tech 46

Virginia 90, Notre Dame 60

Michigan 71, Rutgers 57

Purdue 81, Penn State 68

Alabama 98, Vanderbilt 61

USC 81, Washington 78 (OT)

Colorado 62, Cal 50

St. John's 82, Seton Hall 66

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon and UCLA have climbed in the NCAA's power rankings.

"It's not easy": dissecting the disparity between Mississippi State and Mississippi.

Oregon and Oregon State dealt with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant's death before tipoff.

Syracuse continued their downward spiral with a loss to Wake Forest.

The puzzle pieces fit for Duke against Georgia Tech.

Julie Trice, the fan that got in Ohio's head.

College player news:

Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu dedicated her season to friend Kobe Bryant after he died today.

Duke's Haley Gorecki desperately needs a consistent running mate.

Scenes from Megan Gustafson's jersey retirement ceremony today.

College coach news:

Northwestern State coach Jordan Dupuy has resigned.

USA Basketball news:

UConn greats Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi look to wrap up their careers with a fifth gold medal this summer.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Every day is a big game day

Today's results:

No. 2 Baylor downed Texas Tech, 87-79, for their 50th straight Big 12 win.

Nebraska rallied to edge Wisconsin, 72-71. The Huskers knew they had it in themselves.

Iowa State ran past Kansas, 89-67.

Texas hustled to stop Oklahoma State, 61-56.

Kansas State routed Oklahoma, 92-74.

Central Michigan is 7-0 in MAC play after a 73-66 win over Toledo.

Old Dominion is 6-1 in the C-USA after a 75-63 victory over Florida Atlantic.

Abilene Christian took care of Central Arkansas, 74-64, to go 15-2.

Bethune-Cookman topped North Carolina A&T, 69-58.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Arizona-Arizona State is now a rivalry.

The Beavers are taking lessons from their loss to the Ducks.

Iowa is cherishing Megan Gustafson's return tomorrow.

Rider has won 11 straight and is unbeaten in MAAC play.

UConn faces a different kind of challenge when the National Team visits next week.

Georgia aims to grab their second win over a ranked team vs. No. 1 South Carolina tomorrow.

Did Boise State's loss today cost them a conference title?

Basketball fans learn to pronounce Quinnipiac.

College player news:

FGCU's Keri Jewett-Giles is embracing her hometown stardom.

Anna Makurat and Aubrey Griffin's class is starting to emerge at UConn.

Arella Guirantes and Tekia Mack are leading strong-willed Rutgers to a standout season.

Taylor Mikesell has helped Maryland hit its stride just in time for Northwestern.

Arizona hosted Minnesota transfer Destiny Pitts during last night's ASU game.

Redshirt freshman Ayoka Lee dominated in Kansas State's win today.

Navy retired former star Courtney Davidson's number.

College coach news:

Hope College coach Brian Morehouse got his 600th win tonight and set an NCAA record for fastest to get there.

Felisha Legette-Jack became Buffalo's most winning coach today.

WNBA news:

The new CBA could complicate Sky GM James Wade's free agency plan.

Courtney Williams has style.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Almost-upsets and statement wins

Close to being upsets:

No. 6 Stanford needed an OT to slip past Colorado, 76-68.

No. 10 UCLA held off Washington, 85-80, in OT. Michaela Onyenwere led them with a career-high 31 points.

Statement wins:

No. 4 Oregon dominated No. 7 Oregon State, 76-64.

No. 18 Arizona stopped No. 16 Arizona State, 59-53, in front of a raucous crowd of more than 10,000. It was their first sweep of the Sun Devils since 2000.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon is coping with a short front court.

BYU is rebounding after a slow start to their season.

Young Ohio State is chasing the NCAA Tourament.

Big 10 power rankings, second edition.

College player news:

Satou Sabally and Sabrina Ionescu dish on their friendship and their chemistry.

Ionescu and Mikayla Pivec are leaving their marks on their respective programs.

Taylor Chavez is emerging as the Ducks' best defender and three-point shooter.

Anna Makurat and Aubrey Griffin are stepping up for UConn.

Borislava Hristova wants to lead Washington State to do something special.

Andrea Torres' teamwork and kindness is lifting Utah.

Megan Gustafson returns to Iowa for her jersey retirement ceremony as the team hosts Michigan State.

Former Mississippi State player Ameshya Williams has emerged as a mother and a student-athlete.

How a jersey connected two generations at Missouri.

College coach news:

Villanova coach Harry Perretta says it's time to retire after 42 years.

A judge has dismissed the domestic assault charge against Brown coach Sarah Behn.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Surviving and winning


Georgia ran by No. 21 Arkansas, 64-55.

"Wow" results:

North Carolina outlasted Georgia Tech in OT, 67-60.

Duke thrashed Syracuse, 88-58.

No. 14 Florida State held off Wake Forest, 70-65.

No. 15 Texas A&M escaped Alabama, 79-74.

More results:

No. 3 UConn downed No. 23 Tennessee in the renewal of their rivalry, 60-45.

No. 5 Louisville ran past Virginia, 71-56, for their 11th straight win.

No. 9 Mississippi State rallied to defeat Vanderbilt, 68-52.

No. 17 Indiana bounced back with a 76-60 win over Penn State.

Temple edged Penn, 76-72.

No. 19 Iowa pulled away from Ohio State, 77-68.

No. 20 Maryland handled Illinois, 79-60.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Arizona and Arizona State meet this weekend with both teams ranked, for the first time.

Oregon State is prepared for a tough Civil War series with Oregon.

The Oregon schools have the best rivalry in the country.

After their first loss of the season, UCLA hosts Washington tomorrow.

How Northwestern went viral on Tik Tok.

James Madison is poised for a special run.

After another humbling loss, Syracuse faces tough decisions.

Penn State is searching for winners after their fourth straight loss.

Some former New Mexico Lobos allege mistreatment.

UConn, Tennessee and the gamesmanship of Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt.

The Lady Vol-Husky rivalry is still good for the game.

College player news:

Louisville's Dana Evans continues to make her case for ACC player of the year.

How Aari McDonald has lifted Arizona into national prominence.

Taryn McCutcheon is leading Michigan State despite an injury and some struggles.

Madison Greene is expanding her role for Ohio State.

Battle-tested Pre Stanley leads Appalachian State.

Leigha Brown leads Nebraska despite not starting.

Nicole Jorgensen is now the center of attention at Rhode Island.

The Naismith defensive player of the year watch list is out.

College coach news:

Louisville coach Jeff Walz reached 350 career wins tonight.

LSU assistant coach Cherie Cordoba profile.

WNBA news:

The Lynx are facing a second season without Maya Moore.

McDonald's All-American teams announced

Full roster:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Takedowns and big news nuggets


Oklahoma State took down No. 25 West Virginia, 57-55.

Ball State rallied to edge Buffalo, 69-65.

Wisconsin beat Minnesota for the first time since 2012, 72-62.

More results:

No. 2 Baylor stopped TCU, 66-57, for their 46th straight conference win.

Iowa State 73, Kansas State 59

Texas 85, Kansas 77

Purdue 76, Nebraska 68

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is fierce.

College team news:

There's a lot at stake in this weekend's rivalry games in the Pac-12.

Fan passion has fueled Iowa's 30-game home sellout streak.

Georgia is preparing for a track meet against Arkansas.

The Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State has grown to epic heights the last decade.

Home is where the heart is for Michigan State.

Indiana is seeking a spark against Penn State.

Loyola Chicago is finding unparalleled success at home. And it's time to buy stock in Phoenix basketball.

With the Big 5 title on the line, Penn faces Temple.

UTEP is taking aim at Rice's 25-game C-USA winning streak.

A new NBC Sports column devoted to women's college basketball.

Here's how the DII Championship works.

College player news:

Iowa wasn't Kathleen Doyle's original choice, but it became her destiny.

Syracuse forward Digna Strautmane will be OK if she follows one rule.

Ashley Joens' effort is in her DNA for Iowa State.

Central Michigan hasn't lost a step with Micaela Kelly leading the way.

Utah's Brynna Maxwell has a love for basketball.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

C. Vivian Stringer learned about burnout the hard way, but it putting her health first now.

Charli Turner Thorne is impressed with Arizona State's growth.

What Adia Barnes said before Arizona's match up with Arizona State.

WNBA news:

Maya Moore will skip a second season to focus on prisoner Jonathan Irons' case.

Alana Beard says she's retiring.

The new arena at Seattle Center is being called an engineering marvel.

High school news:

Women coaching girls is increasing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

NCAA Tournament coverage becomes legit

NCAA news:

ESPN announced today that it will air the entire Final Four on its flagship network. The network will also discontinue regionalization, as all games will be available to view.

College team news:

It's rivalry week for the Oregon schools and the Arizona schools.

Long, scoreless stretches have hurt Oregon State.

As Tennessee and UConn prepare to face off, the year their historic rivalry reached a boiling point is revisited.

All-time results of the series.

New analyst Kelsey Plum was a friendly face to both Washington and Arizona this past weekend.

Rice should still be considered the C-USA favorites.

Notre Dame's scenario for an NCAA Tournament bid is an ACC Tourney championship.

Eastern Michigan got stranded in Pennsylvania for hours.

Oklahoma looks to bounce back on the road against Texas Tech.

For Butler to make the Tournament, Kristen Spolyar must do more than get buckets.

Stony Brook is the NCAA's team of the week.

DII weekly power rankings.

College player news:

The hottest player in college basketball is named Sabrina.

Lady Vol Rennia Davis is getting better and better.

While others star, Stephanie Jones is the glue for Maryland.

Rickea Jackson has raised her game for Mississippi State.

Multi-threat Hannah Whitish is fun to watch, and an important piece for Nebraska.

Iowa State's Madison Wise is back in the lineup after a battle with migraines.

Gadiva Hubbard is providing leadership for the Gophers.

Mandy Simpson's role is helping the Sooners through Ana Llanusa's absence.

Freshman floor general Tori Hyduke has bounced back from injury to lead George Washington.

Middle Tennessee State guard Anna Jones has transferred to Tennessee Tech.

College coach news:

Tennessee coach Kellie Harper says "we'll see what happens" with regard to the possibility of a series with UConn.

Today's results

Tomorrow's game schedule

WNBA news:

The player's new contract is good, but it's not enough.

Layshia Clarendon says the new CBA is "queer-inclusive."

Here's what it means to Clarendon.

Katie Smith was introduced as the Lynx's new assistant coach and is excited for the opportunity.

Smith is a buffer between players and coach Cheryl Reeve, one columnist says.

Smith says the job is a perfect fit.

USA Basketball news:

Ariel Atkins, Katie Lou Samuelson and Tiffany Mitchell have been added to the National Team for upcoming competitions.

Monday, January 20, 2020

More escapes


No. 20 rolled past No. 17 Indiana, 76-62.


No. 1 South Carolina withstood No. 9 Mississippi State, 81-79.

Rennia Davis' last-second shot lifted No. 23 Tennessee over Alabama, 65-63.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Northwestern is finally ranked.

Could there be NCAA Tournament home games for Iowa?

A road win was great, but more lineup changes for Iowa State are likely to come.

Mount St. Mary's is off to their best start in 20 years.

College player news:

Why Sabrina Ionescu is the best player in college basketball.

A fast start has propelled Elissa Cunane's career for NC State.

Crystal Dangerfield has risen to tenth on UConn's all-time assists list, but Geno Auriemma wants her to maintain a scorer's mentality.

Temple freshman guard Asonah Alexander leads the AAC in assists.

Cece Hooks relishes her role as Ohio's defensive anchor.

Former Lebanon star Kristen Spolyar leads Butler on the court.

Jailyn Mason of Arkansas women’s basketball will represent the Southeastern Conference on proposed governance rule changes under the NCAA's Division I autonomy process as part of the NCAA Convention.

College coach news:

Coach’s Chair: Felisha Legette-Jack, University at Buffalo.

Carla Berube is thriving as Princeton's coach.

WNBA news:

Overseas report.

Q&A with Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve.

Ten must-watch games this season.

The WNBA's new in-season tournament, explained.


Carolyn Bush Roddy broke barriers in women's basketball.

Some shifting in this week's AP top 25 poll

This week's top 25 poll sees some changes:

1. South Carolina
2. Baylor
3. UConn
4. Oregon
5. Louisville
6. Stanford
7. Oregon State
8. NC State
9. Mississippi State
10. UCLA
11. DePaul
12. Kentucky
13. Gonzaga
14. Florida State
15. Texas A&M
16. Arizona State
17. Indiana
18. Arizona
19. Iowa
20. Maryland
21. Arkansas
22. Northwestern
23. Tennessee
24. South Dakota
25. West Virginia

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Funday


Locked-in LSU upended No. 11 Kentucky, 65-59.

Boston College gave Georgia Tech their first home loss on the year, 55-48.

Clemson defeated Duke for the first time in 20 years, 62-58.

More results:

No. 3 Stanford rebounded from Thursday's loss with a 61-58 victory over No. 8 Oregon State.

No. 5 Louisville held off North Carolina, 74-67.

No. 6 Oregon blew out Cal, 105-55.

No. 9 NC State wore down Wake Forest, 59-45.

No. 18 Arizona State made it five straight wins with a 65-56 decision over Washington State.

No. 21 Arizona rallied to stop Washington, 66-58.

No. 22 Iowa came from behind to beat Wisconsin, 85-78.

No. 23 Arkansas used powerful offense to thrash Vanderbilt, 100-66.

No. 25 South Dakota handed South Dakota State their worst Summit League loss ever, 83-48.

Nebraska edged Michigan, 74-71.

Texas got by Kansas State, 71-63.

Iowa State came from behind to nip Oklahoma State, 64-63.

Georgia snapped a losing skid by topping Auburn, 61-50.

TCU snapped Oklahoma's winning streak with an 82-63 win.

Minnesota rolled past Purdue, 72-59.

Notre Dame routed Miami, 76-53.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule features three Power 5 match ups.

College team news:

How Mississippi State and South Carolina have developed a deep rivalry.

The NCAA's weekly power rankings.

College player news:

Sabrina Ionescu tied Gary Payton's all-time Pac-12 assists record today. And she didn't know it.

Stanford freshman standout Haley Jones was injured in today's win and will undergo an MRI in Palo Alto.

The Leaonna Odom experience was on display for Duke against Clemson.

College coach news:

Wichita State coach Keitha Adams used a play by her former assistant coach, who also coached in the NBA, to win today's game against Temple.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

No surprises = amazing

No upsets today (what?)

Today's results:

No. 2 Baylor 91, No. 17 West Virginia 51

No. 16 Gonzaga 69, San Francisco 46

Kansas 67, Texas Tech 50

Buffalo 66, Eastern Michigan 63

Ohio 79, Ball State 71

Central Michigan 80, Western Michigan 70

North Carolina A&T 84, Coppin State 38

FGCU 74, North Alabama 63

Rice 75, Southern Miss 64

Bucknell 71, Lehigh 50

Tulane 64, Cincinnati 59

San Diego 66, Pacific 64

BYU 65, Saint Mary's 55

Idaho 52, Montana 51

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is loaded

College team news:

There's a three-way tie in the Big Ten.

Baylor has won a Big 12 record 45 straight league games.

Oregon State prepares for what could be the toughest three-games stretch of the season.

Syracuse needs to dig deep to save the season.

Notre Dame is frustrated this season.

Stanford is at Oregon State tomorrow. Can't wait.

College player news:

Candidates for the Senior CLASS Award have been named.

Oregon's Sedona Prince is left with $22,000 in medical bills from surgery and complications.

College coach news:

Geno Auriemma doesn't understand why people are criticizing his team for not winning by a large enough margin.

Lindsay Whalen is trying to guide Minnesota through troubled waters.

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale is looking for her 500th win.

Nebraska coach Amy Williams shares insights on how her team prepares to play.

Lisa Bluder's thoughts on Iowa's wins over Wisconsin.

"We Back Pat Week" begins tomorrow.

WNBA news:

ESPN has announced this season's TV schedule.

The league announced that free agency begins Jan. 28 and contract signing, Feb. 10.

Cheryl Reeve is committed to grooming other women to be head coaches.

Sky forward Cheyenne Parker shares her "unimaginable journey" to the WNBA.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hardly one night without an upset or two


Southern Illinois stunned No. 19 Missouri State, 70-68, for their first win over a ranked opponent since 1991.

USC took down No. 7 UCLA in 2OT, 70-68.

More results:

Butler stopped Marquette, 61-55.

Utah downed Colorado, 84-69.

Seton Hall ran past Creighton, 82-70.

No. 8 Oregon State routed Cal, 81-44.

No. 18 Arizona State handled Washington, 67-50.

No. 21 Arizona topped Washington State, 74-67.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Games to watch this weekend.

Is South Carolina ready to be No. 1?

Arizona State grew more confidence after their historic weekend.

Iowa's win over Minnesota last night wore them out mentally and physically.

Oregon State has seen offensive production drop in Pac-12 play.

Georgia is aiming to grab their second SEC win Sunday.

Penn's recent losses have weakened their chance for an at-large Ivy League bid.

BYU is benefiting from international connections.

Toledo and Bowling Green are trending in different directions.

College player news:

Destiny Pitts' teammates react to her leaving.

One simple change brought South Carolina freshman Zia Cooke "back to her explosive self."

UConn's Anna Makurat went to Poland and returned with some confidence in her outside shot.

Sam Galanopoulos is chipping in for Loyola Chicago.

Virginia Tech's Taylor Geiman has torn her ACL and is out for the season.

College coach news:

Lindsay Whalen is learning the difficulties of trying to build her own culture for the Gophers.

Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly has issues with Big 12 officiating.

WNBA news:

Will upping the ante for players make the WNBA a better league?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Oh what a night


Northwestern edged No. 15 Indiana in OT, 71-69.

Technically an upset, but nah: No. 6 Oregon routed No. 3 Stanford, 87-55. Sabrina Ionescu had a career-high 37 points for the Ducks and broke the school's all-time scoring record.


No. 22 Iowa rallied to slip by Minnesota, 76-75.

No. 4 UConn 59, UCF 52

No. 10 Mississippi State 64, LSU 60

More results:

No. 9 NC State rolled past Florida State, 68-51.

No. 1 South Carolina 78, Missouri 45

No. 5 Louisville 81, Boston College 70

No. 11 Kentucky 76, No. 12 Texas A&M 54 (without Chennedy Carter)

No. 16 Gonzaga 67, Santa Clara 52

No. 20 Maryland 87, Nebraska 69

No. 24 Tennessee 78, Florida 50

Georgia Tech 82, Syracuse 64

Duke 50, Notre Dame 47

Michigan State 68, Ohio State 65

North Carolina 78. Miami 58

Michigan 68, Wisconsin 56

Temple 69, South Florida 66

Wake Forest 62, Virginia 56

Rutgers 62, Penn State 57

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

The Pac-12 is looking for big things.

College player news:

Sabrina Ionescu reflects on her upbringing, her family and her identity outside of basketball.

Oregon's Minyon Moore is taking advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime.

Jaelynn Penn and Grace Berger are fueling Indiana's rise.

After being suspended, Minnesota's top scorer Destiny Pitts will transfer.

Boston College forward Taylor Soule is big on the boards.

Michigan State's Moira Joiner is no regular freshman.

Kierstan Bell is learning with other Ohio State freshmen.

WNBA news:

The league released their 2020 schedule today.

The new CBA is landmark deal for women of color.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Healthy heap of news


Oklahoma toppled No. 17 West Virginia, 73-49.

More results:

No. 2 Baylor cruised past Kansas, 90-47.

TCU came from behind to nip Iowa State, 77-74.

Texas dominated Texas Tech, 92-66.

Western Michigan edged Ohio, 73-72.

Oklahoma State stopped Kansas State, 70-63.

Villanova ran by Penn, 70-58.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule is loaded.

College team news:

No. 1 South Carolina continues to put in work.

Oregon is nothing close to their potential as the second half of the season begins.

The Ducks are ready for their showdown with Stanford tomorrow.

Oregon State has learned how physical Pac-12 play can be.

Despite national attention, Iowa knows plenty of basketball remains.

The surging Hawkeyes face less-than-full-strength Minnesota tomorrow.

Familiar faces are reaching new heights at Loyola Chicago.

HBCU midseason report.

Ohio will rely on its toughness in MAC play.

Ohio State is trying to stay hot on the road.

Iowa State has lost three Big 12 games in a row.

Pac-12 notebook.

College player news:

Why Sabrina Ionescu is so good, and where she still must improve.

Ja'Tavia Tapley went from Florida to USC to player of the week for ASU.

Tory Ozment is focused on being well-rounded for Michigan State.

Stanford's seniors reflect on their final year.

Now healthy, Amanda Kalin is showing consistency for Duquesne.

Iowa State freshman guard Maggie Espenmiller-McGraw is a "freshman in a graduate-level class."

Destiny Pitts is still suspended as Minnesota prepares to face Iowa.

Buffalo's Summer Hemphill will not play this season after knee surgery.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Felisha Legette-Jack has built a contender at Buffalo.

Adia Barnes is frustrated by Arizona's constant string of injuries.

Dawn Staley gave her players social media back after their No. 1 ranking. Here's why.

Courtney Banghart is just getting started for North Carolina.


Broadcasters balance history and game on the Syracuse crew.

WNBA news:

Transcript of yesterday's WNBA-WNBPA conference call.

Mandalay Bay and MGM Resorts were sold. What does this mean for the Las Vegas Aces?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pause before a big game day

College team news:

Baylor is rolling on into Big 12 play.

Defense will make or break Indiana against Northwestern.

Oklahoma looks to upset West Virginia as they overcome turnover issues.

UConn injury update.

What did FGCU do to drop out of the USA Today coaches poll?

The Sun Devils are turning potential into reality.

Arizona State is the NCAA's team of the week.

The toughest challenges lie ahead for DII's unbeaten teams.

Today's results

Tomorrow's game schedule features Big 12, MAC action and much more.

WNBA, WNBPA reach a tentative CBA agreement

The WNBA and WNBPA have reached a tentative agreement on an eight-year CBA that includes:

Foremost among the deal terms is a 53 percent increase in total cash compensation, consisting of base salary, additional performance bonuses, prize pools for newly created in-season competitions, and league and team marketing deals. Under the new CBA, the league’s top players will be able to earn cash compensation in excess of $500,000, representing a more than tripling of the maximum compensation under the prior deal. Other top players will have an opportunity to earn between $200,000 and $300,000. And for the first time in WNBA history, the average cash compensation for players will exceed six figures, averaging nearly $130,000, resulting in an increase for all players from rookies to veterans.

Additional highlights include enhanced player experience with respect to travel and child care benefits, and expanded offseason career development opportunities. The landmark agreement also features a more liberal free agency system, and a more robust and equitable revenue-sharing model based on league revenue growth.

The league also announced a platform to elevate the WNBA and women's sports:

The Changemakers platform is designed to provide direct support to the WNBA in its ongoing business transformation across marketing, branding, and player and fan experience. With a fresh approach to sports sponsorship, Changemakers are deeply invested in driving positive change for the WNBA, women’s sports, and women in society. Not only are partners providing financial investment, but they are further lifting the league and players through marketing amplification and close strategic collaboration. This group of leaders is redefining what it means to live organizational values through business partnerships.

What the new CBA means for players.