Saturday, February 29, 2020

A day full of game action

Today's results:

No. 2 Baylor 83, Kansas State 58

No. 6 UConn 92, Houston 40

No. 11 Gonzaga 56, Portland 42

No. 14 Northwestern 75, Illinois 58

No. 20 South Dakota 76, North Dakota 47

No. 23 Princeton 64, Yale 49

North Alabama 61, FGCU 55

Ball State 67, Central Michigan 62

Buffalo 63, Ohio 62

Iowa State 61, West Virginia 58

Texas 86, Oklahoma 76

Kansas 77, Oklahoma State 69

Ohio State 77, Purdue 56

Middle Tennessee 108, Western Kentucky 103 (2OT)

Penn 74, Brown 60

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

With their win today, Northwestern clinches a share of their first Big Ten title in 30 years.

After today's win, South Dakota is 16-0 in Summit League play.

Gonzaga has extended their best start ever to 28-2.

Chattanooga rallied to earn a share of the SoCon title.

Central Michigan lost their first MAC game of the year today.

Iowa wraps up the regular season at Rutgers tomorrow.

South Carolina seeks a perfect SEC record tomorrow.

Mississippi State notebook.

There is mounting evidence that Oregon State is starting to click.

Expectations are high for Seton Hall.

Oklahoma has lost six straight.

"Women of Troy" shows what's possible for USC Athletics.

College player news:

Looking back at some of the greatest moments of Sabrina Ionescu's college career.

Ionescu's speech after last night's win.

Is Ionescu Nike's next signature athlete?

Ashley Joens delivered in the clutch again for Iowa State today.

Oregon State's senior class carries on the Beaver legacy.

Louisville's seniors have made their mark.

Taiye Bello is chasing milestones as she enters her last regular-season game.

Frannie Corrigan has persevered to the end for Illinois State.

Amid a dismal season, Navy's seniors are optimistic.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Hot games, clinches and an upset


No. 13 Arizona stunned No. 4 Stanford, 73-72.

More results:

No. 9 UCLA got by Colorado, 62-52, to move into second place in the Pac-12.

No. 17 Oregon State ran by Washington, 75-61.

No. 23 Princeton crushed Brown 81-39 for their 19th straight win, and clinched the Ivy League title.

No. 3 Oregon 88, Washington State 57

No. 24 Arizona State 77, Cal 54

Yale 71, Penn 54

Columbia 62, Harvard 57

St. John's 85, Butler 80 (OT)

USC 69, Utah 66

Drake 83, Loyola Chicago 75

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Stanford's loss gives Oregon the regular-season Pac-12 title.

Mississippi State secured the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament with last night's win over Arkansas.

Breaking down conference standings and the road to the title.

Which teams have the most to prove heading into March?

College player news:

Fifteen players to look for in the NCAA Tournament.

Monika Czinano continues to impress for Iowa.

Work ethic and talent has propelled Reili Richardson into Arizona State basketball history.

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

Cailin Harrington has embraced a leadership role for 25-0 Tufts.

College coach news:

C. Vivian Stringer surpassed Pat Summitt's 20-win season record last night.

Sherri Coale was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Eastern Kentucky is moving in the right direction under first-year coach Samantha Williams.

WNBA news:

The Sparks have re-signed Chelsea Gray.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Never too long without a takedown


Alabama took down No. 12 Texas A&M, 76-63.

Illinois toppled No. 21 Missouri State, 78-66.

More results:

Notre Dame routed North Carolina, 83-65.

No. 1 South Carolina 100, Florida 67

No. 5 Louisville 68, Boston College 48

No. 8 NC State 69, Syracuse 60

No. 10 Mississippi State 92, Arkansas 83

No. 15 Kentucky 88, Georgia 77

No. 18 Iowa 90, Minnesota 82

No. 19 Florida State 81, Clemson 54

No. 22 Indiana 81, Nebraska 53

Tennessee 77, Ole Miss 66

Virginia Tech 70, Duke 56

Rutgers 63, Wisconsin 43

LSU 61, Vanderbilt 55

BYU 66, Pepperdine 64

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon is looking to win the Pac-12 title outright tomorrow against Washington State.

With relevant opponents complete, help for the Ducks can only come from afar.

No. 7 Maryland looks to be even better in the postseason.

CAA: first-place Drexel is aiming for their first NCAA bid since 2009.

UConn isn't dominating like we're used to, and that's OK.

Arizona State can get 20 wins and clinch a fifth seed in the Pac-12 with a win tomorrow.

A change in practice philosophy has sparked Charlotte.

Seton Hall is in position to control its postseason.

Ohio State is on the bubble.

One boy has an unbreakable bond with Buffalo.

College player news:

When Maryland is at its best, Stephanie Jones plays "mean."

Rickea Jackson has elevated her game at Mississippi State.

Satou Sabally talks about her decision to go pro, and her remaining career at Oregon.

Washington's Amber Melgoza is leading her team and making her mark.

Colorado's Jaylyn Sherrod is having a freshman year to remember.

Twins Haley and Hanna Cavinder are taking Fresno State to another level.

Mississippi State's Promise Taylor has medically retired.

Who's the player of the year in each conference?

A former SMU player has filed a lawsuit against the university and coach Travis Mays.

The premiere of the "Women of Troy" documentary brought the USC greats home.

College coach news:

C Vivian Stringer was honored by New Jersey lawmakers.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck sees progress, despite his team's recent losses.

Hartford coach Morgan Valley earned Diana Taurasi's champagne celebration.

The Carol Eckman coaching with integrity award has been given to Villanova's Harry Perretta.

High school news:

Paige Bueckers podcast.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Jockeying for position


Texas upended No. 25 TCU, 77-67.

Hartford won their first game of the year in their season finale, taking down giant Stony Brook, 70-67.

Bowling Green 82, Ohio 68.

More results:

Kansas State topped Iowa State, 60-51, for their 200th Big 12 win.

Oklahoma State doused Texas Tech, 74-58.

Buffalo 88, Miami Ohio 72

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Arizona: Cate Reese's health scare, Sam Thomas' career night and a first-round bye.

Oregon State is playing well despite their setbacks.

Nebraska hopes that practice leads to better three-point shooting.

Boston College is back on the winning track.

Louisville hosts the Eagles tomorrow, with history on the line.

College player news:

Aari McDonald will participate in senior day for Arizona, but will wait to make a decision on whether to declare for the WNBA draft.

How Michigan State's Tory Ozment instilled toughness into her identity.

Beatrice Mompremier has returned to the court for Miami after a 13-game absence due to injury.

Ohio State's international players look to draw off their FIBA experience in the postseason.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley wants to see more women in head coaching roles.

Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel will retire.

Five interesting things assistant coach Shea Ralph had to say about UConn.

Coach Chaia Huff has turned things around at Edgewood College.


The 20 boldest courts in college basketball.

NCAA news:

The NCAA is preparing for the possibility of coronavirus at basketball tournaments.

What the NCAA transfer proposal means, and what coaches and players are saying.

High school news:

Oregon commit Taylor Bigby can focus on her game.

WNBA news:

From Lindsay Whalen to Rachel Banham: a once-in-a-decade trade.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin shared her rich experiences with a girl's basketball team.

Assault and weapons charges against Riquna Williams were dropped after she completed a diversion program.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Final week of regular-season play

Today's results:

No. 7 Maryland 88, Purdue 45

No. 14 Northwestern 69, Ohio State 55

No. 23 Princeton 80, Penn 44.....the Tigers have won 18 straight

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Most seeding is still up for grabs for the Pac-12 Tournament.

Missouri State Tournament resume watch.

Arizona is bullish on hosting the NCAA Tournament.

It's time for Michigan State to produce.

Northwestern is the NCAA's team of the week.

How the Wildcats got an assist from their football super fans.

College player news:

Get to know Sabrina Ionescu, the nation's best college player.

What Ionescu means for women's sports.

Ionescu is quickly becoming the face of basketball, and she's up for the challenge.

How Lindsey Pulliam put Northwestern on track for a top 16 seed.

Arizona State's seniors are preparing for their final postseason run.

Digna Strautmane is riding a rollercoaster as Syracuse is running out of time.

Oregon State's Kennedy Brown is coming to grips with her season-ending injury.

The ten semifinalists for Naismith defensive player of the year.

College coach news:

Oregon coach Kelly Graves said love is what holds his team together.

Charmin Smith challenges the norm of the white college coach.

After 42 years, Villanova coach Harry Perretta has coached his final game.

Dawn Staley wants to see more women in head coaching roles.

WNBA news:

The Storm re-signed Sue Bird.

The Sky re-signed Courtney Vandersloot.

The Lynx acquired Rachel Banham in a trade.

Victoria Vivians is ready for her WNBA comeback.

Tamika Cathings is a torchbearer.

Sky assistant coach Bridget Pettis has started a Phoenix nonprofit to "educate and feed."

International news:

Puerto Rico has inspired an island on the way to the Olympics.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Big Monday: herstory is made


In No. 3 Oregon's 74-66 win over No. 4 Stanford, Sabrina Ionescu notched her 26th career triple-double and became the first player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds. She is in a club of one.

She did it after eulogizing Kobe and Gigi Bryant earlier in the day.

Where Sabrina Ionescu ranks among the all-time greats


Duke knocked off No. 8 NC State, 70-65.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

For the first time in four years, Northwestern has entered the top 15.

Local artists have teamed up to celebrate South Carolina basketball.

How Duke has turned it around.

Players and coaches discuss the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry.

Penn uses reality TV to bond.

Texas A&M seeks a strong finish to the regular season.

Can Oregon State land in the Portland regional?

Kansas State aims to get back on their front foot against Iowa State Wednesday.

The Cyclones' most pressing issue this season is turnovers.

Ohio State looks to get back on track.

Analysis of the UConn offense.

College player news:

"Unique" Satou Sabally is ready to lead Oregon back to the Final Four, ahead of the WNBA draft.

Sabrina Ionescu: Dear Oregon Basketball.

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been cleared to return after beating cancer.

Shay Colley's return meant more than just two points for Michigan State.

Maria Albiero's hard work and discipline is paying dividends for BYU.

WNBA news:

Kia Vaughn has signed with the Mercury.

The Liberty have re-signed Marine Johannes.

Blake Dietrick is back in Atlanta.

The Sun acquired Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis from Seattle.

The Storm has added Epiphanny Prince.

Carolyn Swords has retired, and will join the Aces' front office.

Overseas report.

WNBA-bound Aussie superstar Ezi Magbegor has become Spalding's first female brand ambassador.


Sabrina Ionescu, Diana Taurasi and Geno Auriemma spoke at the memorial service today for Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

Auriemma's speech included humor.

A different look to this week's AP top 25 poll

Upsets = changes in this week's AP top 25 poll:

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

Sunday, February 23, 2020

So upsetting

Seven upsets - count 'em:

Washington 74, No. 8 UCLA 68....all of those come-from-behind close wins caught up with the Bruins, and the Huskies are a much better team than their record.

Alabama 66, No. 9 Mississippi State 64

Colorado 50, No. 11 Arizona 38.....the Wildcats were without top scorer Aari McDonald, who is injured.

Villanova 76, No. 12 DePaul was the last home game for retiring Harry Perretta.

Georgia Tech 65, No. 17 Florida State 62

Utah 75, No. 21 Arizona State 71

Florida 83, No. 22 Arkansas 80


Upsets of the unranked kind:

Notre Dame 72, Syracuse 70

Virginia 86, Virginia Tech 76

Georgia 73, LSU 66

Texas Tech 77, Iowa State 74

More results:

No. 1 South Carolina defeated No. 14 Kentucky, 67-58, to take the regular-season SEC title.

No. 15 Oregon state downed Cal, 76-63, to snap a four-game losing streak.

Texas Tech 77, Iowa State 74

Tennessee 67, Vanderbilt 63

TCU 49, Oklahoma State 37

Wake Forest 82, North Carolina 79 (OT)

USC 66, Washington State 60

Boston College 75, Miami 64

Michigan 65, Michigan State 57

Missouri 82, Ole Miss 67

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Power 10 heading into the final week of the regular season.

College player news:

This Southern Utah player got exactly what she wanted: a drug test.

WNBA news:

As a great Lynx era slips away, free agency begins.

High school news:

Paige Bueckers dazzled fans on her senior night.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Some clinching

Today's results:

No. 2 Baylor smashed Oklahoma, 101-69, for their 55th Big 12 win.

No. 6 UConn downed UCF, 66-53, for their seventh straight AAC title.

No. 18 Northwestern put the hammer down on Wisconsin, 82-66.

No. 24 Indiana got past Minnesota, 75-69, behind 29 points from Ali Patberg.

Rutgers edged Ohio State, 59-57, behind Arella Guirantes' career-high 36 points.

Kansas State rallied to top Texas, 60-54.

South Dakota's 77-67 win over South Dakota State makes them Summit League champs.

Buffalo snapped a six-game losing streak with a 62-56 win over Bowling Green.

Nebraska shot past Illinois, 80-58.

Central Michigan got past Illinois, 70-66, to clinch a share of the MAC title.

Dayton's 15-game winning streak ended as they fell to Fordham, 50-38.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

South Carolina doesn't want to share the SEC title - they want it all.

A postseason outlook for Louisville as they head into the Tournament.

How Duke bulldozed its way into the NCAA Tournament picture.

Montana State earned a share of the Big Sky regular-season title with their win over Montana.

South Dakota State hit five straight half-court shots in practice Thursday, and it went viral.

The toughest challenges remaining for DII's undefeated teams.

College player news:

Sabrina Ionescu is set to become the NCAA's first 2K/1K/1K player.

Erica Ogwumike reached 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds in Rice's win over UAB.

Dawn Staley didn't think this record would be broken, but Aliyah Boston did it with games to spare.

Quinessa Caylao-Do leaves a legacy of hard work and leadership at Colorado.

Seniors Kyla Irwin and Molly Bent will leave UConn with a different kind of legacy.

Bent is thankful for her time with the Huskies.

WNBA news:

Sky post Stefanie Dolson is up for a new challenge with USA 3X3 basketball.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Close, but no upset

Today's results:

No. 1 Oregon routed Cal, 93-61, behind Sabrina Ionescu's 25th triple-double.

No. 4 Stanford staved off No. 15 Oregon State, 63-60.

No. 8 UCLA rallied to defeat Washington State, 70-62, behind a career-high 32 points from Charisma Osborne.

No. 11 Arizona downed Utah, 85-69, behind 31 points from Sam Thomas.

No. 21 Arizona State rallied to beat Colorado, 65-59.

No. 25 Princeton won their 16th straight, 66-45 over Harvard.

Butler stopped Creighton, 76-61.

Villanova prevailed over Marquette, 61-47.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon is more than their big three.

What the Ducks will look like next year without the three.

UCLA embarks on their final road trip needing to set a tone earlier in games.

What must Kentucky do to compete with top dogs South Carolina?

Tennessee's slump jeopardizes their NCAA Tournament streak.

Generating offense is the focus for Minnesota, as they ready to face Indiana.

LSU is playing for SEC seeding.

Oklahoma wants to upset No. 2 Baylor tomorrow.

Defense has been UConn's calling card.

College player news:

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia embraces her calling after her battle with breast cancer.

Satou Sabally is excited to start her professional career.

Cate Reese is stepping up for Arizona, and people are noticing.

Despite a coaching change, these athletes remained true to Nebraska, and now it's their senior day.

Butler's Upe Atosu will keep playing for her mom.

Evelyn Adebayo has soaked up her first and final season with UConn.

College coach news:

South Dakota is chasing history under coach Dawn Plitzuweit.

Iowa State is surprising everyone, including coach Bill Fennelly.

Anita Howard has designs in building Georgia Southern into a winner.

WNBA news:

The Sparks traded Marina Mabrey to Dallas in exchange for a 2021 second-round draft pick.

Agony and amazement as Seimone Augustus departs the Lynx.

Courtney Williams isn't with the Sun anymore because she didn't want to be.

International news:

A glittering Australian legacy guides teen point guard Shya Heal.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Plots thicken


Charlotte took down C-USA leader ODU, 63-59.

Missouri rose to defeat Vanderbilt, 78-66.


No. 9 Mississippi State staved off Auburn in OT, 92-85, behind freshman Rickea Jackson's 34 points.

No. 10 NC State needed a jumper to top Miami, 50-48.

More results:

No. 1 South Carolina won their 20th game, 63-48 over LSU.

No. 5 Louisville took a step closer to the ACC title with a 58-47 win over Georgia Tech.

No. 13 Gonzaga claimed the WCC regular-season title with a 75-47 rout of LMU.

No. 16 Texas A&M ran past Georgia, 64-47.

No. 22 Arkansas downed Tennessee, 83-75.

Michigan State edged Purdue, 65-63.

Duke stopped Virginia, 62-47.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Can the SEC topple the Pac-12 as the best conference? Kentucky holds the key.

Oregon State will continue to fight through adversity.

No. 20 South Dakota State clinched at least a share of the Summit League title with tonight's win.

No. 24 Indiana prepares for a visit to Minnesota Saturday.

It's not pretty, but Syracuse keeps building momentum.

Ball State's success goes beyond the court.

College player news:

Satou Sabally announced she'll forego her senior year at Oregon to enter the WNBA draft.

Sabrina Ionescu wants to win the whole damned thing.

Rider guard Stella Johnson scored her 2,000th career point tonight.

Mikayla Pivec diary.

How Peyton Williams made her mark at Kansas State.

ASU guard Jamie Loera made a surprise trip to her sister Jessie's senior day.

CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams.

Final Four news:

The 2021 logo has been unveiled.


The Sparks signed Seimone Augustus, and the Lynx wish she wasn't leaving.

Meet the Mabreys.

Allison Feaster is excelling as player development director for the Celtics.

International news:

A less confrontational Liz Cambage could be the best player ever.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Much movement

Today's results:

Ohio State won their sixth straight, 65-52 over Nebraska.

TCU came from behind to nip Kansas State, 54-52.

No. 6 UConn 74, Tulane 31

No. 7 Maryland 85, Wisconsin's the 12th consecutive win for the Terps

No. 18 Northwestern 82, Rutgers 65

Michigan 80, Illinois 59

UCF 56, South Florida 48

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Oregon's trip to Stanford this weekend might yield a better Tournament seeding.

Indiana: there's still hope.

Iowa State is coming together at the right time, despite their loss to TCU.

How Duke has turned it around.

Will the new ACC math help Syracuse in their Tournament push?

College player news:

Sabrina Ionescu podcast.

Taylor Chavez's foot injury isn't long-term for Oregon.

Stanford's Kiana Williams is taking care of business.

Marisa Warren has lofty goals at DePaul.

Crystal Dangerfield is ready to carry UConn, because who else will? This is very very similar to what our UConn reporter wrote the other day.

Husky Batouly Camara has a healthy attitude.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

College coach news:

What Vic Schaefer learned from Mississippi State's loss to Kentucky.

Former Virginia coach Barbara Kelly has died.

WNBA news:

The Dream, Mercury and Sun completed a three-team trade: Courtney Williams to Atlanta, Jessica Breland and Nia Coffey to Phoenix, and draft picks to both Connecticut and the Dream.

Allie Quigley has signed a multi-year deal with the Sky.

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert aims to change the way corporate sponsors look at women's sports.

Aces GM Dan Pandover talks about the wild week of free agency.

Dream coach Nicki Collen discusses the organization's free agency moves.

Q&A with Sue Bird.

Watch lists

Naismith coach of the year candidates:

Adia Barnes Arizona Pac-12
Cori Close UCLA Pac-12
Dawn Plitzuweit South Dakota Summit League
Dawn Staley South Carolina SEC
Doug Bruno DePaul BIG EAST
Geno Auriemma UConn AAC
Jeff Walz Louisville ACC
Joe McKeown Northwestern Big Ten
Kelly Graves Oregon Pac-12
Kim Mulkey Baylor Big 12
Lisa Bluder Iowa Big Ten
Lisa Fortier Gonzaga WCC
Scott Rueck Oregon State Pac-12
Tara Vanderveer Stanford Pac-12
Wes Moore North Carolina State ACC

The Wade Watch midseason list is stacked.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Not so takedowns today

Today's results:

No. 1 South Carolina blew out Vanderbilt, 95-44, for their 19th consecutive victory.

No. 8 UCLA outlasted No. 15 Oregon State in overtime, 83-74.

Michigan State topped Minnesota, 66-54.

FGCU clinched their tenth regular-season ASUN title with an 89-64 win over Kennesaw State.

Texas stopped West Virginia, 50-44.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Princeton finished the first half of Ivy League play undefeated.

How Texas gets pumped up.

LSU is still on solid ground for an NCAA bid.

Notre Dame is likely home for the postseason.

College player news:

Coastal Carolina's DJ Williams had a heck of a week.

Taylor Robertson broke Oklahoma's single-season three-point record.

Stephanie Jones is "Miss Consistency" for Maryland, which relies on her steadiness.

DePaul's celebrated senior duo enters the final stretch of their college careers.

Colorado sophomore Aubrey Knight keeps battling in the face of adversity.

Katlyn Gilbert is emerging for Notre Dame.

Annoying ailments behind her, Julia Ayrault is making a difference for Michigan State.

Savitha Jayaraman affects Ohio State off the court.

Seven players who can affect the race to the Final Four.

College coach news:

Oregon coach Kelly Graves blasted USC fans for calling Minyon Moore a traitor yesterday.

West Virginia coach Mike Carey had words for fans.

WNBA news:

The Mystics re-signed Emma Meesseman.

The Sky re-signed Stefanie Dolson.

The Mercury re-signed Yvonne Turner.

USA Basketball news:

The Olympic 3X3 teams have been named.

Some rising and some dropping in this week's AP top 25 poll

NC State and Mississippi State drop like stones; Stanford, Louisville and Kentucky rise; Tennessee out and Princeton into this week's AP top 25 poll:

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

This is the first time UConn has been out of the top five since February, 2007. And they shouldn't even be ranked in the top 10.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Another scorcher


Georgia Tech stunned No. 4 NC State, 65-61.

Duke knocked off No. 14 Florida State, 66-64.

No. 18 Kentucky toppled No. 6 Mississippi State, 73-62, behind 26 points from Rhyne Howard.

Ohio State took down No. 20 Indiana, 80-76.

Close ones:

No. 8 Stanford needed a 40-foot buzzer-beater from Kiana Williams to pull out a 69-66 win over Colorado.

No. 16 Texas A&M held off No. 25 Tennessee, 73-71.

No. 19 Northwestern rallied past Nebraska, 60-56.

No. 22 Arizona State got by Washington, 72-68.

More results:

No. 3 Oregon handled USC, 93-67.

No. 9 Louisville routed Notre Dame, 82-49, to take sole possession of first in the ACC.

TCU stopped Iowa State, 82-72.

Boston College dominated North Carolina, 93-75, for their eighth ACC win.

Kansas State prevailed over Oklahoma in OT, 87-85.

Georgia edged Alabama, 76-75.

Syracuse ran away from Pitt, 71-53, for their fourth straight dub.

Rutgers throttled Michigan, 62-41.

Fresno State ousted San Jose State, 78-76, to capture a share of the Mountain West title.

No. 10 Maryland pounded Penn State, 106-69.

Auburn held off LSU, 65-60.

Cal downed Utah, 88-74.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

South Carolina, Baylor and Oregon are competing for No. 1 in the NCAA's power rankings.

Missouri still has plenty to play for.

Is Duke back in the NCAA Tournament conversation?

Oklahoma State is looking to take the next step that Ana Llanusa is back.

College player news:

Reili Richardson became Arizona State's all-time assists leader today.

Isabelle Bourne is a freshman to be excited about for Nebraska.

Notre Dame's Katlyn Gilbert is growing with a heavy load.

College coach news:

Adia Barnes' agenda is ahead of schedule at Arizona.

WNBA news:

The Dream have signed Shekinna Stricklen.

The Aces have signed Danielle Robinson.

USA Basketball news:

The U.S. dominates Olympic basketball, but what about the 3X3?

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

Going hard in the paint


USC stunned No. 11 Oregon State, 72-66.

More results:

No. 3 Oregon prevailed over No. 7 UCLA, 80-66.

No. 22 Arizona State held off Washington State, 62-59.

Princeton rallied past Yale, 55-39, for their 14th straight win.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

"Go ahead and do it": why the No. 1 Gamecocks are firing from the three-point line more.

Why No. 2 Baylor might win every one of its remaining regular-season games.

Louisville and NC State are carrying the torch for the ACC.

As injuries mount, Michigan still believes it is an NCAA Tournament team.

Despite heavy losses, Georgetown looks to keep competing.

ESPN writer's round table discussion on teams.

College player news:

Shakira Austin is lighting it up for Maryland.

UCLA's Charisma Osborne provides defense and dancing skills.

Noga Peleg Pelc is transferring from Rutgers.

The 10 finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award.

College coach news:

The Pac-12 has reprimanded Oregon State coach Scott Rueck for his comments about officiating after his team's game against Arizona last Sunday.

Another link on that.

Minnesota has extended Lindsay Whalen's contract through 2023-2024.

Randy Tuggle and his Greensboro College team are facing his pancreatic cancer diagnosis with their heads up.

WNBA news:

This year's free agency period will change the WNBA as we know it.

Brittney Griner has signed a multi-year contract with the Mercury.

The Wings traded Azura Stevens to the Sky in exchange for Katie Lou Samuelson.

Breanna Stewart has signed with UMMC Ekaturinburg in Russia.

Is the Tina Charles era coming to an end in New York?

Diana Taurasi talks about teaming with Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Tamika Catchings is a candidate for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

USA Basketball news:

Jackie Young finds her game well-suited for 3X3 play.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Back to upendings


No. 9 Louisville took down No. 4 NC State, 66-59.

LSU ran by No. 25 Tennessee, 75-65. It's the third straight loss for the Lady Vols.

Close ones:

No. 19 Northwestern edged Michigan, 66-60.

No. 20 Indiana pulled away from Illinois, 59-54.

More results:

No. 10 Maryland crushed Iowa, 93-59, to take the Big Ten lead.

Chennedy Carter returned to lead No. 16 Texas A&M over Vanderbilt, 74-53.

In the highest-scoring game of the season so far, Coastal Carolina stopped Troy, 124-103. DJ Williams broke a 34-year-old school record with 51 points.

Old Dominion edged Rice in OT, 66-59 to claim first place in C-USA.

Ohio State made easy work of Minnesota, 99-76.

Michigan State rallied to take down Rutgers, 57-53.

Virginia Tech stopped Georgia Tech in OT, 64-61.

A buzzer-beater propelled Boston College past Notre Dame, 56-55.

Syracuse routed North Carolina, 74-56, for their third straight loss.

Purdue clipped Wisconsin, 62-59.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

No. 7 UCLA hosts No. 3 Oregon tomorrow, and yours truly couldn't be more excited.

The Bruins want the win to solidify their position among the Pac-12 elite.

The Ducks face another road test in UCLA.

Oregon State faces back-to-back road trips the next two weekends.

An Arizona awakening.

Both Arizona State and Arizona are set for a rare feat in the NCAA Tournament.

Fourteen red-hot DII teams you don't want to play down the stretch.

College player news:

DI scoring leader Stella Johnson is eyeing a strong finish, and WNBA dreams.

Elissa Cunane is powering NC State to do special things.

Oregon's Minyon Moore anticipates a happy homecoming this weekend.

The five best passers in Division I.

The 10 finalists for the Katrina McClain Award.

College coach news:

Princeton coach Carla Berube on defense, handshakes and bleeding orange.

WNBA news:

The Storm have re-signed Breanna Stewart.

The Dream have signed Glory Johnson.

The Fever have re-signed Tiffany Mitchell.

The Mystics have signed Leilani Mitchell.

The Sky have signed Sydney Colson, and Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Stefanie Dolson have agreed to re-sign.

The Mercury have signed Bria Hartley, continuing their roster remake.

Phoenix's family culture sold Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A record? Three consecutive days with no upsets

Today's results:

No. 2 Baylor 81, TCU 62

Iowa State 69, Texas 51....the largest for the Cyclones over the Longhorns in almost 20 years

Texas Tech 89, Kansas 72

Western Michigan 74, Buffalo 62

Dayton 52, UMass 51

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

No. 3 Oregon's biggest remaining game is Friday against No. 7 UCLA.

NC State currently has its highest ranking since the Kay Yow era.

The Wolfpack have gone from triangle afterthought to top dogs.

Arizona heads into the softer part of their conference schedule with NCAA Tournament implications at stake.

Texas A&M looks to snap their two-game losing streak, while Chennedy Carter's status is iffy.

Iowa heads to Maryland with the Big Ten lead on the line, and they feel like they can play with anybody.

Maryland restored dominance by switching seats.

UConn's offense has been the sticking point in their losses.

Nebraska is searching for consistency in ending their losing streak.

Ohio is embracing the long-overdue bye.

Loyola Chicago is starting from scratch after a rough January.

College player news:

Sabrina Ionescu is living up to her potential.

Taja Cole is the "QB" of Virginia Tech.

Utah's Daneesha Provo keeps moving forward.

Brynna Maxwell is making her mark with the Utes.

Kaylee Smiler is earning more playing time for BYU.

You won't see her play, but Liz Satter still has an impact at Penn.

ESPN ranks the top 25 players in college hoops.

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

The 10 finalists for the Cheryl Miller Award.

College coach news:

ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne has called out OSU coach Scott Rueck for his criticism after their game last week.

Midwestern State coach Noel Johnson will step away for the rest of the season to fight ovarian cancer.

Conference tournaments:

All schedules and brackets

Who will be a top four seed in the Pac-12 tourney?

WNBA news:

The Wings have traded Skylar Diggins-Smith to the Mercury.

Does that trade signal a new era for free agency?

Dynamic former Gopher duo Amanda Zahui B. and Rachel Banham are thriving in the WNBA.

Asjha Jones is learing the ropes as an assistant coach for the Washington Mystics.

USA Basketball news:

Natasha Cloud is excited for 3X3 competition.