Saturday, February 27, 2021

Topples of the ranked and unranked kind, and some clinches


Houston rolled by No. 13 South Florida, 67-49.

Oklahoma took down Texas in OT, 68-63.

San Francisco took down BYU, 86-72.

More results:

No. 11 Indiana vaulted past No. 15 Ohio State, 87-75.

A scoring outburst by Kysre Gondrezick lifted No. 18 West Virginia over Kansas, 72-68.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule.....the SEC title is on the line.

College team news:

Baylor clinched their 11th straight Big 12 title with today's win.

No. 21 Gonzaga clinched the WCC title today.

Delaware clinched the CAA title today.

Oregon is looking to gain momentum going into March.

UC Davis ends the regular season 9-1 overall and 8-0 in the Big West.

Iowa's week goes from weird to Wisconsin.

Notre Dame will debut their new shoes and shirts promoting social justice tomorrow.

Cal hopes to build off their first win.

Nebraska and Michigan State's game was canceled out of COVID caution.

Due to COVID issues within the Minnesota program, they've canceled their season finale against Michigan.

College player news:

It's Caitlin Clark's world, and we're just living in it.

UConn freshman Paige Bueckers dished a program-best 14 assists in today's game.

Hope College willingly incurred a technical foul by starting all nine seniors in today's game.

Former Duck players look back on an upended season.

College conference news:

The Patriot League has asked the NCAA to drop the 13-game minimum for participation in the Tournament.


The Candace Parker signing was a shot of energy for the Sky.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The last weekend of the regular season starts now

Today's results:

No. 10 UCLA thrashed USC, 93-51. Michaela Onyenwere lead the Bruins with 30 points, and teammate Charisma Osborne had a triple-double.

College team news:

This is what happened yesterday to delay the Michigan at Iowa game.

College player news:

College coach news:

WNBA news:

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Let the smoke clear

Wow, what an afternoon/evening of games........


Iowa roughed up No. 12 Michigan, 89-67.

Rhyne Howard's 27 points lifted No. 19 Kentucky over No. 17 Georgia, 62-58.

More results, and several almost-upsets:

No. 3 Texas A&M held off Alabama, 73-67.

No. 5 South Carolina cruised past Ole Miss, 68-43.

No. 8 Maryland rolled by Purdue, 88-59.

No. 16 Arkansas rallied to stop Auburn, 74-69.

No. 20 Tennessee edged Missouri, 78-73.

North Carolina routed Georgia Tech, 84-59.

Miami squeezed by Wake Forest, 69-67.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Regional sites have been announced for the WNIT.

The entire Texas A&M squad has been named to the SEC community service team.

Virginia Tech has won six straight.

UMass is getting a fresh start in their return from pause.

Could BYU do something special in March?

Illinois is celebrating Black History Month.

Samford won the regular-season SoCon title with tonight's victory.

Utah is closing its toughest season to date.

America East Conference Tournament specs.

There will be no replacement teams in the NCAA tourney if a team has to opt out due to COVID.

College player news:

Destiny Slocum's game is speeding up for Arkansas.

Aari McDonald will go pro after this season.

Michaela Onyenwere is still undecided.

Siena's Isis Young is considering coming back for an eighth year.

Imani Lewis has been a great leader for Wisconsin.

Ellie Mack's contributions have been key for Oregon State.

Talia von Oelhoffen's addition has fueled the Beaver's resurgence.

College coach news:

Tammi Reiss' foundation and cultured has reshaped Rhode Island.

College conference news:

The ACC Tournament will allow fans.

WNBA news:

First-time WNBA free agents say uncertainty takes a toll.

Chiney Ogwumike has re-signed with the Sparks.

Magic Johnson thanked Candace Parker for her time with LA.

Megan Walker's first year as a pro was anything but normal.

WBHOF news:

The induction ceremony for this year's class has been moved to August.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A quiet night of upendings and record-setting performances

Several upsets:

Penn State edged No. 15 Ohio State, 69-67.

Iowa State took down No. 18 West Virginia, 85-68.

Marquette upended No. 24 DePaul, 85-71

Records broken:

Seton Hall broke three single-game records in tonight's win: scoring, three-pointers and assists.

Cincinnati's Iimar'l Thomas broke a single-game school scoring record, with 51 points.

More results:

No. 19 Missouri State claimed the regular-season MVC title with a 67-55 win over SIU.

Texas stopped Kansas, 61-52.

Minnesota downed Nebraska, 73-63.

No. 7 Baylor 70, Oklahoma State 51

No. 11 Indiana 77, Wisconsin 49

No. 25 Rutgers 63, Michigan State 53

Oklahoma 76, TCU 60

Kansas State 86, Texas Tech 79

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

The Cardinal are champs once again.

Texas A&M knows the importance of the Alabama game.

Arizona is relying too much on Aari McDonald as the postseason nears.

Oregon season resume review.

Georgia is playing for Tournament seeding.

BYU looks to finish out the season with a couple of wins.

South Florida has won 13 straight.

St. Louis has found a way to persevere this year.

St. Francis Brooklyn will forego the rest of its season.

The Big Ten's tournament schedule is out.

Horizon League tournament specs.

College player news:

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

Tiana Mangakahia is ready to go pro.

Mangakahia has been Syracuse's heart.

How Alabama's Jasmine Walker is making her case for SEC player of the year.

The future for Albany's heart and soul, Kyara Frames, is uncertain.

College coach news:

UConn is making its first trip to Omaha, but Creighton coach Jim Flanery has seen worse.

Dartmouth coach Bella Koclanes has departed after eight years to pursue another career path.

Former Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw has released a new book.

College referee and trainer news:

Official Angie Enlund was injured on court after the buzzer of the Rutgers-Michigan State game, and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Athletic trainers are working overtime this season.

NCAA news:

The NCAA's next top 16 reveal has been moved to this Sunday.

A Senate bill has been introduced that would allow college endorsement deals and more.

Monday, February 22, 2021

March is coming

Today's results:

No. 4 Stanford topped No. 9 Arizona, 62-48.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Today's AP top 25 poll finally starting to make more sense. Texas A&M is No. 3.

The NCAA's power 10 rankings.

With tonight's win, Stanford clinched the Pac-12 regular-season title.

Indiana's No. 11 ranking today is the highest in program history.

Georgia is on a quest to continue its rich history.

Oregon still has a chance to live up to high expectations.

Rutgers is back in the top 25 after a five-game winning streak.

A seven-game winning streak and a signature upset has BYU dreaming of San Antonio.

Oregon State is making a case for a Tournament bid.

ETSU reflects on last summer's steps toward racial justice.

Fordham reacts to their shutdown.

The Big West will play its conference tournament without fans.

The Mountain West will play its conference tournament without fans.

The MVC Tournament will return this year.

Conference tournament dates and schedules.

College player news:

The 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award have been announced.

The year's 10 best transfers.

Six unsung Pac-12 heroes.

Why Stephanie Watts transferred from North Carolina, then transferred back.

Faith Masonius has been a powerhouse for Maryland.

Kiyae White is a difference-maker for Auburn.

Vermont senior Josie Larkins will return next year for a fifth season.

College coach news:

Kara Lawson has built a home court advantage.

WNBA news:

Seimone Augustus has re-signed with the Sparks.

Bria Holmes has found a home with LA.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has signed with the Dream.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Count 'em: three


No. 21 Tennessee rallied to topple No. 2 South Carolina, 75-67.

No. 14 Indiana outlasted No. 11 Michigan, 70-65.

BYU upended No. 16 Gonzaga, 61-56.

More results:

No. 15 Ohio State blew out Purdue, 100-85.

Alabama held on for a 77-70 win over Florida.

Iowa ran past Penn State, 96-78.

No. 3 Louisville 82, Pitt 58

No. 4 NC State 66, Wake Forest 47

Seton Hall 79, Georgetown 72

Georgia Tech 62, Florida State 48

North Carolina 77, Clemson 64

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Second halves have become a problem for Northwestern.

Maine has won the America East regular-season title.

Strong play by underclassmen bodes well for Oregon State.

Fordham athletics is on pause due to a COVID outbreak.

Wagner is paused for a second time.

Cal enters its final homestretch hoping to avoid a winless season.

A positive COVID test has caused Nevada to postpone games.

Colgate has canceled the rest of its season.

A-10 women's teams have switched conference tourney dates with the men.

CBS Sports power rankings (wisely) have Texas A&M on top.

College player news:

Paige Bueckers is paving UConn's future.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley diary.

Geno Auriemma wants UConn to start playing like an NCAA Tournament team right now.

The NCAA alleges rules violations by ex-Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph.

WNBA news:

The Mystics hope to avoid more free agency surprises with Emma Meesseman and Natasha Cloud.

High school news:

The McDonald's All-American game is canceled for the second straight year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In a crazy winter, the storylines flow

Today's results:

Upset: Nebraska toppled No. 24 Northwestern, 71-64.

No. 9 Maryland is pleased but not satisfied with their 103-58 dismantling of Illinois.

No. 12 South Florida needed an OT to get past Cincinnati, 69-65.

No. 19 DePaul ran by Xavier, 83-75.

Iowa State rallied to edge Kansas, 84-82.

Rutgers won their fourth in a row with an 83-56 rout of Minnesota.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

BYU is the NCAA's team of the week.

Much was revealed about UConn after their game against South Carolina last week.

Michigan is fueled by their seeding snub.

The weather, not COVID, is throwing off Kentucky's schedule.

Unpacking Georgia's shortcomings from the three-point line.

Indiana awaits a possible postseason preview in their matchup with Michigan.

Oregon State need wins to make the NCAA Tournament.

Purdue will try to snap a losing streak vs. No. 15 Ohio State.

Depth is playing an important role for Montana State.

Is the brutal schedule Kent State is facing really necessary?

Morehead State is still on their season-long road trip.

College player news:

The NCAA's starting five for the week.

Sara Hamson is leading by example at BYU.

Evina Westbrook took advantage of UConn's short break to heal an injury.

College coach news:

The Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy coach of the year watch list is stacked with talent.

A look back at Brenda Frese's time at Maryland.

WNBA news:

Mark Davis is excited for "syngergy" between the Aces and Raiders.

Davis plans to use his Raiders playbook to promote the Aces.

Azura Stevens has inked a one-year extension with the Sky.

High school news:

ESPN ranks the nation's top 25 teams.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Significant marks

Today's results:

No. 1 South Carolina got by LSU, 66-59.

No. 6 Texas A&M held off No. 16 Tennessee, 80-70. They are 8-0 against ranked teams this season.

No. 7 Baylor overwhelmed Texas, 60-35.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

South Florida returned from a 31-day layoff today to down Tulsa.

New Mexico has no positive cases after the latest round of COVID testing.

Northwestern-Ohio State was postponed today due to health and safety concerns.

Ole Miss-Mississippi State was postponed due to inclement weather.

College player news:

Jasmine Walker torched a 30-year-old single-game scoring record with 41 points today in Alabama's win over Auburn.

Charlisse Leger-Walker notched her tenth game of 20 or more points today - a Washington State freshman record.

Trinity Baptiste is keeping her options open as her senior season nears a close.

Washington's Khayla Rooks reflects on love and the loss of her father.

Hoosier Danielle Patterson has joined teammate Jaelynn Penn in opting out for the rest of the season.

French freshman Tenin Magassa is finding her comfort zone at Dayton.

College coach news:

Brenda Frese won her 500th game at Maryland today, which is the most in school history.

Memphis coach Melissa McFerrin is retiring immediately.

Adia Barnes believes at least one of her three seniors will return next year.

NCAA Tournament news:

Tomorrow, the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee will reveal its first in-season top 16 at halftime of the Oregon-Stanford game.

Game preview.

USA Basketball news:

Kahleah Copper shared a North Philly experience with Dawn Staley at USA minicamp recently.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Friday indications

Today's results:

No. 2 UConn 64, Georgetown 40

No. 8 UCLA 69, Utah 58

No. 25 Missouri State 69, Illinois State 52

Washington 50, Arizona State 35

Colorado 66, USC 56

Rice 64, Western Kentucky 55

Still in progress at this hour: Washington State at Arizona. And it's a hot one.

All scores

Tomorrow's game schedule

College team news:

Could the NCAA Tournament be stronger without conference tourneys?

The NCAA's statement on the topic.

Ohio State's Big Ten title hopes took a hit in last night's loss.

Michigan State is focused on playing their best basketball for an NCAA tourney bid.

Dayton is 10-0 in A-10 play after today's win.

Oregon State is trying to remain positive despite season starts and stops.

Savannah State finally made their season debut last night.

Colgate is trying to overcome COVID obstacles.

Navy has a crowded schedule to end the regular season.

Both Notre Dame and Louisville must postpone upcoming games due to positive COVID tests.

A positive test at New Mexico has shut things down for a bit.

William & Mary has opted out of the rest of the season.

College player news:

Why Dana Evans is reluctant to campaign for player of the year.

Vanderbilt's Demi Washington journeyed through myocarditis.

Aari McDonald is back for Arizona with a purpose.

College coach news:

Maryland coach Brenda Frese is on the verge of her 500th win there.

North Dakota is looking for a new coach.

WNBA news:

The league has approved of the sale of the Aces to Mark Davis.

ESPN gives free agency grades.

How Gabby Williams found strength in social activism.

Thursday, February 11, 2021