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Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged Albany Great Danes, Atlantic Sun Conference, Ball State, Baylor, Boston University, Bradley Women's basketball, Brittney Griner, Campbell Fighting Camels, Cynthia Cooper, Dayton, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fordham, Green Bay, MTSU Blue Raiders, Patriot League, San Diego State Aztecs, Semeka Randall, Texas Southern, Toledo Rockets, Troy women's basketball on February 10, 2013 |
Not an easy year for Semeka Randall’s Ohio team: they’re 0-10 in the MAC.
On the flip side, it’s the Great Danes of Albany at 11-0 in the Am. East. BU is trying to keep pace (10-1). Of course, it’s more about pride than the conference tournament, since they won’t be invited. Why? They’re moving to the Patriot League next year.
FGCU (12-0 A-Sun) is still soaring. This time, their victim was USC Upstate, 72-49. Interesting commentary by David Moulton: Time for the A-Sun to set in FGCU athletics history
Six years ago, the Atlantic Sun conference was FGCU‘s savior. They were there when no one wanted the university.
FGCU has done well by the A-Sun and vice versa.
For example, just this year FGCU had the best volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer teams in the conference with both soccer squads winning titles and earning NCAA berths. Both basketball teams are in first place with the women having not lost an A-Sun game in two years. The softball team is the defending conference champion and both the softball and baseball teams are pre-season favorites this year. Throw on top of that a Top 50 swimming/diving program and Florida Gulf Coast University is arguably the best athletic program in the A-Sun.
Which would be great if the Atlantic Sun conference wasn’t dying.
Cynthia’s Texas Southern is still winning. They now stand at 10-1 in the SWAC. Clearly, the runaway COY in the conference. They’ll face Southern, their best competition, on the 28th. The Jaguars (10-2) got surprised by Arkansas Little Rock (4-8), 59-50.
That’s why sometimes a dunk is not just two points: it gets your teammates up and motivated: Baylor wipes the floor with Texas, 75-48. (Speaking of Baylor: Baylor women’s basketball transfer Destiny Brown enrolls at University of Delaware.)
And again, I’m just sayin’: St. Francis (NY) wins again.
Couple of huge upsets: Bradley, (10-12, 4-7 in the MV) shocked Wichita State (16-7, 10-1). In fact, it wasn’t even close: the Braves by 20. #2 and #3 in the conference met, and the Redbirds of Illinois State took it to Creighton in the second half, capturing the 66-60 win.
The two top dogs met in the MAC (West & East), and Toledo topped Ball State, 68-64, but only after blowing a 20pt lead. The Cardinals will have a change for revenge on last day of conference play, March 6 @ Toledo.
Charlotte gave St. Joe’s their first conference loss, and now there are four one-loss teams lurking behind Dayton. Actually, three, ’cause Dayton beat Fordham. But, unlike previous years, it wasn’t a cakewalk.
In a battle of two teams who may have coaches feeling the heat, NC State raced away from Clemson, 79-45.
Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged Albany, Bob Boldon, Boston University, Central Michigan, Charlotte Smith, Coach of the Year, Courtney Banghart, Cynthia Cooper, Dayton Flyers, Elon, Forham Rams, Fresno State, Jim Jabir, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Kelly Greenberg, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Stephanie Gaitley, Sue Guevara, Texas Southern, Tricia Fabbri, Wes Moore, Western Kentucky, women's basketball, Youngstown State on January 27, 2013 |
that looked at mid-season COY candidates in the Big 6, I used my “waiting for the dryer to finish up” time to put together a list for some of the other conference candidates. Feedback welcome:
Ivy: Courtney Banghart/Princeton – I am surprised no ones has snatched her up.
American East: Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Albany/Kelly Greenberg, Boston University.ln the three years KAH has been there, the Danes have established something, outpacing Hartford. Ditto with BU — lordy, has Greenberg REALLY been their nine years? It’s a dogfight.
A-10: Dayton’s Jim Jabir gets all the attention, and rightly so, but at Fordham, Stephanie Gaitley has more victories this season than the Rams have complied in a decade of games (or so it seems). I was skeered for her when she left Monmouth, but she seems to thrive when challenged.
Horizon: Youngstown State/Bob Boldon. The Penguins have been the laughingstock of the league for years, and not just because of their tuxedos. Have you ever tried to play basketball in a tuxedo? They’re still no Green Bay, but they’re much improved under this second year coach.
MAC: Central Michigan/Sue Guevara seems to have found her home at Central Michigan, and she’s done a great job (especially now that the shady dealings at EMU have been exposed).
Mountain West: Fresno State/Raegan Pebely: The Bulldogs lost their coach lost their coach (and we know how THAT turned out), replaced late, and are still nipping at last year’s surprise, San Diego State. Shouldn’t actually be a surprise, Pebely has earned COY honors before.
SWAC: Cynthia Cooper returned to the SWAC and has made an immediate impact on Texas Southern. Last year they won a total of 2 conference games. This year, they’re second in the Conference (with the only overall winning record — which ain’t sayin’ much, but it is a winning record.)
Sun Belt: Western Kentucky/Michelle Clark-Heard. Mel’s already mentioned this coach as a Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year. (Though, considering the record of honorees post-award, you might wanna miss being tapped.)
Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged Baylor, Big 12 Conference, Boston University, Cal Bears, Cal Poly, Gottlieb, Louisville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Dakota State Jackrabbits, St Louis Billikens, Stanford, Stetson Hatters, tara vanderveer, women's basketball on January 14, 2013 |
Baylor: Kidnap Odyssey Sims
UConn: Take Olivia’s advice and “Get Physical”
Stanford: Smother Chiney.
Cal learned from their home court lost to Stanford, went in to Maples and broke a couple of impressive Cardinal streaks as they stifled Stanford and got coach Gottlieb a sweet win. (Doesn’t she look like she’s just out of college?)
Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb has tapped Tara VanDerveer’s basketball brain on more than one occasion.
One question she has asked the Hall of Famer, for example, is how VanDerveer has always been so good at making opposing teams uncomfortable, taking away the things they do best?
And then on Sunday, Gottlieb’s Bears used that advice against the No. 5 Cardinal.
Oklahoma State kept Texas 0-fer in the Big 12.
That’s BU at 4-0 in the Am. East.
FGCU sure loves their three’s!
D’em Jackwabbits are undefeated in the Summit.
D’em Hatters are undefeated in the A-Sun.
D’em Sugar Bears are undefeated in the Southland.
D’em Hilltoppers are now at 6-1 in the Sun Belt.
Yes, Beth is no longer there, but it’s still VCU, and it’s still a nice win for the Billikens: Saint Louis won its A-10 opener for the first time since defeating Fordham in the 2007-08 season
Speaking of wicked important, Graham catches up with Toledo’s Naama Shafir
Amidst more humble, if quintessentially Midwestern, surroundings, Toledo beat Bowling Green 48-38 in a game far more entertaining than the final score suggested. A redshirt senior from Israel who wasn’t about to lose what might be her last appearance in that big game led the Rockets with 23 points.
Ranked No. 27 in the first official RPI release and receiving votes in one of the major polls when the week began (in addition, pardon the plug, to sitting eighth in espnW’s mid-major poll), Toledo came into Sunday’s game on the heels of a loss at home against Central Michigan that will likely cost them dearly in those measures of national recognition. A potential 0-2 conference record after a 12-1 start to the season hung heavy over their heads, all the more considering Bowling Green was 60-5 at home in MAC play over the past eight-plus seasons prior to Sunday.
Shafir was supposed to be playing professionally by now, but an ACL injury last season delayed her departure. It also saved the Rockets on Sunday. In a game that was exactly as physical, without being dirty, as could be expected in an Ohio derby, Shafir hit long jumpers and short pull-ups, finished drives and sought contact to get to the free throw line.
Posted in NCAA Division I, WNBA, tagged Amber Stokes, America East Conference, Angel McCoughtry, Anne Donovan, Auburn, Baylor, Big East Conference, Boo Williams, Boston University, Cal-Northridge, Fresno State, Louisville, Maya Moore, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pat Summitt, Princeton Tigers, Seton Hall, Stanford, UConn, University of Maine, University of Vermont, UTEP, Williams-Flournoy, women's basketball on January 10, 2013 |
Speaking of big cats, the Tigers aren’t going away: Rookie quintet making early contributions
Every season, there are always uncertainties about how the freshmen on a team will adjust to college-level play and the extent to which they will be able to contribute. For the five freshmen on the women’s basketball team, however, these questions have hardly been an issue. Despite the presence of a talented senior class, the freshmen quintet, consisting of guards Amanda Berntsen, Michelle Miller and Annie Tarakchian along with forwards Alex Wheatley and Taylor Williams, has received considerable playing time and provided an offensive boost in scoring and rebounding for the Tigers. The Class of 2016 has combined to score nearly a quarter of the Tigers’ total points so far this season, with each member averaging at least five minutes per game.
Nice check in from the “local paper” on Iowa’s freshman: Ex-Mainstreeter great acclimates to being a Hawkeye
No, it wasn’t the dreaded three letters: Stokes relieved injury not worse
Given the alternative, Ohio State women’s basketball team co-captain Amber Stokes didn’t complain yesterday about needing a pair of crutches to reach the practice gym in Value City Arena.
The fifth-year senior suffered a sprained left knee near the end of the first half on Sunday in a 79-73 loss to Illinois. The possibility that she had suffered a season-ending ligament tear crossed her mind.
Jim Massie at the Dispatch writes about Ohio State’s 0-2 Conference record: Buckeyes’ slow start must end with stops
Still tough times for the Black Bears: Hartford hands University of Maine women’s basketball team 11th straight loss
Looks like Williams-Flournoy got outta the Big East when the going was good. Writes Mechelle: Coach Flo has plan for Auburn
Terri Williams-Flournoy had been here in Missouri before, but this was the first time in her new role as Auburn coach. In her 12-year apprenticeship as an assistant, she spent two seasons at Missouri State.
Williams-Flournoy — known as Coach Flo by her Tigers — has paid her dues in the profession she was practically born into. Part of a basketball family in Virginia that includes brother Boo Williams — he’s one of that state’s most influential youth hoops gurus — Williams-Flournoy climbed the coaching ladder with a purpose and a plan.
And now, she’s in her first season in what is a new era for the SEC. Pat Summitt is in an emeritus role at Tennessee, but not head coach of the Lady Vols for the first time since 1973.
The women’s basketball team has silently tip-toed to a 12-2 record and have placed themselves among the game’s most elite programs. The Seminoles are No. 5 in the nation in scoring, averaging 82.3 points per game and their field goal percentage of 49 percent only trails Baylor and Connecticut, two perennial National Title contenders.
The .com says that Angel McCoughtry wants you to trust and believe.
Speaking of Angel, from Mechelle’s chat:
kevin (macon ga): Angel McCoughtry said on wnba.com that she had “nothing to do with the coaching change”. Should we believe her?
Mechelle Voepel: Maybe that means she actually wasn’t the one to call Marynell Meadors to tell her she was fired? :) Of course she had something to do with it. But, anyway, it’s water under the bridge now. Fred Williams is the Dream’s coach, and Angel will be back as his star player. These things happen in pro sports … look at the NBA and coach firings and players saying, “Oh, I had nothing to do with it!” Meadors, I believe, would still like to return in some capacity to the league, but if not, she’s had a long career in the sport with a lot of accomplishments. I feel bad for her that things ended in Atlanta as they did, though. She deserved better. Now Angel and Fred will have a revamped East – at least in terms of the new coaching hires – to deal with.
Congrats are in order: U.S. Men’s, Women’s Olympic Teams Honored By USA Basketball and Taurasi Is Named USA Basketball’s Top Female Athlete (sorry anti-tank-Merc fans)
It would have bee my pleasure to nominate you for UoY, Fordham Rams (11-17, 2-11 A-20), but you needed to seal the deal. As it was, the Bonnies had to fight back in the second half to stay perfect in conference play. The 52-45 win earned St. Bonaventure their first Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season team championship in any sport and made the 2000+ fans in the stands very happy. Said Bona coach Crowley:
“Look over the last 10 years and the teams who have been No. 1 in our conference. Look at the size of the school, where they’re located, their funding. This is not supposed to happen. And it just did. … It’s unfathomable to everyone except these players. They saw it, went after it and got it. No one can take that way from them.”
Not quite a candidate for UoY, but deserving of a nomination, Ohio (6-8, MAC) did do a number on Bowling Green (12-2, MAC). Down five in the first half, Semeka Randall’s team turned up the defense and got just enough offense to take down the Falcons, 60-56. It’s the Bobcats have beaten the Falcons at home in a decade. Writes Matt Sussman at the Hustle Belt (No, YOU’RE a longshot for an at-large NCAA bid):
The Falcons had won their last eight games against the usually mediocre Bobcats and once again they are not considered a major factor in the MAC race. But OU’s senior leader Tenishia Benson was a major player tonight. With the game tied and essentially the final possession, Benson had the play of her career at the right time: a driving layup, plus the foul, whose ensuing free throw she missed and rebounded herself, forcing a jump ball and getting the possession back. It was essentially a huge final 10 seconds, and a normally composed Falcons team was caught with their pants down.
Hey, if you can’t win the tournament, make it difficult for someone else to.
All eyes turn to Eastern Michigan, which helped itself tremendously with their win over Toledo on Tuesday. Under coach AnnMarie Gilbert (an Oberlin graduate - where she was a rock star), EMU is makin’ noise and here’s hoping the fans notice. This “nugget” from Rich Rezler pre the Toledo game: “ from the “Rocket Docket” blog by Toledo Blade sports writer Ryan Autullo:
“EMU has drawn a total of 4,894 fans to its 10 home games. (Toledo) has topped 5,000 in each of its past two home games.”
Ball State is next for EMU (at home, the 25th), then they’re at Central Michigan (28th).
In the battle of the dogs, BU recovered from their first conference loss, and the Terriers downed the Retrievers, 61-56.
The other big dog of the Am. East, Albany, rolled over Binghamton,69-37. The win marks the Great Danes’ first 20-win season since moving in to DI play.
Temple’s win (The last of Dawn’s recruits, Shey Peddy, 31 points) over St. Joseph puts them at 12-1 in the A-10. The Owls could make it an interesting conference tournament. Looking at their schedule, Cardoza has done a nice job of out of conference scheduling (something the Bonnies will have to beef up): Ohio State (L, by 4), TAMU (L, by 12), St. John’s (L by 6), Rutgers (L, by 21), Duke (L, by 11). Their only in-conference loss? At St. Bonaventure, by 11.
Oh, and I’m not ignoring Jabir’s Dayton Flyers, who ate the Musketeers for lunch. They’re 11-2 in the conference (Losses to Temple and St. B). Their tough out-of-conference games included: UConn (L), Toledo (L), Bowling Green (W)… and Cincy? (L) (Which is why I’m wondering about who gets COY votes in the Big East. I can’t imagine the winner won’t be Muffet, but….)
Bucknell’s run in the second half against American almost had the Bison’s getting a nomination for best supporting UoY, but the Eagles held on for the 62-59 victory, and a still perfect Patriot League record, and become the first team in league history to begin conference with 13-straight wins. Not jinxin’ them, noI’mnot, BUT, no team has finished regular season conference play 14-0. Lisa Strack had a key assist to secure the win, and her team-high 19pts pushed her over the 1000pt mark in her career.
Something’s gotten in to little ole St. Louis (who are up for the best supporting UoY award since they took down Duquense, 56-55). Last night they (10-8, 4-9, A-10) took Charlotte (15-2, 7-6 ) to overtime and got a 70-69 win for their efforts.
“This might have been the most fulfilling win we’ve had since I’ve been here,” SLU head coach Shimmy Gray-Miller (Michigan grad) said. “Not many people gave us a chance to win this game. I’ve been talking about how much heart and pride this team has, and tonight they showed it in abundance. We didn’t give up or give in, although we had many chances to do just that.”
The Sugar Bears are roarin’ through the Southland (E, but they’re heads and shoulders above the W, too). Central Arkansas’ latest victim: Nicholls State, by 20 . This is a team that only lost to Georgia Tech by 6, and is probably cranky that SFA gave them their one conference loss (January, 54-45). They may be fierce in the conference tourney and (fingerscrossed’causeIdon’twannajinx’em) in the NCAA tourney.
Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged Boston University, Cardinal Stritch University, Conference USA, Flagler College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fresno State, Middle Tennessee State, UTEP on February 22, 2012 |
attention from Graham for their long, steady evolution into an A-Sun power: FGCU eyes first NCAA tournament – Eagles a 3-point launching, turnover-forcing group just on the outskirts of the Top 25
For a guy who hasn’t gone anywhere, Karl Smesko has come a long way.
As a result, Florida Gulf Coast is going places.
A decade ago, Smesko was the coach of what he thought would be an NAIA program, one that had yet to play its first game. He worked out of a makeshift office in a trailer he shared with other members of the fledgling athletic department. His first individual workouts took place on the asphalt of an outdoor court, constructing a team even as the school in Fort Myers, Fla., constructed a building in which it could play.
Yet his team won by 17 points the first time it took the court. The next night, it won by 46 points. It lost just once that first season, rolling to a 30-1 record against the likes of Indiana Tech, Cardinal Stritch University and Flagler College.
Like a lot of coaches winning in the most distant reaches of college basketball, Smesko moved on to bigger and better things. Unlike almost any of his peers, he didn’t actually move to do so, save for relocating to a better office.
Longtime readers of the WHB are familiar with the Eagles’ story, but it’s great to have them get wider exposure. Focusing on the non-big six conferences is an essential part of building the game from the bottom, middle and top. I’m looking forward to ESPN’s stories of program redemption (Fresno State, 10-0 WAC), program (re?) emergence (Boston University, 13-1, Am. East), program building (UTEP, 13-0 C-USA), and program fortitude (Middle Tennessee 14-0, Sun Belt).
at about half time, most of the numbered world was rather askew. Injuries and unfocused play seemed the norm, and tight games or deficits were everywhere.
But, come the second half, balance was restored and all moved forward as expected for Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, Miami and Penn State. (Gotta wonder, though, how bad Glory’s injury is — no fun for TN as they prepare for Notre Dame)
Hmmmm, South Carolina isn’t building on their past record — they lost to Auburn, 53-49.
Bang! There’s now a dent in the Pride’s CAA record: James Madison took them down, 81-63.
The Shockers are now 6-0 in the MVC. I guess this means I’m going to have to research the history of their nickname, huh?
USC moved to 5-1 in the Pac-12, taking down the Ducks, 92-73.
Don’t know that Spoon is having much fun this season: the Techsters lost to Hawaii. No disrespect intended, but Hawaii!
Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged Boston University, Hampton Pirates, High Point, Idaho State Bengals, Jennifer Hoover, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, NEC, North Carolina, St. Francis College, UConn, women's basketball on January 17, 2012 |
Coach Hatchell says her team didn’t quit, they just got frustrated. I can understand why UNC might have been frustrated — getting blown out on national television can do that to you (and goodness knows, every ranked team has pummeled one team or another into dust).
But, when you are getting beaten every which way but loose, viewers start to assess you by how you handle it — and I think Lobo’s comment in the first half about “not sprinting back on defense” says a lot about the state of mind of the Tar Heels.
I’m also thinking Hatchell may regret her “Stringer-esque” ramble about “physical play,” if only for the reason that it will probably inspire some “you want some whine with that cheese” responses. Like, say, this one from Jeff Jacobs
She said she wasn’t criticizing officiating. She was talking philosophically. And on and on she went … about scoring in volleyball and soccer.
It was all well and good, but here’s the problem. This game wasn’t physical at all. At some point, you had to wonder, was she using the occasion as a soapbox to change the game or, more probably to deflect attention away from a truly hideous beating.
In other (more interesting) games:
New head coach Jenny Palmateer (Hey – did we catch this WATN? Olympian and Maryland great Jazz Perazic - who I had the pleasure to meet at the WBHOF induction a couple of years ago – is an assistant) has Monmouth at 4-2 in the NEC (of course, it was courtesy of the victory-challenged St. Francis (NY)).
Joy for first round tourney attendees – Hampton is 5-0 in the MEAC. Don’t pack your dancing shoes too early (’cause Hampton does have a fab band), Florida A&M is also 5-0, while Howard sits at 5-1. Hampton faces Howard on the 23rd and will have to wait until Feb 25th to battle FAMU.
Some great games yesterday mean wicked tough decisions for the Committee (check out Charlie’s latest brackets) and heartbreak for bubble and near-bubble teams. (And I’m thinking the WNIT won’t be disappointed at their choices.)
It’s been a pretty horrible season by Jen Rizzotti standards (16-15 overall), but her team pulled together a superb tourney run. They beat Boston University, 65-53, in front of a raucous Boston crowd to steal a bid to the NCAAs.
Their 18-16 record made Utah the obvious underdogs against the Horned Frogs (22-10), but that didn’t phase freshman Michelle Plouffe. She scored 8 of her 24 points in OT, and the Utes grabbed the Mountain West championship and an automatic bid.
The Midshipmen are dancing, courtesy of their comeback against American. What a win for the home crowd to witness: they were down 12 at the half and won by 7 to earn their first Patriot League championship.
“Obviously all the girls on the team have been dreaming of this since they were little, from kindergarten all the way up to this moment,” Geif said. “To walk up the ladder and cut down the net was the greatest feeling, just knowing we had all done it together. It was really incredible.”
It’s (pretty) certain LaTech is dancing, but they’re getting in because of their record, not because they won the WAC title. That honor goes to Fresno State, who used a buzzer-beater to avoid (yet another) OT and snag a 78-76 win and punch their dance card.
Bowling Green’s day went as expected (though it may have been a little tighter than fans would have liked) and they won their 2nd straight MAC championship (and the auto bid) with a 51-46 win over Eastern Michigan.
Their in-conference record (10-6) would suggest that UC Davis’ 66-49 victory over Cal Poly to win the Big West championship was an upset, but their out-of-conference record (24-8) suggests otherwise. Either way, the results mean they are going to the NCAAs and coach Sandy Simpson has to wait a little longer his to start his retirement.
Doesn’t it feel like a lot of the conference championship games have featured teams playing each other for the third time? Stanford survived UCLA, Baylor survived Texas A&M, but Portland State was not so lucky. Montana defeated the Vikings 62-58 to clinch the Big West championship and their third trip to the NCAAs in the last four years.
The TBAs are playing tomorrow (DON’T FORGET TO SPRING FORWARD!!):
Horizon: ESPNU has the Butler v. Green Bay game at 1pmEST.
NEC: You’ll find the St. Francis (PA) v. Monmouth game on the U at 3pm. (D’ya think the chair of the D-1 committee might be watching?)
MVC: Is TV-free, but features Northern Iowa against Missouri State.
CAA: The Elena v. Dawn match up is on ESPN3 at 1pmEST. Delle Donne’s offense (29pts) and defense (7 blocks, 10 rebs), helped power Delaware to a 62-47 win over UNC-Wilmington. Meanwhile, James Madison was down by 5 at the half, but roared back to drop VCU by 10. (Dawn dropped 20.)
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Boston University, DePaul University, La Tech, Louisiana Tech University, LSU, Marist, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Ohio State, Penn State, Suzie McConnell-Serio, Tennessee, Teresa Weatherspoon, Texas, Texas Longhorns basketball, West Virginia, women's basketball on January 31, 2011 |
West Virginia’s gentle out of conference schedule is showing, as is DePaul’s quiet strength. The Blue Demons took the Mountaineers down. With authority, 78-55.
Marist is still unbeaten in the MAAC.
More press for Suzie: Duquesne’s McConnell-Serio has success at many levels
Oooo, this is a pretty tortured trying-to-be-cute headline: Broncos weathered by Techster storm: Former WNBA star coaches La Tech to victory against BSU
UCLA is off to its best start in 30 years.
Posted in NCAA Division I, tagged ACC, Atlantic Coast Conference, Boston University, Clemson, Dawn Staley, Duke, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State University, Rutgers, South Carolina, Southeastern Conference, UConn, Wisconsin Green Bay, women's basketball on January 28, 2011 |
simply plays better when they’re unranked.
Friend Pseudonymity has the “who can figure what’s going on here?” SEC wrap up:
Arkansas beats LSU in low-scoring game.
Florida beats Alabama to stop the bleeding at four.
Wednesday saw much of the same ole same ole amongst the ranked teams: #3 Duke smooshed Clemson, #2 UConn survived Rutgers, #2o Iowa State handled Nebraska and #5 Texas A&M v #12 Oklahoma was an Adams/Robinson duel where DRob won the battle, but DAd won the war.
BU is now 8-0 in the Am. East. Ditto with Middle Tenn St. And Bowling Green’s home win streak didn’t survive its encounter with the Rockets. From Swish Appeal: Toledo’s “Steel Curtain” defense ends Bowling Green’s 23-game home winning streak