Aaaaaaaand… We’re OFF!!
November 12, 2016 by Helen
So many games, so many conclusions not to make. BUT, for your consideration….
Florida State escaped Jacksonville State (no, not Yolett McPhee-McCuin’s Dolphins) I’m betting coach Sue is hoping Romero gets heathy right quick, as young UConn looms.
Maine drank up the Boilermakers, 67-47. This is not the same Bears team that challenged Albany for an NCAA spot, so kudos to coach Richard Barron.
Tennessee was not hitting on all cylinders against the coach-Brook-less Dukes and struggled to an 81-69 win. JMU has a frosh (nominee for “Fabulous First Names of 2016-17) to keep an eye on: Precious Hall.
ex-JMU coach Kenny Brooks’ new team, Virginia Tech, handled the much improved UNC-Asheville program, 71-52.
Abilene Christian has become a top team in the Southland. Not sure that explains why Missouri had such a hard time defeating them, 52-46.
No idea what conclusions one can draw from this, but Epps and #19 Kentucky romped over #14 Miami, 82-66.
Welp. Looks like it may be a tough season for Bollant, as the Thundering Herd galloped back and ran over Illinois, 55-53.
The FCGU Eagles flew up to Quinnipiac and got plucked, 66-56.
It a meeting of two legends, it was Foster’s Mocs over Stringer’s Scarlet Knights, 66-53.
I’m keeping my eye on Wake Forest this year. The Deacs beat Navy, 75-65.
Hello! Drake outlasted an always solid North Dakota team, 99-91.
Marist falls to Hofstra, 62-42.
The Bonnies fall to Niagara, 65-43. It’s the Purple Eagles’ first win v. St. B since 2006.
Samford gave Georgia Tech a tussle, falling 62-57.
Badgers, meet the 49ers. Charlotte whomps Wisconsin, 63-48, and made Jonathan Tsipis’ first game as the Badger coach miserable.
East Tennessee State made Butler sit, 68-59.
No new-team-first-win for Rizzotti, as George Washington falls to Georgetown, 72-57.
On the other hand, under new coach Kim McNeill, Rizzotti’s former Hartford Hawks toasted Boston College, 65-56.
No new-team-trying-to-heal-the-program win for La Tech’s , but a good showing against LSU, 77-73.
First one in the books! Coach Whites’ Commodores win 86-54.
No coach (new baby)? No problem. Associate head coach Karen Lange leads Georgia to a 14pt win over South Carolina State.
Lookee here! The Broncs of Rider beat the Tigers of Princeton. Rider’s nominee for “great first name of the 2016-17 season:” Stella Johnson.
The Drexel Dragons flamed Penn State, 83-60. Wonder how warm coach Washington’s seat is.
UC Riverside downs San Diego State 72-44. The Aztecs continue to be a cautionary tale for those who deny Title IX rights. Of course, Title IX may not be long for the books….
Ummm… whoops! UT-San Antonio falls to Angelo State, 85-77.
Great turnout by Bears fans for a tough first (away) game of the season. Cal prevails over St. Mary’s, 74-67.
New coach Molly Goodenbour inherits rising program, gets first win: San Francisco 91, Sacramento State 80.
Dang, Miners! You can grumble about flying under the radar and then lose your opener to Northern Arizona (no disrespect intended to the Lumberjacks), 65-51. You do get a nominee for “best first name of the season” contest: Sparkle Taylor.
Exhausted just thinking about this game: Long Beach State and Nevada went into OT and the ’49ers won, 97-92.
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