Nothin’ like a little travel, turkey and tournament to shake you up…
November 27, 2016 by Helen
Folks are on the road, soaking up some sun, playing back-to-back and learning some lessons…and no, I’m not going to bring out the word parity, because that takes a 10 year study. But I will say, “Pay attention to the programs that don’t have a number next to their name (yet).”
Oh, those fourth quarters. Michigan had #10 Florida State in their sights, but Shakayla Thomas happened. Seminoles by 14.
#24 Michigan State had to come back in the fourth to take down Cal Northridge, 63-59.
Washington State went toe-to-toe with #6 Maryland through three quarters, finally falling 79-69. Terps’ Brionna Jones had a 20/20.
Riddle me this: Purdue has been pretty awful so far, and yet they gave #11 Stanford a run for their money. Cardinal win, 78-69.
As expected, the Orange v. Buckeyes game was a battle. #8 Ohio State’s got Kelsey Mitchell and you don’t, y’all. #11 Syracuse shot for crap, kept it close but couldn’t pull out the win.
TCU played Notre Dame even through the first half, then…. not so much. #1 Irish over Horned Frogs by 33.
Similar-ish story with DePaul and Baylor. #5 Bears over #18 Blue Demons by 32.
No one’s giving # Mississippi much love, and they certainly didn’t give San Jose State much affection, romping by 37. The 6-0 Bulldogs will likely cruise until January 8th when they face off against Tennessee.
Kelsey Plum (with whom I share a birthday!) had 44, the rest of her teammates had 50, and Seattle had 64. #15 Huskies win.
Yes, they won, but #23 Arizona State seems a tad offensively challenged. Sun Devils over St. John’s, 54-41.
Interesting: LSU over NC State by 1. Great shot of Tiger’s bench as as Raigyne Moncrief hits the game winner.
Air Force gets its first win of the season.
Hello pollsters, Colorado’s now at 6-0.
And Oklahoma State is, too.
And let’s not forget Georgia Tech, which gave Missouri its first loss of the season, 72-70.
Or Utah, which eked out a 1-point win over St. Mary’s.
Or South Florida, which won handily over Georgia, 81-65.
Good win for Wake Forest over a tough Elon team, 78-68.
Anyone notice that Boise State is undefeated? As are the UNLV Lady Rebels. Or that Norfolk State beat Lehigh by 24?
There’s the team I know! Arkansas-Little Rock give the Billikens their first loss of the season, 56-43.
Why does Ole Miss schedule such a soft out-of-conference slate? Let’s see what happens when then face #19 West Virginia on the 4th of December, shall we?
Re: Arkansas, see above. They’ll face Mississippi State on the 5th.
And yes, Cal may be under the radar, but there’s something that’s not: Cal’s Gottlieb ready for motherhood
The Cal women’s basketball players have a new pregame ritual: get taped, hydrate, focus. And rub their coach’s belly.
“Before every game I touch her stomach,” said forward Kristine Anigwe. “It’s a miracle. It’s really special it’s happening right in front of us.”
Head coach Lindsay Gottlieb told her team in early November that she and her partner, Patrick Martin, are expecting a baby, due May 9. Gottlieb has created a family atmosphere in her six years at Cal, and the baby news has only added to that sense of commitment and bonding.
#3 South Carolina v. #4 Louisville, 1pmEST ESPN2 (Prep with LaChina, Jeff and A’a)
#17 Tennessee v. Virginia Tech (Hokies are undefeated and it’s in Blacksburg), 2pmEST – Read LadySwish on the game.
Seton Hall v. UT Arlington (Mavericks are undefeated, but it’s in Walsh Arena), 2:30EST
#11 Syracuse v. #18 DePaul (Both are coming off losses), 5pmEST, YouTube.
I tease, but it is a battle of the undefeateds: UNLV v. Ole Miss, in Nevada, 5:30PM.
#8 Ohio State v. #5 Baylor. ’nuff said. 7:30PM, YouTube.