As the NCAAW closes in on conference play, Dawn Staley had one more test for her developing team, a matchup with Pac-12 powerhouse UCLA.
The game started off ugly. The Gamecocks finished the first quarter with only 6 points, the lowest first quarter output all season. The team looked confused on offense, and was surprised by UCLA’s rapid pace to start the game. Early in the 2nd, the best frontline in the nation had to take a rest due to foul trouble. While all of these things did not work in the Gamecocks favor, with a smaller, quicker lineup on the floor they were able to get more defensive stops and play at a quicker pace. With this and a few clutch buckets from silent assassin Allisha Gray, the Gamecocks went into halftime tied up at 26.
Yes, I still see you, 8-1 William & Mary.
Triple overtime and the final score is 67-59? Nevada over Hawai’i.
Wish someone would explore what the heck happened at Nebraska. In the meantime: Despite setbacks, NU’s Havers still impressed by team’s spirit
Speaking of spirit:
A little reading on the game no one can watch (CBSSN)
- The other OSU: Faith helps Wiese remain positive and upbeat
- Dayton Daily News: Ohio State Buckeyes get another shot at juggernaut UConn
- Landof10: Rotation keeps Ohio State defensive line fresh for when stakes are the highest
- 11Warriors: Women’s Hoops Preview: No. 12 Ohio State Looks to End No. 1 Connecticut’s 84-Game Win Streak
- Columbus Dispatch: Work goes on to blend first-year Buckeyes
- New Haven Register: UConn tandem of Napheesa Collier, Katie Lou Samuelson trouble for opponents
- ESPN: Linnae Harper’s return helps make Buckeyes complete
- UConn Huskies: Monday’s match-up marks the fourth top-15 opponent UConn will face in its last five contests