So, the last time Wyoming beat a ranked team”Do You Remember” was a top-10 song (no, I didn’t remember it either). Who’d they beat? #22nd-ranked TCU. This time they beat (no longer) undefeated #15 Colorado, 82-75.
“They’re just tough,” Leonard said of the Cowgirls, who beat the Buffs for the second year in a row. “They work really hard and they capitalize on your mistakes.
Billikens win! No, it wasn’t over a ranked team, but it is a non-pushover SEC team: Missouri. Behind junior point guard Jackie Kemph, a Nancy Lieberman Award nominee, St. Louis exploded in the fourth to come away with a signature win for coach Stone’s program, 72-61.
#17 Duke over Villanova by 18.
“I’m really proud of our team in terms of our defensive intensity and focus,” Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “It wasn’t like anyone lit it up in a crazy fashion tonight for us, but it was steady and it was smart. When you think about the NCAA tournament, that’s how you have to play—you have to play steady and smart.”
#21 South Florida over UNLV by 35.
After a 86-47 win over St. Bonaventure, UB women’s basketball remains defeated at 9-0 and set a new record for the best start in program history.
“It’s huge for us. We work so hard every day to provide that and we really wanted to get it last year but that was upset. So to get it this year and be able to bring that to Buffalo, we’re just trying to bring something to this town and make this a destination,” junior guard Stephanie Reid said.
As the team has had a habit of doing this season, the IUPUI women’s basketball team (9-3) made history Wednesday (Dec. 21), defeating Purdue (9-5) 67-62 in a furious second-half rally to drop the Boilermakers for the first time in program history. Head Coach Austin Parkinson defeated his alma mater for the first time in four meetings, as the Jags continue to rewrite the history books.
“It was great to see our kids come out strong in the second half and give ourselves a chance to get back in the game,” Coach Parkinson said of his team’s effort.
Just ’cause it’s fun to say: Elon over Akron.
Wow – it has been a tough year, but North Dakota pulled it together and beat San Diego (who’ve lost senior Maya Hood to an ACL), 65-61.