If you were a ranked team, you won:
#2 Baylor (Bountiful Brown):
#3 Maryland (Super Slocum, Neutralized Nia),
#11 Ohio State ( Marvelous Mitchell-Mavunga, Feisty Flaherty),
#15 Texas (Accumulating Aston)
It’s a big (win) but it’s early,” Carlsen said. “It’s one of those things, a lot of people probably thought NIU wasn’t supposed to get this one. I feel like it’s the one you got that maybe you didn’t count on, so that’s a big win. Ohio is going to go beat a lot of teams and at the end of the year, they’ll probably be where they want to be. For us to defend home court against a team like that, it’s big.”
The Q’s rolling in the MAAC.
- Games to keep an eye on today:
2PM: Texas A&M v. #24 Kentucky – who shows up?
2PM: #4 Mississippi State v. Tennessee – who solidifies their journey?
2PM: #18 Virginia Tech v. Clemson – undefeated v. rebuilding.
2PM: North Carolina v. Virginia – equivalent records… someone’s gotta lose.
3PM: LSU v. Alabama – who’s trying to make a statement?
3PM: #13 Duke v #6 Florida State – top of the ACC anyone?
3PM: #7 Notre Dame v. #14 Miami – there sure are a lot of ranked teams in this conference.
4PM: Ole Miss v. Auburn – who are you two?
4PM: Oklahoma v. #17 West Virginia – soaring v. stumbling.
4PM: Oregon v. #20 Cal – can either team regroup?
8PM: #10 Stanford v. #16 Oregon State – time to stake an (early) claim to the Pac-12
“She has a huge heart; she needs connection with people,” Coach Matthew Mitchell said of the guard, who didn’t seem like herself in recent losses at Duke and Tennessee. “She needs some time where we can just spend and talk.”
The breakfast chats were a product of Epps’ minor brush with the law several seasons ago. It was then that the player and her coach started spending more time getting to know each other outside of basketball.
Stupid things: Vicious brawl breaks out in Utah State-UNLV women’s game
Listening things: Locked On Women’s Basketball Episode 18: Bracketology with @CharlieCreme including my case for @SaintLouisWBB (Billikens!)
Heartbreaking things: On New Year’s Eve, 13-year old Shamoya McKenzie, a young girl with dreams that included UConn, WNBA and being a business major, was killed by a stray bullet. Family members reached out to the program, and they responded:
UConn officially made Shamoya McKenzie an honorary member of the UConn women’s basketball program Friday, complete with a No. 30 jersey to match her number at Mount Vernon. A letter enclosed in a package ended with, “Once a Husky, Always a Husky.”