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you were a ranked team named North Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Maryland, Notre DameKentucky, Georgia, Baylor, Oklahoma (Ellenberg seems to be ok) and Cal.

A little more excitement was had by Penn State, LSU and Purdue.

St. John’s is NOT enjoying being the host of the Chartwells Holiday Classic.

Yah, I see you’re 8-1, West Virginia. Let’s chat after you meet Oklahoma State and Baylor.

Baby steps — San Francisco earned its fourth win.

It took two overtimes, but Michelle Plouffe (and the Utes) took down BYU, 82-74, earning Plouffe espnW Player of the Week honors.

Cats might get nine lives, but giving Michelle Plouffe 10 extra minutes doomed the BYU Cougars on Saturday.

In leading Utah to in-state wins against Utah Valley and BYU this past week, the latter with one of the season’s most impressive individual finishing kicks, Plouffe earned espnW national player of the week honors and provided the young Utes with some much-needed momentum.

Yup, they take this in-state competition seriously: two overtimes later, it was Memphis over Tennessee Tech , 78-76.

Wyoming is putting together a nice season so far (“Fallon Lewis is too small, and Kaylie Rader is too young. And somehow, it doesn’t matter.“). Tough to get games against ranked opponents, though.

Yes, they’re 9-1, but the tough part of Arizona State’s schedule doesn’t hit until late January. Then it’s Cal, Stanford, Utah and Colorado.

Probably my fault: Grand Canyon (“Who?” you ask? “The only for-profit institution with a Division I athletic program,” I answer. ) deals East Carolina their first loss of the season.

DEFINITELY my fault: Quinnipiac takes down Albany. Big.

Resisting the WHB curse, UTEP moves to 9-0.

The kind of game Debbie Antonelli lives for: Sacramento State 99, UC Irvine 94.

And another one: Eastern Michigan 104, Detroit 96.

It’s a signature win only in the sense that the Bearcats have been waiting for something to hang their hat on: Cincinnati over Ohio State.

In the battle of the Missouri Valley v. the Horizon League, it was the Shockers over the Phoenix, 63-58.

Happy 1000th point for Pittsburgh’s Kiesel.

Graham Whites abWout the Wabbits.

Megan Waytashek watched more basketball during her first two years at South Dakota State than she ever had before or likely ever wants to again. As injuries separated her from the court for the first time in her life, all she could do was sit and watch. Game after game after game.

As Wednesday night crept toward Thursday morning, watching a game was all she wanted to do. Over and over again.

No matter that the final exam period began the next day for Waytashek, a mechanical engineering major, and others at the school in Brookings, S.D., an hour north of Sioux Falls and four hours west of Minneapolis. Those headaches could wait a few hours more. She just wanted to keep watching scenes from South Dakota State’s 83-79 victory against No. 12 Penn State from earlier that night, the one in which she had 18 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes. The one in which she was in the middle of the celebration at the final buzzer.

About that Blue and White v. White and Blue game tomorrow:

No. 1 UConn, expected to be at full strength, set for No. 2 Duke and Huskies get boost as Mosqueda-Lewis, Tuck ready to return and KML, Tuck expect to play at Duke and KML And Tuck Are Likely Available For Duke Game and UConn women back at full strength.

A UConn fan site preview and DWHoops preview.

From Jim Fuller: Senior guards go way back in UConn/Duke rivalry

It’s not uncommon to see parents vigorously cheering on the UConn women’s basketball team. It’s rare to look up in the stands and not see at least one of Kiah Stokes parents as well as family members of current Huskies Bria Hartley and Breanna Stewart, among others taking in the action.

However, in UConn’s trip to Pacific back during 2010-11 season, Hartley had a couple of familiar faces who made the trip to see her play. Yes, they were family members just not her own. It was the parents of Duke point guard Chelsea Gray who came out to show support to one of their daughter’s best friends.

Ooooooo! Rival For UConn Women? Duke Hasn’t Put Up Much Of A Fight

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after a week of travel, teaching and tummy upsetness.

So, are you intrigued that #6 Stanford didn’t easily put away the Longhorns?

What about how #5 Notre Dame handled Penn?

LaTech stayed even with LSU in the second — it was the first half that did them in. The Techsters are still 0-for.

Wow, Liberty is still 0-for, too.

Looks to be a long season in Arizona.

Marist finally got a win — and it was a nice one over Bowling Green.

UMass followed their incredibly surprising win over Rutgers (RU fans are not happy) with a takedown of Hartford.

Hmmm… Southern Miss took down the high flying’ FGCU Eagles.

Still perfect on the season: Wyoming, Missouri, Va Tech (via OT), SMU, BYU, San Diego, Baylor, Winthrop, Indiana, East Carolina, Colorado, Purdue, Maine (!), Tulane, Oklahoma State, UTEP, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville (Walz is the winningest Card), Northwestern, Iowa State and Nebraska, Tennessee and Connecticut.

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for basketball west of the Mississippi: Gonzaga women have challenge for WCC title

After a decade of domination, Gonzaga finally has a challenger or two for the top spot in the West Coast Conference.

And coach Kelly Graves couldn’t be happier.

“It speaks so well for our conference,” he said. “Our conference is a ton better now and I love it. For so long, we’ve needed another team to go with us. Our men have had it with Saint Mary’s. We’ve wanted that competition.”

The 22nd-ranked Zags (17-3, 6-1) now have it with BYU, which joined the WCC this season after being a founding member of the Mountain West Conference. The 23rd-ranked Lady Cougars entered the Top 25 on Monday for the first time in five seasons.

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the SEC opened conference play (though, some may view the challenge KY faced from Florida as surprising.) I’d say the most important news coming out was this:

The 12 members of the Southeastern Conference are planning a “We Back Pat” week to show support for Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and the foundation she created to support efforts to fight Alzheimer’s.

No real surprises in ranked teams yesterday (though Purdue used a buzzer beater to eek out a win).

The Hatters are now 3-0 in the A-Sun.

Welcome to the WCC, Cougars: A couple of games ago, St. Mary’s ended BYU’s 10-game win streak. (Is there something going around? BYU pulled a Chris Webber.)

The ACC conference openers went as expected…. Unless, of course, you were Miami.

You can’t make me talk about the Albany/Hartford game.

And I’m not talking about Cornell/Forham either.

Yes, I love and respect birds, but how can one expect an 0-12 Peacock to beat a Red Fox? Actually, it was pretty dang close.

Hampton is now 2-0 in the MEAC.

The only reason to mention the Central Arkansas (yes, they’re Sugar Bears) stomping of Philander Smith is that it allows me to remind folks of the fabulous Missouri Arledge – first African American AAU All American (1955).

Debbie and Beth would have loved this game: Tennessee-Martin defeated Tennessee State 114-105. The 219 points were a new Ohio Valley Conference record for most combined points.

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and it’s always cool when people are generous with each other. From BYU’s site: Kaufusi Health Concerns Rallies Support From Utah

When student-athletes are faced with a challenge off the court, rallying forces come in from all corners to show support. BYU sophomore forward Alexis Kaufusi was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will miss the rest of the 2010-11 season.

Purple has become a part of the BYU uniform in support of Kaufusi, from her purple hoodie she wears on the bench to ribbons worn by the coaching staff.

In the Deseret Duel rivalry game at the Huntsman Center on Feb. 12, the University of Utah women’s basketball team showed its concern and support for Kaufusi by wearing a purple warm-up t-shirt that said “Hope Fight” and had her number on the back. Prior to the game, players also gave her a bouquet of roses and a gift.

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