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as a friend says, a hot mess.

South Florida stunned #19 Georgetown, 60-55.

Cinncinati REALLY stunned #22 Marquette.

#7 Notre Dame and #11 DePaul played a great game that went down to the wire, with the Blue Demons coming out on top.

#18 West Virginia looked to rescue themselves with a 20-point win over St. John’s.

Whoopsy! FGSU ended regular season conference play with a 1-pt loss to Upstate.

Maybe they were resting? Liberty (12-2/Big South) got down early and couldn’t come back for a win against Charleston Southern (7-7).

It’s my fault. I know. LaTech lost their first in-conference game, 71-66, and Nevada won their 20th game.

Houston avoided the WHB curse, but it was close: down 27-41 in the first half, they came back to win 74-70.

Looking at some of Sunday’s games:

Loyola (MD) got taken down by the Peacocks (who are only 5-13 in the MAAC).

It’s was the #17 Terps over the Eagles.

#8 Michigan State roared back to take down the Gophers, 65-51.

#6 Xavier escaped Temple, 73-66.

#3 Baylor followed Freshman of the Year Odyssey Sims’ 37pts (and last second lay up) to take down #15 Oklahoma.

Hofstra (9-8, CAA) said, just a second there you JMU (15-2) you and came back from 23 down to grab a 75-73 win.

Pseudonimity has the SEC highlights:

LSU makes it interesting, but Tennessee wins, going 16-0 in SEC play.

Kentucky defeats Auburn for the #2 seed in the SEC tournament.

Vanderbilt gets a bye and the #3 seed in the SEC tournament with 18-4 run in OT against
South Carolina.

Florida upsets Georgia, rides a three-game mini-streak into the SEC tournament (GA is the #4 seed, on a three game losing streak).

Alabama scores 92 in defeating Arkansas on the road.

Mississippi State beats Ole Miss in season finale.

The SEC tournament starts in Nashville on Thursday in the Bridgestone Arena, site of the 2014 Women’s Final Four.

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North Carolina State is so shorthanded they had to borrow a player from the cross country team.

It’s been a tough season for the Wolfpack, with far too many “almost a win”s. So I’m guessing last night’s 88-72 stomping of #13 North Carolina must have tasted mighty sweet.

“We’ve been telling our kids all year to hang in there, we were going to get a big win, to keep fighting, it was going to happen,” the second-year coach said. “And I thanked them after the game. I thanked them for believing and having faith in what our staff was saying because it finally paid off.”

Nothing sweet about the schellacking #4 Tennessee laid on the Bulldogs.

#16 Miami continues its hot play, taking down Wake Forest by 28.

#24 Marist was equally dominating, winning by 41, but #23 Iowa State needed overtime to defeat the (likely to miss the NCAAs) Longhorns.

Prairie View A&M whacked fellow SWAC member AR-Pine Bluff 99-38. That puts the Panthers’ in-conference record at 11-3.

Loyola (MD) smacked fellow MAAC member Manhattan, 60-45. The Greyhounds are now 14-2 in the conference.

Florida Gulf Coast came back in the second half to defeat Stetson 64-59, and a WNIT berth looms.

Hampton handled Florida A&M, 88-49. They now sit at 13-1 in MEAC and have won the regular season title.

The Golden Grizzlies rallied late to take down the Bison, so Oakland’s 11-5 in the Summit. Makes the race to the conference title interesting, since IPFW (12-4 conf) lost to the Jackrabbits (11-6) on (ouch) senior night.

Whoops! Georgia South (12-16/9-10) surprised conference-mate Appalachian State (22-5/16-3), 67-57.

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we take a peek at yesterday’s games. Writes Psued:

With four games to go in the regular season, Tennessee has a three
game lead for first place in the SEC. Georgia is in second place, and
Kentucky and Vanderbilt round out the remaining four. Georgia plays
all three of these teams in the closing stretch, so the seeding for
the SEC tournament is still a guess.

Now, for the games:

Alabama upends Florida in new, historic arena.

Auburn finds its footing and hangs on for a road win over Arkansas.

South Carolina rallies for a win on the road against Mississippi State.

Georgia beats Ole Miss on the road.

There’s also some former SEC player news: Catchings, UT work together to help students and Former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings’ foundation aims to help Knox County students

Oh, great. More stupid sh*t, this time between Bethune-Cookman and Maryland-Eastern Shore. What is up with the MEAC?

LadySwish called it: VaTech’s first ACC win.

Appalachia State (15-2/Southern) squeaked by the Lady Mocs. That’s their 11th straight and first win at Chattanooga since 1998.

The Fighting Owls (Come at me Bro) stunned Florida Gulf Coast, 63-52.

Ouch, Centenary is still 0-for. Maybe if they played St. Francis, NY?

Speaking of upsets, it was the Roos over the Eagles as UMKC took down Oral Roberts for the first time since 2006, 81-77.

Joe Logan’s Loyola (MD) team is now 12-2 in the MAAC.

#24 Marist continued its roll through the MAAC, defeating Canisius by 12.

The Valentine’s Day Massacre at Storrs is a little too painful to review — what with the pink and the idiotic Maya-cam (Making a mockery of OU-UConn women’s game). But, it’s hard not to agree with Graham:

We live in a world where it increasingly, quite literally, pays to be cynical. And Moore isn’t the divine incarnate on a basketball court. But she is the best player in the country. More importantly, she’s the kind of player who can make a Monday memorable, if for no other reason than she plays every game and every possession as if it should be.

Probably the most interesting coming out of the Oklahoma/UConn game was Mike Thibualt’s discussion of Moore’s future in the W:

“You also don’t have a third of your schedule or more where you know you can just show up and win. We don’t have a game on our schedule that we can just show up and win. Not one.”

Instead, there are nightly individual wars.

“Maya makes an East Coast road trip, she starts in Atlanta,” Thibault said. “She gets McCoughtry the first night. She gets Nicole Powell the next night. She gets Katie Smith or Alana Beard the third. She gets Tamika Catchings the next. … Out West. let’s go to DeLisha Milton guarding her. Then Swin Cash, if they haven’t knocked her head off by then. You go to Phoenix and Penny Taylor. She’ll be looking at the schedule going, ‘Who do we get where I don’t have to die?’

“She’s going to have a target on her back from every player that guards her in the league. It’s the nature of the new young gun. That’s the reality of pro basketball.”

It was a more interesting game in Waco (btw, what happened to the focus on coaches staying in their box?), where it looked like Texas A&M had the right blueprint to defeat Baylor, and then Griner said, “Not in my house.” Wrote Mechelle:

there’s a deep sense of familiarity that makes this matchup seem like it inevitably will be close. And the Aggies — unlike the other teams in the Big 12 and most of those across the nation — can reasonably believe they really are good enough to not only hang with Baylor, but actually win.

However, that belief — and a career night from Texas A&M’s Tyra White — wasn’t enough Monday at the Ferrell Center to stop the No. 1 team. Baylor’s fans got a little scare, but the players themselves never seemed panicked. It surely helps them to know that once the Brittney Griner wrecking ball has broken through a wall, there’s no stopping it from knocking down the building.

Q weighs in with: What Texas A&M Proved Against Baylor: Who should join the Big Three as Final Four favorites? and Baylor’s 67-58 win over Texas A&M: Why the highlights don’t do this game justice

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