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It’s Graham’s fault. Bowling Green hands Dayton their first loss of the season (so much for ESPN analyst predictions, huh, Carolyn and Kara?)

#20 Texas turned it over a ton, and got upset by the feisty Chippewas of Central Michigan. Nice win for coach Guevara. Up next: tough Toledo.

Charlie’s got his latest Bracketology up and asks: Which mid-majors are bubbling over?

…here is a look at five teams for whom the door is still open to the at-large room and a few more that were close to getting inside before that same door slammed in their face. The margin for error is always small, but these are the teams to watch the rest of the season, the ones that really help shape the bubble come March.

Graham chips in with his Weekly Wrap Up: With Diggins on bench, Irish deliver

Diggins is a singular personality when she’s on the court. She’s also the point guard, so it doesn’t just feel like things run through her — they do run through her. Yet when she was out, it felt like the center of gravity for the Fighting Irish eventually settled in the post. Whether she took the shot, or even touched the ball, Achonwa was the player your eyes went to on offense. She finished the game with 15 points and 17 rebounds, even if she joked that she padded the latter number by having to follow too many of her own misses.

Lady Swish explains Why Skylar Diggins can’t set Notre Dame records

From Mel’s blog: Siroky’s SEC Report: Trends Not Changing in the SEC — Even With New Coaches and Two Additional Teams

As the new era dawns in Southeastern Conference women’s basketball, what we know so far this season is the top tier of teams are nationally competitive and the returning regular-season champ leads them all.

Scrambling the lineup for 2012-13 is the absence of the retired Tennessee icon, Pat Summitt, and the addition of two more teams.

At Full Court, Rob offers up The ACC recipe for success, team by team

Heading into conference play and a new year, every team in the ACC needs to make a few resolutions if they hope to achieve success. Some teams don’t have much work to do in terms of making a dramatic resolution, while others need to make drastic changes. In order of my current predictions, here’s what each team needs to do in order to become the best it can be.

Also at Full Court, a voice from the past, Jim Clark, writes: The big three in the Big East — plus some stars

Though the big news in the Big East is about the apparent collapse/contraction of the league, there’s still a lot to talk about when it comes to women’s basketball — so those who want more info on the conference changes can go here. In this article, though, we’ll focus on the three teams and the top players that will make this Big East season, with this Big East alignment, worth watching.

Nate takes Notes: Cal women off to best start in program history with win over George Washington

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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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