Big Sunday hoops

#1 Baylor downed #2 Notre Dame 94-81, on the back of Brittney Griner’s 32 points and 14 rebounds.

But that game almost paled in comparison to the upset of the week: #3 Tennessee lost to unranked Virginia in overtime, 69-64. Was part of the problem Vicki Baugh having to sit out? ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel said the game was a scene-stealer.

With a Texas A&M win over Mississippi State today, Coach Gary Blair earned his 600th win.

Purdue achieved its 700th program win in clobbering Tennessee-Martin.

#11 Georgia overcame #22 USC, lead by Meredith Mitchell’s career-high 21 points.

Duke forced 35 turnovers in defeating Western Kentucky.

San Diego State claimed the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic in Hawaii, despite losing their final game tonight to Portland, by one point. Courtney Clements was MVP, and Kiyana Stamps and Kalena Tutt were named all-tournament.

Oregon State whomped Southern Utah, 90-40. They are 4-0 to start the season for the first time in 11 years.

Cal beat Illinois 80-56 in a game where, yet again, the freshmen shone – and lead all scorers. My Cal informants also reported dubious officiating today, making the win all the more impressive.

Bearinsider interviews Cal assistant coach Kai Felton: part one and part two.

Extra:

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma recalls getting a hug from Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike after their victory last year.

Oklahoma State tragedy:

Weather doesn’t appear to be a factor in Thursday’s plane crash, that killed Coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna.

The University will examine rules around traveling.

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