Interesting first day

New NCAA world:

Stanford struggled a bit to put away Fresno State, 72-61. As expected, Chiney Ogwumike lead the way with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Chattanooga dropped Tennessee, 80-71.

Texas over #14 St. John’s, 70-60.

Gonzaga pulled one out over Riverside, 60-53.

Even without Elena Delle Donne, Delaware thrashed Sam Houston State, 63-31.

Notables:

#9 Louisville 47, #15 Texas A&M 45.

#7 Notre Dame 57, #19 Ohio State 51.

#13 Cal 80, Lehigh 48.

The Terri Williams-Flournoy era began at Auburn with a win.

Is Long Beach State done sucking? They pulled it out against Sacramento State, 74-71.

#18 Nebraska 68, North Carolina A&T 50.

Full Friday scoreboard.

Other news:

Bridgeport, Conn. will host the NCAA regionals next spring, in lieu of New Jersey.

Ole Miss self-imposes post-season ban.

Bria Hartley will not play in UConn’s opener Sunday.

Michigan won last night, but their lack of height and depth was exposed.

The Gophers are chasing 20 wins, and Lindsay Whalen.

Old Dominion is off to an entirely brand new start.

Today’s schedule:

San Diego State at UCLA (I’m going).

Auburn at North Carolina State.

Loyola Marymount at UTEP.

Oklahoma at Creighton.

McNeese State at Vanderbilt.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Tennessee gets schooled by Chattanooga? First time in almost four decades?!? Not a great prep for GA Tech.

    Things really have changed for the Lady Vols.

  2. A couple of months ago, you chided LA fans for expecting too much too soon. Will we be seeing the same sort of article about Tennessee fans who are already calling for Holly Warlick's firing after one loss? What's really funny is that some of them are even suggesting Nikki Caldwell take over immediately.

  3. There was big piece on Warlck in the most recent Sports Illustrated complete with a two page pic of her on her orange and white Harley. Pretty interesting. In it she discussed her prior role as being more of a positive hand holder with the TN ballers after Summitt would get all over them. She acknowledged it was a big change for her.

    I think Warlick will probably be Ok eventually but I also believe many underestimated the huge difference between being head coach and the #2 assistant, esp for several decades even if it's in the same program. She's just not used to being fully in charge yet. She needs to grow into the job ASAP as I don't think the TN fans are too long on patience. LIke UConn they're pretty spoiled.

    It's concerning that their defensive intensity and effort just wasn't there against Chattanooga per Warlick's presser after the game. Nothing wrong with a bad game but lack of defensive effort particularly for a young super talented squad like TN is a preparation / motivation issue. Maybe they were looking past Chattanooga.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how TN responds now. If they don't put in more of an effort against Tech they'll get run out of the gym. This will give us a chance to see what they're made of.

  4. Louisville pulling it out vs. Texas A&M was a great game. Two top fifteen programs scheduling each other this early in the season was pretty impressive. Louisville has a great young coach in Jeff Waltz, the Schimmel sisters rock and their fans are epic. They are final four sleepers this year.

    Notre Dame scheduling Ohio State and winning is almost as impressive.

    Both Louisville and Notre Dame have passed serious early season tests. Everyone else needs to catch up.

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