The insanity continues in a two-week-old season that already feels much longer.
#11 Ohio State 95, #10 Texas A&M 80. Kelsey Mitchell matched a Buckeye school record with 42 points. It was the first loss of the season for the Aggies.
Purdue 62, #22 Louisville 60. The Boilermakers are 6-0, and I suspect the Cardinals will drop from the rankings Monday with their 1-3 record.
“Don’t let the score fool you” almost-upsets:
#3 Notre Dame needed an overtime to put away UCLA, 92-84. Bruins Coach Cori Close promised her team would be there in March.
#13 Stanford fought off Dayton, 74-66.
#16 Cal escaped Liberty, 77-72.
Auburn downed Minnesota in overtime, 81-79. Rachel Banham broke Minnesota’s points-scored career mark record, held by Lindsay Whalen.
Washington bested Texas Tech, 77-73. Kelsey Plum put up 34 for the Huskies.
Butler slipped by Clemson, 54-50.
Tulane topped Virginia, 67-62.
Vanderbilt defeated Ohio, 62-59.
What ?? Idaho blew out Iowa, 97-65.
Times have changed: BYU 63, Penn State 51.
Missouri routed St. Mary’s, 95-78, giving the Gaels their first loss.
SMU snuffed out Kansas, 73-64.