This news load is bananas

No corner of the basketball world left untouched today…..

Upset:

#24 Oklahoma State upended #17 West Virginia, 79-73. It’s the second straight loss for the Mountaineers.

Thrillers:

Penn squeaked by Villanova, 79-77.

Dayton 63, Fordham 62.

Eastern Michigan 69, Western Michigan 67.

UNLV 68, New Mexico 66.

Washington State 78, Washington 75 (OT).

More results:

Oklahoma beat Kansas State, 76-71.

Buffalo 67, Ohio 63.

Toledo 72, Ball State 66.

Texas Tech 68, Kansas 56. It’s the first win for the Raiders since they fired coach Candace Whitaker.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule features #6 Tennessee at #5 Notre Dame.

NCAA news:

The Division I Council has approved a proposal to start women’s college basketball season the Tuesday before the second Friday in November.

College team news:

Mid-majors are missing an opportunity for at-large inclusion in the NCAA Tournament.

Oregon-Oregon State Civil War preview. Defense could be the deciding factor.

Oregon needs to keep a firm grip on the wheel in Pac-12 play.

You know it’s going well at Mississippi State when they redshirt five-star recruits.

Colorado is looking for road wins this weekend in Arizona.

The Buckeyes lament their mental errors in last night’s Michigan loss.

Iowa is in the midst of a skid.

Stanford rountbable: LA schools rematch.

Purdue seeks consistency in the Big Ten.

The ship is turning slowly for the Loyola Phoenix.

UConn might actually try to go more than six deep.

College player news:

The NCAA’s starting five for the week.

The Pac-12 has super sophomores.

A’ja Wilson is expected to miss her second straight game tomorrow with a sprained ankle.

Natalie Butler left UConn, and became college basketball’s leading rebounder at George Mason.

Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard faces off with Marie Gulich this weekend in Oregon’s Civil War.

Maddie Washington is happy to do what the Beavers need.

Destiny Pitts is one of Minnesota’s best players as a freshman.

Maurane Corbin is having new adventures in her first season at Utah.

Kiana “Lucky” Rudd has been added to the West Virginia roster.

Starting young has helped UTEP’s Najala Howell in clutch moments.

College coach news:

Keep room in your heart for Jackie Stiles as she battles cancer.

Dawn Staley will look for the same effort and performance from her Gamecocks even without A’ja Wilson.

UC Santa Barbara coach Bonnie Henrickson’s contract has been extended one year, through 2020-2021.

Milestones:

Longtime Bentley coach Barbara Stevens notched her 1,000th career win today.

Central Michigan senior Tinara Moore broke the school’s career blocks record tonight.

WNBA news:

Liz Cambage is set to return to the Dallas Wings this season.

Sun guard Rachel Banham got into the spirit overseas.

International news:

Courtney Williams was named the WNBL Perth Lynx’s most valuable player.

Jr. WNBA graduate Arielle Lanot pushes for women’s basketball in the Philipines.

High school news:

Eighth-grader Jaden Newman made 17 three-point shots in a high school game to tie the national record.

Sexual assault lawsuit:

Layshia Clarendon is suing the University of California regents in alleging she was sexually assaulted as a freshman by a longtime athletic department employee.

Dawn Staley spoke out to support Clarendon.

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