T’was the night before two days before game action resumes

College team news:

The road will become more daunting for Arizona.

No. 13 Minnesota enters Big 10 play unbeaten.

College player news:

Kentucky freshman Rhyne Howard is all hiss and no meow.

In her first start for Maryland last week, Shakira Austin matched a single-game school record, with eight blocks.

Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu is ESPNW’s player of the week.

College coach news:

Coach’s Chair: Mike McLaughlin, University of Pennsylvania.

Weekly top 25 AP poll:

No drop-ins or drop-outs, but some shifting.

Bonus:

Cal chancellor Carol Crist aims to unify academics and athletics in 2019.