College T’was the night before two days before game action resumes By Sue Favor - December 24, 2018 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.