More of “As the Basketball World Turns”

Oh, the drama:

West Virginia really wants to accept that wedding invitation from the Big 12, but it needs a quick divorce from the Big East. Hence, WVU’s lawsuit.

Downer news:

Notre Dame sophomore post Natalie Achonwa will miss a month due to a bad knee.

Louisville sophomore guard Charmaine Tay is academically ineligible for fall semester.

Maryland star center Lynetta Kizer has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Tennessee Vols:

The Vols whooped Carson-Newman 105-40 in their first exhibition tonight, at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee has a tough schedule this year, as usual.

The Vols are minimizing mystery this year.

Pre-season all-America team:

Brittney Griner headlines. The other four members are: Skylar Diggins, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Shenise Johnson and Shekinna Stricklin.

Upper news:

Katie Collier, the Seattle star who is battling leukemia, has committed to the University of Washington. New coach Kevin McGuff is building a program.