A great day at Madison Square Garden today, for the Maggie Dixon Classic.
St. John’s made #1 Baylor work in the first game. The Bears struggled in the first half, and trailed by two at the break. They began to pull away about midway through the second half, and prevailed 73-59. Brittney Griner was limited to 17 points, and I felt that was due to the way the Red Storm clamped down on both her and point guard Odyssey Sims. ESPN’s Graham Hays had the same thoughts.
During a timeout in the game, Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt was brought on court and presented the Maggie Dixon Courage Award.
Then in the next game, Summitt’s Vols took care of DePaul, 84-61.
Rebecca was there, and has all the great behind-the-scenes stuff.
One upset today: Central Michigan defeated #14 Purdue. It’s the Boilermakers’ second consecutive loss.
#23 Oklahoma ended a three-game losing streak by beating Milwaukee.
Results of today’s other 54 games are here.