Big Monday

Before the showdown between #2 Notre Dame and #9 Tennessee, Pat Summitt’s banner was raised at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. On hand were Tamika Catchings, Chamique Holdsclaw, Candace Parker and Michelle Marciniak.


The Irish prevailed over the Lady Vols, 77-67, behind Skylar Diggins’ career-high 33 points. But that was a heckuva comeback for Tennessee, and it bodes well for them being so young – and this year, so injured.

Speaking of which, prayers up for Isabelle Harrison, who went down in the first half with a knee injury, and was out for the rest of the game.

Other college news:

Brittney Griner is ESPNW’s player of the week.

Penn State is making new memories while staying perfect in the Big Ten.

Caroline Doty is not immune from UConn Coach Geno Auriemma’s demands.

Sara James and Mikaela Ruef add a lot to Stanford.

Bench players are giving Kentucky a boost.

Can Ohio State Coach Jim Foster turn his team around?

NCAA prospects have virtually vanished for Temple and Rutgers.

North Colorado junior D’shara Strange has joined the 1,000 point club.

UTEP’s freshmen are giving them a big lift.

The Big East wants to add a twelfth school.