Mercedes Russell and the unpredictable Pac-12

Tennessee-bound Mercedes Russell put up a career-high 42 points tonight, shattering the Springfield High School record in the process. She was 17-20, and also pulled down 17 rebounds, dished six assists and had four blocks.


The unpredictable Pac-12:

Washington State last lost their leading scorer, and Arizona State had been on a hot streak. But the Cougars downed the Sun Devils, 54-43.

Utah collected their first conference win only last week, yet they unraveled USC, 63-60.

Full scoreboard.

More milestones:

Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer collected conference win number 400.

Marist senior Kristina Danella scored her 1,000th career point.

Sam Houston’s Chanice Smith has crossed the 1,000-point threshold.

More ACL sadness:

Kansas sophomore Natalie Knight has torn her ACL.

General college:

There is no timetable for Lady Vol Isabelle Harrison’s return after meniscus surgery.

Georgia Tech’s Roddreka Rogers won’t back down.

Duke Coach Joanne P. McCallie, Chelsea Gray and Haley Peters met with the media this morning.

Talking with Santa Clara’s Shelby Swofford.

Oklahoma’s Whitney Hand was given academic all-district honors.


Mike Thibault’s first move at the Mystics – signing Ivory Latta.