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Only nine games today.

The most notable may be #2 Notre Dame’s 59-52 defeat of Villanova – Irish Coach Muffet McGraw’s 700th win.

Other college news:

Cal’s Gennifer Brandon has transformed her game.

Illinois has lost two players to career-ending injuries: Kersten Magrum and Kierra Morris.

The Lady Vols may try to go with five or six players after their latest set of injuries.

UConn coaches and players are taking Brianna Banks’ injury hard.

Maggie Lucas is a throwback, in the best sense of the word. Lucas blogs about Penn State’s fans.

Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer is approaching her 900th win.

Vanderbilt senior Tiffany Clarke’s experience is helping younger players.

Davellyn Whyte is poised to become Arizona’s second-leading all-time scorer.

At Texas Tech, Minta Spears and Ivonne Taylor-Cook are finding strength from each other during rehab.

South Carolina’s steady rise: how the Gamecocks defied the odds.

Alyssa Thomas thinks the Terps are miles ahead of where they were last year.

Missouri’s win over Tennessee Sunday has improved their outlook.

Penn’s Keiera Ray fits in among the Ivy’s top rookies.

Losing is not an option at Iowa.

Wisconsin Coach Bobbie Kelsey is upset with her team’s loss to Illinois Sunday. The Badgers are currently relying on nine players.

Sooner report: just the beginning.

Destiny Brown has gone from Baylor to Delaware.

Florida forward Lily Svete is shining in limited time.

Karl Smesko is the highest-paid coach at FGCU.

Cal State Fullerton:

An autopsy is planned for Titan assistant coach Monica Quan and her fiancee, who were found shot to death Sunday night in Irvine. Police are calling it a double murder. Autopsy results should be ready tomorrow.


The Sun signed Renee Montgomery to a three-year contract extension.

Maya Moore lead her Chinese team to a national title today.

Jasmine Thomas blogs about National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Temeka Johnson blogs from Russia.