Big performances, and upside/downside news

Tonight’s game results/big performances:

Tulane outlasted UNC Wilmington, 55-50, which gave coach Lisa Stockton her 400th win. The Green Wave is also undefeated.

Washington State not only won a game, but Tia Presley put up a career-high 37 points in the Cougar’s 92-79 decision over Fresno State. She is averaging 22 points per game.

Cal State Fullerton and Seattle University each got their first wins of the season, thanks to a pair of career-highs. Marist also snapped up their first victory.

#20 Oklahoma State downed USC, 82-51. It is the first loss of the year for the Trojans. OSU is unbeaten.

Purdue is also undefeated.

Same story at UTEP: they’re 4-0.

Full scoreboard.

News on the positive side:

With last night’s win, Jeff Walz is now Louisville’s most winning coach, with a record of 153-65.

Ohio State’s three games in three days will test them.

Inside the paint: Tennessee hoops, episode two.

Texas Tech freshman Minta Spears blogs.

News on the down side:

Texas A&M sophomore center Rachel Mitchell turned herself in to police after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She is accused of assaulting a woman after a parking spot dispute.

Former San Diego State coach Beth Burns’ wrongful termination claim has been denied by the California State University system.

West Virginia assistant coach Lester Rowe has been reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for his actions last week during a post-game brawl with Hawaii fans:

“Coach Rowe violated conference rules that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from committing abusive acts toward an opponent’s fans,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby in a statement. “Coaches have the responsibility to refrain from behavior that incites negative fan conduct. Coach Rowe is also put on notice that future incidents may result in a more serious penalty.”