North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell is in remission

Tar Heel coach Sylvia Hatchell is now in remission from leukemia.

That’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time.

There’s just no end to the upsets this year, so far:

West Virginia took down #13 Iowa State, 73-59.

Michigan knocked off #22 Purdue, 65-49.

Other results:

Wisconsin grabbed a big one over Indiana, 65-60.

Middle Tennessee downed UTEP, 69-58.

East Carolina handed Tulane their first conference loss, 69-65.

St. John’s squeezed by Butler, 58-55.

Full scoreboard.

Team news:

Number eight South Carolina and coach Dawn Staley are atop the SEC.

Georgia is stunned by their first 0-4 conference start.

Arizona State is back on the rise after coach Charli Turner Thorne’s return.

Nebraska is rejecting the “sophomore slump” idea.

Player and other news:

Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper is taking aim at the 2,000-point mark.

Virginia Tech’s Uju Ugoka has turned hope into reality.

Duke freshman Katie Heckman will take a medical hardship and end her collegiate basketball career, after a torn ACL.

Gabby Hanson is gaining confidence for Oregon State.

North Carolina’s Stephanie Mavunga is a warrior princess.

Michigan State all-access, episode five.

Vanessa Garner and September Oufutt are no longer with New Mexico State.

Nancy Lieberman Award:

The Nancy Lieberman Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard. Here are the nominees:

Kacie Cassell – University of Akron
Calli Berna – University of Arkansas
Odyssey Sims – Baylor University
Bria Hartley – University of Connecticut
Senee Shearer – University of Detroit Mercy
Jerica Coley – Florida International University
Yashira Delgado – Florida State University
Damika Martinez – Iona College
Samantha Logic – University of Iowa
Lexie Brown – University of Maryland
Valencia McFarland – University of Mississippi
Ashley Deary – Northwestern University
Brittany Boyd – University of California
Chelsea Gray – Duke University
Tiffany Bias – Oklahoma State University
Fantasia Hilliard – Sacramento State University
Keena Mays – Southern Methodist University
Amber Orrange – Stanford University
Natasha Cloud – St. Joseph’s University
Jamierra Faulkner – University of Southern Mississippi
Ariel Massengale – University of Tennessee
Jasmine Newsome – University of Tennessee at Martin
Jordan Jones – Texas A&M University
Andola Dortch – University of Toledo
Joanna Harden – Troy University
Jennifer Schlott – Utah State University
Chelsea Douglas – Wake Forest University
Rebecca Henricson – Western Illinois University
Dequesha McClanahan – Winthrop University