First day starts with intensity

Performances of the day:

Oklahoma beat the University of Washington, 90-80. But the real stories were that Sooner coach Sherri Coale got her 400th career win, and Husky sophomore Kelsey Plum broke the school record by putting up 45 points.

Rachel Banham scored her 2000th career point in Minnesota’s win over Southeastern Louisiana, 109-60.


James Madison edged #23 UCLA, 91-87.

More results:

#3 Notre Dame thrashed UMass Lowell, 105-51.

#4 Tennessee vaulted by Penn, 97-52.

#5 Texas A&M shot past #18 DePaul, 76-68.

#6 Stanford pounded Boston College, 96-63.

#8 Baylor routed Oral Roberts, 101-60.

#11 Kentucky stifled Appalachian State, 111-74.

#12 Louisville downed IUPUI, 89-69.

#20 Oregon State beat Portland, 87-65.

Arizona State put away Middle Tennessee State, 81-67.

Oregon soared past Utah State, 100-77.

George Mason defeated Virginia Tech, 77-69. It was the first time George Mason had beaten Tech in 25 years.

Arkansas-Little Rock dominated LSU, 70-54.

Purdue got by Ball State, 66-60.

Bucknell slipped past Bowling Green, 53-52.

Michigan topped Detroit, 76-57.

Arkansas beat Nicholls State, 63-52.

Georgia rolled past Morgan State, 68-36.

Virginia squeaked by Ohio State, 87-82.

CSUN dropped Idaho, 67-50.

Penn State held off Towson, 71-64.

Georgia Tech annihilated Loyola Chicago, 92-57.

San Diego State outlasted Sacramento State, 99-91.

Northeastern survived Boston University, 75-74.

Auburn whooped Troy, 74-51.

(UConn is pummeling UC Davis as I publish this)

Full scoreboard.