Student-athletes to get a voice in NCAA voting

Student athletes now have NCAA votes:

For the first time at the Division I level, student-athletes will participate in voting among several panels. Notably, 15 representatives — three from each Power 5 conference — sit on the 80-member group set to move forward with autonomy.

Today’s results:

#9 Oregon State edged Washington State, 73-70.

#14 Arizona State beat Cal, 67-52.

DePaul got by St. John’s, 84-75.

Seton Hall rolled by Marquette, 88-58. They are 16-2.

At this hour, #13 Stanford and Arizona are still battling, as are Washington and Oregon.

Scoreboard so far.

Player news:

Morgan Tuck’s emergence means a dominant duo with teammate Breanna Stewart at UConn.

Makyala Epps and Linnae Harper will take up the slack at Kentucky in the absence of point guard Janee Thompson.

Jonquel Jones has George Washington eyeing a return to the NCAA Tournament.

Washington’s Kelsey Plum is more than accolades.

South Florida’s Tamara Taylor has traveled a bump road to basketball success.

Maegan Conwright has found her passion at Florida State.

Former Utah State guard Makenlee Williams has transferred to Gonzaga.

Team news:

Michigan State is pushing through adversity.

The Washington Huskies had a near record-breaking stretch.

Brianna Turner and Notre Dame are ready for the next hurdle: Tennessee on Monday night.

Coaching news:

Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt will coach is first game in his home state tomorrow as his Techsters take on Middle Tennessee State. Needless to say, Pat Summitt will be there.

The SEC’s fourth annual “we back Pat” week begins Sunday.