Teams gear for exhibition games

Team news:

Michigan’s practices have been highly competitive lately.

Princeton has set its sights on another Ivy League title run.

Tennessee practice report.

Florida State preview.

Four hungry seniors will lead Lehigh.

Stony Brook preview.

Minnesota story lines.

Louisiana-Lafayette preview.

Colorado is eager to put their defensive work into action.

Expectations for Southern Illiinois University Edwardsville are high.

The fervor for women’s hoops in South Dakota is unique and appreciated.

Player news:

Can Diamond DeShields lead Tennessee back to the Final Four? She won’t be ready to play in Monday’s exhibition game, as she is recovering from minor injuries.

Markeshia Grant continues to make an impact for South Carolina.

Kahleah Copper and Tyler Scaife are leading Rutgers into their second year in the Big Ten.

Courtney Williams and Alisia Jenkins are ready to shine for South Florida.

Rachel Banham’s return has buoyed Minnesota’s lineup.

Transfer Lexie Brown is guiding from the bench at Duke.

Penn State’s freshmen are preparing for the season.

Coach news:

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley wants her team to forget their Final Four appearance last year.

Injury news:

Redshirt freshman Doniyah Cliney will be out several weeks following surgery for a hand injury.

Colorado freshman Monica Burich will miss the season after tearing her ACL.

Nevada guard T Moe will miss the season with a knee injury.

Alabama freshman center Taylor Doan has retired due to lingering knee issues.