Some fascinating nuggets

This game result surprised me:

Pacific 66, North Carolina, 63.

More results:

#12 Kentucky rolled past Eastern Michigan, 89-67.

#8 Texas routed Hampton, 79-52.

All scores.

Team news:

ESPN’s mid-major top 10.

Defense is a priority for Maryland going into this week’s Paradise Jam tournament.

Oregon: the plan for a program-defining recruiting class.

Player news:

Jacqui Grant and Amarah Coleman will be eligible to play for DePaul Friday. They transferred from Illinois last spring.

Freshman guard Erica Ogwumike (yes, that Ogwumike) is leading Pepperdine’s climb back.

A horrific injury can’t stop Delaware’s Alecia Bell.

The NCAA breaks down some of the country’s best players.

Coach news:

Fayetteville State coach Eva Patterson-Heath is retiring.

International news:

Australia’s Lauren Jackson is battling the clock for the Rio Olympics.