So far, the key word for the 2015-2016 season seems to be intensity. The second major theme seems to be that some of the traditional powers are having down years. A third banner is: “expect the unexpected.”
Didn’t you just know #2 South Carolina vs. #16 Arizona State was going to be a ringer? Me too, and it was: South Carolina 60, Arizona State 58. A’ja Wilson made two free throws for the Gamecocks with .6 seconds left to seal the win.
#4 Tennessee outlasted Albany, 63-55.
#23 Syracuse edged Washington, 66-62.
Minnesota squeaked by Stetson, 72-69. Rachel Banham is now within 11 points of breaking the all-time school scoring record, set by Lindsay Whalen.
Navy survived Siena, 59-58.
Auburn outperformed Boise State, 55-53.
Weber State defeated Portland, 57-55.
Georgia stuffed BYU, 66-58.
CSUN notched their first victory of the season….over Penn State, 81-73.
UCLA beat Louisiana Tech, 68-57.
Rutgers downed Virginia, 60-48, giving them their first loss of the season.
Alabama routed Middle Tennessee, 64-46.