First, the news

And there is plenty of it……

Team news:

The Lady Vols have questions at the season’s midpoint.

UConn has few road blocks right now.

Arizona State is avoiding complacency as they hit a lull in their schedule.

Indiana is taking advantage of the free throw line.

Conference-leading Montana State is stressing consistency.

Player news:

George Washington’s rebounding machine – Jonquel Jones – could score big in the WNBA draft.

Audio interview with UAlbany’s Shereesha Richards after she crossed the 2,000-point mark last week.

Michaela Mabrey and Lindsay Allen are keeping Notre Dame settled on the road.

Freshman Sabrina Haines is adding to Arizona State’s scoring punch.

Double-double machine Kalani Purcell is adjusting in her first season at BYU.

Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields will be an NCAA Convention delegate.

MTSU junior forward Olivia Jones is quitting the team after being suspended indefinitely.

Lauren Huggins is having her best year, despite Colorado’s adversity.

Oregon transfer Justine Hall discusses her transition.

Kelsey Criner is motivated to build on her big game for North Texas.

UConn freshman Katie Lou Samuelson is responding to coach Geno Auriemma’s prodding.

Purdue alumni Katie Douglas has inspired the team.

Coach news:

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell are close to jumping into the elite coaching ranks.

Charli Turner Thorne’s Devils always begin with a capital D.

Norfolk State’s Amber Brown:

….is out of a coma in what her family calls a miracle.

International news:

Kelsey Griffin is in peak form.

Erin Phillips is itching for a call to join the Australian Olympic team.