News before scores

Team news:

Tennessee is battling inconsistency.

Ten things from the first half of Princeton’s season.

Ut-awe inspiring: Hot start has Utes at top of Pac-12.

#2 South Carolina “grew up” in their win over Kentucky the other night.

Player news:

Taryn Griffey is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Arizona for personal reasons.

Jillian Alleyne is putting finishing touches on her legacy at Oregon.

There’s no sophomore slump for Temple’s Tanaya Atkinson.

Xylina McDaniel will miss the rest of the season for North Carolina with a torn ACL.

At UConn, freshman Katie Lou Samuelson got a confidence burst from senior Breanna Stewart.

WNBA news:

The free agent list is out.

I wonder when the schedule will be released.

I wonder if the league will ever engage in off-season promotion.

Looking to Rio:

Australia scored a big win over Argentina in an Olympic test game.