Big night to start a big season


Gonzaga just edged #11 Stanford in an epic game, 68-63.

Several teams putting the hurt on other squads today:

#6 Maryland 106, Mount St. Mary’s 42

#9 UCLA 95, Southern 47

#14 Syracuse 78, Stony Brook 60

#24 Oregon State 62, Portland 45

Michigan 109, Howard 41 (The Wolverines went on a 52-0 run after the Bison scored the first six points of the game)

Ohio 72, Tennessee-Martin 55

Washington State 73, San Francisco 35

Closer games:

Oregon 77, Cal State Bakersfield 62. Of the four Ducks scoring in double figures, three were freshmen. The Pac-12 should be worried.

Cal 71, UC Riverside 56

Minnesota 68, Georgetown 60

Arizona 81, George Mason 70

Pulled-it-out-by-the-skin-of-their-teeth games:

Northern Colorado 77, Florida Gulf Coast 74 (2OT)

Michigan State 68, Western Michigan 64 (OT)

CSUN 61, Fresno 57 for their first win vs. the Bulldogs since 1975

All scores.

Sixty games on tap tomorrow.

College team news:

Florida’s guards are primed for a major role in their game against Temple tomorrow.

Kentucky is working for early season wins with an end goal in mind. They are off to a hot start.

UCF aims to build on their success.

College player news:

Now healthy, Louisville’s Asia Durr is lighting up the court.

Kiara Lewis and Sierra Calhoun are quick to pick up defense for Ohio State.

WNBA player news:

Dallas Wings guard Aerial Powers had successful hip surgery yesterday. She’ll be out 4-6 months.

Rebecca Allen’s impact was felt in her rookie season with the Liberty.

WNBA coach news:

The Indiana Fever officially named Pokey Chatman head coach this morning. Briann January and Tamika Catchings were on hand for the announcement.

Mystics assistant coach Marianne Stanley has won the Lapchick Character Award.