What an opening day!!!!!
It is so very awesome to be back.
Western Kentucky 79, #16 Missouri 76.
Northern Colorado 94, #25 DePaul 88.
#19 Oregon State pulled away from North Dakota in the game’s final minutes to win, 65-55.
#20 Cal got by Saint Mary’s, 87-80.
No. 23 South Florida got by LSU, 61-55.
#8 UCLA broke the program scoring record with a 129-69 win over San Jose State. Jordin Canada became only the second Bruin (after Ann Meyers Drysdale) to notch a second triple-double (her first was last year). She had 26 points, 11 steals and 10 assists.
#5 Ohio State’s Stephanie Mavunga broke a school record with 26 rebounds in their win over #10 Stanford.
#22 Oklahoma retired Courtney Paris’ jersey tonight.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder notched career win 700.
The Gamecocks hung their banner.
No other surprises, but some interesting scores.
Thoughts/points of interest:
Washington State was supposed to be amazing, but they lost to UC Davis.
Rutgers started out with a win.
So did Loyola Marymount.
UC Santa Barbara is picking up where they left off, as is Navy.
Middle Tennessee over Vanderbilt and Hampton over North Carolina.
USC, Colorado, Arizona and #11 Oregon all making strong statement wins in the Pac-12.
First-year Pepperdine coach Delisha Milton-Jones getting her first win, over Long Beach State.
First-year Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors getting an inaugural win.
It’s going to be an awesome season.
Tomorrow’s game schedule.