Now it’s blowout night

Remember how last night was close game night? Tonight resulted in blowouts in several instances.


#2 Texas 88, Louisiana Tech 54

#5 South Carolina 101, Western Carolina 43. It was the 400th career win for Gamecock coach Dawn Staley.

#9 Baylor 90, #20 Kentucky 63.

#12 Tennessee 77, Central Arkansas 34.


#14 Duke squandered a 17-point lead and had to step on it in the final minutes to upset #8 Ohio State, 69-60. The Buckeyes can never seem to get to the next level.

There were some close matchups:

Rutgers 57, NC State 53.

Clemson 67, Nebraska 66.

Dreake 83, Iowa State 80.

Northern Colorado, 79, BYU 74 (OT).

St. Mary’s 74, Boise State 72.

More results:

Syracuse 81, Northwestern 74. The Orange are 7-0.

Old Dominion and first-year coach Nikki McCray-Penson got their first win over the season as they beat Coppin State, 75-67.

Miami 67, Michigan State 57.

Georgia Tech 68, Purdue 55.

LSU 48, Texas Tech 40.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule.

College team news:

Youthful Oregon State will use their two losses as learning experience.

Iowa State seeks a second scoring option.

It was a teaching moment for Michigan after their loss to Notre Dame.

College player news:

Notre Dame freshman forward Mikayla Vaughn tore her ACL in practice Tuesday and is out for the season. She averaged 8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. The Irish are having tough luck this year.

HBCU ballers to watch this season.

Rutgers star Tyler Scaife is thriving after missing a year to fix a heart defect.

Kristin Scott has been a rebounding machine for Iowa State this year.

Tanaeya Boclair is finding basketball at Utah.

Hard work has paid off for Fordham’s Lauren Holden.

College coach news:

Around the Rim podcast with both Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and Atlanta Dream coach Nicki Collen.

WNBA news:

The WNBA has made rule changes for next season.

Suitors are prepped for the New York Liberty sale. The team is expected to stay in town.