Status and preparation

Today’s results:

No. 9 Maryland beat Nebraska convincingly, 81-63.

Michigan edged Northwestern in OT, 79-78.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s game schedule.

College team news:

NC State’s historic best start hasn’t been easy.

Oregon State is adjusting to life without Kat Tudor.

A year has made a big difference for Iowa State.

Central Michigan prepares to duel unbeaten Ohio on the road.

Still searching for its first ACC win, heads to Georgia Tech.

Washington State will learn from their early road trip.

Baylor is the NCAA’s team of the week.

For the first time since 2014, multiple teams are contending for No. 1 ranking.

Around the Rim podcast.

College player news:

Stellar guard play highlights the Pac-12.

Physical defense has made Megan Gustafson work harder for her points.

Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard has proven she’s one of the best bigs in the country.

Leigha Brown is leading the way for Nebraska.

Freshmen are giving Northern Iowa a spark.

College coach news:

Maryland coach Brenda Frese won her 500th career game tonight. She is 500-150 overall.

Mississippi State coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin explains the team’s slow SEC start and discusses their future.

Three things about Indiana, as per coach Teri Moren.

Otis Hughley has joined Auburn’s staff as a special assistant to coach Terri Williams-Flournoy.

WNBA news:

The Storm will play their 2019 home games at the University of Washington’s arena.

The Mercury fired assistant coach Todd Troxel after he was involved in a domestic violence incident a few months ago.