Monday Links: Looking Back At Weekend Tournaments & A Few Upsets

If you were away for the weekend and unable to keep up with all that happened around the nation in women's basketball, we provide you a brief overview of the weekend in the form of links starting with Sunday results...and as a post-Thanksgiving treat, I will even provide an appropriate soundtrack (with my sincerest apologies to any Ohio State fans). 

  • California Golden Blogs held a game thread for Cal's 59-50 win over the Virginia Cavaliers, which norcalnick suggests was an important game not only in terms of building a potential tournament resume, but also because it was the Bears going up against their old coach. You can follow the blow-by-blow in their game thread, but the key stat was rebounding, rather surprisingly led by Layshia Clarendon's 11. Read more >>>
  • Dan Fleiser of GoVolsXtra takes a look at Tennessee's loss to Baylor yesterday and specifically why sophomore guard Meighan Simmons only played one minute in the second half. Ultimately, it came down to Simmons just not making plays. Read more >>>

  • Herman of SBN's Sippin on Purple was hoping for a second straight upset for his Northwestern Wildcats, but DePaul used 12-for-25 three point shooting to avoid being Northwestern's latest victim. The Wildcats struggled with DePaul's pressure defense in addition to guarding the three point line. Read more >>>

Saturday

Friday

  • UCLA fell to West Virginia on Friday night at CSU Northridge's Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Basketball Classic. Once again, rebounding killed UCLA in loss: they were beat by 27.4% on the offensive boards by West Virginia. Read more >>>

  • Andy of SBN's Anonymous Eagle actually kept track of the entire Paradise Jam from a Marquette point of view, with quick summaries, stats and players of the game for the first two games. Read more >>>
  • Matt Sussman of SBN's Hustle Belt continued to take stock of the MAC's results this weekend, but one that stood out was Dayton's win over Buffalo in the World Vision Classic on Friday: Dayton took 42 threes and hit 15 to help them beat their third MAC opponent of the early season by 20. Read more >>>

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