'Tis the season for women's basketball! But if you visit wbbstate.com, you would learn that there were only 13 games yesterday involving 24 Division I teams.
But this isn't the totality of women's basketball. There are D-II and D-III teams that need your support! In addition, there is overseas women's basketball and high school prep basketball. Trust us, even though there might be a paucity of women's basketball on pay cable, it is all around you and you just have to know where to look for it.
Okay. Thirteen D-I games yesterday. I'm sure there are a couple of games I'd wish I had seen.
#12 South Carolina (8-0) defeated North Carolina Central (4-3) by a score of 79-27 at home. That's right, 79-27. The Eagles were held to just 16 percent shooting (8-for-50) on the night and the Gamecocks lead 46-15 at halftime. No member of the South Carolina team played more than 25 minutes and collectively, they only turned the ball over six times. At one point, South Carolina went on a 36-3 run.
This is South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley's 100th win while at South Carolina. She is the fourth coach at USC to win at least 100 games.
Pennsylvania (1-2) beat La Salle (2-4) 64-54 on the road. Why this game? How can I pass up a battle of two Philadelphia Big 5 teams? The Quakers led the Explorers for pretty much the entire game.
Milestones for the Quakers:
* the first road win over La Salle since the 1973-74 season.
* the first back-to-back wins over La Salle since 1973-75.
* the first double-digit win by Penn over La Salle in 38 years.
Penn senior Alyssa Baron scored 23 points and became the fourth player in program history to score 1400 points.