As the guest contributor to James' "games I wish I'd seen column" storystream for the Thanksgiving holiday, I almost just folded this in to this morning's links post about Tara VanDerveer's 900th win and called it a day.
But VanDerveer's achievement really deserved its own post, so you can go read more about that in our Pac-12 section. That did mean I had to round up a few games worthy or your attention aside from that game on a relatively slow day, but if James can do it daily I can rally and do it a few times.
But with the links provided for the Stanford game earlier today, we'll keep this short.
Louisville beats Western Kentucky, 74-61: Louisville's resilience this season has been quite impressive and I just sort of wonder when the magic will run out. Nevertheless, what's more impressive is how well-rounded they are: despite a 4-for-13 night from Shoni Schimmel they managed to come up with a win. And the stat to watch for Schimmel this season also stands out: 5 assists to 2 turnovers.
Nebraska routs Massachusetts-Lowell, 77-42: The game caught my eye because of Jordan Hooper's 25 points - including 7-for-7 free throw shooting - and 10 rebounds
, but then I also wondered how Nebraska got outrebounded offensively 14-9 (by percentage, even as shown in the WBB State stats) . Although they're not a big team, one might expect them to win that battle against an America East squad.
Correction: As pointed out by Nebraska assistant Shimmy Gray-Miller on Twitter, it looks like there was a discrepancy between the WBB State box score and the official one at both schools' websites. UML did win the offensive rebounding battle 14-11, but Nebraska won by percentage - that's what happens when a team wins the offensive rebounding battle due to 24.3% shooting.
Albany beats Providence on the road, 70-60: I guess what stands out about this one is that Providence dropped it at home, which is not what you'd expect for a Big East team against an America East team. Then again, this is an Albany team that has proven to be a force to be reckoned with: they already beat mid-major powerhouse Marist earlier this season. We'll see how they do against Duke in a few games.
Got games you wish you'd seen? Let us know in the comments (and be sure to let James know whether my contributions are adequate).