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Wednesday Links: Northwestern's Upset Special, Kevi Luper Is Pretty Good, and Sports In America

A few mid-day links for you to stay caught up with the latest in women's basketball as the nation gets ready for Thanksgiving weekend (if you aren't already off to your chosen destination):

  • Herman of SB Nation's Sippin' On Purple has a humorous summary of last night's upset special: Northwestern beating #23 LSU 44-43 last night in Baton Rouge. The numbers say this game was u-g-l-y without providing any sort of alibi. If it seems like people were just talking about LSU being upset, it's because they were: last week, to Tulane. Read more >>>
  • John Moss of KTUL has breaking news about Oral Roberts' Kevi Luper: she "is pretty good." In addition to the nation's second-leading scorer dropping 24 points on Houston last night, she had six steals, which is just as noteworthy: she is 6th in the nation in steal percentage. Read more >>>
  • David Hooper of SBN's Rocky Top Talk shook off the disappointment of Tennessee losing to Virginia to offer his analysis of the implications. The major takeaway: "you just can't expect a team to magically play halfcourt when they've spent the last three years avoiding it." Read more >>>
  • Matt Sussman of Hustle Belt has brief recaps of MAC scores, including a men's/women's sweep for Bowling Green over Detroit. Read more >>>
  • USF traveled to UC Davis and suffered a 64-50 loss despite six threes from Katy Keating. With the win, UC Davis moves to 5-0 on the season. Read more >>>
  • Scott M. Johnson of The Herald reports on the Washington Huskies - one of UC Davis' victims - preparing for a weekend in Southern California for a few holiday games. He notes the difference in approach to the road trip by former coach Tia Jackson and new coach Kevin McGuff. But it's also worth noting that, to some extent, the bonding worked for Jackson in the 2009-10 season when the team came back from a road trip and played rather well. Read more >>>
  • Fast Model Sports has a new Maryland play up today, this time breaking down a beautiful backdoor play to set up a center for a basket. Last night, senior center Lynetta Kizer stepped up for 25 points on 8-11 shooting in a 94-71 win against St. Joseph's. Read more >>>
  • Sports Illustrated and HBO are launching their "Sports In America: Our Defining Stories", which aims to examine how sports shape the character of U.S. society. They are now taking submissions for people's most memorable sporting events. Cool concept, look forward to this unfolding. Read more >>>

No links tomorrow as it is Thanksgiving, but enjoy your holiday and leave a link to spread some women's basketball cheer if you so choose.