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Games I wish I'd seen on 10 December 2013

Two nailbiters. One on the East Coast, one on the West Coast. Something for everyone.

Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, most television sets (at least those tuned to ESPNews) were watching the 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery, where Connecticut won the first pick of the 2014 Draft.  As for women's college basketball, there wasn't very much of it.  It could be that Finals Week/vacation will impact the number of games broadcast until near the end of December, when women's college basketball enters conference play.

Six days from now, we have a great game that will be shown on ESPN2 - #1 Connecticut vs. #2 Duke.  Until then, these are the games I wish I'd seen yesterday.

Georgetown (6-3) squeezes by Yale (4-6) on the road, 66-65.  The Hoyas shot 51 percent to the Bulldogs 37 percent, but had a -9 turnover margin (11-to-20).  Two players stepped up big time for their respective teams.  For Georgetown, it was senior forward Andrea White with 28 points and 12 rebounds, and for Yale it was junior guard Sarah Halejian with 27 points.

Lack of a bench hurt Yale, who played 13 players but only six scored.  (The non-scoring contingent shot 0-for-9 for the game.)  Georgetown has the final possession and was able to run out the clock for the win.

Cal State Northridge (3-7) upset Southern California (5-4), getting a 65-64 win at home.  This game might come to haunt USC come bubble time, as Cal State Northridge has an RPI of 229 as of this writing.  This game was also affected by turnovers with the Women of Troy suffering a -10 turnover margin (7-to-17).  USC had the ball with 17 seconds left, but junior guard Ariya Crook's jumper fell short.  Two players for USC had double-doubles, forwards Cassie Harberts (18/12) and Alexyz Vaioletama (21/18).