Nov 5, 2020, 3:00pm EST
November 22, 2020
MVC Preview: Missouri State to be challenged by Bradley
Led by Brice Calip and Jasmine Franklin, the No. 24 Missouri State Lady Bears are the favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The Bradley Braves will do their best to play spoiler and hope they can get an NCAA Tournament bid either way. Other teams, including those picked to finish eighth and ninth, could make some noise too.
November 21, 2020
WCC Preview: Zags want it outright this year
The No. 21 Gonzaga Bulldogs did not win the WCC Tournament last year after comfortably winning the regular season. This year they need to avoid a similar fate to get a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, but will be going up against the improved BYU Cougars and Portland Pilots.
November 20, 2020
AAC preview: New contenders emerge in post-UConn era
With the UConn Huskies now in the Big East, the AAC projects to be more competitive than it has in quite some time. South Florida, Central Florida and Cincinnati are among the conference’s preseason favorites.
November 19, 2020
Big 12 Preview: Cyclones will be chasing Lady Bears
The No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears have won the Big 12 regular season 10 years in a row and return a trio of stars (NaLyssa Smith, Queen Egbo and DiDi Richards) picked to make the preseason all-conference team. The Texas Longhorns are predicted to finish second behind Baylor, but the No. 15 Iowa State Cyclones may disagree with that.
November 17, 2020
Conference USA Preview: MTSU, Rice and ODU slated to battle for C-USA crown
Led by sisters Anastasia and Aislynn Hayes, Middle Tennessee will aim to end Rice’s two-year reign at the top of Conference USA. However, Co-Preseason Player of the Year Nancy Mulkey intends to extend the Owls’ run, while Old Dominion, under new head coach Delisha Milton-Jones, also strives to contend for the regular season and tournament championships.
November 15, 2020
CAA Preview: Charleston and Northeastern hope to rise
The Charleston Cougars and Northeastern Huskies return more talent than any other teams in the CAA. Are they really contenders? And can a high-scoring Towson Tiger run away with Player of the Year?
November 14, 2020
MEAC Preview: No Bethune-Cookman? Look for a competitive season
Fans won’t get to see a promising senior season from MEAC Preseason Player of the Year Amaya Scott after No. 1 Bethune-Cookman canceled all sports because of soaring coronavirus rates in Florida. Look for Norfolk State, Delaware State and Morgan State (Northern Division) and North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central (Southern Division) to seize the moment.
November 12, 2020
BREAKING: Kentucky’s Matthew Mitchell retires
Kentucky Wildcats head coach Matthew Mitchell is retiring five months after undergoing brain surgery and leaves as the program’s winningest coach. Kyra Elzy has been named interim head coach.
November 7, 2020
Pac-12 Preview: Competitive landscape shifts for 2020-21
We’re entering a new era of Pac-12 women’s basketball. As the Oregon Ducks are now in rebuilding mode, the top of the conference is wide open, with the Stanford Cardinal, Arizona Wildcats and UCLA Bruins all viable candidates to be the next Pac-12 champion.
November 6, 2020
Big East Preview: Huskies back and ready to be challenged
The UConn Huskies have not lost a conference game since 2013. The DePaul Blue Demons and Marquette Golden Eagles are the two heavyweights in the Big East that will look to change that.
November 6, 2020
Big Ten Preview: Deep conference should excite
Ali Patberg of the Indiana Hoosiers and Ashley Owusu of the Maryland Terrapins could be in for intense intra-conference battles, and the Michigan Wolverines, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Northwestern Wildcats and Ohio State Buckeyes will make things even more interesting.
November 5, 2020
ACC Preview: New coaches, returning talents promise stiff competition
Louisville and NC State, led by Dana Evans and Elissa Cunane, respectively, again should lead the charge for the ACC regular-season and tournament crowns. However, the arrivals of Niele Ivey at Notre Dame and Kara Lawson, should put these traditional powers back in the title chases. The likes of Syracuse and Georgia Tech also have the potential to make noise in conference play.