Gophers at a glance: After beating Washington State and Villanova in last weekend's Best Buy Classic, the Gophers could be 3-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a win Saturday. Coach Pam Borton needs two victories to reach 200 for her Gophers career; she is the winningest coach in program history with a 198-125 record in 11 seasons. Junior F Micaella Riche is averaging a team-high 24.5 points and 10 rebounds. She was named Big Ten player of the week for the first time after a stellar opening weekend in which she shot 68 percent. The return of senior F Katie Loberg from a minor knee injury puts the Gophers at full strength.
Bobcats at a glance: Ohio beat Cleveland State 63-56 in its season opener Tuesday. Three starters scored in double figures, including senior forward Tina Fisher (10 points, nine rebounds), a native of Cottage Grove. Preseason predictions have the Bobcats, 14-18 last season, finishing fourth in the Mid-American Conference's East Division. Head coach Semeka Randall was an assistant at Michigan State from 2004-07.
Black Bears at a glance: Maine is 0-3 this season, losing to Auburn, Wofford and Syracuse. It returns two starters from last season's 8-23 team: G Courtney Anderson and F Danielle Walczak, both sophomores. Nine players are new this season, and they come from seven countries: Serbia, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Germany, England and the U.S. The Black Bears are being outscored by 19 points per game (72.7-53.7) and are led by junior guard Ashleigh Roberts, averaging 13.7 points per game.
Rebels at a glance: UNLV enters the tournament with a 1-1 record, defeating California-Santa Barbara 58-52 but losing to Arizona 83-82. Senior G Kelli Thompson, the only returning starter, is averaging 21.5 points and eight rebounds per game, both team bests; she has 1,319 career points, 12th on the school's all-time scoring list. Junior Rmanii Haynes has replaced injured Mia Bell at point guard and is thriving, averaging 8.5 points, 10 assists and two steals per game.
|Texas - WP: S. Tolleson||16||FINAL|
|Miami||1||Top 5th Inning|
|Los Angeles||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Indiana||112||1st OT 0:18|
|Sacramento||76||4th Qtr 3:22|
|St. Louis||4||3rd Prd 9:15|
|Columbus||1||3rd Prd 4:54|
|Calgary||0||1st Prd 14:17|
|San Diego St||58|
|Providence||52||2nd Half 5:40|
|Sam Houston St||40||2nd Half 6:15|
|Stephen F Austin||56|
|Baylor||39||2nd Half 15:50|
|Idaho||8||1st Half 14:16|
|New Mexico St||7|
|Cal Poly||9:30 PM|
|Red Bull New York||1|
|FC Dallas||0||2nd Half 9:00|
|Sporting Kansas City||1|
|Montreal||0||2nd Half 15:00|
|Real Salt Lake||9:30 PM|
|Fla Gulf Coast||64|
|Coll of Charleston||52||FINAL|
|Stephen F Austin||80|
|(22) Middle Tennessee||84|
|Western Ky||35||2nd Half 11:37|
|Fresno State||5||1st Half 16:44|