Ten days ago, Mississippi State announced that sophomore guard Quinndary Weatherspoon was being shut down, as he required season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist. The news put a halt to a potential breakout season for the 6-foot-4 guard. However, on Thursday night, hours before the Bulldogs tipped off with Oregon State, the program’s Twitter account sent out this tweet: This clip, via Michael Bonner of the Clarion Ledger, shows his non-shooting wrist wrapped: Weatherspoon is averaging 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in four appearances this season. He has missed the past two games since he suffered the injury during second half of the Bulldogs’
Virginia Tech is off to an impressive 6-1 start in Buzz Williams’ third season. ANAHEIM, Calif. — As referees struggled to coax a pair of young ball boys into mopping up a wet spot underneath the basket last Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams began to grow impatient. Seconds later, a Virginia Tech player grabbed a towel, dropped to his knees and began scrubbing the floor.
Washington accomplished I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen happen before: They Huskies jumped out to a 22-5 lead on TCU, shot 10-for-12 from three on the night and somehow managed to lose by 15 points, 86-71. Making matters even more confusing, this was the second time in a week that the Huskies faced off with Horned Frogs in the span of a week; they played in the title game of a four-team tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend. Think about that for a second. The Huskies were outscored by 32 points in the final 29 minutes of a game where they shot 83.3 percent from three. And they did so with the potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, on their roster and running the point.