NEWS: First-year assistant coach Joe Moorhead has been selected as the 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Moorhead spearheaded an offensive attack that helped the Nittany Lions capture the 2016 Big Ten Championship and a Rose Bowl berth.
Alanna Smith has had a pretty good week. Three days after scoring a career-high 27 points in No. 10 Stanford's victory over California in Berkley, the Australian sophomore had 17 points and eight rebounds to help the Cardinal beat the Bears 72-54 on Sunday. ''She does a good job whether she scores or not,'' Cardinal teammate Karlie Samuelson said.
To the surprise of no one, Middle Tennessee has realistically locked up the regular season Conference USA title. With three games to play, the Blue Raiders have a two-game lead over Louisiana Tech and the luxury of ending their season at home against the two bottom-feeder Florida teams. Last week's dominant road trip at Western Kentucky and Marshall, which yielded a pair of double-digit wins, could be the icing on the cake for their at-large resume, assuming they don't get upset against UAB next Sunday.