Thursday NCAA first-round scores
link to interactive bracket above
San Diego 3, Northern Arizona 0
USC up 2-1 , big lead in 4th
Texas 3, Fairfield 0
Purdue 3, SMU !
Florida 3, New Hampshire 1
Florida State 3, Arizona State 0
Iowa State 3, Miami 0
Wisconsin def. Oregon 3-1
Kansas 3, Furman 0
Missouri 3, Missouri State 1
Loyola Marymount 3, Colorado State 1
Stanford 3, New Mexico State 0
UH is the best team in the College Station bracket…if the Wahine play their game, they will beat both TCU & TAMU…I think TCU’s sweep of Texas was a fluke and TAMU looked very ordinary in the matches that I’ve seen…
Can’t wait for the match tomorrow!
Noticed that BYU women’s basketball played UH tonight. Shucks that Robins-Hardy couldn’t get to go back home and play in front of her hometown. At least the other two local girls got to start.
I watched the TCU vs. Kansas match on replay a few nights ago. TCU has a good block. They like to run their offense through their middles, and one of their middles is very good. Their pins are good and tall. Overall they reminded me a bit of UC Irvine, only a bit quicker and more effective at the middle. Kansas eventually got the best of them, but it wasn’t until the second set that it was clear that Kansas would be the better team. Kansas pressured them with their serving, and kept them from going to their middles as much as they wanted to. TCU didn’t have an answer for the Kansas’ big hitter, Payne. She’d elevate over the TCU block and hit over them or around them, or frequently get a quick set and hit against no block or only one blocker. I wouldn’t be surprised though if TCU is very competitive tomorrow. They were in the first set against Kansas, and whenever Payne was out of the rotation, TCU had their opportunities and their runs.
ASU looked completely lethargic after traveling to Florida in their meeting with FSU. I hope the 10 hours. Air/land don’t affect Hawaii as much. They need to start quickly.
Aight folks, tomorrow I’ll be working at the exact same time it plays and I can’t watch it online or on tv. so PLEASE keep me updated with scores!! I WILL risk getting busted for checking my phone, it’s worth it! Don’t let me down! lol Go bows!!!!
Thursday/Dec 3 came and went without any surprises.
Thought both the #2-in-WCC-Standings (San Diego) and co-#3 (Loyola-Marymount) would advance, and that they did. But don’t think the other co-#3 (Santa Clara) will join them on Friday. [Hard to believe but LMU’s victory over Colorado State was the first NCAA Tournament win for the Lions since defeating Cal-State Northridge on Dec. 3, 2003.]
Somewhat surprised that the Macey Gardner-less Arizona State, which finished 8th in Pac-12 Standings, even made it into the Big Dance. But the Sun Devils can brag that 2015 was the year they beat Stanford for the first time ever in their conference battles . Took 15 years but the losing streak ended at last.
5, ouch … no strategic lunch break? Hopefully you will be able to replay the match from the ESPN3 archives later in addition to reading posts here.
Cindy, in regards to the source of the tweet, if you feel it should be posted, I will post. I was on the same thought level of Mav and just didn’t want to start anything, even though it was obvious who the tweeter/blogger is.
But of course…it is none other than Digg’n Na Wahine. He tweeted “Is it too late to steal Megan Rice from UCSB?” People can see his twitter https://twitter.com/DiggingNaWahine?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
And so began my comment.
2) USC def. Cleveland State 25-16, 25-27, 25-14, 25-15
3) Texas def. Fairfield 25-18, 25-18, 25-17
6) Stanford def. New Mexico State 25-20, 25-13, 25-17
9) Kansas def. Furman 25-14, 25-21, 25-17
10) Wisconsin def. Oregon 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19
13) Colorado State lost to 34 Loyola Marymount 20-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-25
16) Florida def. New Hampshire 25-15, 25-9, 25-15
17) Purdue def. 32 SMU 25-27, 25-17, 28-26, 25-16
19) Florida State def. 33 Arizona State 25-13, 25-17, 25-21
25) Missouri def. Missouri State 21-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-17
31) San Diego def. Northern Arizona 25-15, 25-19, 26-24
32) SMU lost to Purdue 27-25, 17-25, 26-28, 16-25
” E kaupe aku no i ka hoe, e ko mai i ka hoe, e hoe” (Put forward the paddle, draw the paddle toward you, paddle). Imua na wahine, Imua!!!
6. agree ASU shouldn’t have made the field. again, the committee didn’t follow their own guidelines when considering last 10 matches.
ASU lost its last four prior to the tournament, 2-8 in their last 10.
8-12 in conference.
new link up for Friday.
Happy birthday to Coach Shoji