December 29, 2021 

Daily Briefing — Dec. 29, 2021: Feeling pretty sicko, with Charleston Southern and Winthrop

A pair of career-high 32-point efforts from point guards leads their teams to victory

Happy hump day! Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup, daily Watch List, and Yesterday’s Recap! Day 49 of college basketball is here, and we’ve got one heck of a sicko matchup: sixth-worst-in-the-country Winthrop and seventh-worst Charleston Southern (per Her Hoop Stats) face off in a premier evening matchup that we’re not going to want to miss.

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Watch List, Wednesday, Dec. 29



Good games


Also watchable

Central Michigan @ Buffalo, 1 p.m., ESPN3

North Texas @ #10 Baylor, 8 p.m., ESPN+

Sicko games

Charleston Southern @ Winthrop, 5 p.m., ESPN+

Furman @ South Carolina State, 7 p.m., untelevised

Pac-12 or Big Ten on national television (or national streaming)


Tuesday, Dec. 28 recap

Vanderbilt: 94-42 win over Alabama State. Shot 54.8% from three on 31 attempts from deep, with a 61.9% offensive rebounding rate. Freshman point guard Iyana Moore set career-highs across the board with 32 points on 11-for-21 from the field and 9-for-11 from three, seven rebounds (four offensive), and four assists against a lone turnover in 34 minutes.

Colorado State: 81-77 win over Boise State. Point guard McKenna Hofschild scored a career-high 32 points on 9-for-19 from the field (1-2 3pt.) and 13-for-20 from the line, with four rebounds and four assists against two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Blown leads

St. Joe’s: 73-70 loss to Harvard. Had a 91.8% win expectancy with a four-point lead and 77 seconds remaining, before getting outscored 7-0 to close.


Individually noting every game cancelled due to COVID has become an unfeasible task, and as such all cancellations will henceforth be listed together.

  • Oregon State vs. N.C. Central
  • UC Riverside vs. UC Davis
  • Dartmouth vs. UMass
  • Columbia vs. Hofstra
  • Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa
  • Mercer vs. UNC-Wilmington
  • Kansas vs. Northwestern State
  • Bradley vs. Saint Louis
  • New Mexico vs. San José State
  • George Mason vs. Coppin State

This list is set to double in length for tomorrow’s TDB.

Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the WNBA at large and college basketball for The Next, with a focus on player development and the game behind the game.

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