February 22, 2022 

Daily Briefing — Feb. 22, 2022: B1G GAME HUNTING

Two banished from Queen City

It’s Tuesday, the barest day of the week. Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup, daily Watch List, and Yesterday’s Recap! Day 105 of college basketball is here, following Iowa essentially eliminating Indiana’s conference title hopes, while keeping its own alive. After a wild game, the Hawkeyes need to win out against Rutgers and No. 6 Michigan to take the B1G crown.

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W Roundup

Free agency

  • Alanna Smith: Signed a training-camp deal with Indiana.
  • Kristy Wallace: Signed with Atlanta, per Rachel Galligan.

Visit our offseason trackers page to see all the other free agent moves and how they affect team’s caps, other front-office changes, and more — in neat, colorful fashion!

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Watch List, Tuesday, Feb. 22

(All times in Eastern)



Good games


Also watchable

Arkansas @ Ole Miss, 7 p.m., SEC Network

Monday, Feb. 21 recap

#10 Indiana, #21 Iowa: The Hawkeyes beat the Hoosiers 88-82. Iowa shot 54.5% from the field and Indiana hit 46.3% overall, but the teams combined to go 22.9% from three; the Hawkeyes were a +10 in rebounding; the Hoosiers notched 12 steals, part of 21 Iowa turnovers; Indiana committed 27 fouls. Center Monika Czinano led the Hawkeyes with a season-high-tying 31-points on 13-for-17 FG (5-7 FT) and 10 rebounds for a double-double and two turnovers; point guard Caitlin Clark had 29 points on 9-for-20 from the field, 2-for-9 from three, and 9-for-9 from the line, eight rebounds, and eight assists against seven turnovers and four fouls in 39 minutes; wing McKenna Warnock notched 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting (2-4 3pt.) and seven rebounds against five turnovers.

The Hoosiers were led by point guard Grace Berger’s 22 points on 8-for-20 from the field (0-2 3pt.) and 6-for-7 from the line, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals against three turnovers; combo guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary had 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting (0-1 3pt.), five rebounds, four assists, and three steals against six turnovers; center Mackenzie Holmes again played only 25 minutes, finishing with 13 points on 5-for-12 FG, four rebounds, and two turnovers while unintentionally fouling out; bench big wing Chloe Moore-McNeil scored 11 points on 3-for-5 from three (1-1 from two) with two rebounds and two assists against four fouls in 18 minutes.

Xavier: Dismissed its top two scorers from the whole dang program. For “a violation of team rules.”

Alabama State: 83-69 win over Bethune-Cookman. Wing Ayana Emmanuel led all scorers Monday with a career-high 41 points on 11-for-15 from the field (2-4 3pt.) and 17-for-20 from the line with two assists and four steals against five turnovers in 42 minutes.

Blown leads

Norfolk State: 51-48 loss to Morgan State. Had a 96.2% win expectancy with an eight-point lead and less than four minutes remaining, then allowed a 12-1 Bear run to close.


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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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