January 11, 2022
Daily Briefing — Jan. 11, 2022: Horton rattles the rim
The Big 12 with another ranked matchup
It’s Tuesday, welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup, daily Watch List, and Yesterday’s Recap! Day 62 of college basketball is here, following Dylan Horton leading Florida A&M’s second win and featuring the second ranked matchup of the Big 12 season — both involving Iowa State. What a coinkydink.
Connecticut: Cored big wing Jonquel Jones, per Rachel Galligan. For those of you new to the W, the core designation is akin to the NFL’s franchise tag, where the designating team retains a player’s exclusive contract rights in exchange for a one-year offer that would pay them a top salary (in this case, a supermax). Essentially, Jones will be a Sun next season, either on a one-year supermax or a longer-term deal she hashes out with the team, or they negotiate a sign-and-trade. This also leaves Connecticut slightly more than the veteran minimum (assuming Hiedeman and Mompremier sign) to replace off-ball guard Briann January. Challenging!
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Watch List, Tuesday, Jan. 11
#9 Iowa State @ #25 Kansas State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN+
Houston @ UCF, 6 p.m., ESPN+
Monday, Jan. 10 recap
Florida A&M: 84-78 win over Grambling, the Rattlers’ second win of the season! Virginia transfer combo guard Dylan Horton scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-19 from the field (3-5 3pt.) and 5-for-6 from the line with five rebounds and three assists against three turnovers.
- South Carolina State vs. Morgan State
- Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore
- Northern Colorado vs. Portland State
That’s the fewest cancellations we’ve had since Dec. 27 — when two-out-of-two games were played — and darn-near the lowest cancellation rate. Woo!