January 9, 2022 

Daily Briefing — Jan. 9, 2022: Coyote State

Aliyah Boston and Rhyne Howard face off in a battle of likely first-overall draft picks

Happy Sunday, and welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the W Roundup, daily Watch List, and Yesterday’s Recap! Day 60 of college basketball is here following a seventh straight Coyote win over the Jackrabbits in South Dakota, we’ve got a deep slate, headlined by a 1 p.m. faceoff between the (presumptive) No. 1 overall picks in the next two drafts.

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Watch List, Sunday, Jan. 9


#21 Kentucky @ #1 South Carolina, 1 p.m., ESPN

Good games

#7 Tennessee @ Ole Miss, 1 p.m., SEC Network

#22 Iowa @ RV* Nebraska, 2 p.m., BTN+

RV Ohio State @ Northwestern, 3 p.m., BTN+

RV Virginia Tech @ #19 North Carolina, 6 p.m., ACC Network

Also watchable

Creighton @ #11 UConn, 1 p.m., SNY (NYC’s regional NBCSN network)

UCLA @ RV Colorado, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Network

Gonzaga @ #2 Stanford, 6 p.m., Stanford Live Stream

Sickos games

Wisconsin @ Illinois, 3 p.m., BTN+

Saturday, Jan. 8 recap

#12 Iowa State: 78-47 win over TCU. Held the Horned Frogs to 27.4% from the field and 18.5% from three while allowing only nine free-throw attempts; drew 25 fouls. Wing Ashley Joens had a double-double on a game-high 21 points on 6-for-16 from the field and 1-for-9 from three (8-8 FT) and 11 rebounds, plus three assists and two steals against three turnovers; point guard Emily Ryan scored 16 points on 4-for-7 shooting (2-3 3pt., 6-8 FT), three rebounds, and three assists; center Morgan Kane notched 17 points on 6-for-7 FG (5-6 FT), six rebounds (three offensive), and three assists against three fouls.

#23 Oklahoma: 82-68 win over Kansas. Held the Jayhawks to 1-for-17 from three; the teams combined for 41 turnovers and 43 fouls. Wing Madi Williams notched a double-double on 6-for-18 from the field and 2-for-10 from three (6-7 FT) and 11 rebounds, plus three steals against six turnovers and three fouls; combo guard Taylor Robertson had a game-high 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting with 4-for-6 from deep, six rebounds, and four turnovers; off-ball guard Skylar Vann scored 16 points on 6-for-15 FG (2-6 3pt.) with nine rebounds and two blocks against three fouls in 26 minutes; big Liz Scott fouled out in 19 minutes.

South Dakota: 65-42 win over South Dakota State. Won the middle half 32-10, with Jackrabbit star big wing Myah Selland not playing most of the second quarter with two fouls. Shot 46.4% from the field and 43.8% from three while holding South Dakota State to 37.2% and 30.8%, respectively; forced 18 turnovers. Center Hannah Sjerven had a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double on 6-for-10 FG with five offensive boards, four assists, three steals, and four blocks against four turnovers and fouls apiece in 22 minutes; point guard Liv Korngable scored a game-high 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting (0-1 3pt.) with three rebounds, three assists, and no turnovers. No Jackrabbit reached double-digits for the first time in eight years.

RV Kansas State: 71-61 win over West Virginia. Trailed by as many as eight in the mid-third quarter, before winning the final 15 minutes 39-21. The teams struggled to a combined 34.4% from the field, but the Wildcats added 34.3% from three on a 55.6% three-point attempt rate; both teams assisted on but four of their buckets. Point guard Serena Sundell scored a game-high 21 points on 6-for-16 from the field and 4-for-7 from three (5-6 FT) with five rebounds, nine assists, and two steals against five turnovers; off-ball guard Jaelyn Glenn had 20 points on 6-for-11 from three (0-2 frp, two) and six rebounds; center Ayoka Lee notched a double-double with 14 points on 6-for-10 FG and 12 rebounds plus three steals and five blocks against two turnovers and four fouls in 33 minutes.

Akron: 79-69 win over Bowling Green. Point wing Jordyn Dawson notched her first career triple-double, with 26 points on 9-for-20 shooting (1-4 3pt., 7-8 FT), 13 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists, plus two assists against five turnovers.

Bryant: 69-57 win over Fairleigh-Dickinson. Center Brooke Bjelko scored a career-high 32 points on 11-for-22 from the field and 10-for-11 from the line with nine rebounds (five offensive) and three assists against three turnovers.

Holy Cross: 64-53 win over Lehigh. Point guard Avery LaBarbera scored a career-high-tying 30 points on 10-for-22 from the field and 4-for-10 from three (6-6 FT) and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds with three assists and two steals.

Arkansas State: 98-70 win over ULM. Auburn transfer combo guard Keya Patton scored a career-high 30 points on 10-for-14 from the field and 7-for-10 from three off the bench with four rebounds and a career-high three blocks.

Blown leads

Lamar: 73-72 loss to Grand Canyon. Trailed by 14 after 15 minutes, before tying it up and leading by five with just 25 seconds to go in overtime; had a 99.2% win expectancy at that point, then missed two free throws off intentional Lope fouls while allowing an and-one and a three.


  • Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara
  • Portland @ Saint Mary’s
  • Columbia vs. Pennsylvania
  • Buffalo vs. Kent State
  • Old Dominion vs. Charlotte
  • UAB vs. Rice
  • Little Rock vs. Louisiana
  • Texas State vs. South Alabama
  • UMass-Lowell vs. UMBC
  • Ball State vs. Miami (OH)
  • North Carolina Central vs. Morgan State
  • Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Norfolk State
  • Delaware State vs. Howard
  • South Carolina State vs. Coppin State
  • Cleveland State vs. Oakland
  • Wofford vs. UNC-Greensboro
  • Monmouth vs. Saint Peter’s
  • N.C. A&T vs. Presbyterian
  • Dayton vs. George Washington
  • Vermont vs. Hartford
  • Central Arkansas vs. Lipscomb
  • Saint Joe’s vs. George Mason
  • Appalachian State vs. Georgia Southern
  • Southern Miss vs. UTEP
  • Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA
  • Oral Roberts vs. Western Illinois
  • Brown vs. Dartmouth
  • New Mexico State vs. UT Rio Grande Valley
  • CSU Bakersfield vs. UC Santa Barbara
  • High Point @ USC Upstate
  • Richmond vs. Davidson
  • Samford vs. East Tennessee State
  • Sacramento State vs. Northern Colorado
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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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