November 30, 2021 

Daily Briefing — Nov. 30, 2021: Aliyah Boston dominates again, Pilakouta scores 32

UAB's Zakyia Weathersby records a game for the ages

It’s Tuesday, usually the barest day of the week — and given yesterday’s barren schedule, that doesn’t bode well. Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring hopefully our shortest-ever daily Watch List and the Yesterday’s Recap, featuring more Aliyah Boston greatness! Day 22 of college basketball is here, although you’d be forgiven for not being able to tell.

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Watch List, Tuesday, Nov. 30



Good games


Also watchable


Sickos games


Pac-12 or Big 10 on national television (or national streaming)


Monday, Nov. 29 recap: Boston Massacre

#1 South Carolina: 79-42 win over N.C. A&T. Every healthy player saw at least four minutes, and no one played more than 24; center Aliyah Boston had a 29-point, 14-rebound double-double in 21 minutes on a perfect 13-for-13 from the field (1-1 3pt.) with five offensive rebounds, two steals, three blocks, and no turnovers or fouls — both the fastest 29/14/0/2/3 game in the Her Hoop Stats era (since 2009) and the first such game without a turnover in fewer than 32 minutes; wing Zia Cooke scored eight points on 2-11 shooting (0-6 3pt.).

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Omaha: 70-58 win over UIC. Center Elena Pilakouta set a career-high with 32 points on 14-of-18 shooting, plus eight rebounds, two assists, and three blocks.

UAB: 67-52 win over Chattanooga. Center Zakyia Weathersby had both the second-fastest and most-efficient 28-point, 18-rebound, three-block performance of the Her Hoop Stats era, coming on 11-of-13 FG with three turnovers.

UC Riverside: Did not play its scheduled game against Santa Clara “due to COVID-19 protocols” — i.e. positive case(s) within the Highlanders program — as announced last week.

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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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