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.
(All times in Eastern)
Watch List, Tuesday, Nov. 30
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.
Written by Em Adler
Em Adler (she/they) covers the Seattle Storm and college basketball for The Next, while also writing for The Chronicle, Duke's independent student paper
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