December 1, 2021
Daily Briefing — Dec. 1, 2021: Queen Egbo reigns
Temple shocks Georgetown late
Happy hump day! Welcome to The Next’s Daily Briefing, featuring the daily Watch List and the Yesterday’s Recap, featuring a big performance from Queen Egbo! Day 23 of college basketball is here, along with the month of December and some actual games worth watching. Hooray!
(All times in Eastern)
Watch List, Wednesday, Dec. 1
RV* West Virginia @ #16 Kentucky, , 7 p.m., SEC Network+
Princeton @ #22 FGCU, 7 p.m., ESPN+
Jackson State @ #15 Texas, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network (a.k.a. ESPN+)
#18 Ohio State @ Syracuse, 8 p.m., ACC Network (ACC/Big 10 Challenge)
Rutgers @ Pitt, 6 p.m., ACC Network (ACC/Big 10 Challenge)
Nebraska @ Wake Forest, 7 p.m., ACC Network Extra (ACC/Big 10 Challenge)
Pac-12 or Big 10 on national television (or national streaming)
RV Georgia Tech @ RV Purdue, 7 p.m., Big Ten Network (ACC/Big 10 Challenge)
RV North Carolina @ Minnesota, 9 p.m., Big Ten Network (ACC/Big 10 Challenge)
See Also watchable, Sickos Games
Monday, Nov. 30 recap
#5 Baylor: 73-28 win over Morehead State. Had 21 assists on 26 buckets. Combo guard Sarah Andrews scored a career-high 20 points on 7-of-12 from the field and 6-of-8 from three — both shots made and three made marking career-highs — with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals; center Queen Egbo had an 11-point, 16-rebound double-double on 5-7 FG with four assists and no turnovers; off-ball guard Ja’Mee Asberry notched 14 points on 4-of-12 from three (1-for-1 from two) with four assists; big NaLyssa Smith had 10-points on 3-7 shooting and 11 rebounds for a double-double, plus four turnovers; bench point guard Jaden Owen rested with a leg injury.
The Daily Briefing Baylor 3-Point Shooting Watch: 13-for-29, 44.8% today; 52-for-165, 31.5% for the season (59th percentile, per Her Hoop Stats)
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RV* Oklahoma: 84-72 win over SMU. Assisted on 26 of its 30 baskets, but committed a combined 46 turnovers and fouls. Off-ball guard Ana Llanusa scored a season-high 25 points on 9-20 shooting (3-12 3pt.) with eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals against six turnovers; combo guard Taylor Robertson had 19 points on 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-8 from three, seven rebounds, and six assists against four turnovers; wing Madi Williams notched 15 points on 5-9 FG (1-5 3pt.) and seven rebounds.
Wright State: Did not play its scheduled game against Marshal “due to COVID-19… positive cases within the program’s tier[-]one individuals,” as announced Monday.
Longwood: 66-65 loss to Sam Houston. Had a 93.% win expectancy with a five-point lead and two minutes remaining, then went 1-for-3 through the end while the Bearkats hit four shots, including a game-winning putback at the buzzer. Lancer big Akila Smith had a triple-double with 22 points (7-11 FG, 8-14 FT), 11 rebounds (four offensive), and 10 blocks, plus three assists and three steals against four turnovers — the most efficient 10/10/3/10/3 game in the Her Hoop Stats era, and the third overall since 2009.
Georgetown: 49-47 loss to Temple. Had a 96.0% win expectancy with a four-point lead and 1:12 to go as the Owls missed a shot. Allowed an offensive rebound and kick-out to a three, then turned it over and allowed a go-ahead jumper. On the Hoyas next possession, they turned it over again with two seconds left.