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!

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Watch List, Wednesday, Dec. 1



Good games

RV* West Virginia @ #16 Kentucky, , 7 p.m., SEC Network+

Princeton @ #22 FGCU, 7 p.m., ESPN+

Also watchable

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)

Sickos games

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.

Blown Leads

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.

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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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