Chiney Ogwumike had 23 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots, and No. 4 Stanford withstood a tough season-opening test from Fresno State for a 72-61 victory Friday night to spoil the debut of Bulldogs coach Raegan Pebley.
Mid-majors scored again with three at-large bids. But giving Middle Tennessee a pass hurt other teams' chances for invitations. As for Syracuse and Texas? Charlie Creme explains why they got in (or didn't).
Freshman Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 19 points in her first career start and the Cardinal (No. 4 ESPN/USA Today/No. 3 AP) rolled to a 100-62 victory over Fresno State on Saturday following a two-week break for finals.