No. 1 South Carolina might not have looked like the nation's top-ranked team in grinding out an SEC road win Thursday. But veterans Tiffany Mitchell and Aleighsa Welch made sure the Gamecocks remained unbeaten.
A little Hilton magic -- how many big wins like this have we seen in Ames, Iowa, over the years? -- and a lot of plain old hard work lifted Iowa State past No. 3 Texas, dropping the Longhorns from the ranks of the unbeaten.
Who says Duke is down and out? The Blue Devils beat longtime rival North Carolina in a thriller Saturday to advance to the ACC tournament final, where they'll meet unbeaten Notre Dame, the new standard in the ACC this season.
Stanford trails Tennessee 21-5 in their all-time series, but Saturday's clash between the country's second- and third-ranked teams -- both of which are unbeaten -- promises to add a great chapter to the rivalry.