South Carolina’s Sakima Walker and MiLaysia Fulwiley celebrate after a play during the first half against Duke in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
The college basketball world was turned on its head on Sunday when three of the sport’s powerhouses, Connecticut, Stanford, and Tennessee, all suffered losses on the same day. A feat that hasn’t been seen in nearly two decades.
With the top 10 of the Associated Press top 25 enduring a series of unexpected losses throughout the season, it’s created an open field, as the first month of play has proven to be filled with surprises. This includes South Carolina, who has emerged as a dominant force, having won every game by at least 29 points, and boasting the transfer of Te-Hina Paopao, who has proven to be a valuable asset to the team.
UCLA has also made a statement, demonstrating dominance in the paint like never before. Meanwhile, Iowa, NC State, and Texas have displayed exceptional play and demonstrated their prowess in each of their games.
With the world of women’s college basketball poised for an exciting season, the landscape of the sport is changing. It’s shaping up to be a year filled with unexpected results and standout performances from rising star players. The opening weeks of the season have already seen several upsets, hinting at the potential that the remaining months will bring, and leaving pundits and fans alike eager to see how it all unfolds.