Most impressive players? Most surprising results? Underwhelming nonconference schedule? ESPN.com's experts break down the season so far.
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/8W 74-67
- 11/10W 86-81
- 11/13L 102-94
- 11/16W 63-53
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It doesn't matter that neither is ranked. The Bulldogs and Coyotes put on a show Wednesday and are two teams nobody should want to play come March.
The No. 1 spot is up for grabs as the Bulldogs and Coyotes play Wednesday. For now, Missouri State, Rice and Gonzaga round out the top five.
ESPN.com's experts make their picks, but No. 1 Oregon isn't a unanimous choice to hoist the 2020 championship trophy.
Becca Hittner is back for Drake. Ciara Duffy returns for South Dakota. Erica Ogwumike again leads Rice. No wonder their teams open as 1-2-3.
An Iowa philanthropist has given $5 million to the Drake University women's basketball program in what the school said is the largest non-capital gift of its kind.
Jordan Roundtree hit a free throw after being fouled with 1.1 seconds left in overtime and seventh-seeded Missouri beat Drake 77-76 on Friday to advance to the NCAA Tournament's round of 32 for the third time in four years.
Alexa Willard scored a career-high 30 points and second-seeded Missouri State ended No. 21 Drake's 12-game winning streak with a 94-79 victory in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Sunday for the Bears' 15th NCAA Tournament berth.
Becca Hittner, the two-time Missouri Valley player of the year, scored 16 of her 22 points in the second half to propel No. 21 Drake into the conference tournament championship game with a 65-54 win over fourth-seeded Illinois State on Saturday.
Two-time Player of the Year Becca Hittner scored 18 points and No. 21 Drake used a game-breaking run in the first quarter on Friday to roll to an 86-58 win over ninth-seeded Valparaiso in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Becca Hittner scored 21 points and No. 22 Drake rolled by Bradley 95-63 on Saturday to wrap up its third consecutive outright Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.
Sara Rhine was nearly perfect, Becca Hittner scored 23 points and No. 22 Drake clinched at least a share of its third straight Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship, defeating Illinois State 88-61 on Thursday night.
Sara Rhine scored 19 points, Sammie Bachrodt 17 and Becca Hittner 15 with 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 Drake to a 70-61 win over Missouri State on Sunday and give the Bulldogs sole possession of first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Becca Hittner scored 10 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and No. 23 Drake held off a second-half rally to beat Southern Illinois 71-64 on Friday night.
Becca Hittner scored 33 points, Sara Rhine added 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Drake rolled past Indiana State 96-77 on Sunday.
Sara Rhine scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds and No. 24 Drake used a big third quarter to pull away from Evansville in a 66-39 victory on Friday night.
Gonzaga's stumble against BYU opened the No. 1 spot for South Dakota, which is joined by fellow Summit power South Dakota State in the top three.
South Dakota replaced Drake as the No. 1 team in espnW's mid-major top 10, with South Dakota State and Gonzaga rounding out the top three.
Drake, South Dakota and Gonzaga helped mid-majors to their best Bracketology showing, while South Carolina is in unfamiliar territory as an 8-seed.
Belmont jumped one spot to No. 2 in our updated mid-major rankings, but the Bruins still trail No. 1 Drake, which is 6-1 and beat South Carolina.
With all five starters back, the Bulldogs are balanced and experienced. South Dakota State, Belmont, South Dakota and Bucknell round out the top five.
A discrimination lawsuit filed by a former assistant against Drake women's basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk has been dismissed.
The Pac-12 gymnastics championship forced Stanford to hit the road for the NCAA tournament, and after fending off upset-minded New Mexico State, the Cardinal meet K-State on its home floor.
Will anyone dethrone UConn? How far will Kelsey Plum carry Washington? And what's the upset we'll most likely see this weekend?