College Sports

Women’s college basketball preview

Women’s college basketball season tips off Friday. Here’s a preseason glance at conferences that include schools from the Carolinas:


Favorite: Notre Dame

Player to watch: F Brianna Turner

Tournament site: Greensboro Coliseum, March 2-6

American Athletic

Favorite: Connecticut

Player to watch: F Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

Tournament site: Uncasville, Conn., March 4-7

Atlantic 10

Favorite: George Washington

Player to watch: F Jonquel Jones, George Washington

Tournament site: Richmond, Va., March 2-6

Big South

Favorite: Liberty

Player to watch: C/F Ashley Rininger, Liberty

Tournament site: Asheville, March 10-13

Location: Asheville


Favorite: Livingstone

Player to watch: F Alisha Mobley, Chowan

Tournament site: Charlotte, Feb. 23-27

Conference USA

Favorite: Middle Tennessee State

Player to watch: G Cameasha Turner, Texas El-Paso

Tournament site: Birmingham, Ala., March 8-12


Favorite: N.C. A&T

Player to watch: G Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Hampton

Tournament site: Norfolk, Va., March 7-12

South Atlantic

Favorite: Anderson

Player to watch: G/F Samantha Creed, Newberry

Tournament site: Greenville, S.C., March 5-6 (semifinals, final)


Favorite: Chattanooga

Player to watch: F Jasmine Joyner, Chattanooga

Tournament site: Asheville, March 3-7

Sun Belt

Favorite: Arkansas State

Player to watch: G Aundrea Gamble, Arkansas State

Tournament site: New Orleans, March 9-12

Harry Pickett