This isn’t a real reunion, not without Peter Laviolette. There’s no getting around that. The coach was at the epicenter of everything that happened to the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, from the way they played to the family they became. His absence will be felt, and deeply.
Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.
Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, a day after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams' wife died.