Wednesday night featured two A10 upsets within the Commonwealth. UR beat VCU 67-52. George Washington beat George Mason 80-68.
The AP Top-25 was also rocked. Six ranked teams lost yesterday.
This is no anomaly. According to ESPN Stats & Info, there have now been 106 losses by ranked teams this season, tied with the 2009-2010 season for the most through Jan. 17th in AP Poll history.
March is gonna be mad.
Mike Rhoades and Company may have lost, but former VCU head coach Shaka Smart helped guide Texas to a 67-58 victory over #8 Texas Tech.
SMU beat #7 Wichita State 83-78. According to the BPI, that upset means the sport’s 7th best conference upset the 3rd best conference.
Stanford took down #16 Arizona State 86-77. State is on a slide, they’ve lost four of their last six games.
Alabama broke up the nation’s longest win streak by defeating #17 Auburn 76-71. The Tigers had won 14 in a row which was tied with Purdue for the longest streak in America.
Creighton defeated #19 Seton Hall 80-63. The Pirates struggle on the road when ranked. They have a .214 win percentage in such situations dating back to 2000-2001.
Cuonzo Martin earned his first Top 25 win as Missouri’s head coach. It came against his former team, #21 Tennessee, in a 59-55 win.
If the chaos doesn’t get you pumped yet, enjoy the rest of football season and check back in with me, because college hoops is in full swing.