Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oh my! That kind of night

Upsets, and there were many:

NC State took down #10 Florida State, 65-56.

Purdue stunned #13 Michigan in OT, 81-79.

LSU knocked off #17 Georgia, 71-60.

North Florida upset FGCU, 75-73.

Colorado came back to edge Utah, 69-65. Kennedy Leonard led the charge for the Buffs.

More results:

#1 UConn dropped the hammer on #7 South Carolina, 83-58.

#2 Mississippi State held off Missouri, 57-53.

#5 Notre Dame routed North Carolina, 94-62, for their 950th program win.

#12 Tennessee took care of #14 Texas A&M, 82-67.

#11 Maryland breezed past Rutgers, 88-60. C.Vivian Stringer is still stuck at win 994.

Iowa got by Michigan State in OT, 71-68.

Nebraska defeated Illinois for their fifth straight win.

Kentucky created chaos to win their third game in a row, over Auburn.

Virginia Tech stopped Syracuse, 73-64.

Vanderbilt squeaked by Ole Miss, 75-72.

All scores.

Tomorrow's schedule.

College team news:

Missouri has lost three straight games against ranked teams.

Consistency and discipline on half-court offense is still the emphasis for Washington.

College player news:

The Wade Watch spotlight features Jordin Canada and A'ja Wilson.

Jordin Canada's legacy with UCLA goes beyond the court.

Art has helped Oregon freshman Anneli Maley find balance.

Oregon State's trio of point guards is steadily improving.

Iowa State's Emily Durr is surging after being benched.

Hannah Green has adjusted and is contributing at Illinois State.

Watch Carson-Newman's Haris Price score three baskets in 19 seconds.

College coach news:

Towson coach Diane Richardson motivates on the court and is inspired away from it.

The Amy Williams Effect has taken hold for Nebraska.

Georgia's success isn't a surprise.

Quentin Hillsman took the heat for Syracuse's loss tonight.

Ryun Williams is now the most winning coach in Colorado State basketball history.

Jonathan Tsipis likes the progress of his Badgers.

Jackie Stiles' hometown is rallying around her in her fight against cancer.

Milestones:

Chattanooga's win over Western Carolina gave coach Jim Foster his 900th career win.

Ashland won their 58th straight game tonight - a DII record.

Chicago State dropped their 58th straight game tonight, tying a DI record for longest losing streak.

NCAA Women's Basketball top 16 seed reveal No. 2:

The second installment of the top 16 seeds was unveiled during halftime of the South Carolina-UConn game. And then six of those teams lost.

Bonus:

Lynn Holzman is committed to growing the game as the new Vice President of NCAA women's basketball.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This notion that Mississippi State is a better team than UConn is perplexing. Not counting the eye test, every indicator is strongly in UConn's favor. They are a 10-pt favorite over the Bulldogs on a neutral site according to Sagarin's computer model and an even bigger favorite according to Massey's. Now, the Bulldogs were a 22-pt underdog last April and eeked out a win but that doesn't mean they were the better team.

State is really good but basically have played to their top level with their best players (Vivians, McCowan) having career seasons. As for UConn, four of their top players are battling injuries, Williams and Collier have not played to last year's level, Sameulson has missed 35% of the schedule, Stevens has struggled to adjust to a new defensive scheme, and the national POY in high school has been a non factor for the most part. UConn's ceiling is so much higher.

Scamp said...

Some fans of the sport are just sick and tired of UConn. We root for all their opponents.

B-rad said...

I don't think anyone is saying Mississippi State is better than UConn, just some think its a little odd that all 32 votes are for UConn being #1 when usually its not so lopsided. Looking forward to a rematch with UConn this time for the National Championship!