Surprised? Recaping A Wednseday Loaded With Upsets

Coming into last night’s slate of games I was most focused on Georgetown-Villanova, a game I thought had a very good likelihood of turning out to be an upset. That game, as well as many other games, was won by the underdog. The result was a wild Wednesday in college hoops. Bellow I have recapped all of the big upsets and given them a grade from 1-10 (10 being a shocker and 1 being a very minor upset). Enjoy.

Villanova 67, #5 Georgetown 57
Upset Score: 3
Villanova is an excellent team and went to 3-0 against top 5 teams last night. As expected, it was a typical grind-it-out Big East game. ‘Nova shot 42 free throws in the win and just about guaranteed themselves a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

USF 65, UConn 51
Upset Score: 5
The story here is not so much UConn, which has now lost three straight, but a South Florida Bulls team that is experiencing a very disappointing season. The Bulls appeared solid in non-conference play but lost 14 of their first 15 Big East games. They seem to be figuring things out and have won their last two games.

Stanford 83, Cal 70
Upset Score: 1
This is only an upset because Cal had been playing so well. They had won seven straight, but were beaten soundly by Stanford for the second time this season.

Washington State 73, #23 UCLA 61
Upset Score: 6
On the one hand, no one should be surprised that UCLA played like manure following their big win over Arizona. On the other hand, they were playing a Washington State team that had not won a game since January. Big win for the Cougars.

Iowa State 87, #13 Oklahoma State 76
Upset Score: 3
Iowa State beat K-State earlier this year but this is the win that should put them in the tourney.

Xavier 77, #16 St. Louis 66 (OT)
Upset Score: 5
No one… and I mean NO ONE, is going to want to play Xavier in the A-10 tourney. The Musketeers also beat Memphis last week.

Nebraska 53, Minnesota 51
Upset Score: 7
The extremely talented Golden Gophers have had some surprising losses this year, but this one takes the cake for me. As for the young Cornhuskers, they seem to be coming together and could be contenders next year.

Georgia Tech 71, #6 Miami 69
Upset Score: 9
I find two things surprising about this one. First is that the Hurricanes lost at home… This is a team that has done work in ACC play at home in one of the best atmospheres in the country. Second is that Miami was up at half. They were not just up, they were in control. The ‘Canes held an 11 point win at the break and let it slip away. With regards to Georgia Tech, they have a chance to enter the ACC Tourney having won three of their last four with a win over BC (hopefully they fail in Boston).


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