An unconfirmed record: With Penn State upsetting Michigan 84-78 for its first Big 10 win of the season I think itís pretty clear that itís an example of type of season weíre experiencing. Remember earlier this season, TCU, last place in the Big 12, upset Kansas; South Florida, last place in the Big East, upset Georgetown; and Wake Forest, near the bottom of the ACC, upset league-leading Miami. Itís been an epidemic. Still, the Michigan result is shocking. Penn State, despite the best efforts of the fiery Pat Chambers (former BU coach), have earned their spot at the bottom of the Big 10. I never would have expected this result but I wouldnít have expected any of the others either. Project that into the NCAA Tournament and we might have some really interesting upsets. I can only hope.
About last night:
NC State 82, BC 64: The Eagles just couldnít handle back-to-back tough assignments in Duke and the Wolfpack.
Georgetown 79, UConn 78: The Huskies blew a chance for a big upset after having a seven-point lead in the second overtime.
Georgia Tech 78, Maryland 68: The Terps will need to win away from home if they want to be part of the field of 68.
Kentucky 85, Mississippi State 55: Just another in a series of beatings Mississippi State has endured.
LSU 65, Arkansas 60: The Maraviches are a sneaky good 17-9.
Akron 88, Ohio 81 in OT: The Zips rally from a big first-half deficit and then get tough in OT to win their 19th straight. I was steamed that this was somehow blacked out on DirecTV. I blame ESPN. I would have been able to watch the OT.
Drake 67, Indiana State 56: Canít explain the Sycamores who are still capable of catching fire for Arch Madness and winning the MVC tournament.
Evansville 59, Wichita State 56: Another horrible home loss for the Shockers once again proving what a myth the so-called senior night is. Means nothing. It must have been brutal too, neither team scored in the last 3:28. Colt Ryan of Evansville is a great offensive player and went for 29.
Saint Louis 70, Saint Josephís 53: The best defensive team in the land put the Hawks in a vise.
New Mexico 70, San Diego State 60: The Lobos are officially in charge in the Mountain West.
Southern Cal 89, Arizona 78: The Wildcats get caught looking ahead to UCLA? Even on the road, they should win this one.
- Michael Vega
- Mark Blaudschun
- Nancy Marrapese-Burrell