Monday, February 17, 2020

Men’s college basketball has eight upsets Saturday, including No. 5 Louisville going down to Clemson

Choice Sunday for the NCAA males’s basketball match is strictly 4 weeks away, and the outlook remains to be fairly murky when attempting to predict which groups shall be the place and who’re the favorites.

There have been 9 ranked groups that misplaced on Saturday, including eight who had been overwhelmed by unranked groups in the latest Related Press ballot.

Here is what occurred Saturday:
No. 5 Louisville misplaced at Clemson, 77-62
No. 10 Seton Corridor misplaced at Windfall, 74-71
No. 11 Auburn misplaced at Missouri, 85-73
No. 14 West Virginia misplaced at No. 1 Baylor, 70-59
No. 19 Butler misplaced at dwelling to Georgetown, 73-66
No. 20 Houston misplaced at SMU, 73-72
No. 22 Illinois misplaced at Rutgers, 72-57
No. 24 Texas Tech misplaced at Oklahoma State, 73-70
No. 25 LSU misplaced at Alabama, 88-82

What does this imply?

  • Properly, Louisville may slip from the highest 10 after a 15-point loss whereas no different prime 10 crew misplaced Saturday, and as No. 12 (Kentucky) and No. 13 (Penn State) every received after No. 10 and No. 11 each misplaced. Nonetheless, No. eight Florida State misplaced an in depth sport at No. 7 Duke earlier this week. The ACC appears to be a medley of these three groups on the prime of their convention.
  • Kentucky takes excessive spot within the SEC with its win, as losses by Auburn and LSU broke up the earlier three-way tie. Nonetheless, Kentucky has an upcoming sport at LSU, which seemed good this season till dropping 4 of their final 5 video games.
  • West Virginia has fallen on laborious occasions these days, and Baylor continues to be a strong No. 1 crew and virtually a lock for a No. 1 seed within the tournamentperhaps a No. 1 total seed in the event that they proceed their streak.
  • No. 2 Gonzaga and No. four San Diego State proceed to solidify their rankings with wins, and No. three Kansas nonetheless has an opportunity for a No. 1 total rating with the rest of its Large 12 schedule and convention match, and an opportunity to unseat Baylor.
  • The Large Ten may nonetheless get 10 groups into the match, possibly 11. The convention had solely 4 groups within the High 25 coming into the weekend, however the power of the Large Ten is healthier than different conferences.

Sunday schedule with ranked groups (occasions ET):
No. four San Diego State at Boise State, four p.m.
No. 15 Villanova at Temple, 1 p.m.
Utah at No. 17 Oregon, 9 p.m.
No. 21 Iowa at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Choice Sunday

The choice present for the NCAA males’s basketball tournament shall be Sunday, March 15, 2020, on the conclusion of all convention tournaments. The primary two video games will start on March 17, and the subsequent two shall be March 18. The subregional play will start on Thursday, March 19 with 16 video games, adopted by 16 video games the subsequent day.

Rutgers Men's Basketball
Ron Harper Jr. #24 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights leads the crew onto the courtroom earlier than a college basketball sport towards the Illinois Preventing Illini at Rutgers Athletic Middle on February 15, 2020 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers defeated Illinois 72-57.
Photograph by Wealthy Schultz/Getty Pictures

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