Archive for the ‘Upsets’ Category

College basketball this season has been truly insane this season. Although only five teams have held the number one spot this year (Indiana, Duke, Michigan, Louisville, and Gonzaga), the number one team has been upset 8 times this year. The Indiana Hoosiers at 25-4 have suffered three of those eight losses. This week, Gonzaga tops the AP list as the number one team in the nation at 29-2. With Selection Sunday coming soon, there is no clear cut favorite heading into the tournament. Indiana appeared to be the favorite to win the tournament, but its ability to lose close games causes some speculation. The only other team to hold the number one spot longer than a week other than Indiana has been Duke, but Duke’s inconsistencies can be¬†worrisome¬†as well. If we have learned anything from this season, it’s that the number one ranking is not the place to be.

Jordan McRae-ning all over No. 8 Florida Gators

Looks like the Tennessee Volunteers (17-10) have a reason to party as they beat an already beaten up No. 8 Florida Gators (22-5) Tuesday night. Tennessee guard Jordan McRae scored 27 points proving to be a key player towards his teams chances at a postseason.
Gators were playing without two key players, forward Will Yeguette (knee) and guard Michael Frazier II (concussion).Proving the team needs their talents for the success of their season. The tides are turning as injury-prone Gators are showing signs of weakness so close to March. If you were betting on the Gators for this years March Madness, I’m sorry to say that their performance level is not up to par for NCAA champions.

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On Tuesday night, the Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat the No. 1 team Indiana Hoosiers 77-73, for the first time since 1989. ¬†Minnesota is currently not ranked, so this was a big win for the Gophers. ¬†Minnesota¬†did most damage from inside the paint grabbing 23¬†offensive¬†rebounds and scoring 40 points in side the key. ¬†Minnesota senior forward Trevor Mbakwe scored a season-high of 21-points and added 12 rebounds. ¬†The unranked team shut down Indiana with solid defense, leaving Indiana’s lead scored with only 9-points and fouled out for the second time in his college career. ¬†

College Students at Ohio State were going crazy as they began to chant towards the last minutes of the game, “We don’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan” as No. 4 Michigan State lost for the second straight game against No. 18 Ohio State, 68-60. Things are looking good for Ohio State as one of the nation’s best defenders, Aaron Craft, flaunted his skill on the other end of the court, having his highest scoring game of the season scoring 21 points on Sunday. If you are betting on Ohio State for this years March Madness, you should feel really good about it. This team is coming together as Buckeyes Craft and Deshaun Thomas are proving to be up for the challenge against the nation’s best teams.

Hurricane season is over.

The No. 2 Miami Hurricanes (22-4) came roaring into the Wake Forest (12-14) but this time it was the Demon Deacons that made it rain over Miami, putting an end to Miami’s 14-game winning streak Saturday morning. Wake Forrest dominated from behind the arc with 58% shooting making the final score 80-65. C.J Harris of Wake Forest played a fascinating game with 23 points on the day. Some might say that statically, Miami had a losing game coming to them but to Wake Forest? Really? It makes it hard to say now that they have a good shot at winning the NCAA tournament in March. But then again the Hurricanes always cause havoc. They cannot have another game like this before March comes if they want to compete with No. 1 Indiana.

Yet another upset as unseeded Missouri falters the No. 5 Florida Gators

Missouri remains undefeated at home (15-0). The power of home court overwhelmed the Gators as they missed 5 straight free throws in the second half. The final score was 63-60. Laurence Bowers of Missouri played his best game with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Should the Gators be worried with March right around the corner? I think not. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament takes away the “Home Court” advantage that Missouri is flourishing on. Anything is still possible. Florida Gators NCAA champs?

Case Western upsets No. 6 Rochester 57-51 as Chung scores 21

Tim Chung, junior guard, scored a game high 21 points to put Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team ahead and upsetting No. 6 nationally ranked University of Rochester 57-51.

Case Western Reserve University played only six players in the game. These six players held Rochester to just 33.8 percent shooting. Chung made four three-pointers in the game and grabbed a career high seven rebounds.