Thursday, December 11, 2014

12/10 recap

Impact result of the night:
Kansas 75, @Georgetown 70 - solid road win, no real harm to Georgetown, except for the threat of these losses starting to accumulate

Ridiculous loss of the day:
Southeastern Oklahoma St 69, @Tulsa 66 - the AAC is terrible this year.  Terrible.  This is a catastrophic loss for Tulsa, who were already on the brink of falling off the at-large board

Catastrophic loss of the day:
Incarnate Word 74, @Nebraska 73 - NCAA teams don't lose this game, Nebraska.  By the way, if you want a laugh, look at UIW's non-con schedule.  Hosting 4 non-D1s and traveling like a SWAC team everywhere else (they're transitional D-1, if you're wondering).  UIW might actually be a top 150 or 200 team...but this just makes this loss the equivalent of losing at home to the worst team in the B1G.  Which can be recovered from.

Results of significance:
@Providence 68, Rhode Island 60 - Provi desperately needed to stop the bleeding; URI couldn't afford to let too many quality chances slip away.  Provi wins
Utah 65, @BYU 61 - signature road win, and the Utah bandwagon is filling.  BYU in trouble
Colorado St 62, @Colorado 60 - a signature road win, and CSU looks like a clear 2nd option to SDSU in the Mountain West.  Is UC a bubble team?  They're creeping into territory
@California 45, Wyoming 42 - good win for Cal; no real sin for Wyoming, but not a lot of big chances like this remain

@Ohio St 97, High Point 43
@Maryland 67, North Carolina Central 56
@Louisiana-Lafayette 94, Louisiana Tech 86 - while this isn't a terrible road loss, kinda puts a serious dent into CUSA's at large hopes
Wisconsin 93, @Milwaukee 54
Northern Iowa 65, @Denver 55
Davidson 110, @Montana 88 - Davidson is piling up wins, but against mostly inferior competition
@Texas Tech 73, Fresno St 56
@Penn St 64, Duquesne 62
@San Diego St 60, Long Beach St 59 - too close for comfort, but still
@Gonzaga 81, Washington St 66

Cupcake winners:  Kentucky, Purdue, St John's, Minnesota, UCLA

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