College Hoops Go-Round: January 21

A busy Wednesday night was highlighted by two ACC upsets that took place miles apart on Tobacco Road.

  • No. 7 Duke fell 88-74 at NC State, in a game the Wolfpack controlled for pretty much the entire 40 minutes. Wake Forest sent No. 24 North Carolina to their third straight defeat, 82-69. It's the Tar Heels' first three-game losing streak under Roy Williams.
  • No. 16 Temple is now the lone unbeaten in the A-10. The Owls toped previously undefeated Xavier, 77-72, in Philadelphia. Like the Musketeers, Rhode Island also has one league loss. The Rams knocked off Duquesne, 75-67. Dayton is also in the logjam, as they cruised past George Washington, 66-51. Richmond, however, dropped their second league game, 71-59, at home to Charlotte. But that win means 49ers join the one-loss teams. St. Louis is there too, after routing Fordham, 75-48. In a matchup of two teams who aren't contending, St. Bonaventure stunned UMass in Amherst, 70-69. Finally, out of the league, but in the Big 5, La Salle defeated Penn, 76-57, at the Palestra.
  • In the Big East, No. 12 Georgetown ended ninth-ranked Pitt's 31-game home winning streak, 74-66. The loss also knocked the Panthers out of a tie atop the Big East. No. 4 Villanova now sits all alone atop the league. The Wildcats routed Rutgers94-68Connecticut won their first game of Jim Calhoun's leave of absence, defeating St. John's, 75-59. Cincinnati defeated USF, 78-70, without Lance Stephenson, who was out with an ankle injury. DePaul ended their 24-game Big East losing streak by upsetting Marquette, 51-50. Out of the league, No. 11 West Virginia held off Marshall, 68-60, in Charleston.
  • Iowa came back in the second half, but didn't have much of a chance against No. 6 Michigan State. The Spartans prevailed 70-63 to sweep the Hawkeyes and stay unbeaten in the Big Ten. No. 18 Wisconsin moved to 5-2 in the conference with a 54-48 comeback win over Michigan
  • No. 25 Baylor made it tough on No. 3 Kansas, but the Jayhawks won their 53rd straight at home, 81-75, to stay atop the Big 12Texas Tech won their first league game, defeating Iowa State78-71, while Oklahoma State topped Colorado, 90-78, to get to 2-2 in the conference.
  • UTEP ended Memphis' 64-game C-USA win streak by topping the Tigers, 72-67, at the FedEx Forum. UAB had to roar back to defeat Southern Miss, 57-56, at Bartow Arena. UCF stunned Houston, 78-71, to get to 2-2 in the league. SMU defeated Rice, 73-65, to earn their first conference win, keeping the Owls winless in the league. In a non-conference game, Tulsa knocked off crosstown rival Oral Roberts, 57-52.
  • No. 14 BYU moved to 4-0 in the MWC with an 81-66 win over Wyoming at the Marriott Center. New Mexico is now back in the race at 3-2 after picking up a 73-50victory at Air Force. UNLV sent Colorado State to their second straight league loss, 80-72. TCU stepped out of conference to defeat UT Pan American, 70-58.
  • No. 22 Ole Miss defeated South Carolina, 66-57, to move to 3-1 in the SEC. Auburn won their first conference game, grabbing an 84-80 victory at LSU.
  • Boise State remains winless in the WAC. The Broncos fell 88-82 to 4-2 Nevada.

After the jump, I'll take a look at what else happened around the country on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere...

  • Northeastern joined George Mason at 7-1 in the CAA by crushing Towson, 73-48. Old Dominion is right there as well, as they won at Delaware, 68-49. William & Mary, however, picked up their second conference loss. VCU handled the Tribe in Richmond, 81-59. Drexel moved to 5-3 in the conference with a 78-57 win over James Madison. In the bottom half of the league, Georgia State jumped past UNCW in the standings by topping the Seahawks 79-74 in Atlanta.
  • Buffalo couldn't build on their big MAC win over Akron on Sunday. The Bulls were trounced, 89-54, at Kent State. The Zips, meanwhile, had no trouble with Miami, winning 69-49. Buffalo's loss means Northern Illinois is the only unbeaten left in the conference. The Huskies moved to 4-0 with a 58-54 win at Toledo. Ball State defeated Western Michigan, 75-68, to make both teams 2-2 in the West Division.Central Michigan topped Eastern, 71-63. Bowling Green sent Ohio to another conference loss, winning 65-57.
  • Illinois State is still two games behind Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley. The Redbirds topped Creighton, 71-62, in Peoria. Drake got to 4-4 in the conference with a 72-65 win over Evansville. Bradley got to .500 as well, as they won 57-55 at Southern Illinois.
  • Lafayette is 4-0 in the Patriot League after they defeated Bucknell, 61-57. Lehigh defeated Colgate, 74-60, to remain a game behind the Leopards in the loss column. Army moved to 2-2 in the league by topping American, 68-48, as did Holy Cross, who beat Navy, 79-60.
  • In the SoCon, Georgia Southern stunned North Division contender Appalachian State, 68-65. That result combined with Western Carolina's 77-67 win at Davidson means the Catamounts lead the Mountaineers by two games in the division, with idle Chattanooga between them.
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi moved to 4-0 in the Southland by defeating Lamar, 81-64. Sam Houston State is also unbeaten in the league, as they crushed Texas State, 95-64. McNeese State won their first league contest, 71-67, over Southeastern Louisiana, while Nicholls State, who was tied with the Lions for the East Division lead, also fell, 64-50, at previously winless Central Arkansas. Stephen F. Austin is now tied with the Lions and Colonels at 2-2. The Lumberjacks defeated UT Arlington, 72-65.

If you don't see your team's score, click any of the score links. You'll find a list of all the night's scores along the right side of the page.

For more on Wednesday's action, visit SB Nation and Searching for Billy Edelin.

Thursday's TV schedule is heavy on matchups between teams who need to wins for their tournament resumes.

  • Louisville at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN): The Cardinals and Pirates both need to pick up some wins to have a real chance.
  • Indiana at Penn State, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2): The Nittany Lions are winless in the Big Ten, while the Hoosiers are looking to get to .500 both in the conference and overall.
  • Tennessee State at Jacksonville State, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Tigers are 1-6 in the OVC, while the Gamecocks sit at 3-4.
  • Western Kentucky at Troy, 8 p.m. ET (FCS Central): The Hilltoppers need to keep winning to keep pace with Arkansas State in the overall Sun Belt race.
  • Butler at Loyola-Chicago, 8 p.m. ET (Lakeshore/Full Court): The Bulldogs look to stay unbeaten in the Horizon.
  • Florida at Arkansas, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN): The Gators start a run of what looks to be three winnable SEC games before they head to Knoxville on January 31. But they need to ask Alabama about how much of a pushover the Razorbacks will be in Fayetteville.
  • Utah State at Fresno State, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN Plus/Full Court): The Aggies will look to send the Bulldogs to their third straight WAC loss.
  • Washington at UCLA, 10:30 p.m. ET (FSN/Comcast SportsNet): The Bruins have a shot to get to .500 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies can get to 4-3 in what has been a messy league race so far.
  • San Diego at (10) St.Mary's, 11 p.m. ET (ESPNU): The Bulldogs need to keep winning until they get their rematch with Gonzaga on February 11.
  • New Mexico State at Hawai'i, 11:59 p.m. ET (Full Court): The Aggies are currently a game behind unbeaten Louisiana Tech in the WAC race.

For information about games that will be broadcast regionally, like Furman at College of Charleston, Loyola (MD) at Siena, Pepperdine at No. 15 Gonzaga, and Oregon at California, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.

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