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College Hoops Go-Round: November 21 and 22

It appears I missed a lot while I was flying West, as it was one of those days that showed why games are played on the court and not in the minds of pundits.

Coaches vs. Cancer Classic 

  • Syracuse entered the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic as the only unranked team.  That won't be the case much longer, as the Orange dominated No. 6 North Carolina, 87-71, to claim the crown.  Wes Johnson had 25 points to lead the 'Cuse, who were down 2 at the half, until a 25-3 run to start the second placed them firmly in control.
  •  In the consolation game, No. 15 Ohio State held on to beat No. 13 California76-70.

Puerto Rico Tip-Off 

  • In consolation play, No. 21 Georgia Tech defeated George Mason, 70-62.  The Patriots will play Indiana in the 7th place game (ESPNU, Sun. 10:30 a.m.), as the Hoosiers fell to Boston University, 71-67.  The Yellow Jackets meet the Terriers for 5th (ESPNU, Sun. 1:00 p.m.) 
  • In the semis, No. 18 Dayton gave it a good fight, but No. 5 Villanova prevailed 71-65. In game two, Chris Warren scored 27 to lead Ole Miss past Kansas State.  The Nova Wildcats meet the Rebels for the crown Sunday night (ESPN2, 8 p.m.).  In the third-place game, the K-State Cats face the Flyers (ESPNU, 5:30 p.m.)

Charleston Classic 

  • In the consolation bracket, Tulane opened the day with a 3-point upset of Penn State.  La Salle cruised past Davidson, 84-70. Surprisingly, the two NIT teams, the Nittany Lions and Wildcats will play for 7th on Sunday (10 a.m., no TV).  The Explorers and Green Wave play for 5th at 12:30 p.m. Sunday (12:30 p.m., no TV).
  • In the semifinals, Malcolm Grant scored 18 to Miami (FL) lead past UNC Wilmington, 67-60South Carolina squeaked past USF, 69-66. The Bulls and Seahawks will play for third on Sunday (3:30 p.m., no TV), while the Hurricanes will face the Gamecocks for the title (ESPN2, 6 p.m.).

Paradise Jam Quarterfinals

Remember how I said these semis would be cut and dried?  Eh, not so much.

  • Jeremiah Kelly had 18 to lead DePaul to a 60-52 upset win over Northern Iowa. 
  • No. 10 Tennessee dominated for the second straight game, crushing East Carolina, 105-66
  • St. Joseph's upset Boston College84-80, thanks to 18 from Garrett Williamson. 
  • South Dakota State was no match for No. 7 Purdue.
  • That means the Panthers will meet the Pirates (3:30 p.m., no TV) in Saturday's consolation bracket action, with the Eagles and Jackrabbits (6 p.m., no TV) also playing.
  • In Sunday's semifinals, the Blue Demons will hope to stay competitive with the high-flying Vols (6 p.m., FCS Pacific) and the Hawks will look to upset the Boilermakers (8:30 p.m., FCS Pacific). 

Be sure to visit Searching for Billy Edelin and for more on Friday's action.  After the jump, I'll look at some more Friday games and rundown the non-tournament TV games for the weekend.

In Friday's action outside of knockout tournaments,

  • No. 2 Michigan State handled Toledo, 75-62, in the Legends Classic.
  • Florida was down to Troy at the half, but pulled away, winning 80-58, in another Legends contest.
  • NC State crushed MAC favorite Akron, 66-45, in the Glenn Wilkes Classic in Daytona Beach.
  • Auburn wasn't so lucky in Daytona, as UCF upset them, 84-74.
  • Two Big East squads struggled in event home games.  Two Malik Boothe free throws clinched a 79-76 home win for St. John's over Brown in the Philly Hoop Group Classic. In the Legends Classic, Rutgers sneaked by Drexel, 58-56.
  • Seton Hall didn't have such problems, as Jeremy Hazell scored 33 to help prevent Cornell from pulling off another big win. 
  • Alabama beat Providence in Tuscaloosa, 84-75
  • Iowa finally won a home game, crushing Bowling Green, 68-46.
  • UCLA earned their first win of the new campaign, beating Cal State Bakersfield by 11
  • Quincy Pondexter scored 30 and grabbed 15 boards to lead No. 14 Washington past San Jose State, 80-70.
  • Before heading to Maui, Vanderbilt sneaked by St. Mary's in Moraga.
  • Jimmer Fredette had 20 to lead BYU past Hawai'i on Oahu, 83-65.

Here's a run down of some of the televised games for this weekend that are being played outside of knockout tourneys.  All times are p.m. ET.


  • Rider at No. 4 Kentucky (SEC on FSN/Full Court, 1): After getting smoked by Virginia Thursday, can the Broncs get back to their upset ways?
  • UMKC at North Dakota (FCS Pacific, 2)
  • East Tennessee State at No. 20 Louisville (WHAS/SNY, 4)
  • Florida State at Mercer (FS South/CSN Washington/SUN Sports, 4:30)
  • No. 17 Oklahoma at VCU (MASN, 7:30): Jeff Capel returns to Richmond
  • Presbyterian at No. 24 Illinois (Big Ten, 8)
  • Georgia at UAB (CSS, 8)
  • Grambling at Marquette (TWC32/SNY/Altitude, 8:30)


  • Valparaiso at No. 2 Michigan State (Big Ten, 12): If it's an early season Sunday, the Crusaders must be visiting a team who played or the title last season.
  • Morgan State at No. 20 Louisville (WHAS/MASN/SNY/Full Court, 1)
  • Texas-Pan American at Missouri (FS MIdwest/Full Court, 2)

Be sure to visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site for games that may only be telecast locally.