It was an extremely busy Saturday of college basketball action. Let me get this recap started with the ranked teams who were in action.
- No. 4 Kentucky pulled away from Indiana in the second half, thanks to Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Patterson, 90-73.
- No. 22 Butler won their first game against a ranked opponent, knocking off No. 13 Ohio State, 74-66.
- No. 1 Kansas had no trouble with La Salle in Kansas City, prevailing 90-65.
- No. 2 Texas stayed unbeaten by crushing Texas State, 87-54.
- No. 20 Wisconsin took Dairlyand BCS bragging rights by knocking off Marquette, 72-63.
- Kansas State rolled past previously unbeaten and 18th-ranked UNLV at Orleans Arena, 95-80.
- No. 6 West Virginia beat Coppin State, 69-43.
- No. 5 Purdue had to mount a comeback to beat an inspired Alabama squad, 73-65.
- New Mexico knocked off No. 19 Texas A&M in Houston, 84-81, to remain unbeaten. The Lobos should get into the polls this week.
- Davidson was no match for No. 21 Gonzaga in Seattle, falling 103-91.
- No. 11 North Carolina handled Presbyterian, 103-64.
- No. 15 Georgetown knocked off No. 17 Washington, 74-66, in game one of the Wooden Classic. It wasn't as close as the score indicates.
- Mississippi State (who may very well be ranked Monday) embarrassed UCLA in game two, 72-54.
After the jump, I'll have more scores and a look ahead to Sunday.
In other action Saturday
- Louisville dropped their second straight home contest, and second straight to a team from North Carolina, falling 91-83 to dangerous Western Carolina.
- Seton Hall got into a shootout with VMI in Newark, winning 134-107, thanks to 40 from Jamel Jackson.
- Mississippi was down at halftime to McNeese State, but pulled away in the second to win 83-67.
- Murray State won at East Tennessee State, 61-57.
- Creighton fell at George Mason, 75-72.
- Northern Iowa rolled past Siena in another BracketBusters rematch, 82-65.
- Oklahoma knocked off Utah for the second straight year, but they needed overtime to get a 78-73 victory.
- Minnesota had no trouble with St. Joseph's, winning 97-74.
- Duquesne beat Robert Morris in a Pittsburgh-area battle, 59-54.
- VCU knocked off Richmond in the Black and Blue game, 65-57.
- Iona upset Providence, 82-73.
- St. Mary's won at Oregon, 81-76.
- The Pac 10's woes continue as Oregon State fell at Nebraska, 50-44.
- Portland beat Denver, 72-62.
- Wyoming beat Big Sky contender Northern Colorado, 76-70.
- Colorado State knocked off another, Montana, 62-61.
- Virginia Tech edged Penn State in State College, 66-64.
- Loyola Marymount upset Notre Dame, 87-85.
- San Diego State cruised past Arizona, 63-46.
- BYU won at Fresno State, beating former coach Steve Cleveland's squad, 72-67.
As there was a lot of action yesterday, I couldn't list every score here. If you don't see your school's game, click on any of the score links. You'll find a rundown of all of Saturday's action on the right side of the page.
Sunday is a bit quieter, with only two ranked teams on TV. Both face intracity rivals.
- No. 3 Villanova visits Temple (CBS CS, 3) in another Big Five test.
- No. 19 Cincinnati also heads across town to face Xavier (ESPNU, 7) in what is always an entertaining battle.
Also on TV today:
- Detroit at Michigan (Big Ten, 12)
- Western Michigan at Illinois (Big Ten, 2)
- Green Bay at Oakland (FS Detroit/FCS Atlantic/Full Court, 4:30)
- Rhode Island at Boston College (FSN, 6:45): The Eagles look to rebound from their loss to Harvard.
For games that will only be telecast locally, like St. Francis (NY) at No. 7 Syracuse and Niagara at Illinois State, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.