Saturday was the busiest day of the season so far. I don't have every score listed, but this is a pretty comprehensive list.
- In the ACC, No. 20 Georgia Tech stunned No. 5 Duke, 71-67 on a bad day for ranked teams nationwide. Elsewhere, Virginia got a nice 70-62 win at NC State; Boston College was no match for Clemson, who prevailed, 72-56; Wake Forest had a shot to win at the end in Miami, but fell 67-66
- No. 12 Georgetown completed a huge comeback to stun 13th-ranked UConn, 72-69, in the Big East. That wasn't the only close finish. Louisville needed a comeback of their own, though not one quite as big, to top St. John's, 75-68; Marquette rallied, but fell to No. 5 Villanova for the second Saturday in a row, 78-76; Seton Hall finally got a conference win, 83-76, over Cincinnati; and No. 8 West Virginia fell at Notre Dame, 70-68, despite mounting a huge comeback. Elsewhere, Providence stopped Rutgers, 94-81.
- Over in the Big Ten, No. 4 Purdue fell from the ranks of the unbeatens, thanks to a 73-66 loss at No. 17 Wisconsin, while Ohio State also fell on the road, 73-62 at Minnesota. No. 10 Michigan State had no trouble with Iowa, winning 71-53; but Illinois had to rally to win 66-60 at Indiana.
- It was a busy day and night of Big 12 openers. No. 2 Texas wore out Colorado, 103-86, but No. 11 Kansas State fell at Missouri, 74-68. Oklahoma State later blew out No. 22 Texas Tech, 81-52. In other games, Texas A&M took out Nebraska, 64-53; Oklahoma lost to Baylor for the first time since 1977, falling 91-60 in Waco; and Iowa State held off North Dakota State, 73-71, out of the conference.
- It was a mixed day for the Mountain West's two ranked teams. In non-conference action, No. 25 BYU grabbed a nice 83-77 win at UTEP without a sick Jimmer Fredette. Meanwhile, UNLV snapped No. 15 New Mexico's 19-game home win streak, 74-62, sending the Lobos to 0-2 in the league. Elsewhere, San Diego State, who handed UNM their first loss, couldn't move to 2-0. Wyoming beat them 85-83. Utah won their opener, 64-45, over TCU; and Colorado State is 2-0 as they beat Air Force, 70-48.
- In the Pac-10, UCLA couldn't sweep the Bay Area schools, as they fell at Stanford, 70-59. USC was swept, however; as they fell Cal, 67-59.
- League play in the SEC also tipped off on Saturday. Georgia gave No. 3 Kentucky a fight, but the Wildcats were too much in the end, prevailing 76-68; Vanderbilt outperformed Florida in the second half to win their league opener, 95-87; Mississippi State came back to defeat No. 14 Ole Miss, 80-75 South Carolina defeated Auburn, 80-71; and Alabama won at LSU, 66-49.
After the jump. I'll take a look at Saturday's other games and look ahead to Sunday.
There was an amazing amount of action all over the country.
- Boston University topped Hartford, 84-70, in the America East.
- Campbell should hold onto the A-Sun's auto bid in Monday's bracket after beating Kennesaw State, 63-53. They'll stay in because Mercer shocked previously unbeaten ETSU, 83-78; Lipscomb defeated USC Upstate, 80-66
- In the Atlantic 10, Dayton needed OT to top Duquesne, 78-72; Richmond fell at St. Louis, 63-58; St. Joseph's got away from Fordham late, winning 82-69; and Charlotte held off an improved St. Bonaventure team, 57-54.
- Weber State moved into a three-way tie at the top of the Big Sky, as they routed Northern Arizona, 87-62. Northern Colorado joined them and Montana State after a 78-66 win over Idaho State. Elsewhere, Montana sent Portland State to their second straight loss, 90-58.
- Coastal Carolina is still unbeaten in the Big South, as they blasted Gardner-Webb, 80-64. Radford is not, as they lost at High Point, 83-77. Winthrop snuck past Liberty, 65-62; while Presbyterian won their first Big South game of the season, 89-75, over VMI.
- In the Big West, Cal State Fullerton won at UC Riverside, 69-56; Long Beach State topped UC Irvine, 55-53
- William & Mary is back in front of the CAA race after they crushed Drexel, 73-48. In other games, Old Dominion defeated Hofstra, 57-46, despite a bad showing from the foul line; Northeastern won at Georgia State, 66-54; VCU snapped their two-game losing streak with a 77-64 win over Delaware; George Mason pulled away from UNC Wilmington, 59-46; James Madison edged Towson, 69-66
- In Conference USA action. UAB handled Tulane, 58-49; Memphis edged Southern Miss, 59-57; Tulsa grabbed an 86-80 win at Houston; UCF ran past Rice, 77-58; and Marshall moved to 2-0 with an 83-65 victory over East Carolina.
- Milwaukee blasted Green Bay in the Horizon game of the day, 71-51.
- In their Ivy opener, Harvard smashed Dartmouth, 76-47, that means the Crimson will represent the Ancient Eight in this week's bracket, not Cornell.
- Siena won a big MAAC home game, 83-65, over Niagara. In another game of note, Iona grabbed a 69-49 road win over struggling Rider.
- It was a good opening day for road teams in the MAC. Central Michigan won 59-48 at Toledo; Kent State upset Ohio in Athens, 62-60; Northern Illinois topped Ball State in Muncie, 62-48. Buffalo, however, won at home, 73-55, over Miami (OH), so did Western Michigan, 61-47 victors over Eastern; Akron slammed Bowling Green, also at their own place, 71-45
- In the MEAC, Morgan State blew out Howard, 90-58; Bethune-Cookman had no trouble with Norfolk State, winning 77-61; South Carolina State won at Maryland-Eastern Shore, 80-67; Hampton survived a visit from Coppin State, 69-67; Delaware State topped short-timers Winston-Salem State, 49-48; and Florida A&M defeated North Carolina A&T, 70-66.
- Northern Iowa is definitely in charge of the Missouri Valley race now, as they handled Illinois State, 59-44, in Bloomington. Wichita State had no trouble in a 70-58 win over Creighton: Missouri State routed Bradley, 88-69; and Drake shocked Southern Illinois in Carbondale, 70-65
- Mount St. Mary's beat Sacred Heart, 69-65, in a battle of NEC contenders. Quinnipiac handled Wagner, 78-66; Robert Morris defeated St. Francis (NY), 67-63; and Long Island defeated St. Francis (PA), 89-80.
- Murray State is still unbeaten in the OVC after a 69-53 win at Austin Peay; Eastern Illinois pounded Southeast Missouri, 88-68; Morehead State won 78-71 at Jacksonville State; and Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee Tech, 78-73.
- Patriot League play opened Saturday. Colgate knocked off Army, 68-58; Navy topped Bucknell, 69-67; Lafayette grabbed an 84-74 home win over Holy Cross; and Lehigh defeated defending champion American, 78-67.
- There was no letdown for College of Charleston in the SoCon as they won at city rivals The Citadel, 61-55. Georgia Southern pulled a big upset, toppling Western Carolina, 81-76. In another game of note, Appalachian State won at Davidson, 78-68.
- UT San Antonio won their Southland opener, 78-69, at McNeese State, while Sam Houston State, another contender, defeated Stephen F. Austin , 66-57. In other games, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had no trouble with Central Arkansas, winning, 64-59; Texas State won 64-60 at UT-Arlington; SE Louisiana topped Lamar, 78-56; and Nicholls State topped Northwestern State, 79-72.
- In the SWAC, Prairie View won at Texas Southern, 65-60; Arkansas Pine Bluff knocked off Alabama A&M, 82-72; Alabama State defeated Mississippi Valley State, 76-73; and Southern topped Grambling, 73-67.
- Oakland continues to lead the Summit, as they blasted Centenary, 88-50. In other games, IUPUI knocked off Western Illinois, 67-54; Oral Roberts rebounded from their loss to the Golden Grizzlies Thursday by topping IPFW, 68-55; and South Dakota State beat Southern Utah, 72-62.
- There were a couple of Sun Belt games of note. Arkansas State sent South Alabama to their second straight home loss, 69-63, and Middle Tennessee also got a road win, 66-52 at Arkansas-Little Rock
- No. 19 Gonzaga opened their WCC schedule with a 81-78 victory at feisty Portland, while Pepperdine topped Loyola Marymount, 79-75.
- Louisiana Tech is rolling in the WAC, as they won 77-71 at Idaho, thanks in part to the Vandals' struggles at the foul line. New Mexico State won 88-85 at Boise State; Fresno State defeated Hawai'i, 78-64; and Nevada pounded San Jose State, 96-67.
If you don't see your team's score, click any of the score links. You'll find a rundown of all of the day's scores on the right side of the page.
Coming up on Sunday
- Butler at Detroit, 1 p.m. ET (FS Detroit/FCS Atlantic): The Bulldogs will look to stay unbeaten in the Horizon, but an improved Titans team will be a challenge.
- USF at No. 7 Syracuse, 2 p.m. ET (Big East/Full Court): The Orange will look to avoid the upset bug that hit the nation yesterday.
- Northwestern at Michigan, 2:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten): The Wildcats are desperate for a league win at this point, and the Wolverines are looking far better than they were on New Year's Eve.
- Western Kentucky at Denver, 3 p.m. ET (FS Rocky Mountain/FCS Central): The Hilltoppers got a nice win at South Alabama on Thursday, now they travel to a Sun Belt West Division contender.
- Washington State at Arizona State, 3:30 p.m. ET (FSN/Comcast Sports Net): The Cougars are looking to leave the Cactus State with two wins, but the Sun Devils are looking for a sweep of their own.
- No.1 Kansas at No. 16 Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS): This one was moved from a 1:30 start because of football. The Vols were able to easily beat Charlotte without four suspended players, but Tennessee is a completely different opponent.
- No. 18 Florida State at Maryland, 5:30 p.m. ET (FSN): The Seminoles visit a Terp team desperate for a win over a ranked team.
- No. 24 Washington at Arizona, 5:30 p.m. ET (select FSN outlets): The Huskies have dropped two straight conference games, while the Wildcats are one of the most unpredictable teams in the country. This one could be a thriller.
- Virginia Tech at No. 9 North Carolina, 7:45 p.m. ET (FSN): How will the Tar Heels rebound from that loss to College of Charleston back on Monday.
- Oregon State at Oregon, 10:30 p.m. ET (FSN): The Ducks look to stay unbeaten in the Pac-10, while the Beavers are coming off a non-conference home loss that redefines "embarassing."
For info about games that will only be telecast regionally like Xavier at George Washington, No. 21 Temple at Rhode Island, and St. Mary's at Santa Clara, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.