Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a college hoop Saturday

13) Missouri 68, Alabama 65:
— This was Crimson Tide’s first loss in 11 SEC games.
— Mizzou led 58-36 with 13:05 left; Alabama had a layup blocked when they were down by a point in the last few seconds.
— Alabama’s 12-21 shooting on foul line didn’t help.

12) West Virginia 91, Kansas 79:
— Kansas has lost five in a row on road, for first time since 1983.
— Jayhawks are out of top 20 for first time since 2009.
— Kansas lost five of last seven games overall.
— West Virginia made 11-21 3-pointers; they’ve won 4 of last 5 games.

11) Tennessee 82, Kentucky 71:
— Wildcats lost three in row, 6 of last 7 games; they’re 5-12 overall.
— Vols outscored Kentucky 48-29 in second half.

10) Colorado 82, Arizona 79:
— Buffaloes jumped out to a 19-2 lead.
— Colorado made 11-20 3-pointers.
— Arizona lost three of its last four games. 

9) Oklahoma State 75, Texas 67, 2OT:
— Longhorns lost four of last five games; they were 5-35 on the arc.
— Texas was 0-12 from the floor in the two overtimes.
— Longhorns are 0-3 since their 10-day COVID pause.
— Oklahoma State star Cunningham was 5-22 from the floor.

8) Drake 80, Valparaiso 77:
— Drake is the quietest 18-0 team ever; they’ve played schedule #260.
— Crusaders won despite trailing by 10 at the half.
— Drake has trailed by double digits in four of its last ten games.
— Drake plays Loyola twice next week, battle of MVC kingpins. 

7) Upsets of the Day:
— Ball State (+8.5) 81, Toledo 67
— UMass (+8) 75, Rhode Island 63
— Bakersfield (+7) 62, Irvine 57
— Wofford (+6) 75, Furman 67
— Chattanooga (+5.5) 67, East Tennessee State 65
— Fordham (+5.5) 76, LaSalle 68
— UCF (+5) 65, Tulsa 58
— Middle Tennessee (+5) 72, Charlotte 60

6) Wofford 75, Furman 67:
— Wofford snaps Paladins’ 19-game home win streak.
— Furman was 12-40 on arc, 14-24 inside arc, 3-6 on foul line.
— Wofford was down 9 with 10:51 left; they made 10-25 on the arc. 

5) North Carolina 91, Duke 87:
— Blue Devils lost five of last seven games, are 3-6 vs top 100 teams.
— North Carolina made 10 of its 15 3-point shots, scored 1.20 ppp.
— Tar Heels won seven of their last nine games. 

4) Virginia Tech 80, Miami 76 OT:
— Miami hit a 3-pointer with 0:02.1 left to take the lead.
— Hokies hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime.
— Va Tech is 14-4, 8-3 in ACC:
— Miami’s five starters all played 38+ minutes. 

3) Ole Miss 86, Auburn 84, OT:
— Auburn led by 14 with 16:43 left in game.
— Auburn lost its last three games, giving up 87 ppg.
— Devontae Shuler stuck an 18-foot jumper at buzzer for the win. 

2) Clemson 78, Syracuse 61:
— Syracuse lost last four road games, giving up 84 ppg.
— Orangemen are worst defensive rebounding team in the ACC.
— Clemson won three of last four games, is 6-5 in ACC. 

1) USC 66, UCLA 48:
— LA rivals are now tied for first in the Pac-12.
— UCLA shot 3-19 on arc, 3-8 on foul line. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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