Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a Saturday full of upsets…….

13) Bad day to be in the top 10:
— #1 Gonzaga lost 67-57 at Saint Mary’s.
— #2 Arizona lost 79-63 at Colorado
— #3 Auburn lost 67-62 at Tennessee
— #4 Purdue lost 68-65 at Michigan State
— #5 Kansas lost 80-70 at Baylor
— #6 Kentucky lost 75-73 at Arkansas.
— #9 Texas Tech lost 69-66 at TCU

All seven losses were on road, but still, an unusual day. 

12) SEC:
— Arkansas 75, Kentucky 73— Hogs won 13 of their last 14 games.
— Tennessee 67, Auburn 62— Auburn led by 11 early in second half.
— Auburn leads Kentucky-Tennessee-Arkansas by a game each. 

11) Big X
— Four of five games Saturday were decided by 4 or less points.
— Baylor 80, Kansas 70— Bears shot 56.8% inside arc.
— TCU 69, Texas Tech 66— Tech led by 11 early in second half.
— Texas 82, West Virginia 81— WVU is 1-13 since January 15.
— Kansas leads Baylor by a game, Texas Tech by two games. 

10) Big East
— Providence 72, Creighton 51— Friars will be #1-seed in Big East tourney.
— Seton Hall 82, Xavier 66— Xavier lost six of its last seven games.
— Looks like a six-bid league; Xavier appears to be falling off the bubble. 

9) Pac-12:
— Colorado 79, Arizona 63— Cruddy day to be a top 10 team.
— USC 70, Oregon 69— Trojans won last three games, by 2-1-3 points.
— Arizona leads USC by two games, UCLA by three. 

8) WCC:
— Saint Mary’s 67, Gonzaga 57— Zags’ first loss since December 4th.
— San Francisco 78, San Diego 62— Does Gonzaga’s loss hurt USF’s NCAA hopes?
— Gonzaga still leads Saint Mary’s by two games; is BYU sliding off the bubble? 

7) Upsets of the Day:
— South Florida (+13) 56, Cincinnati 54
— Saint Mary’s (+11) 67, Gonzaga 57
— Colorado (+10.5) 79, Arizona 63
— LaSalle (+9) 62, Dayton 60
— SIU-Edwardsville (+9) 77, Morehead State 70
— Florida State (+7.5) 64, Virginia 63
— Western Michigan (+6.5) 78, Bowling Green 67
— South Dakota (+6) 92, Oral Roberts 87

6) Ohio Valley:
— Murray State 70, SE Missouri State 68— Racers trailed by 12 with 6:14 left.
— SIU-Edwardsville 77, Morehead State 70— Eagles lost four of last six games.
— Murray State finishes 18-0 in OVC regular season; they’re a bubble team if they lose in OVC tournament. No pressure. 

5)  Missouri Valley:
— Northern Iowa 102, Loyola 96, OT— Panthers went 3-2 in OT games since January 11.
— Drake 62, Southern Illinois 60— These teams meet in conference tourney Friday.
— Northern Iowa wins regular season title; Arch Madness should be fun. 

4) Mountain West:
— Boise State 86, UNLV 76— Boise shot 59% from floor, had 13 offensive boards.
— Colorado State 66, Utah State 55— Rams won seven of last eight games.
— Boise leads Wyoming by a game, Colorado State/Aztecs by two games. 

3) Horizon:
— Fort Wayne 81, Detroit 78— Mastodons won nine in row, after an 11-10 start.
— Oakland 65, Cleveland State 57— Vikings went 3-4 in their last seven games.
— Fort Wayne, Cleveland State are tied for first; this tournament will be good. 

2)  Summit:
— South Dakota 92, Oral Roberts 87—Eagles lost last two games, by 5-4 points.
— South Dakota State 86, UMKC 75— Jackrabbits went 18-0 in Summit League.
— Looks like South Dakota State needs to win conference tourney to make NCAAs.

1) ACC:
— Florida State 64, Virginia 63— Only second win in last ten games for FSU.
— Duke 97, Syracuse 72— Duke scored 1.59 points/possession, extremely high.
— Wake Forest 99, Louisville 77— Cardinals lost 12 of their last 14 games.
— Duke leads Notre Dame by a game, North Carolina by two games. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.