Wow.. what a day of college basketball.. big games, big wins, big performances.. this is what it's all about. I have so much to say.. I wont be able to give justice to any one game or team. Behold the power of stream of consciousness..
No need to see the #2 team in the country dancing around when they beat a 6-4 Buffalo team. I know people always say a win is a win, and Pitt is now 10-0.. but I have a hard time believing their close to the 2nd best team out there.
Texas A&M dropped their second game in a row.. but their 3 point loss at #1 UCLA was deserved of Top 10 respect. The aggies kept it close the whole, entertaining John Wooden and the rest of the large crowd. At 7-2, they'll probably drop to the 12-15 range, but their resume so far is certainly more impressive than higher ranked teams like Duke or Pitt.
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and was able to take time off like college basketball did yesterday. There was just six games, none featuring Top 25 teams. Arkansas-Southern Illinois did feature two similarly talented teams that could end up being ranked some point. Despite making just two field goals in the last 8 minutes of regulation and the overtime period, the Razorbacks won 61-53 behind Charles Thomas 16 points off the bench. Arkansas goes on to play Marist today in the semi-finals of the Old Spice Classic, while SIU will play Minnesota in the consolation game.
On the other side of the bracket, West Virginia cruised past Montana while Western Michigan upset Virginia Tech. The Hokies loss is another blow to the ACC. Yet, despite what seems like an overload of upsets in the past few days, the ACC still has the best winning percentage of any conference so far at 84%.