Upsets Galore Throughout College Basketball on Saturday
The calendar still reads February but this weekend's slate of games screams March Madness. On Saturday, seven of the Top 10 teams all lost, including No. 1-6, for the first time in NCAA history. Two of those losses came to SEC teams.
The No. 3 Auburn Tigers lost to No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers 67-62, putting the Tigers at 25-4 on the season, and 13-3 in conference play. Auburn had its largest lead (11) with 16 minutes to go in the game; then, Tennessee went on an 11-0 run to tie it up. The Tigers led 41-39 with about 10 minutes to go in the game, but the Vols ran away with it. Tennessee sits at 21-7 on the season, and 12-4 in conference play.
The No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats lost to No. 18 Arkansas Razorbacks 75-73. Kentucky led 70-69 with 2:21 left in the game, but beat themselves down the stretch with four missed shot attempts and two turnovers. The Wildcats and Razorbacks both sit at 23-6 on the season, and 12-4 in conference play.
The other teams who lost on Saturday as well were: No. 1 Gonzaga lost to No. 23 Saint Mary's, 67-57; No. 2 Arizona lost to Colorado, 79-63; No. 4 Purdue lost to Michigan State, 68-65; No. 5 Kansas lost to No. 10 Baylor, 80-70; and No. 9 Texas Tech lost to TCU, 69-66. Every team that won was the home team.
The only away win was by No. 7 Duke, who beat Syracuse 97-72. The rest of the Top 25 teams that played Saturday won as well.
The Alabama men's basketball team is 3-4 this season against the teams involved in upset weekend. The wins come against: Arkansas, Gonzaga, and Tennessee, while the losses are double from Auburn and Kentucky.