Just another wacky Wednesday
January, 21, 2010
By Brett Edgerton | ESPN.com
How crazy was this Wednesday night in college hoops? Well, for starters ...
- With a loss to UTEP, Memphis dropped a Conference USA game for the first time in nearly four years. It was a 64-game streak.
- With a victory over Marquette, DePaul won a Big East regular-season game for the first time in nearly two years. It was a 24-game streak.
- With a loss to Georgetown, Pittsburgh lost a home game for the first time in nearly two years. It was a 31-game streak.
- With losses to NC State and Wake Forest respectively, Duke and North Carolina lost games on the same day for the first time in nearly seven years (Feb. 2, 2003).
- More from Tobacco Road: Duke and UNC are the only two teams in the ACC without a true road win. Both are 0-3. As for the Tar Heels, this is the first time they’ve ever lost three straight games under Roy Williams.
- Small-school wackiness: Against North Carolina Central, Savannah State scored five points in the first half ... and won. The Eagles trailed 13-5 at the break, but came back to win a 46-44 barnburner in overtime. It was 36-all at the end of regulation. So in five minutes of OT, Savannah State scored 10 points, doubling the amount it scored in the first 20.