Just another wacky Wednesday

January, 21, 2010
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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.
And there's more where that came from. Check back with the Nation blog Thursday morning for a full summary of the wild night in college basketball. Joe Lunardi will also be chiming in with a blog entry on how the upheaval affected his latest bracket.

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