By David K.
Welcome to a weekly article at thesportsbank.net where I will give you the 101 on what has happened in the week of college basketball and what is to come in the days ahead.
-A couple weeks ago, people were seriously debating if North Carolina could run the table this season.Â After being shocked at home by Boston College last weekend, the Heels lose at Wake Forestâ€¦and the Demon Deacons remain unbeaten on the season.Â UNC is now 0-2 in the ACC.Â Go figure.
-Three days after knocking off top-ranked North Carolina, Boston College loses at home to Harvard and then a few days later falls to Miami (FL).Â Go figure.Â By the way, it was the first time the Crimson ever beat a top 25 team prompting a youtube link to one of my all-time favorite scenes from all-time my favorite movie.
-Arkansas pulled a similar BC-type choke job. After beating Texas less than a week after knocking off previously unbeaten Oklahoma, the Razorbacks fall at home to Mississippi State.Â Go figure.
-Has anyone seen the new Oregon home uniforms?Â Check out the picture belowâ€¦ Their home uniâ€™s are white with white lettering on the back for the playerâ€™s last names.Â Not white with a green outline or anything, white on white (look closely.)Â Their road jerseys have green on green texting on the back.Â In other words; invisible, pointless, and d-u-m-b, DUMB!
My AP Top Ten (if I actually voted in the poll)
1.Â Pitt (15-0)
2. Wake Forest (14-0)
3. Duke (14-1)
4. UConn (14-1)
5. North Carolina (14-2)
6. Oklahoma (15-1)
7. Syracuse (16-1)
8. Michigan State (13-2)
9. UCLA (14-2)
10. Clemson (16-0)
Nipping on their heels:
Notre Dame (12-3)
-Big Monday! Louisville at Notre Dame and early control of the Big 12 title race between Texas at Oklahoma.Â (6:00 and 8:00 ESPN)
-Syracuse at Georgetown- â€˜Cuse is 4-0 in the Big East, but all those wins have come against conference bottom feeders.Â The Hoyas are the first of a gour-game stretch against ranked opponents that should show just how good the Orange is this season. (Wed 7:30 ESPN)
-My DVR is going to get a work-out on Saturday.Â Check out these big games all featuring top 25 teams going at it:
-Notre Dame at Syracuse- size vs. speed (11:00 ESPN)
-Georgetown at Duke- great non-conference showdown (12:30 CBS)
-Wake Forest at Clemson- a battle of likely unbeatens (2:30 ABC)
-Arizona State at UCLA- winner becomes front-runner in Pac-10 (2:45 CBS)
-Pitt at Louisville- Cards try to hand Panthers first loss (5:00 ESPN)
The Drive to 225
To update my goal of watching 225 college basketball games this seasonâ€¦
Games watched through 1/11:Â 16
Games watched this past week:
North Carolina at Boston College
Georgetown at Notre Dame
UConn at West Virginia
Texas at Arkansas
Ohio State at Michigan State
Marquette at Rutgers
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Gonzaga at Tennessee
Davidson at Duke
Oregon at Arizona
Oregon State at Arizona State
West Virginia at Marquette
Providence at Georgetown
Wisconsin at Purdue
North Carolina at Wake Forest
UCLA at USC
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