Faculty basketball rankings: UConn holds at No. 2 in Prime 25 And 1 after pushing previous Georgetown
Simply when it seemed like we have been going to spend your entire week earlier than Christmas watching principally uninteresting matchups and predictable outcomes, Tuesday delivered one upset after one other. Virginia misplaced at Miami. Mississippi State misplaced to Drake. Duke misplaced at Wake Forest. Marquette misplaced at Windfall. All 4 of these dropping groups have been higher-ranked favorites of their video games. Every of them have been defeated in ways in which value them within the CBS Sports activities Prime 25 And 1 every day faculty basketball rankings.
Additionally: UConn received pushed by Georgetown.
Dan Hurley’s Huskies began the season 12-0 with 12 double-digit victories, and closed Tuesday as 23-point favorites in opposition to a Georgetown group that is 5-8 and ranked 166th at KenPom.com. This could not have been nerve-racking. Regardless, the Hoyas truly led 58-51 with just a little greater than 12 minutes remaining earlier than UConn closed on a 33-15 run to win 84-73. So, yeah, the Huskies are nonetheless undefeated with nothing however double-digit wins — however the newest victory got here with challenges, which Hurley instructed afterward was in all probability a long-term good factor for his program.
“It was good to be in some huddles the place there was just a little soul-searching and a few character,” Hurley stated. “Some reach-down-deep stuff.”
UConn stays No. 2 in Wednesday morning’s up to date Prime 25 And 1. The Huskies’ subsequent sport is not till subsequent Wednesday once they’ll host a Villanova group that is 4-0 since five-star freshman Cam Whitmore returned from low season thumb surgical procedure that resulted in him lacking the Wildcats’ first seven video games, 5 of which have been losses. In different phrases, Villanova is 2-5 with out Whitmore within the lineup, undefeated when he is accessible. The Wildcats are internet hosting St. John’s on Wednesday evening in what might be probably the most intriguing sport of the day.
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