You gotta love it when a big game lives up to its hype, and such was the case today with #5 Notre Dame’s upset of #1 UConn, 73-72. The Irish, handing the Huskies their first loss, seem to have their number.
The game was good for the Big East, they say.
UConn’s defeat means there is only one undefeated team left: #4 Duke. What will happen in next week’s rankings?
It was a big game day elsewhere, too:
DePaul upset #11 Louisville, 86-80.
#17 Oklahoma staved off Texas, 78-70.
Cal State Northridge rallied for the 56-55 win over Cal State Fullerton.
Creighton tied a school record for three-point shots in their 70-63 victory over Evansville. It gave Coach Jim Flanery his 200th career win.
Iowa State slid by Texas Tech, 58-54.
UMBC outlasted Maine, 54-50.
Green Bay notched their fifth straight, 61-42 over St. Bonaventure.
San Diego downed Portland, 69-63.
Seattle U topped San Jose State, 72-60.
Other college news:
Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick is out until at least February with a broken hand.
Expectations are high for new Sun Coach Anne Donovan.
Lauren Jackson may be out for the season in Australia.