Almost-upsets and first losses

It continues to be a great season so far:

#1 South Carolina avoided an upset by rallying past #22 Syracuse, 67-63.

#9 Kentucky needed an overtime to get by Oklahoma, 92-88.

#10 Maryland handed James Madison their first loss, 80-64.

One day after upsetting Kentucky, Illinois was upset themselves. South Florida served up their first loss, 67-61.

American gave Gonzaga their first loss as well, slipping by 59-56.

Vanderbilt’s 71-54 win over Minnesota is the Gopher’s first defeat.

A last-second three-pointer gave Toledo the 64-62 win over Virginia. It was the Cav’s first season loss.

Western Kentucky topped previously unbeaten Tulane, 69-64.

Purdue downed Texas Tech, 69-53, for their first loss.

St. John’s is undefeated after blowing by Binghamton, 67-51.

CSUN is also unbeaten after powering past Montana State, 78-66.

The University of Washington took down Hartford, 81-70.

USC continues its hot start with an 88-67 rout of San Houston State.

#14 Cal were the high-scorers of the day, with a 100-87 thumping of San Jose State.

Full scoreboard.

Department of yikes:

Not only did Ohio State lose to Wichita State, but they might have lost third-year sophomore Kalpana Beach, who sustained a right leg injury. Beach has missed the last two seasons with a torn ACL, and the Buckeyes are short on personnel at the moment.