ICYMI: Yesterday was a wild day all around college hoops

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[caption id="attachment_254626" align="aligncenter" width="975"] Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports[/caption] Yesterday saw our beloved Cats snuff out an impressive rally from the Auburn Tigers, notching their first top-15 win on the road in the SEC in the Calipari era. But if that was the only game you watched on Saturday, you missed out on one of the wildest regular season days of college basketball that I can recall. #2 Michigan fell on the road to Wisconsin, 64-54 Coming into Saturday, there were only 2 remaining unbeaten teams in college basketball. Neither would survive the day. Michigan went first. The Wolverines couldn't guard Ethan Happ, who scored 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the Badgers to victory. At this stage of the season, with 6 losses already, Wisconsin was playing with the desperation of a team that was already on the March Madness bubble. Michigan is objectively one of the more well-rounded teams in the country, but yesterday, the team that wanted the win more earned it. Kudos to the Badgers. #3 Tennessee barely dodges Alabama, 71-68 Alabama continues to pester the top teams in the SEC. This time, they were perhaps just a pump fake away from taking down the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. But alas, Grant Williams showed why he was the preseason conference POY with a clutch block with just over a minute left: https://twitter.com/br_CBB/status/1086737247674748930 Can't say I'm looking forward to playing them twice. With Duke's loss against Syracuse early in the week, Tennessee should take the #1 spot in the polls. #7 Kansas drops the ball against West Virginia, 65-64 Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Kansas is not the same team without Udoka Azubuike. Still, you would think they had enough firepower to take down a middling 9-loss Mountaineer squad. Apparently not. https://twitter.com/br_CBB/status/1086733040511057925 Try not to get too overconfident for our matchup with the Jayhawks in 6 days. Lastly, Duke overcame Virginia, 72-70 There will be no 40-0 team this year. Duke sped the Cavaliers up, but UVA kept pace with the young studs for the most part. But in the end, the Barrett/Williamson combination was too much for the final unbeaten team. Also Zion did this: https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1086769329947975680 I will never forgive him. @JayWinkKSR

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2021-09-17