Multiple Top 10 Teams Fall Saturday in Men's Hoops
POSTED: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:38pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 9:49pm
Saturday proved to be a day when being ranked in the top 10 in Men's NCAA basketball was a dangerous place to be.
The first major upset of the day was a double-overtime thriller in the Big East when sophomore point guard Peyton Siva scored 19, including two key layups in the second overtime to lead #23 Louisville over #5 Connecticut 79-78.
That was not the only Big East upset between two ranked teams on the day. #8 Villanova had no answer for Austin Freeman and #21 Georgetown. The Senior guard had 30 points and 6 assists as the Hoyas win 69-66.
Saturday featured two #9 teams in Syracuse and Brigham Young who were on the road. In the next poll, neither will be in the top 10.
The Orange faced unranked Marquette in Milwaukee and Junior Jae Crowder scored 25 for the Golden Eagles as Marquette tops #9 Syracuse 76-70
Brigham Young, following a huge win at home over #4 San Deigo State Wednesday, had a trip to "the Pit" in Albuquerque against unranked new Mexico. Despite National Player of the Year Candidate Jimmer Fredette scoring 32 points, the Lobos come away with the big 86-77 win.
In other action, Nebraska defeated #11 Texas A&M, 57-48. Former UTEP Head Coach Doc Sadler and the Cornhuskers improve to 15-5, 3-3.
Penn St. defeated #15 Wisconsin, 56-52, Arkansas defeated #22 Vanderbilt, 89-78, Mississippi St. defeated #23 Florida, 71-64, and Portland defeated #24 St. Mary's, 85-70.