Four ranked mens college basketball teams — No. 4 UConn, No. 12 Miami, No. 16 Duke and No. 22 Auburn suffered upset losses Wednesday night

January 06, 2023
You’re not trippin’, but the men of college hoops are. While most of the season has seen squads tightly battle ranked opponents, the string of stumbles to unranked foes is ruining ranked teams’ New Year’s resolutions.
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The GIST: You’re not trippin’, but the men of college hoops are. While most of the season has seen squads tightly battle ranked opponents, the string of stumbles to unranked foes is ruining ranked teams’ New Year’s resolutions.

On Wednesdays, we watch upsets: Four ranked teams — No. 4 UConn, No. 12 Miami, No. 16 Duke and No. 22 Auburn suffered upset losses Wednesday night. Though Miami kept it close, allowing Georgia Tech their first ACC win 76–70, Duke’s Blue Devils endured a 84–60 thrashing at the claws of the NC State Wolfpack. Sheesh.

  • The biggest shock? The Providence Friars, whose second-half surge took down the No. 4 Huskies 73–61 to hand UConn their second L of the season. Led by forward Bryce Hopkins’ 27 points, Providence now reigns atop the Big East.

Not just a football school: Wednesday’s biggest highlight wasn’t an upset, but a bucket brigade. No. 17 TCU proved that Horned Frogs do more than score epic touchdowns by narrowly defeating No. 19 Baylor 88–87, dropping the final dime in the last four seconds.

  • The two Big 12 squads have some of the nation’s best guards in Baylor’s Keyonte George, who posted 27 points, and TCU’s Mike Miles Jr., who sank a career-high 33 points.

That’s so college: It’s not the nightmare of being naked in class, but the Texas A&M Aggies did show up to their game against Florida without their jerseys on Wednesday. After racing to collect them from the hotel, the Aggies were penalized for delaying the game…meaning Florida shot a free throw before tip-off. Hilarious.

Elsewhere in women’s hoops: On the gals’ court, the previously undefeated No. 24 St. John’s fell 72–51 to Seton Hall on Wednesday. Following the trend, No. 22 UNC extended their losing streak to four games with a tough L against Miami last night.

  • Slide onto your sofa spot because the women are balling out this weekend. Don’t miss No. 16 Iowa vs. No. 14 Michigan on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX or No. 18 Oregon vs. No. 15 Arizona on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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