Another day, another bevy of upsets in NCAA women’s and men’s hoops

February 9, 2024
Upsets abound on the women's and men's courts.
Another day, another bevy of upsets in NCAA women’s and men’s hoops
Source: Tech Sideline

The GIST: Another day, another bevy of upsets in men’s basketball (MBB) and women’s basketball (WBB). Let’s catch up.

Michigan MBB pulls off a miracle: The Wolverines are having a straight-up terrible season, which made their 72–68 Wednesday win over No. 11 Wisconsin to snap a five-game losing streak all the more shocking. Hey, even a broken clock’s correct twice a day.

The No. 8 Arizona men are pushed to the limit: The Wildcats needed three overtime periods and a whopping 105 points to put away a mid Utah squad last night. Exhausted just thinking about it.

No. 16 Virginia Tech WBB sweeps No. 3 NC State: Do you get déjà vu? The Wolfpack certainly did last night when the Hokies doubled down on last month’s upset to beat ’em again — this time by 11 points on NC State’s home court.

  • Virginia Tech’s dynamic duo of center Elizabeth Kitley and guard Georgia Amoore both racked up double-doubles in the decisive win, which also preserved their spot atop the ACC.

No. 15 Louisville women down No. 12 Notre Dame: Despite a record-breaking 30-point performance from freshman guard Hannah Hidalgo, abysmal three-point shooting sunk ND’s comeback attempt as Louisville ground out yesterday’s 73–66 win.

Hannah Stuelke steals the spotlight: It’s Caitlin Clark’s week, but last night, the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes’ true superstar was sophomore forward Hannah Stuelke, who drained a record 47 points in their 111–93 win over Penn State. There must be something in the Iowa City water.

What’s next: Other than Clark’s aforementioned attempt at history, the must-watch game of the weekend is No. 11 UConn WBB’s visit to No. 1 South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN. Two behemoths of the women’s game in a non-conference showdown? Say less.