#6 Kentucky dropped by Murfreesboro and slipped on some Ice(lyn Elie).
The Wildcats’ “40 minutes of dread” pulled them close to the Blue Raiders, but then Middle Tennessee pulled away (shooting 46%) to pull off the 70-58 upset.
“We’ve learned from previous games, and I feel like we knew we could’ve beat Penn State,” Blue Raiders guard Kortni Jones said. “We felt like we could’ve beat Arkansas. You look back at those films, it kind of makes your heart ache a little bit. We could’ve been in the Top 25 rankings. Tonight Ebony made a statement we’ve given away too many. Tonight, we’re going to have take this one home.”
The other games involving ranked teams went as anticipated: ugly stompings by the Cardinals, Terps, Irish (with a little WATN? Lancers first-year assistant coach Lindsay Schrader), Blue Hens, Longhorns, Bulldogs, Hurricanes and Vols.
The Drexel/South Carolina game was far more interesting, with the Gamecocks squeaking out a four-point win.
Five points separated NC State from Florida Gulf — Wolfpack holds off a second half surge by the Eagles and wins, 69-64.
Speaking of squeaking – that was Arizona State with a 2-pt win over UTEP.
Yah, the Wildcats (note to self: do not blog at 2am. H/T to S.H. in AZ) are 11-1 with their 4-pt win over UNLV, but here comes the conference play.
Some games I’m interested in today:
Princeton/Hofstra – 4pm EST
Tulane/Hampton – 8pm CT
Delaware/Maryland – 7pm EST
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