That Just Happened: Saturday, February 2nd
By: Bracket Challenge Staff
While most of us were consumed by chicken wings, coleslaw and the impending outcome of Super Bowl 47, here’s what you missed in NCAA action:
On a weekend when one of his brothers (in law) were going to win the Super Bowl, Indiana head coach Tom Crean led the (3) Hoosiers past number-one ranked Michigan on the back of not one but two double-doubles from standouts Cody Zeller (19 pts, 10 rebounds) and Christian Watford (14 pts, 10 rebounds).
Number 14 Miami (FL) continued their quest to take the ACC crown from Tobacco Road; a last second buzzer-beater from Reggie Johnson carried the Canes past NC State but Duke kept pace, walloping the Seminoles, 79-60.
In a turnover-laden affair (33 between the two teams), unranked Pittsburgh knocked off sixth-ranked Syracuse, 65-55. But don’t call it an upset; the Big East is as volatile as ever and Pitt has the front court depth and defense to manhandle smaller teams. Evidence? The Panthers won the fight on the glass 37-21, pulling down 14 offensive board to the Orange’s 8.
Teams in Trouble: It’s hard to imagine an NCAA tournament without John Calipari and Roy Williams but Kentucky and UNC are still struggling to settle in. The Tar Heels managed to overcome the Hokies on Saturday 72-60 (but it took an obnoxiously one-sided overtime to do so) while Kentucky also required an extra frame to overcome Texas A&M 72-68.