College basketball update

This year college basketball has been very interesting and exciting with lots of huge upsets from the best teams around the nation.

On November 25, Virginia Tech came off with a big win against Michigan St., who was ranked #3 at the time, beating them 71 to 66. This caused Michigan St.’s ranking to fall to #11.  

The rest of the top five, as of December 5th, are: #1: Louisville, #2: Kansas, #3: Maryland, #4: Michigan, #5: Virginia.

Ohio St and Arizona are making big pushes to try to get in the top 5 with both teams going undefeated on the season right now.

Oregon basketball had a big game when they faced Seton Hall, who was ranked #13 at the time. Oregon edged them by just 2 points. With no arguments, Oregon’s, Myles Powell, is probably an NBA top future draft pick. He is averaging 22.6 points per game this year as a senior.  

Also, another great game saw an improving Florida St. team go up against Tennessee, who was ranked #17 at the time, and who looked like a powerhouse in the SEC Conference. Florida St. won by 3 points in a very closely contested game.

Michigan beat North Carolina and Gonzaga, by big margins, to stay undefeated this season 7-0, but they lost a big game against Louisville.

While Memphis basketball been struggling to get wins easily, this might not be for long, after James Wisman, a projected 1st round pick, should be coming back to play after he had to sit for 12 games and pay a hefty fine after receiving money in high school.

Unranked DePaul hasn’t been getting put on notice after an 9-0 start to the season with a big win over a highly favored Iowa basketball program.

In women’s basketball, Louisville also came up with a big win over number Michigan in a good early March Madness matchup.

Stanford is the new #1 team in the country, for women’s basketball, with pulling off some big victivites over the weekend.

Next week, college basketball for the women’s and men’s teams should be very exciting and nail biting with conference play getting closer. Teams should be ready to play their rivals.

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