Indiana rocketed to No. 6 in the polls three weeks ago with a season-opening upset win over third-ranked Kansas. Indiana reasserted itself as an elite team Wednesday night with an impressive 76-67 victory over previously undefeated North Carolina. Only once did the third-ranked Tar Heels mount a serious push, a 9-1 surge that closed the gap to four with just under five minutes to play in the second half.
Virginia Tech is off to an impressive 6-1 start in Buzz Williams’ third season. ANAHEIM, Calif. — As referees struggled to coax a pair of young ball boys into mopping up a wet spot underneath the basket last Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams began to grow impatient. Seconds later, a Virginia Tech player grabbed a towel, dropped to his knees and began scrubbing the floor.
Washington accomplished I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen happen before: They Huskies jumped out to a 22-5 lead on TCU, shot 10-for-12 from three on the night and somehow managed to lose by 15 points, 86-71. Making matters even more confusing, this was the second time in a week that the Huskies faced off with Horned Frogs in the span of a week; they played in the title game of a four-team tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend. Think about that for a second. The Huskies were outscored by 32 points in the final 29 minutes of a game where they shot 83.3 percent from three. And they did so with the potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, on their roster and running the point.