Sunday, January 22, 2006

And then there were none

One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself
...and then there were none.

And just like, there are no undefeated teams in college basketball. Three days ago, there were three of them, they were each coming off a victory, and I was speculating about how long they'd go.

Now, #1 Duke loses to Georgetown.
#2 Florida loses to Tennessee.
#9 Pittsburgh loses to St. John's.

None of these teams were ranked, although I'm guessing Tennessee and Georgetown will be ranked now. However, the biggest surprise of the day was... that this wasn't the biggest surprise of the day. That belonged to #13 Wisconson, who lost to North Dakota State University, a provisional D-1 school that happens to be located about an hour away from me, and was coming off of a loss to Utah Valley St. The loss snapped Wisconsin's 27 game home winning streak against non-conference foes.

Let's look at Wisconsin's numbers for the game, a 62-55 loss:

16/72 FG (22.2%)
4/27 3-Point FG (a very low %)
The Badgers two leading scorers, Alando Tucker (2/18) and Kammron Taylor (6/24) shot a combined 8 for 42. 8 FOR 42!!

And that, my friends, is the rest of the story.