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Daily Links: Wagner, Yale book-end weekend with upsets

Don’t fear, the marathon is here.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Providence Practice
James Jones was a happy man Sunday night.
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Yale apparently won’t apparently just limp off into the sunset, never to be heard from in 2016-17.

Just days after losing Makai Mason for the season, an inexperienced Bulldogs team traveled to Seattle and downed Washington in super prospect Markelle Fultz’s debut. This book-ended a weekend that began with Wagner knocking off No. 18 Connecticut in Storrs.

How about following that up with 24 straight hours of basketball? Here are the daily links with the marathon looming:

Slow start and no defense hamper Huskies in basketball opener, a 98-90 loss to Yale | Seattle Times

The Huskies were expected to overpower a Yale team that entered the game without its best player, point guard Makai Mason, who broke his foot last week.

Is Friday's win over No. 18-ranked UConn, Wagner College's biggest victory ever? | SILive.com

Since Friday evening, the question has been just how good a win was Wagner College's upset of No.18-ranked UConn and where does it rank among the programs other top victories?

CougarCast: 22 BYU basketball question for the 2016-17 season | Vanquish The Foe

Okay, it’s not an article, but plug in those headphones and listen to our friends at Vanquish the Foe preview BYU’s season ahead of their opener against a good Princeton team.

2016 MAC Men’s Basketball Recap: Akron Zips vs. Youngstown State Penguins | Hustle Belt

The Zips were seen as a MAC favorite. What happened?

Colorado State Survives against New Mexico State | Mountain West Connection

The Rams came into this game and season with a few worries. How was the scoring going to be replaced? Would the defense that was absent last year, appear again? Who would step up as a leader to replace Gian Clavell?

Early season test for Zags, Aztecs | The Spokesman-Review

The college basketball season is all of one game old for Gonzaga and San Diego State. Must be time for a showdown.

UT Arlington uses balanced attack to claim opener over Texas Southern | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

It might be worth getting familiar with the Mavericks ahead of a potential upset special against Minnesota tonight.

Around the A-10: Shavar Newkirk, Peyton Aldridge, and an opening weekend of close games | a10talk

The A-10 finished the weekend 10-4 after two days of thrilling games. Some were blowouts while others came down to the final minutes of regulation and in some cases, even overtime.