Wednesday night didn’t disappoint on the basketball front. With upsets and close calls spanning the nation, we step back to look at the night that was.
Lamar upsets Oregon State in Coravllis, 63-60
Lamar forced 27 turnovers against Oregon State en route to a three-point win. The Cardinals stayed ahead most of the game, but the Beavers stayed on their tail throughout. Oregon State shot nearly 50 percent from the field and limited Lamar to just 29 percent shooting, but the turnovers proved costly. A double-double from Colton Weisbrod (16 points, 12 rebounds) paced the Cardinals.
Rhode Island avoids local upset, 79-72
Brown went in trying to upset No. 21 Rhode Island, and for a while, it looked like the Bears could pull it off. In the post game press conference, Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley was critical of his team.
"Some mind-boggling things went on. We got out-hustled. I think we were a little full of ourselves today and this was the perfect opponent for us to get upset. Can this be a positive for us? Yes."
North Florida blown out at home against Miami, 94-56
There’s no shame in losing to an ACC school, but this game was brutal. Senior guard Dallas Moore led North Florida in scoring with 12 points, but it wasn’t enough to even stay close to a Hurricanes team that shot 54 percent from the field.
Wichita State continued to show why, perhaps, we underestimated them in the preseason, destroying Tulsa in a 27-point rout. Markis McDuffie scored 18 points off the bench for the Shockers, whose subs are combining to average 50 points per game on the young season. With the win, Wichita State is now 3-0.
UC Irvine takes Cal to overtime
The Bears couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half and UC Irvine took advantage. Brandon Smith was great in the post for UC Irvine, blocking shots and exerting his dominance. It was enough to take Cal to overtime, but Charlie Moore’s 38 points ultimately earned the Bears a 75-65 win.
Saint Mary’s Drops 110 against Prairie View A&M
Seven Gaels scored in double figures as Saint Mary’s walked away from the Panthers, 110-72. They shot 59 percent from the floor and 44 percent from three, and were led by Emmett Naar, who had 18 points and 11 assists.
Loyola freshman Matt Chastain out for the year
Freshman forward Matt Chastain tore his ACL against Eureka, head coach Porter Moser announced on Twitter.
Thoughts and go out 2 our Frosh Matt Chastain who has suffered a season ending ACL tear. Very tough kid who WILL come back stronger— Porter Moser (@PorterMoser) November 17, 2016
Chastain stood a chance at having an all-freshman MVC debut season, but will have to hope for a medical redshirt.
Indiana 100 UMass-Lowell 76
Binghamton 72 Central Connecticut 70
Notre Dame 92 Seattle 49
Florida Gulf Coast 85 UT-Arlington 72
Coastal Carolina 89 Coppin State 59
Radford 91 Central Pennsylvania College 69
Chattanooga 102 Hiwassee College 54
Kent State 93 Mississippi Valley State 63
Rider 84 Hartford 68
Vermont 76 Marist 72
Marshall 85 Morehead State 77
Illinois State 75 Fort Wayne 57
Bucknell 75 Robert Morris 62
Colgate 67 Cornell 63
LIU-Brooklyn 65 Loyola-Md. 61
Duquesne 89 St. Francis-PA 75
UMBC 90 Delaware State 68
Louisiana Tech 87 Alabama State 56
NC Central 67 Western Carolina 59
Bethune-Cookman 75 Kennesaw State 72
Minnesota 80 Mount St. Mary’s 56
Oklahoma State 117 New Orleans 72
Memphis 68 MIlwaukee 54
Texas A&M-CC 94 UT-Rio Grande Valley 72
Southeast Missouri State 74 Western Illinois 71
South Dakota State 80 Wayne State (NE) 72
South Dakota 99 Presentation College 60
Southern Illinois 85 Missouri Southern State 64
UIC 86 Texas-San Antonio 78
Albany 97 SUNY-Oneonta 56
Texas Southern 71 Rice 68
Southeastern Louisiana 84 Jackson State 71
Montana State 93 Rocky Mountain 76
Northern Illinois 63 Idaho 49
Northern Colorado 94 CO Christian 73
Utah Valley 82 Idaho State 73
New Mexico State 58 Samford 48
Western Kentucky 74 Jacksonville State 67
Colorado State 84 Ft. Lewis 75
San Francisco 75 UC Santa Barbara 63
UNLV 74 UC Riverside 62
San Diego State 81 San Diego Christian 58