Two percent. That’s all the chance KenPom gave Arkansas State in its game at Georgetown.
The thing about two percent is that it’s greater than zero, and the Red Wolves pulled off a big upset just three games into Grant McCasland’s tenure. Northern Iowa also got a nice win to lift an MVC that has sagged so far outside of Wichita State:
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With this stunning defeat and Georgetown's pattern for dropping games against mid- and low-major opponents, let's look at some eye-opening stats and facts from the game and nuggets regarding the state of both programs.
Words like "shocking," "stunner," and "upset" usually apply when a high-major conference team gets beat at home, decisively, by a low-major opponent. Synonyms of surprise and invocations of an electrical jolt are appropriate where a loss is not just unexpected, but could not have been contemplated before the game. Those words do not apply to games where one team is coached by John Thompson III.
Great game, but ‘Nova was too much in the end.
Arizona State ran into a better opponent for the first time all season on Thursday afternoon.
Jeremy Morgan plays guard for the Northern Iowa Panthers, but that seems almost too limiting.
Jaylen Adams and the Bonnies came close to a statement win.
The Bulldogs won a matchup of two mid-majors that have turned heads in the first week.
The Cougars are the only 3-0 team in the CAA after yesterday’s win.