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Daily Links: Arkansas State pulls massive upset, UNI brings some pride to the Valley

The Red Wolves and Panthers both toppled power conference teams yesterday.

NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-Villanova vs Georgetown
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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:

To the links:

23 amazing stats, facts about Georgetown's baffling home loss to Arkansas State | CBSSports

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.

40 minutes of what the hell: Georgetown loses at home to Arkansas State | Casual Hoya

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.

Western Michigan Broncos vs. Villanova Wildcats MAC Men’s Basketball Recap: Wildcats win 76-65 | Hustle Belt

Great game, but ‘Nova was too much in the end.

ASU Basketball: Sun Devils exposed in 82-63 loss to Northern Iowa | House of Sparky

Arizona State ran into a better opponent for the first time all season on Thursday afternoon.

Northern Iowa overwhelms Arizona State, 82-63 | Quad-City Times

Jeremy Morgan plays guard for the Northern Iowa Panthers, but that seems almost too limiting.

Florida holds off St. Bonaventure 73-66 in Lakeland | The Ledger

Jaylen Adams and the Bonnies came close to a statement win.

Yale tops Lehigh in overtime home opener | Yale Daily News

The Bulldogs won a matchup of two mid-majors that have turned heads in the first week.

College of Charleston downs Boise State, 60-47, in opening round of Charleston Classic | The Post and Courier

The Cougars are the only 3-0 team in the CAA after yesterday’s win.