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Daily Links: FGCU ‘timing error,’ URI falls to Duke, Arkansas State and more

It was a busy Sunday. If you had to watch football, you missed a lot.

NCAA Basketball: Florida Gulf Coast at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Better start reading because the clock has already started.

Wait, this isn’t East Lansing.

A “timing error” prevented - potentially - FGCU from getting a better look at a buzzer-beating game winner against Michigan State. It would have been a massive upset, but in the end may be much ado about nothing. The Eagles, however, shouldn’t be overlooked as they’ve been competitive (and then some) with MSU and Florida without Marc-Eddy Norelia.

Here’s more on that much-talked-about finish and other Sunday action:

Clock botched in final seconds of Michigan State’s win over Florida Gulf Coast | SB Nation

Sparty won a nail-biter against Florida Gulf Coast after a bizarre final sequence.

Officials cite 'timing error' in Michigan State's confusing, controversial ending vs. FGCU | MLive.com

A "timing error" occurred at the end of Sunday night's game between Michigan State and Florida Gulf Coast leaving everyone confused and no one to blame.

No. 1 Duke dispatches No. 21 URI, 75-65 | Providence Journal

For the seventh time in as many tries, the University of Rhode Island came up short against the nation’s No. 1 team.

Xavier vs. Northern Iowa, 2016 Tire Pros Invitational final score: What we learned from the Musketeers’ 67-59 victory | Big East Coast Bias

So yeah, a neat scheduling quirk will arise soon as Northern Iowa and Xavier are set to meet once more on the 26th. With how close these teams played one another, expect there to be intrigue abound even with the matchup taking place in Cincinnati.

Grading the November must-see college basketball tourneys and events | CBSSports

With the college hoops season now less than two months away, let's take a look at what awaits in November. Yes, all of those big events and mini tournaments.

Davidson overpowers Arizona State behind Jack Gibbs’ 28 points | The Charlotte Observer

After an opening-round loss to Clemson, Davidson got as much out of the eight-team Tire Pros Invitational as it could get.

Lehigh men's basketball finishes off Princeton with freshman's swagger | Lehigh Valley Live

Through its first two games of the season, the Lehigh men's basketball team had twice been on the wrong end of a down-to-the-wire battle.

Colorado State Basketball Falls to Stanford 56-49 | Mountain West Connection

The Colorado State Rams are still trying to find themselves and the indefinite suspension of Gian Clavell definitely isn’t helping. This game against the Stanford Cardinal was an opportunity for a good test of team chemistry.

Chattanooga Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Arkansas State | WRCB

The Chattanooga Mocs (3-2) fell short in a 73-67 loss to Arkansas State (4-1) in the championship game of the mainland bracket of the Maui Invitational. The main culprit was an unusual one for the Mocs.