NCAAB Notebook: Wisconsin overcomes 17-point deficit to topple Indiana
Some major conferences have already begun league play, and even though March Madness is still three months away, some of these early-season games could have major ramifications. Let’s take a look in our inaugural NCAAB Notebook!
West Virginia Upsets #15 UConn
In a battle reminiscent of a mid-2000’s Big East clash, the unranked Mountaineers defended their home court Wednesday night against the Huskies.
.@WVUhoops upsets No. 15 UConn in Morgantown 🟡 pic.twitter.com/1XxOTq2iKG— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) December 9, 2021
Neither team shot better than 40% from the floor, but the West Virginia defense held UConn scoreless for nearly four minutes near the end of the contest. After a desperate three-point attempt was off the mark at the buzzer, West Virginia celebrated a 56-53 win that moved Bob Huggins and company to 8-1 on the season.
#22 Wisconsin Rallies To Top Indiana
It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night in Madison. Indiana raced out to a 42-25 halftime lead, but the Badgers spent the last 20 minutes pecking away. The Hoosiers were held scoreless for the game’s final 3:08, and Wisconsin took its first lead of the second half with 1:18 remaining.
Wisconsin overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Indiana, 64-59— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2021
It's the largest comeback in D-I this season, and matches the largest in Wisconsin history (also done on January 5, 1976 vs Ohio State) pic.twitter.com/JD3eZtAGWT
Top-25 Clashes Headline Saturday Slate
Several games between pairs of nationally-ranked teams will draw widespread interest this weekend. In the early window, Wisconsin heads to #21 Ohio State for a Big Ten clash. The Buckeyes are on a three-game win streak that started with a 71-66 upset of #1 Duke. Meanwhile, the late games are topped by a battle between #14 Houston and homestanding #9 Alabama.
NCAAB Championship 2021/2022
Mon, April 4 2022, 11:58 PM
Duke Blue Devils
Alabama Crimson Tide
COVID-19 Issues Ravage Washington
The Washington Huskies had to move one game and forfeit another after several cases of COVID-19 popped up within the program. The Huskies forfeited Sunday’s game against UCLA, and last week’s game against Arizona was moved to Jan. 25.
Washington and the University of Arizona have mutually agreed to reschedule Thursday’s postponed game for Jan. 25, 2022 in Tucson.— Washington Men's Basketball (@UW_MBB) December 4, 2021
Game time for the Pac-12 Networks broadcast is TBD. https://t.co/SeUtOIxhSb