College basketball scores: Wednesday’s schedule, bracketology, rankings, best bets, more

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For the second night in a row, a top-10 team fell in what is quickly becoming a chaotic early start to the college basketball season.

Seton Hall followed up a dominant performance against Yale to take down No. 4 Michigan, just the 11th November road win by an unranked team over a top-5 opponent. BYU also throttled No. 12 Oregon in an impressive neutral-site win. Check out everything you missed last night and what’s head on Wednesday’s slate.

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College basketball scores, schedule

Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.

Tuesday’s Top 25 scoresWednesday’s Top 25 schedule
Seton Hall 67, No. 4 Mchigan 65LIU at No. 23 UConn (6:30 p.m.; FS2)
No. 5 Villanova 100, Howard 81George Mason at No. 20 Maryland (7 p.m.; BTN)
No. 6 Wright State 96, Wright State 52Central Arkansas at No. 9 Baylor (8 p.m.; ESPN+)
No. 7 Duke 92, Gardner-Webb 52UNI at No. 16 Arkansas (8 p.m.; ESPN+)
No. 11 Memphis 90, Saint Louis 74Northern Colorado at No. 8 Texas (8:30 p.m.; LHN)
BYU 81, No. 12 Oregon 49North Florida at No. 2 UCLA (10:30 p.m.; P12N)
No. 13 Kentucky 80, Mount St. Mary’s 55
No. 14 Alabama 73, South Alabama 68
No. 15 Houston 67, Virginia 47
No. 18 North Carolina 94, Charleston 83
No. 25 USC 78, Florida Gulf Coast 61

Tuesday’s college basketball highlights

Tuesday’s Disaster Index

Virginia never led and scored just 47 points in a 20-point loss to No. 15 Houston on Tuesday night. Through three games (1-2), the Cavaliers are scoring 0.97 points per possession, ranking 245th nationally. As a team, UVa ranks 303rd in 2-point percentage and 217th in 3-point percentage while its adjusted defensive efficiency has slipped outside of the top 40. Tony Bennett’s team hasn’t started 1-2 since 2013, which was the program’s most recent tournament absence.

Wednesday’s Bracketology Watch

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George Mason has dominated out of the gates, starting 3-0 with wins by 22, 21 and 37-point margins. Kim English has sparked new life into the Mason program, and he gets his first shot at a resume-boosting win Wednesday night with a road trip against No. 20 Maryland. The Terps should be widely expected to finish top 75 in NET by season’s end, making this a rare Quad-1 opportunity for GMU’s team sheet. An upset victory would help position the Patriots towards at-large candidacy.

Wednesday’s college basketball TV schedule

DPI Forecast: Predictions for every game

Wednesday’s college basketball best bets

Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.

Wager: $10.00
To Win: $62.18
Season ROI: -43.0% ($80.00 wagered for $45.58 earned)

Rhode Island vs. Boston College (6 p.m. ET; CBSSN)
MONEYLINE; -255: URI already has a pair of quality victories vs. Boston U and Bryant with relative ease. BC could struggle to put up points in this one.

Oakland vs. Toledo (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
MONEYLINE; -142: Oakland gave West Virginia a challenging 40 minutes and then upset Oklahoma State. It will hardly be afraid of Toledo after two high-major tests.

Michigan State at Butler (7 p.m. ET; FS1)
SPREAD; -2.5: Butler is still banged up and its turnover problems are worthy of attention against a quality opponent. MSU has quite a bit of size on Butler in the frontcourt.

George Mason at Maryland (7 p.m. ET; BTN)
SPREAD; +10: Mason has flexed its muscles — albeit against weak competition — through three games. The winner of the Josh Oduro/Qudus Wahab matchup down low will determine the winner.



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