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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.
College basketball scores, schedule
Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.
|Tuesday’s Top 25 scores||Wednesday’s Top 25 schedule|
|Seton Hall 67, No. 4 Mchigan 65||LIU at No. 23 UConn (6:30 p.m.; FS2)|
|No. 5 Villanova 100, Howard 81||George Mason at No. 20 Maryland (7 p.m.; BTN)|
|No. 6 Wright State 96, Wright State 52||Central Arkansas at No. 9 Baylor (8 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 7 Duke 92, Gardner-Webb 52||UNI at No. 16 Arkansas (8 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|No. 11 Memphis 90, Saint Louis 74||Northern Colorado at No. 8 Texas (8:30 p.m.; LHN)|
|BYU 81, No. 12 Oregon 49||North 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
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
Wednesday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
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.