The fact that the Michigan-Wisconsin game was not the wildest of the weekend tells you something – in this case, that there was a five-overtime game. In a week full of upsets, this weekend was no different. In addition to some of the surprises mentioned below, California won at No. 7 Arizona on Sunday.
Louisville, taking advantage of weekend losses by Duke and Michigan, is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll.
Michigan (11-0), which received the other No. 1 votes, and Syracuse moved up one place each to second and third.
Well, this is all sorts of awesome – even if it is five years away.
Bobby Hurley, you just won the week.
Kansas, the Big 12 champion for an eighth straight season, is followed by North Carolina, Missouri, Duke, Ohio State, Michigan State, Marquette and Michigan.
Michigan righted itself after a sluggish first half, dropping in one shot after another in the second.
Austin Rivers had 20 points, Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly had 17 each, and No. 6 Duke shot its way into another Maui Invitational championship game with an 82-75 win over No. 15 Michigan on Tuesday.
Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds and Andre Dawkins added 10 points for the Blue Devils, who move on to Tuesday’s semifinals against No. 15 Michigan, which knocked off No. 8 Memphis.
Michigan State has had quite a whirlwind week to open the season.