Sunday, January 14, 2007

Upsets Around the Country

Both major state schools in Washington were bounced in OT tonight. #24 Washington lost to Cal and #23 WSU fell to Stanford in extra time. Top ranked North Carolina was beaten by Virginia Tech 94-88. Last unbeaten Clemson tripped up in College Park vs. the 25th ranked Terrapins.

The Hokies lead UNC by 20 with 3:48 left. Roy Williams' team made an impressive run to cut the lead to three with 16 seconds left. After holding on for a 94-88 victory, Virginia Tech joined Gonzaga as the only teams to defeat North Carolina this season.

The victory by Maryland over Clemson boosts Notre Dame's at-large profile and keeps Maryland ranked. The road ahead does not look good for 17-1 Clemson. After not playing a ranked team until tonight, the Tigers have North Carolina next up. Also ahead are two games against #11 Duke and a rematchs vs. Maryland.

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