Wednesday's bevy of games produced plenty of notable outcomes – including four upsets – but the most notable moment came during a five-second stretch of a CAA matchup between two teams with losing records.
After all, how many people have notched an eight-point play before?
The gist: Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins scores a layup and was fouled by Jeremy Basnight. The refs rule the foul intentional, which causes UNC Wilmington coach Benny Moss to argue, so he gets slapped with a T. That leaves Jenkins to hit all four free throws (two for the intentional, two for the technicals), then – because Hofstra maintained possession due to the intentional foul – Jenkins scored off the inbounds.
Eight points, all off what's technically one possession. No wonder Hofstra won the game 93-54.
As to the other notable games from Wednesday, here's the quick rundown:
No. 15 Temple, No. 19 UConn, No. 14 Tennessee and No. 12 BYU all lost (though the Vols and Cougars were beaten by ranked teams). The perplexing one is the Huskies' 81-66 drilling by Providence. Just days after UConn beat Texas – and Providence gave up a thousand points to South Florida – it can't break 70? That'll send the Huskies back to the bubble.
No. 3 Villanova made its case for No. 1 by thrashing Notre Dame, 90-72. Sure, the Irish can't play defense, but the 'Cats could care less. They're 19-1.
Illinois is now 5-3 in the Big Ten after beating Penn State. Maybe now Bruce Weber will let his players speak to the media again.
Oklahoma beat Iowa State with Tony Crocker and Willie Warren on the bench due to injuries. Hey, when Tommy Mason-Griffin scores 38 and dishes 6 assists, who needs 'em?
Drexel ended the nation's third-longest win streak (it was 11) by beating Northeastern. BYU's 15-game streak also ended Wednesday.
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