The GIST: While we’re still hyped over the Washington Football Team’s Thanksgiving Day victory, let’s talk college hoops in the DMV. Game on!
I’m upset: The DMV’s men’s basketball teams were handing out upsets left and right. Yesterday, the Richmond Spiders — led by Blake Francis and Nathan Cayo grabbing 18 points apiece — downed the No. 10 Kentucky Wildcats. And in Bubbleville on Saturday, Virginia Tech gobbled up No. 3 Villanova 81–73 in OT where Keve Aluma scored a career-high 23 points and Justyn Mutts had five critical OT points, securing the Hokies’ victory.
- Unfortunately, No. 4 Virginia didn’t fare as well. The Hoos were upset by the San Francisco Dons on Friday. Not an auspicious start for the 2019 national champs.
- Here at home, George Mason beat Howard on Saturday, 84–70 in the DC Paradise Jam. The Patriots made a school record 17 (!!!) 3-pointers to win over Howard, who were without highly-touted freshman Makur Maker due to a groin injury.
Beach each, let’s go get a wave: After losing to No. 24 Missouri State on Saturday down in the #BeachBubble, the No. 12 Maryland women rebounded yesterday with a huge 115–96 win over No. 14 Arkansas. Katie Benzan recorded a career-high 28 points while the team recorded its most points ever scored against a ranked opponent in program history. Heck yeah!