Shocking scores galore in NCAA men’s basketball

January 31, 2024
Some of the season's hottest Top-10 men’s teams were brought to their knees last night.
Shocking scores galore in NCAA men’s basketball
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The GIST: On Monday, No. 4 Houston narrowly escaped unranked rival Texas in a 76–72 overtime nailbiter, but other Top-10 men’s teams weren’t as fortunate last night when some of the season’s hottest teams were brought to their knees.

Georgia Tech’s wild finish topples No. 3 UNC: A back-and-forth battle tilted in Georgia Tech’s favor, then UNC appeared to seal a gritty comeback — until Georgia Tech guard Naithan George delivered the game-sealing go-ahead dagger.

  • Guard RJ Davis recorded 28 points, but as the only UNC player to drain double-digits, it wasn’t enough to save the Tar Heels.

Unranked South Carolina stuns No. 5 Tennessee 63–59: Unlike their female counterparts, South Carolina’s men have flown under the radar this season, boasting an impressive 18-3 record and notching two wins over Top-10 SEC rivals in one week. Never tell ’em the odds.

  • Tennessee guard Dalton Knecht put up 31 points, but he’s the only Vol who — stop us if you’ve heard this before — scored more than 10 in the home loss. Brutal.

No. 25 TCU keeps the upsets coming: In other ranked news, the Horned Frogs followed up Saturday’s wild triple-overtime win over then–No. 15 Baylor with last night’s 85–78 takedown of now–No. 15 Texas Tech. Bet you can guess their favorite Taylor Swift song