Bracketology: Slew of upsets shake up bracket
It was Upset Thursday and the bracket has several changes because of it.
It was a tough day for teams in the top part of the bracket, so there was some shuffling all around.
The biggest impact game was Arkansas Razorbacks win at Kentucky Wildcats . That's a huge win for the Hogs' tournament résumé and brought them up out of the First Four. Now, Arkansas gets a couple home games, where it is really comfortable. The Razorbacks can't let up now.
The Wildcats dropped a line as a result of the loss.
Also getting a big win was Oregon Ducks , which won at UCLA Bruins . That's the first win over a sure tournament team for the Ducks, so they filled a big hole in their profile. Of course, it took the Bruins' top two guys being suspended and double OT, but it looks like a line drive in the box score.
The biggest upset of the night was at Saint Louis Billikens , where the Billikens had their 19-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Duquesne Dukes . Maybe SLU got caught looking ahead to this weekend's trip to Richmond to play VCU, but that's a pretty bad loss. Saint Louis dropped a seed in this bracket.
Ohio State Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes also fell a line after dropping conference road games to non-contenders. The Buckeyes lost again to Penn State Nittany Lions , giving the Nittany Lions a sweep of the season series. The Hawkeyes lost at Indiana Hoosiers in a game that was rescheduled from last week. That was the third loss in six days for Iowa.
Memphis Tigers took a bad loss as well, falling at Houston Cougars . The Tigers are 4-6 against the top 100 teams of the RPI, but at least they could say they didn't have a loss outside the top 50. They can't say that any more. Memphis is down a spot to a No. 7 seed.
Texas Longhorns , Oklahoma Sooners and North Carolina Tar Heels all moved up a spot because of other teams dropping.
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