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Bracketology: Slew of upsets shake up bracket

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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' win at Kentucky. 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, which won at UCLA. 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, where the Billikens had their 19-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Duquesne. 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 and Iowa also fell a line after dropping conference road games to non-contenders. The Buckeyes lost again to Penn State, giving the Nittany Lions a sweep of the season series. The Hawkeyes lost at Indiana in a game that was rescheduled from last week. That was the third loss in six days for Iowa.

Memphis took a bad loss as well, falling at Houston. 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, Oklahoma and North Carolina all moved up a spot because of other teams dropping.

While Arkansas boosts its NCAA profile, Aaron Harrison and Kentucky drop a line with the loss. (USATSI)
While Arkansas boosts its NCAA profile, Aaron Harrison and Kentucky drop a line with the loss. (USATSI)

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