For South Carolina, the loss isn't too detrimental. But it is going to cause pause among the selection committee's members, who will now be looking at this team closely and with a critical eye due to the mediocre slate of opponents coach Frank Martin scheduled in November and December.
West Virginia at Oklahoma is the Best Game of the Weekend. The result could make the Sooners the No. 1 team in the major polls Monday, or make them the second successive top-two team to fall to West Virginia.
No. 4 Virginia came into this week as one of the hottest teams in the country, with wins in 11 straight games including seven straight against teams in the top 105 of KenPom. It leaves it the losers of two straight road games against unranked opponents, something that hasn't happened under coach Tony Bennett since January 12, 2013.
Early season tournaments will mostly come to an end this weekend, as the Battle 4 Atlantis, Wooden Legacy, Advocare Invitational, NIT Preseason Tip-Off, Las Vegas Invitational and Barclays Center Classic all finish up. Here's what else to expect this weekend.