College football season is officially over. Now, college basketball takes center stage and Saturday's action from across the country was just a small taste of the fun to come.
Let's take a look back at who came away as the biggest winners and losers.
Winner: Jim Larranaga/Miami
Two days after pushing No. 20 Notre Dame to the brink, Miami annihilated a very solid Pitt team by 26 points, 72-46. Pitt's star forward, Michael Young, played with his eye swollen almost completely shut and reserve Ryan Luther sat out with a foot injury. Regardless, the surprisingly lopsided win was notable. It moved Larranaga, who has been with Miami since 2011, to 600 career wins.
Winner: Florida's underhanded sharpshooter.
How about this for a stat? Florida's bench outscored the Georgia bench 51-5 en route to a 80-76 home win.
But that wasn't even the best stat of the day.
Florida's Canyon Barry finished the game with a team-high 27 points -- and hit all 8 of his free-throw attempts on the game.
It clearly runs in the family. pic.twitter.com/bRChajNVvu— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 14, 2017
Loser: Grayson Allen's hopes of staying out of the spotlight
Duke dropped a second straight game on Saturday afternoon at the hands of No. 14 Louisville. Once again, Grayson Allen's body parts were a topic of discussion. This time, however, it was Allen taking a hit. Allen locked arms with Donovan Mitchell, and was promptly slapped across the face. It appears he was hit in the face before the two went down, also.
Donavon Mitchell just smacked Grayson Allen in the forehead😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/JrJFhzkdyW— Caleb True (@cltrue14) January 14, 2017
It doesn't appear that Allen initiated the contact, but him locking arms with Mitchell wasn't exactly a natural motion, either. Mitchell got in a couple extra shots to the face at the end, which easily could have been whistled.
Although both appear to be incidental, Allen would be wise to stay as far away as possible from anything that could remotely be considered controversial.
Loser: Duke without Coach K
The Blue Devils are 1-2 since Coach K stepped aside to have and recover from lower back surgery. At this point, he can't get back soon enough. If you really look at it, Duke hasn't beat a really good team this year. Florida is solid. Michigan State was kind of a mess at the time the Blue Devils beat them. But notably, Duke has fallen to Va. Tech, Kansas, Florida State and now Louisville.
We keep saying this is the most talented team in the country, and deep down we all assume that when the dust settles they'll be right there with the best teams in the country. But right now they're 2-3 in ACC play and FSU and Louisville made them look pretty ordinary at times.
The only remaining unbeaten team in college basketball put its perfect record on the line against No. 21 Saint Mary's, and passed the final test with flying colors. Don't let the final score of 79-56 fool you. It was a tight game until the Zags went on an impressive 21-4 run late to close the game in emphatic fashion.
With the exception of a rematch on the road with Saint Mary's in mid-February, the remaining portion of the Bulldogs schedule is matched up against unranked opponents. So this game was an important one in keeping them relevant in the national polls.
Could they be headed for a perfect regular season? Right now, KenPom favors the Zags in every game for the rest of the season.
Loser: The Atlantic 10
Richmond is atop the conference standings with a perfect 5-0 record, which nobody predicted.
Dayton took a surprisingly bad loss earlier in the week to Massachusetts, then turned around to hand VCU a loss on Saturday. Meanwhile, Rhode Island, which was considered one of the top teams entering the season, has already suffered two losses in the A-10, to Dayton and La Salle.
The outlook for the conference is looking slightly more bleak than it was in the preseason because of it. It may be a three-bid league at best given the current landscape of the conference and the way early conference play has unfolded.
Winner: UConn women
Geno Auriemma's team made history with yet another winning streak. After throttling SMU 88-48, the Huskies women's team extended it's winning streak to 91 games, breaking an NCAA record of 90 that was set by none other than Auriemma's UConn team.
The last time UConn last lost a game was Nov. 17, 2014. With eight games on their upcoming schedule against unranked opponents, there's a good chance No. 100 will be a matchup with No. 5 South Carolina.
Loser: All who enter Phog Allen Fieldhouse
Oklahoma State put together a complete performance in Lawrence, even leading for the majority of the first half. But it still wasn't enough to overcome the Jayhawks' utter dominance on their home floor. Kansas won 87-80, extending its home winning streak to 52 games.
The last time a Big 12 team won at Allen Fieldhouse, the year was 2013 when Marcus Smart was a freshman.
Now No. 2 in the polls, Kansas has all but sealed its fate to be next in line at No. 1 when the polls are released on Monday.
Winner: North Carolina
North Carolina has, at times, looked every bit the part of a team primed to make another deep postseason run. They've looked really impressive ever since suffering a head-scratching loss to Georgia Tech on New Year's Eve.
The Tar Heels beat a Florida State team that was previously unscathed in conference play. Luke Maye came off the bench and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for UNC.
Oddly enough, it's Notre Dame who sits at the top of the ACC standings with a perfect 5-0 conference record. But North Carolina, now 4-1 in ACC play, has all the pieces and looks like it could emerge as a legitimate contender, at the very least.
Xavier had a solid shot at boosting its resume with a matchup against No. 12 Butler, but couldn't close the deal on the road. The Big East is no joke, and Xavier's two-game skid can no doubt be attributed to its schedule. A loss to Villanova earlier in the week was understandable but falling on the road to Butler is a tough one to swallow.
There are no moral victories, but Chris Mack's team showed life. They now get Creighton in their house to try and boost what Matt Norlander says is the weakest resume of any ranked team right now.
Winner: UCLA's altitude road trip
The Bruins capped an important two-game road trip with wins at Colorado and at Utah -- the "altitude road trip," as it's termed. According to Yahoo!'s Jeff Eisenberg, UCLA is only the third team ever to complete that run unscathed, joining Arizona who did it in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015.
Arizona combined to go 59-13 over those two seasons.
Neither Colorado nor Utah is ranked, but getting out of this particular road swing with two wins bodes extremely well for UCLA's chances this season if history tells us anything.
Winner: Illinois State
Could this ... finally .. be the year Wichita State loosens its stranglehold on the Missouri Valley Conference? Saturday's head-to-head matchup with Illinois State suggests it's at least plausible.
Wichita State hasn't been the dominant team this season that we've come to expect under Gregg Marshall, due in large part to the NBA-level talent that graduated last year. But until someone steals the reigns it's hard to envision another team taking the crown away.
The Redbirds soundly defeated Wichita State at home, 76-62, and now sit atop the conference. It could be the year another team breaks through in the MVC.