The NCAA Basketball Daily Dunk: Sunday, November 29, 2020

The NCAA Basketball Daily Dunk: Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Duke had some trouble in their season opener and a top-five team was on upset alert in an eventful day of college basketball. Another group of ranked teams are in action on Sunday.

Welcome to today’s Daily Dunk where we recap all of college basketball’s biggest games from yesterday and give you a look at the matchups to watch later today! 

Yesterday’s Biggest Games

UPSET: Virginia Tech-81 vs #3 Villanova-73

After beating #18 Arizona State on Thanksgiving, Jay Wright and the Wildcats took the floor again to face Virginia Tech. Collin Gillespie carried Villanova during the first half, scoring 18 of his team’s 29 points in the first 20 minutes of play. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was not sharp from the field as he was just 5-14 in regulation, good enough for 12 points.

The Hokies never stopped fighting, as it was a one-possession game in the final minute of the contest. They had a two-point lead with 1.3 seconds left but were then was assessed a personal foul on an inbound pass which put Justin Moore at the free-throw line. He made both shots to force overtime.

Virginia Tech held a five-point advantage with about 33 seconds to go in overtime and it forced Villanova to foul and play the free throw game. That strategy didn’t work as the Hokies won by eight points.

Villanova was the second top-four team that was upset this week. The University of San Francisco upset #4 Virginia on Friday 61-60.

Coppin State-71 vs #9 Duke-81

In Duke’s season opener, they struggled to get things going at Cameron Indoor Stadium without fans. Duke had 22 turnovers–which won’t make Coach K happy–and was outscored by seven points in the second half. Freshman forward, Jalen Johnson, carried the Blue Devils to a ten-point win–putting up 19 points, 19 rebounds, and five assists. DJ Steward scored 24 points in his Duke debut.

Notre Dame-70 vs #13 Michigan State-80

Before Michigan State faces Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, they faced unranked Notre Dame and it wasn’t as close as the score might say. Tom Izzo’s team led by 24 points with 12 minutes remaining in the game and the Spartans continued to pour it on. They won by ten points to secure their second win of the season and they are now 2-0. They look ready to give Duke–a team that struggled in their season opener–a run for their money on Tuesday night.

Notre Dame (0-1) has the hardest schedule in the ACC, and before they have to go up against Virginia and Duke they will play #23 Ohio State and #10 Kentucky to finish off their non-conference schedule.

Games to Watch Today

#14 Texas Tech vs #17 Houston

How to Watch: Sunday, November 29, 5:30 PM ET, ESPN2

These two nationally ranked teams will go at it on Sunday afternoon in what will be both teams’ third games of the season. The Red Raiders have won by more than 30 points in their first two matchups and the Cougars won by ten points over Boise State in their last game on Friday.

Washington vs #2 Baylor

How to Watch: Sunday, November 29, 6:00 PM ET

Baylor will play their second game of the season vs the Huskies in Las Vegas after the “Husky Classic” was canceled due to positive tests inside San Diego and Cal State Fullerton’s basketball programs. Baylor beat Louisiana-Lafayette in their season opener on Saturday evening.

Richmond vs #10 Kentucky

How to Watch: Sunday, November 29, 1:00 PM ET, ESPN

Before Kentucky plays their biggest game of the season on Tuesday vs Kansas, they will host the 1-0 Richmond Spiders. John Calipari‘s program won by 36 points over Morehead State on Wednesday, as Terrence Clark and BJ Boston combined to score more than 60 points in their win and will continue to be the focal point of the Wildcats’ offense this season.

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for a recap of today’s games and we’ll get you ready for tomorrow’s best matchups in college basketball!

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