Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
No. 1 Gonzaga among record 7 top-10 men’s basketball teams to lose Saturday
History was made amid a blizzard of college basketball upsets on Saturday.
For the first time in the history of the AP Poll (1948-49), the top six teams in the poll all lost on the same day — and for the first time seven of the Top 10 teams went down. All seven lost on the road.
Including Saturday, the top six teams have played on the same day 272 times.
No. 1 Gonzaga capped the historic group of losses by falling to No. 13 Saint Mary’s, 67-57. It was the Bulldogs’ third loss of the season after falling to Duke and Alabama. They are 0-3 when trailing at the half.
Before the Gonzaga loss, No. 2 Arizona, No. 3 Auburn, No. 4 Purdue, No. 5 Kansas, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 9 Texas Tech all lost away from home.
Despite all the losses, the Bracketology didn’t change much at the top, although Baylor moved up to the 1 line after its 80-70 win over Kansas.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.