The young college basketball season is still blossoming and there is a long way to go in this one, much to the delight of Kentucky fans who still may be disappointed with the current edition of the Wildcats. Many teams are well on their way to a deep run in March — think Indiana, Duke and Louisville. Others are finding their identity — like Kentucky, Connecticut, or North Carolina. And still others have yet to find their stride — like Georgia and Vanderbilt, Boston College, or winless St. Francis. No matter who you root for, any college basketball fan will at least attest to this: college basketball is weird.
If you enjoy comparative scores, you’re going to love this. Look at what’s happened already this season:
On November 24, Baylor loses at home to College of Charleston, 63-59.
On November 27, Northwestern loses at home to Maryland, 77-57.
On December 1, Northwestern loses at home to Illinois-Chicago, 50-44.
On the same day, Baylor beats Kentucky on the road, 64-55.
On December 4, College of Charleston loses at home to Louisville, 80-38.
And then Northwestern beats Baylor in Waco, 74-70.
Does that make any sense?
Baylor, who beat Kentucky in Rupp Arena and ended a 55-game home winning streak, gets beat by Charleston to set it all off. Meanwhile Northwestern is getting beat by Maryland — a team Kentucky beat to start the season — and Illinois-Chicago out of the Horizon League scoring 61 points per game.
Then College of Charleston gets absolutely annihilated by Louisville last night in a 42-point loss. Remember, this is the same Charleston squad who beat Baylor who beat Kentucky.
Then to top it all off, Northwestern welcomed Baylor back to its home court with a loss.
My head hurts.