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UPSET ALERTS! Duke, Auburn both fall to unranked opponents Wednesday night

What a night (err… season?) for college basketball. Both No. 6 Duke and No. 13 Auburn went down to unranked opponents Wednesday evening, as Duke lost 88-66 to NC State and Auburn lost 65-55 to the Georgia Bulldogs.

Anthony Edwards led the charge at home against Auburn, finishing with 18 points for Tom Crean and the Bulldogs, including a late 3-pointer to halt the Tigers’ comeback attempt. The game marked Auburn’s second consecutive loss to an unranked opponent; the Tigers fell to Missouri 85-73 last Saturday. Auburn is now 22-4 overall and 9-4 in the SEC, which gives Kentucky a two-game lead in the SEC rankings.

Georgia may have won the game, but some things never really change.

Meanwhile, the Blue Devils were blown out on the road by an unranked NC State. The loss marks the first time an AP top-10 Duke team has lost by more than 20 points to an unranked opponent in over 41 years.

The loss is surprising because of the disparity between the teams’ rankings, of course, but it isn’t that shocking of an “L” when you realize Duke has actually lost five of its last seven games inside the Wolfpack’s arena (including their 2014 loss to Mercer in the first round of the NCAA Tournament). Wednesday’s loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Duke.

Again, some things never change:

What. A. Year.

 

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

56 Comments for UPSET ALERTS! Duke, Auburn both fall to unranked opponents Wednesday night



  1. 4everUKBlue
    11:13 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    Will you look here, two coaches not named Cal lost to unranked teams. The duke game was a total blowout, was never a game. Must mean neither of those coaches can coach.



  2. Han
    11:18 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    All-around good night, though Louisville had to go and win.



  3. CrystalBall
    11:18 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    That loss will drop Duke all the way down to a 2 seed. Plus play tourney games another 35 miles
    further from campus. Shame.



  4. CrystalBall
    11:24 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    Georgia-Auburn score was 65 -55.



  5. friendsofcoal
    11:37 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    Did you watch Coach K? What a dick and sore loser.



    • bbn606
      8:43 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      I’m not a fan of Coach K but what did he do wrong on that one? Was he suppose to kiss him or something?



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:49 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      How about show some class? Oh wait, he doesn’t have any to show.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:38 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      How about at least look in the guy’s direction, or why even bother with the non-handshake?



  6. Rob
    11:41 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    Whoa!!! C’mon Tom!!! Dayum!!!



  7. lexattorney
    11:44 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    This loss will likely move Duke up to a one seed since they lost to a (now) tournament team in an impossible environment. Meanwhile, UK moves down to a 6 since LSU just isn’t any good and Auburn is in a free fall.



    • Bluehender
      7:29 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Objection counselor…that makes too much sense…probably true..



  8. Rixter
    11:50 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

    I look for Duke to plummet in the national polls, perhaps all the way to number 7.



    • Rixter
      11:52 pm February 19, 2020 Permalink

      Meanwhile, Louisville will no doubt jump 6 – 8 spots after a home win over a juggernaut 14 – 12 Syracuse team.



  9. Righteous1
    12:20 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Still not as bad as the Evansville loss! I wonder if UK will schedule them in Evansville next season since Ambassador Calipari could not get the job done in the Rupp Library this season?



    • ClutchCargo
      12:46 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yes, this blowout loss in February is worse than any November or December loss. Try to keep up, Calipari Derangement Syndrome poster child.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:55 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Lol



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      2:00 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Roacha$$1 stop floating in that sewage drain and come up for air.



    • StillBP
      7:04 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Wrongous, in case you forgot, Duke already topped the Evansville loss w the Steven F Austin loss. You’re so stupid!



    • Bluehender
      7:31 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Rebuttal, Righteous1? Nah..I don’t think so..



  10. dan1965
    3:18 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Righteous1 I don’t even know u,but know an idiotic comment ,and yours was it ! Trust me,I was nice compared to what I started to say,but new it wouldn’t get thru…
    It was early in the new year,a bunch of new freshman,u get good (Michigan St.), and bad (Evansville) out of young guys,especially early !
    Plus E.J. was out also. They have to learn to play together,get the offense and defense jelling, I swear I don’t think some here has ever played the game at all !



  11. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:01 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Why do Kentucky fans always worry about what Duke is doing? It’s pure jealousy and it’s embarrassing.



    • spincr4hire
      6:05 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Same reason you, a duke fan, is always posting on a KY site I guess



    • StillBP
      7:05 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Why do you always get so mad when we laugh at Duke? Bc you are a Duke fan, hypocrite!



    • Bluebloodtoo
      7:28 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      You are embarrassing.



    • Bluehender
      7:32 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      What you got to say about all that ^^^Cahill? Find a Blue Devil site..



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:01 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not jealous Cahill, duke has nothing I want, it’s a strong dislike for a coach and team who get treated differently than anyone else, a coach that pays players and nothing is said, a coach who copies everything Cal does and then gets credit for it. It is you who is embarrassing with you duke love, sorry you got your feelings hurt.



    • bbn606
      8:22 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly Cahill, just like the Tennessee fans are more worried about what we do vs what they do.



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:47 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Cahill has a buddy.



  12. spincr4hire
    6:04 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Duke got destroyed. Exposed



  13. mcp157
    6:14 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    BBN, we just need to keep a win the next game mentality throughout! Go Big Blue!



  14. Bluebloodtoo
    7:31 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Wow, that was classy coach K. Was he in shock? Or just being a jerk?



    • ClutchCargo
      9:43 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Probably a whole lot of both.



  15. Righteous1
    7:56 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Stupid BP? Stephen F Austin loss by Duke- SFA is 14-1 in their conference and 23- 3 overall and received 14 votes in the AP poll last week. Texas Tech had the most votes with 92 just outside the top 25. Evansville is 0-14 in their conference and 9-18 overall. I don’t see the comparison on the numbers.



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:08 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Stupid Righteous/Slater1! duke got blown out by 20 by an unranked team in February and it was never close! This might be too complicated for you but, by February a blue blood team like duke should have come together as a team and improved, it’s much more concerning than a November game. I can’t believe you’re going to let BP (a chick) embarrass you yet again. Wait, yes after months of reading your childish bullshit it’s totally believable.



    • Bluehender
      8:18 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      UK has not been blown out by anyone this year. No double digit losses..



    • StillBP
      9:53 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yes, stupid.
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2019/11/27/duke-loss-stephen-f-austin-biggest-upset-college-basketball/4318143002/

      “The Lumberjacks were 27.5-point underdogs to make Tuesday the largest upset by a Division I team in the last 15 college basketball seasons. ”

      Evansville lost their coach right after they beat us. Did SF Austin lose their coach?



    • Bluehender
      10:02 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      And, as Megan points out below, they lost their best player as well.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      2:04 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Evansville started losing when their coach got laid and fired for it.



  16. Bluehender
    8:37 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Not trying to make excuses for the Evansville loss, it was horrible, but it was November. Unfortunately we won’t get a shot at a rematch like we did with IU. But, the fact that they’re 0-14 in their conference has more to do with a program that has been rocked by scandal, the coach fired and the team being coached by an interim coach…



    • 4everUKBlue
      8:47 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      It was horrible but it was nothing more than a bunch of young players overlooking a team, when you play for Kentucky you can’t overlook anyone, that game was their national championship game.



    • Bluehender
      8:58 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly..



    • Megan
      9:02 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Let’s not forget the loss of their best player, Deandre Williams, to a back injury at the beginning of January. That probably had a bigger impact than the loss of their head coach. Certainly the loss of both was too much to overcome.



    • Bluehender
      9:04 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      I didn’t know that Megan, but that would certainly be a huge factor.



    • 4everUKBlue
      9:11 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Me either, good info. Megan.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      2:08 pm February 20, 2020 Permalink

      Be careful Megan you’re using facts to back up your argument and righteousmashburnfan1 doesn’t like that. Of course he also usually ignores them anyway so proceed.



  17. Wildcat72
    9:30 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Dook lost. This means they will only move up 1 instead of 2.



    • Bluehender
      9:45 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

      And they’re probably a number one seed now, instead of a 2, as someone noted in an earlier post.



  18. trumpetguy
    11:15 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t know which is worse, Coach K looking like somebody shot his cat, or NC State fans rushing the court after a mid Feb meaningless conference game. That has happened to UK numerous times on the road over the years and no doubt a real eye opening event to the freshmen on the team.



  19. CJKAssassin123
    11:23 am February 20, 2020 Permalink

    It’s huge for UK. They can now Afford a loss to UF on Saturday and still have a game lead in the SEC. As long as they can beat Auburn at Home and UF in the O’Connell Center they should finish with the SEC Regular season Title.



  20. VirginiaCat
    12:03 am February 21, 2020 Permalink

    We are in the driver’s seat for the SEC crown. Unfortunately, there is a conference tournament to play prior to NCAA. I side with Cal; I am not a fan of conference tournaments. The tournaments generate revenue, but otherwise, not a lot of upsides. Contributes to fatigue and injuries and, in most cases, doesn’t have a big impact on NCAA seedings. It might help some teams who need to make a statement late in the season, but matters little for most teams.