Wednesday’s Three Things to Know: Three Top Ten Teams Suffer Upsets

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1. THREE TOP TEN TEAMS LOST AT HOME 

Wednesday night saw chaos in college hoops as three top-ten teams lost at home.

St. John’s earned its second consecutive monster win as they knocked off No. 1 Villanova for a Big East win. The Big Ten race got a lot more interesting as Keita Bates-Diop’s tip-in with 2.6 seconds left gave No. 14 Ohio State a one-point win over No. 3 Purdue.

And Texas A&M earned a big win in the SEC by taking down No. 8 Auburn. Let’s just let this stat take it away: three of the seven best wins of the entire season happened on Wednesday night.

2. KANSAS STATE AND MARQUETTE AMONG BUBBLE TEAMS TO GET HUGE WINS

The bubble picture looks much better for Kansas State and Marquette following huge wins on Wednesday night. Taking down Seton Hall on the road in the Big East, Marquette picked up its third Quadrant 1 win of this season as they continue to hover right on the bubble.

Kansas State also picked up a Quadrant 1 win on the road by beating Texas as the Big 12 win is huge for its cause. Since the Wildcats had one of the worst non-conference schedules in the country, Kansas State needs all the help they can get when it comes to quality wins.

CBT’s Rob Dauster breaks down the night’s bubble picture in full here.

3. JAYLEN ADAMS GOES NUTS AGAIN

St. Bonaventure senior guard Jaylen Adams might be the hottest player in the country. Wednesday night’s performance against Saint Louis saw Adams go for 44 points while knocking down a school record 10 three-pointers in a win for the Bonnies.

This is the second consecutive 40-point outing for Adams as he also went for 40 in a win over Duquesne over the weekend. St. Bonaventure has won five straight games as they host Richmond for an Atlantic 10 contest on Saturday.