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QT: Miami headlines Saturday’s winners

QuickTakesNot so fast, my friend.  Saturday morning, the Bracketology introduction referenced the following: Duke could – and should – run through the Atlantic Coast Conference without many hiccups.  Well, that lasted for about 12 hours, as the Miami Hurricanes exited Durham with a rousing, last-second victory over the Blue Devils.  For the record, Miami has won nine straight and currently resides atop the ACC at 5-0.

Will it last?  We shall see.  Of note … Miami is not scheduled to play Duke at home, so the two would not meet again until the ACC tournament.  Also of note … this year’s version of the ACC is well below traditional standards.  That could mean a long and strong run for the Canes.  It could also mean the opportunity for bumps and bruises.

Saturday’s other QT resume builders:

  • LSU moved to 14-1 after beating Tennessee in Baton Rouge.  The only thing missing from the Tigers’ resume is a road win.  Three of their next four are away from home.
  • Texas Tech upended Kansas. Great win for the Red Raiders, whom also have yet to win a road game.  And in a resume quirk, all of TTU’s opponents current reside in either Quad 1 or Quad 4.
  • Oklahoma beat Iowa State in Norman, the Sooners’ most significant win of the season.

Saturday’s QT resume blunders:

  • Alabama. Conference road games are never easy, but it was still shocking to see the Crimson Tide get outplayed by a Missouri team currently residing in Quad 4.  FWIW, the Tigers recently lost to Kansas, Illinois and Kentucky by a combined 89 points.
  • UAB.  It may not be fair, but the Blazers’ loss to Rice puts a serious dent in their already limited at-large chances.
  • The loss at San Diego State would have been no big deal for Colorado State – except for the final margin, 79-49.  The wheels came off for CSU in the second half.  Then again, the Rams have played once since December 11.  So it’s most likely an unfortunate blip.
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