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December 4, 2006
Plenty of storylines after wild week
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What was the biggest storyline in college hoops last week? Panel any group of fans or media members and you'll likely receive a variety of answers.
It's not because of a lack of worthy candidates, but rather an extraordinary number of them.
Two top teams were beaten by unranked opponents. A pair of top-10 teams met for what turned out to be the best game of the young season. There was also a coaching switch in the Big Ten.
Fifth-ranked Kansas (6-2), just a week removed from upsetting defending national champ Florida, blew a 14-point second half lead on the road and fell to DePaul 64-57. It was just the third win for the Blue Demons, who are now 3-4.
The fourth-ranked Gators (7-2) were upset by visiting Florida State 70-66. It's only the second time the Seminoles (5-2) won the annual rivalry in the last nine meetings.
The North Carolina-Ohio State matchup lived up to all the hype and more with the No. 7 Tar Heels (6-1) emerging from an offensive showcase with a 98-89 win in Chapel Hill. The No. 3 Buckeyes (7-1) led for most of the first half and held a 48-44 edge at the intermission despite playing without 7-foot freshman Greg Oden.
Minnesota coach Dan Monson resigned just seven games into the season after the Gophers' 90-68 loss to Clemson at home.
We examine it all and much more in What We Learned Last Week:
Andrew Skwara is the national college basketball writer for Rivals.com. Click here to send him a question or comment for his Mailbag.