1 North Dakota State's 62-55 win over then No. 15 Wisconsin (14-4) last Saturday in Madison (left) was the biggest college hoops upset of the last few years. An independent in just its third year as a Division I program, North Dakota State (11-9) snapped the Badgers' 27-game home nonconference winning streak.
2 Louisville's David Padgett took a big step forward on Saturday against then No. 3 UConn. The Cardinals lost by 13, but Padgett, a 6'11" sophomore transfer from Kansas, broke out with a 27-point, eight-rebound game, giving sliding No. 23 Louisville (13-5, 1-4 in Big East) hope that it can get back on the right track.
3 No. 22 Oklahoma is a different team with junior guard Michael Neal. The 6'3" juco transfer, who missed the Sooners' Big 12 losses to Nebraska and Missouri with an injured groin, made four of seven threes while scoring a team-high 15 points as Oklahoma (11-4, 2-2 in Big 12) beat Texas Tech 60-48 on Saturday.