The college basketball season traditionally starts with powerhouse programs taking on tiny, under-matched schools in an effort to get teams ready for the tough season ahead.
Blowouts are expected and encouraged in the first few weeks of basketball season.
When conference games start, though, routs are few and far between. Every night poses a new challenge and every team plays hard in order to score a hard-fought upset or escape with an important win.
But every once in a while, one team has a hot hand or a school does not show up to play, resulting in embarrassingly one-sided losses.
This season has been full of them.
Undefeated teams have been shocked by unranked opponents, national championship contenders have been run off the floor and even at the beginning of the season when the games are supposed to be easy, some defeats have gone the wrong way.
So what have been the most shocking blowouts of this basketball season? Let’s take a look.