In the first weekend without a full college football schedule, there were few marquee college basketball matchups.
The only game between ranked teams came to us at 10 p.m. ET from Spokane between Illinois and Gonzaga, a time slot when college basketball will not get many viewers, unless you are a diehard fan like myself.
As for other games across the nation on Saturday, there were plenty of close games, including clashes between in-state rivals Wisconsin and Marquette and BYU and Utah.
After Gonzaga was defeated at home by Illinois, the number of unbeaten teams dropped to 14. The remaining unbeaten teams did not disappoint with their performances.
Here is a recap of Saturday's biggest games.