On any other night, Wednesday's storyline would have been easy: "Down go the mid-majors!"
Fresh off its miracle-finish weekend upset of Gonzaga, ninth-ranked Butler lost to an as-yet-unheard-of LaSalle, while the nation's sharpest-shooting team, 17th-ranked Creighton, went down to conference opponent Drake and its sub-.500 record.
But Wednesday wasn't just any other night, just like this college basketball season isn't just any other college basketball season.
So as I was sitting courtside at Drake, wondering why the National Player of the Year candidate I'd came to see, Creighton's Doug McDermott, couldn't buy a 3 (reason: flu-like symptoms that caused him to get sick at halftime), the supposed best team in the country was going through a shellacking of historical proportions.
Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that top-ranked Duke took its talents to South Beach (OK, to Coral Gables) and suffered the third-worst loss by a No. 1-ranked team in history, falling 90-63 to the No. 25 ...