What’s Trending: The Ball is Tipped…

Posted by Matt Eisenberg on November 12th, 2018

What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Matthew Eisenberg (@matteise) is your weekly host.

Welcome back college basketball, it’s good to have you back!

Kyle Tucker of The Athletic provided this glimpse into Bankers Life Fieldhouse prior to the tip of last week’s Kentucky/Duke game. Match-ups like these are what we all look forward to…

While the game itself may have not lived up to expectations, the debuts of Duke’s R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson most definitely did. Among their countless highlights of the night, this sequence will be tough to beat.

College sports, where the wild and wacky often happens. Indiana opened its season in Bloomington while wearing their road crimson uniforms.

Why were the Hoosiers wearing their road uniforms at Assembly Hall? Well, Chicago State’s road uniforms were never delivered to them.

College basketball, where a team like Stony Brook can go 10 minutes into its season without a point… and still find a way to win!

Frank Martin’s South Carolina team took on USC-Upstate in its season opener. It was a game that was well under the radar, but one that also had a moment worth noting. USC Upstate is where Frank Martin’s son, Brandon Martin, now plays.

The opening week of college basketball would not be complete without a flourish of wild finishes.  At Fort Bliss on Friday night, Arkansas decided not to foul Texas while up three points, then this happened…

https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/1061085756066856965

After a magical run last March, Loyola-Chicago’s season began on the wrong end of a last second basket by Furman

West Virginia had a three-point lead on Buffalo late in the game when CJ Massinburg took things into his own hands to tie things up…

In terms of shot difficulty, this last second heave by James Madison’s Stucky Mosley might take the top spot in the opening week of games…

https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/1061108617376604161

While Zion Williamson might be #1 in terms of highlight views, Oregon’s Bol Bol is making a strong run at the #2 spot…

And standing above any singular game, upset, shot or moment of the opening week was this incredible scene from Austin, Texas. The college basketball world welcomed back Andrew Jones to the court…

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