Scott Cross knocking off UT-Arlington highlights mid-major upsets during conference tournament action

Photo courtesy of Troy Athletics Communications.

We’ve had no shortage of upsets during the first week of postseason action from the mid-major conference tournaments.

Another day another upset in college basketball. Here are the latest upsets from the mid-major conference tournaments over the past 24 hours.

Some key mid-major results from conference tournament games:

  1. Troy 91-86 over UT-Arlington (Sun Belt Tournament).

    This was definitely the sweetest win of the year for Troy head coach Scott Cross whose Trojan’s entered as the No.6 seed vs. No.3 seed UTA. Cross played his college ball for UTA and was the head coach of his alma mater from 2006 to 2018. He’d been with the program as a player, assistant and head coach from 1995 to 2018 before he was shockingly fired at the end of 2018. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

  2. Loyola MD 76-68 over Navy (Patriot League Tournament).

    Navy entered the Patriot League tournament as the No.1 seed after a 15-2 regular season before being upset today by No.9 Loyola MD who were just 4-10 entering the game. This is the biggest upset so far in conference tournament play.

  3. UMass Lowell 79-77 over UMBC (American East Tournament).

    UMBC was the No.1 seed heading into the American East tourney and were 14-5 going up against UMass Lowell who were just 10-11 coming in. UMass Lowell now heads to the final vs the winner of Hartford/Vermont. The UMBC social media guy is usually quick with some snarky lowbrow comments following any UMBC win but he’s been conspicuously quiet since the upset loss.

Click this link to view the upsets from the first 24 hours of action during the 2021 postseason.