by Ken Pomeroy on Friday, January 31, 2014
This is a weekly digest documenting the biggest upsets, craziest comebacks, and Alan Williams news of the past seven days.Biggest upsets
3. Longwood over Charleston Southern (8%), Saturday. Hey look, real upsets are back this week. No more do I have to pretend that events predicted to occur more than 10% of the time are worth talking about. Longwood beat TCU on November 12. They didn’t win another game against a D-I foe until a January 22 victory over Liberty. Charleston Southern is not going to be in a postseason tournament near you, but they played some big boys close earlier in the season. However, they inexplicably fell to Longwood 88-85 at home.
Longwood’s Jeff Havenstein got a special distinction in this one. He started the game for Longwood, played for two (minutes) and two (seconds) and was pulled after the Lancers’ lackluster start and he didn’t return. A Chuck Woolery, if you will. Which reminds me to research guys that play the least while being a regular starter. Havenstein has started every game this season but only played 35% of his team’s minutes.