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NCAA Basketball: 10 biggest takeaways from Saturday’s historic action-packed slate

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It was an action-packed Saturday slate in college basketball featuring three top-ten matchups alongside numerous games that had no shortage of late-game drama with NCAA tournament implications at stake. 

In terms of drama, look no further than what transpired in Waco. After Scott Drew -- of all coaches -- was ejected in the second half for leaving the coaches' box, Baylor would give up a 20-0 run to Iowa State but would regroup until Tamin Lipsey made a game-tying layup with 10 seconds to go.

With under 10 seconds to go, Baylor’s Jayden Nunn made a straight-line drive layup to give the Bears a two-point lead. He was fouled on the made layup but missed his free throw and the officials determined the game clock started too early, meaning Iowa State would get another chance to either win or tie the game.

Lo and behold, a Milan Momcilovic banked in three from 30+ feet went in but ultimately the ball was still in his fingers as time transpired. Baylor survives -- but with no shortage of drama.

Aside from the late-game drama in Waco, there were over 100+ games to digest. With that being said, take a look at the biggest takeaways from yesterday’s action.