The Big East has two more teams in the just-released AP poll than does the Big Ten.
You can miss shots or you can miss rebounds…but you can’t do both.
Eight ranked teams lost Saturday.
Any conference road win is hard to come by.
Pitt was a four-point favorite going into their victory over Syracuse. All ten Panthers who played, scored…only Tray Woodall had double figures. Pitt’s bench outscored Syracuse 31-3. Yikes!
Pitt is 13-1 against Top-10-teams at The Petersen Events Center.
Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot. What happened to the teams in the Sunflower State? #2 Kansas was upset at home and Wichita State lost for the second time this week.
Northern Iowa limited #15 Wichita State to 52 points---the least they have produced this season. WSU took just five foul shots.
Cal coach, Mike Montgomery is 23-0 vs. Oregon. Cal has defeated Oregon in ten consecutive games.
Before Saturday’s victory, Alabama had not won at Vandy in---wait for it---23 years.
With the Kansas loss and their victory, Akron now has the nation’s longest win streak at 13.
Bad loss: Colorado getting nipped by Utah. Once upon a time Colorado was 10-2 overall…now they are 4-5 in the Pac-12.
Without point-guard Dominic Artis, #10 Oregon committed 22 turnovers and lost their second road game in a row at Cal…65 TOs in the three games without Artis.
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter went for 38 against Old Dominion…the most for a D1 freshman this season.
Indiana played like a #1 team in their victory over a game Michigan team. Indiana shot 52 percent from the field and outscored Michigan 22-6 from the foul line…taking 18 more free throws.
I’m glad that both teams played well…and my belief in Michigan was not diminished…my evaluation of Indiana leaped exponentially.
Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley was major league with 26 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in an Irish road-win over DePaul. ND held DePaul without a field goal in overtime. How often do you see that happen? Cooley also had 17 points and 16 rebounds in Wednesday's 65-60 victory against Villanova. Cooley has four double-doubles in his past five games.
Those Kentucky fans sure do travel…lots and lots of Blue at Texas A&M for an overtime UK victory. UK is holding on to get some important road wins…a marked improvement from just a month ago. Bracket players would be remiss to overlook the Cats’ improvement. Nerlens Noel continues to knock my socks off.
Cincinnati tried to blow a 20-point lead…but squeaked out a victory over Seton Hall.
Creighton knocked down a dozen 3-pointers at home over Bradley. Oh yes, Doug McDermott contributed another 25---just another day at the office.
In the ACC, home teams are 35-15 in conference games.
Only four ACC teams have even won twice on the road in conference.
Just three ACC teams remain unbeaten at home in ACC games: Duke, Miami and UVA.
Is there any team that gets from zero-to-sixty faster than Louisville? When they shift gears and their defense is clicking, the score can change in a hurry. They showed that versus Marquette…winning by 19. Marquette is not that easy to take down. Three of Marquette’s four losses were by a combined five points…the fourth; a 33-point beat down from Florida.
Detroit’s five starters all average in double figures.
In their loss at BC, Clemson was just 6-26 in the first half. Ooops!
UNC has a lot of raw talent…young, but talented. As many gifts as James Michael McAdoo has, judgment is not one of them. Almost silently, UNC has won five of six.
Looking ahead this week: Notre Dame at Syracuse, tonight.
Ohio State at Michigan, Tuesday, 9 PM.
Minnesota at Michigan State, Wednesday.
Creighton at Indiana State, Wednesday, 7 PM.
NC State at Duke, Thursday, 9 PM.
Belmont (19-4, 10-0 Ohio Valley) at Murray State (16-5, 7-2), Thursday 8 p.m., ESPN.
Not so fast: The entire SEC has only two victories against the RPI top 25. The league is 15-33 against the other five BCS conferences. Only four teams in the conference, including the Gators, rank in the RPI top 50.
One more thing: Charlotte is 17-4 overall and 5-2 in the A-10.