What interested me last night:
Michigan 68, Northwestern 46: The Wolverines hit 10 of their first 11 shots and did not have a turnover in the first half. This is the best team in the country right now and they head to Bloomington to play Indiana Saturday.
Indiana 97, Purdue 60: In a rivalry as big as this one this is an unusual score. Fans of the Boilers must be despondent. Fans of the Hoosiers canít wait for Saturday.
Georgia State 78, Northeastern 73: If youíre going to win a league title you canít lose games like this at home. I still canít give my heart over to the Huskies totally yet.
UMass 61, LaSalle 60: Big road victory for the Minutemen and what a deflating defeat for LaSalleís fans after the Explorers beat Butler and Virginia Commonwealth in the same week.
Xavier 66, Dayton 61: Heartbreaking loss for the Flyers who have lost 28 straight games at Xavier. A game-tying three-pointer spun and rimmed out or it would have been overtime. I feel for the best college basketball fans in the country.
Florida 75, South Carolina 36: The Gators continue to thrash people. Kentucky comes to Gainesville Feb. 12.
Miami 73, Virginia Tech 64: You could make the argument that Hurricanes are the best team in the ACC when they win on the road like this.
Southern Cal 75, UCLA 71 in OT: The Bruins failed in their big rivalry game and remain a puzzle.
St. Johnís 79, DePaul 74: Not any kind of landmark victory but the Red Storm keep taking positive steps.
New Mexico 63, Wyoming 59: Laramie is a tough place to play and the Lobos have been accused of wilting on the road. Not this time. Tough, gritty win.
Youngstown St. 80, Valpo 68: The Penguins are tough at home as the Horizon League leaders found out.
Northern Illinois 67, Kent State 65: After scoring 25 points in their last game the Huskies must have been motivated to pull off this upset.
Gardner-Webb 74, Charleston Southern 73 in OT: Believe or not, first Big South loss for ChasSo.
- Michael Vega
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