Thursday, February 2, 2017

2/1 recap

@Virginia 71, Virginia Tech 48
Florida St 75, @Miami 57 - FSU stops the seed line bleeding, Miami isn't hurt too badly by this
@Clemson 74, Georgia Tech 62 - with all these bubble teams, holding serve at home is just about mandatory.  The teams that steal road games are the ones that will emerge
Syracuse 100, @NC State 93 (OT) - like Syracuse here.  Not dead!

Big 12:
@Kansas 73, Baylor 68 - Kansas solidifies on the 1 line; Baylor's spot will be under fire over the next month.  It could be one of those "it matters more what other teams do than what you do" situation.  If someone breaks away in the ACC, they're taking a 1 seed away from Baylor.  If Arizona runs the table, they're taking a 1 seed away from Baylor
TCU 86, @Kansas St 80 (OT) - road wins are never trivial.  This takes TCU right back to the cutline and moves K-State right down to it
@Texas 62, Texas Tech 58 - TTU are frauds

Big East:
Villanova 66, @Providence 57 - Provi's last best chance to get into bubble talk goes by the boards
@St John's 86, Marquette 72 - ugly, ugly, and Marquette has given away most of the goodwill it had earned
@Xavier 72, Seton Hall 70 - no harm to SHU, but at this point, they need to take games they aren't supposed to

UCLA 95, @Washington St 79
USC 82, @Washington 74 - road wins are never trivial

@Purdue 80, Northwestern 59 - NU will eventually need another quality win, but it's okay that it didn't come here
@Indiana 110, Penn St 102 (3OT) - IU apparently wants to spend the entire year as close to the bubble as possible

South Carolina 88, @LSU 63
@Arkansas 87, Alabama 68 - Bama will need a statement game to be in true bubble contention...this chance goes by the boards

Cincinnati 57, @Tulsa 55
@Houston 82, UCF 64 - NIT bubble action!
@SMU 86, East Carolina 46

@VCU 81, Richmond 74

Wichita St 77, @Drake 69
@Illinois St 57, Northern Iowa 51
@Utah St 74, Nevada 57 - it's harsh, but Nevada has slipped up three times in the MWC, and that's probably too many for an at-large

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