Feb 5 Game results
BUTLER– The Bulldogs hit a game winning three at the buzzer over Villanova. Butler had lost a few games and had a return of Aaron Thompson a starting guard. Both teams are solidly in the top 4 seed lines
PURDUE The Boilermakers play well at home. The 104-68 thrashing of Iowa is what Purdue needed. They still need to win games. At 13-10 they are dangerously close to not have enough overall wins. They must go at least 5-3 to have a chance on selection Sunday
MINNESOTA– The Golden Gophers are on the outside looking in and got a huge win over Wisconsin 70-52. This win simply moves them up our consideration list but not enough to get in our bracket.
VIRGINIA– The Cavaliers defeat Clemson 51-44 to keep their chances of making the tournament alive. This win doesn’t do much other than keep Virginia in the 9/10/11 range.
WEST VIRGINIA Beats Iowa State 76-61. This type of win simply keeps a bad loss of the resume. The Mountaineers probably need one or two more solid wins to stay on our 2 line.
FLORIDA A bubble team down 22 at home is a team that is in trouble. A team that overcomes a 22 point deficit to win is a team that has good fortune on its side. The Gators stay in our last four in with the win.
LSU The Tigers lost on the road to Vanderbilt 99-90. Were they looking ahead to their matchup with Auburn? Probably so. However, this is a terrible loss. It is one that will cost LSU a seed line or two at the end of the year.
SOUTH CAROLINA Losing at Ole Miss 84-70 is tough for a team that needs every win possible to get into the tournament.
CREIGHTON– The Blue Jays win a big game than lose a game. Any game in the BIG EAST is tough, but Creighton is fighting to improve their seed line. A loss to Providence is not helpful
MID MAJOR GAMES
INDIANA ST The Sycamores demolished conference power Loyola Chicago 68-39. Indiana St has a NET of 85 after the win and are 11-0 at home. The Sycamores only trail conference leader Northern Iowa in the NET. This team is a team to watch the rest of the way. Arch Madness tourney will be a great one to watch in the spring.
NC GREENSBORO The Spartans continue to win games. Defeating The Citadel 88-68 to move to 18-6. They have a NET of 68. They are a long shot to get an at large berth but may be good enough to win the conference tournament.
EAST TENNESSEE ST– The Buccaneers keep showing up in our reports. Another win moves their record to 20-4. They are our pick for an at large from a mid major if they don’t win their tournament