March 3rd Game results

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March 3rd Game results

BIG WINS

RUTGERS– defeat Maryland at home 78-67 to stay in the field. Rutgers need a road win badly. Despite the win they may be on the way out.

MICHIGAN ST The Spartans defeated Penn St 79-71 on the road. The win is their 4th straight quad 1 win. Look for the Spartans on the 3 line and maybe even as high as a two seed.

PURDUE The Boilers went to Iowa City needing a win and they got a huge win 77-68. Purdue is now in our first four out and will need at least two more wins to have a chance.

TEXAS– Nothing is more March Madness than banking in a 3 with 0.4 seconds left to win a huge resume game on the road. The Longhorns stay alive with the big shot by defeating Oklahoma 52-51

HOLDING SERVE

CINCINNATI– The Bearcats are on the outside. Defeating South Florida on the road 79-67 simply holds their place.

SOUTH CAROLINA The Gamecocks defeat fellow bubble team Mississippi St 83-71 to stay inconsideration. They move ahead of the Bulldogs on our list.

RICHMOND The Spiders are just outside our field. Beating Davidson 80-63 keeps them in serious contention.

WEST VIRGINIA– The Mountaineers get a road win at Iowa St 77-71 to stop their skid.

BAD BEATS

ALABAMA The Crimson Tide will now need to win the SEC tourney. Losing at home to Vanderbilt is not a way to impress the committee.

MARQUETTE– They are falling down seed lines with each loss. Losing to DePaul 69-68 hurts their positioning.

KENTUCKY– A team fighting for a 2 seed needs to win its home games. The Wildcats lost to Tennessee in Rupp Arena 81-73. They are a 3/4 seed line team for us.

MID MAJOR GAMES

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS – The conference tournaments begin this week with the winners getting an auto qualifying bid to the tourney. Watch all of these games as they are very competitive and exciting. Check out our webpage for short previews of each conference tourney.

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