Monday’s Den: Wrapping up the weekend in college basketball

13) Baylor 84, Auburn 72:
— Baylor/Gonzaga are clearly the best two teams in the country.
— Baylor is #4 in country at forcing turnovers, #1 at shooting 3’s; they can beat you many ways.

12) Oklahoma 66, Alabama 61:
— Great week for the Sooners, beating Texas/Alabama.
— Loss ends Alabama’s 10-game win streak; they still lead SEC by three games.
— Oklahoma has won five in a row, is 11-4 this season.

11) Ohio State 79, Michigan State 62:
— Spartans are 2-6, in 13th place in a 14-team league.
— Last time Michigan State missed the NCAA’s? 1997.

10) Virginia Tech 65, Virginia 51:
— Hokies outscored Virginia 36-12 over the last 15:28 of the game.
— Tech was 12-14 on foul line, Virginia 3-4
— Virginia was only 9-24 inside the arc.

Virginia is 7-1 in the ACC, Tech 7-2, the top two teams. 

9) Tough year to be a young team:
— Kentucky (#341) is 5-10, 4-4 in SEC
— Duke (#343) is 7-5, 5-3 in ACC
— Kansas State (#334) is 5-13, 1-8 in Big X.

8) Tennessee 80, Kansas 61:
— Tennessee allowed 61 or fewer points in its last four wins.
— Jayhawks are 3-5 in their last eight games; they don’t look good. 

7) SEC won their challenge with the Big X, 5-4, with Kentucky-Texas cancelled. Those results could be influential on Selection Sunday. 

6) Utah 77, Colorado 74:
— Buffs are #30 experience team, but have bad losses to Washington/Utah in last four games.
— Colorado is 0-3 in games decided by 6 or fewer points. 

5) Loyola Chi 72, Missouri State 46:
— Ramblers won their last seven games, giving up 50 ppg.
— Loyola gave up 77-75-76 points in their three losses; they’re 14-3 overall. 

4) Drake 78, Illinois State 76 OT
— Drake is now 16-0, the most obscure 16-0 team ever??
— Drake trailed by 11 early on; they were only 4-30 on the arc. 

3) Hawai’i 62, Cal-Irvine 61 OT:
— First Big West loss for Anteaters (5-1); they’re just ahead of UCSB atop Big West.
— These teams split a pair in paradise; games were decided by total of 3 points.
— Irvine is the #339 experience team with the #298 eFG%.

2) 7 of 12 teams in the Sun Belt are within two games of first place; three teams have three conference losses- one of them (Texas State) has an interim coach. 

1) Siena 63, Marist 50:
— Saints split last four games, after a 6-0 start.
— Siena has #28 eFG% defense in country.
— Marist is 3-6 in its last nine games, after a 6-1 start. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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