Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a basketball Saturday……..

13) Pac-12:
— Arizona State 87, UCLA 84 3OT— Bruins get swept on their Arizona trip.
— Arizona 72, USC 63— Arizona outscored Trojans 18-4 over final 6:38.
— Colorado 86, Oregon State 63— Beavers were in Elite 8 LY; they’re 3-17 TY.
— Arizona leads Pac-12 by two games in loss column. 

12) Big X:
— Kansas 83, Baylor 59— Jayhawks won seven of their last eight games.
— Texas Tech 60, West Virginia 53— WVU has lost seven in a row; they’re #351 team on defensive boards. What would their record be if they still had Oscar Tshiebwe?
— Kansas has a 2-game lead, over Baylor/Texas Tech. 

11) SEC:
— Auburn 74, Georgia 72— Tigers blew 15-point lead, scored last 4 points of game.
— Kentucky xx, Alabama xx— At one point, Alabama went 8:29 without a basket.
— Vanderbilt 75, LSU 66— Tigers lost six of last seven games.
— Auburn leads Kentucky by couple games. 

10) Big 14:
— Rutgers 84, Michigan State 63— Knights shot 72% inside arc. Spartans split their last six games.
— Purdue 82, Michigan 76— Wolverines are 5-6 in last 11 games.
— Wisconsin 51, Penn State 49— Last two games, Badgers are 9-45 on arc.
— Illinois leads Purdue/Wisconsin by a game. 

9) ACC:
— Duke 87, North Carolina 67— UNC’s last three losses were all by 20+ points.
— Wake Foresr 68, Florida State 60— Deacons start four seniors.
— Notre Dame 69, NC State 57— Notre Dame won 12 of last 14 games.
— Duke leads Notre Dame by a half-game, Wake Forest by a game (two in L column)

8) Big East:
— Villanova 85, UConn 74— Wildcats scored 1.27 ppp after trailing 5-0.
— Villanova star Gillespie hurt his ankle, is having x-rays Sunday.
— DePaul 69, Xavier 65— Musketeers are 5-5 in their last ten games.
— Providence has 2-game lead in loss column atop Big East standings. 

7) Upsets of the Day:
— DePaul (+13.5) 69, Xavier 65
— NC-Greensboro (+10.5) 58, Furman 56
— Arizona State (+10) 87, UCLA 84, 3OT
— Idaho State (+9.5) 86, Montana 63
— Missouri (+8) 70, Texas A&M 66
— Penn (+7.5) 73, Cornell 68
— UMass (+7) 78, Rhode Island 67
— Montana State (+6.5) 78, Weber State 57
— Northeastern (+5) 58, Towson State 53

6) Big Sky
— Weber State/Montana both got upset.
— Southern Utah 84, Eastern Washington 72— SUU was down 17-4 early.
— Weber, Montana State, Southern Utah are all tied in loss column 

5) Big West:
— Irvine 75, CSUN 70— Anteaters won their last four games.
— Fullerton 75, Bakersfield 61— Titans won eight of last nine games.
— Fullerton/Long Beach are tied for first at 7-1

4) Atlantic-14:
— Saint Louis 72, Dayton 61— Billikens win their fifth straight game.
— UMass 78, Rhode Island 67— UMass is shooting 39.6% on arc, #5 in country.
— Davidson leads Saint Louis by a game, Dayton/VCU by two games. 

3) Missouri Valley:
— Northern Iowa 74, Drake 69 OT— Third OT game in last five Drake games.
— Valparaiso 79, Indiana State 72, 2OT— Valpo shot 59% inside arc.
— There are rumors that 5-16 Evansville will be firing its coach soon.
— Loyola is 8-2 atop MVC, game ahead of three others in loss column.

2) Conference USA:
— UAB 97, Middle Tennessee 75— Blazers won nine of their last 11 games.
— Texas-El Paso 72, Rice 70— Miners have won six games in a row.
— North Texas leads one division at 9-1; FAU (7-3) leads the other one. 

1) Last time a Pac-12 team won the national title was Arizona, in 1997. Last time a Big 14 team won the national was Michigan State, in 2000.

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.