It promises to be an eventful week with most of college basketball's top conferences hitting tournament time and Selection Sunday just days away.
"Two NCAA Tournament teams playing in March", Dixon said. Both were 2 of 8 from beyond the arc, the Wildcats shot 48 percent from the field and the Horned Frogs shot 52, and neither team made a free throw. They're being outscored by 145 points in conference play. Colson missed 15 games with a broken foot, and it was a huge blow to the Irish. "The 6'10" forward then recorded 25 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Baylor. There is definitely room for improvement in Roach's game and hopefully after his senior season he will get a chance to make an National Basketball Association roster. Although they were not profitable on the season they are tough.
Both teams open play in Thursday's quarterfinals in New York's Madison Square Garden, with Xavier facing the St. John's-Georgetown victor and Villanova facing the DePaul-Marquette victor. Over the total paid in four of KU's final six games. And Villanova swept the regular-season series.
Arizona State won its first 12 games and was ranked third in late December, matching its highest ranking in school history. Ayton may well respond with more big performances. The Sooners looked like they might be a potential top-four seed after wins over Wichita State, Texas Tech and TCU. The Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference open play today along with the Big East; the American Athletic Conference Tournament starts Thursday. Even though the Red Raiders are comfortably in the NCAA Tournament, Evans will want to get himself back to his consistent best ahead of the Big Dance. "Not that that should mean more than the rest of the season, but I don't think we played poorly at any point of the year". According to Self, who lamented the timing of the injury and said he felt as bad for Azubuike as anything else, his center was injured on "a routine basketball play".
2 Villanova and No. 3 Xavier aiming for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It may well require a tournament victory to seal that.
A 6-2 guard from Norman, Young leads the nation in scoring (27.5 points per game) and assists (8.9). Self had never lost twice before this season.
As Averette walked to the line, hoping to extend a five-point lead, Lindy Waters placed his arm around him. Bluiett, a senior, was a big reason why.
All three of this year's vulnerable teams saw their fortunes go south in their own special way.
You may not have heard of Martin, but the Mountain West tournament will give him the chance to introduce himself to a wider audience.
The Jayhawks' game-breaking run coincided with a scoreless drought for Oklahoma State that went on for more than 7 1/2 minutes. If you had stock in "I told you so" or "playing the game the right way" after he scored 26 on just nine shot attempts in an 85-80 win at home against Kansas on January 23, a signature victory for the Sooners, it would've been a great time to sell. The winners of these two games will play on Friday, March 9, with the victor of that game advancing to the Big 12 Title game on Saturday, March 10.
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