In The Books
SMU 72, Stanford 49: The Mustangs remain undefeated in December and should enter AAC play at 10-3. Meanwhile Stanford falls to 1-4 against the KenPom Top 50.
Syracuse 105, Eastern Michigan 57: The Orange bounce back from Saturday's loss to Georgetown with an emphatic win over an Eastern Michigan team that has been disappointing so far. The Eagles were pre-season picks to win the MAC, but 3-5 against Division 1 competition.
Tipping off Tonight
Creighton at Arizona St: Bobby Hurley's team has struggled to a 6-5 start and doesn't look to be in tournament contention. That's exactly why Greg McDermott's Jays can't afford to fall in this their second road game of the season.
Stanford at SMU: Both teams could use this will likely live in bubble-ville this season, so a win here could go away to keeping them on the good side of things.