In the books
UConn 52, Syracuse 50: Down 10 with 11:45 remaining, it looked like UConn was resigned to another disappointing showing. Instead, the Huskies mounted a comeback before Christan Vital's free throws sealed with win with 2.2 seconds remaining. Can this be the turning point for Kevin Ollie's squad? Saturday's trip to Ohio St will likely give them a quick answer to that question.
Tipping Off Today
Florida vs Duke: The Gators' neutral-court tour keeps on with this trip to NYC to tip-off against Duke. The Blue Devils should get Grayson Allen back, who joined Coach K's walking wounded with a toe injury that forced him to miss Saturday's win over Maine.
Texas at Michigan: Two teams at an early crossroads as Texas looks to build upon their win over Alabama over the weekend, while Michigan has lost it's last two tilts with quality opponents. It's a big week for John Beilein's team, who also hosts UCLA on Saturday.
Houston at Arkansas: Two teams hoping for at-large berths face off in Fayetteville.
Princeton vs California: The Tigers hope to steal one on a neutral floor for their first win over a KenPom Top 300 team this year. They still look to be the class of the Ivy League, but are definitely disappointed with their 2-3 start t the season.
Purdue vs Arizona St: The Boilermakers are 0-2 against KenPom Top 100 teams, so this tilt in NYC is even bigger for Matt Painter's team.
Monmouth vs Wagner: Two teams who are favored to win their conference face off in a game that could help be the difference between a 13 and 15 seed.