Scoreboard Watching: December 7, 2016

Bracketology Scoreboard Watching

In the books

Florida Atlantic 79, Ohio St 77: Nick Rutherford's floater in the lane as time run down in overtime lifted the Owls to a monster upset on the road - the Buckeyes were 97% favorites to win by KenPom.
Duke 84, Florida 74: Much like their other loss to Gonzaga, the Gators started strong and then slowly faded away as things wore on.  Duke's continues to look strong despite a 6-man rotation most of the game as their walking wounded continue to heal.
Michigan 53, Texas 50: Trailing late, it appeared as those the Wolverines' skid would continue. However, a Mo Wagner block with 4 seconds left allowed Michigan to fight to see another day.  Next up? Red-hot UCLA on the road this Saturday.
Cal 62, Princeton 51: The Tigers may be the best team in the Ivy League, but they don't look like they'll be the world beaters that Harvard and other recent Ivy teams have been.
Arkansas 84, Houston 72: The Razorbacks cruise to a win that could be nice if they can play themselves in to the bubble in SEC play.
Purdue 97, Arizona St 64: The Boilermakers are still searching for their first KenPom Top 100 win of the season, but blew out ASU on a neutral flor, who lives just outside at 101.

Tipping Off Today

Xavier at Colorado: Xavier looked unstoppable before their tough loss at Baylor, while Colorado badly needs a quality win.
Creighton at Nebraska: The Jays have stormed through their schedule thus far, but this road trip will be one of their toughest tests so far
Seton Hall vs California:  Both teams badly need a win to boost their stock back into the bubble conversation.
TCU vs SMU:  This DFW showdown finally has some weight to it for once.  TCU has quietly marched through their schedule, while SMU has slumped after an impressive first few games.
Butler at Indiana St: A possible trap game for the Bulldogs, who could get caught looking ahead toward their tilt with Cincinnati this weekend.