Scoreboard Watching: February 13, 2017

Bracketology Scoreboard Watching

In The Books

Dayton 75, Rhode Island 74: The Ram give up a four point lead with 0:24 left to drop a near-must-win home game.
Notre Dame 84, Florida State 72: The Seminoles struggle once again on the road, falling when a win would've given them a half game lead over UNC.
Gonzaga 74, Saint Mary's 64: Mark Few's team cruises in their roughest remaining game and should go into the WCC tournament undefeated.
Villanova 73, Xavier 57: Quality road win for the defending champs who are now expected to win the Big East by three games.
Kansas 80, Texas Tech 79: Tech badly, badly needed the win.  Now they need to finish 5-1 in conference just to reach .500 which would require a win over Baylor or West Virginia, if not both.  I don't see the Red Raiders getting in.
Oregon 81, USC 70: The Ducks bounce back with a comfortable road win after blowing a 19 point lead at UCLA on Thursday.
Georgetown 80, Marquette 62: Since beating Villanova, the Golden Eagles are 1-4, with their sole victory coming at DePaul.  They're now 6-7 in conference and need a strong finish to get back in.
Providence 71, Butler 65:  The loss is Butler's third in their last four games, including two to non-tournament-bound teams.
Pitt 80, Syracuse 75: The Orange's momentum comes to a halt.  They're still three games over .500 in ACC play, but have Duke and two contests with Louisville remaining.
West Virginia 85, Kansas State 66: Five losses in six games for a K-State team that falls to 5-7 in Big 12 play.
Georgia 76, Tennessee 75: Losses to Mississippi State and now this home loss to UGA have killed the momentum games with mid-January's wins over Kentucky and K-State.
St. John's 78, Seton Hall 70: A big blow for the Pirates' tournament hopes with a tough remaining schedule.
Baylor 70, TCU 52: Jamie Dixon's team falls to .500 in conference, while Baylor holds pace one game behind Kansas.
Arizona 62, California: The Wildcats improve to 12-1 in conference.
Michigan State 77, Iowa 66: The Spartans rebound from Tuesday's blowout loss at Michigan to cling to tournament hopes.
Elon 77, UNC Wilmington:  The CAA is suddenly a race after the Seahawks' third loss in six games.
Louisville 71, Miami 66: The Hurricanes need to steal a win at Virginia, Duke or FSU in order to finish above .500 in ACC play and feel good about their standings heading into Brooklyn.
UT Arlington 81, Arkansas State 75: The Mavericks move back into tie in the loss column in the Sun Belt.
Northwestern 66, Wisconsin 59: The biggest win in the history of Northwestern Wildcats basketball?  Absolutely.  At 8-4 in conference, they're a couple wins away from totally locking themselves into the tournament.
SMU 60, Cincinnati 51: The Mustangs take a half game lead in the AAC and look eo be on very solid footing heading into the final couple weeks of the regular season.
Michigan 75, Indiana 63:  At 5-8 in conference, it appears as though the Hoosiers are done.  Meanwhile, Michigan follows up their runaway win over Michigan State with their first road win of the season.  They're still alive, but will need to finish strong to keep themselves above .500 in conference play.
San Diego State 70, Nevada 56: Boise State moves back into the MWC favorite spot after Nevada's second loss in three games.

Tipping Off Tonight

West Virginia at Kansas: The Jayhawks look for revenge after falling in Morgantown.
Baylor at Texas Tech: This may be Tech's last stand as they try to avoid a sub .500 conference record.
Louisville at Syracuse: The Orange look to bounce back from Saturday's loss at Pitt to pick up their third signature win in just over two weeks.