In The Books
Georgia Tech 78, Florida State 56: A day after #JanuaryMadness saw the #1, #2 and #4 teams go down, #6 FSU wasn't even competitive in their second loss of ACC play. The loss leaves UNC alone in first, while Georgia Tech officially enters the bubble conversation.
USC 84, UCLA 76: Make it five top ten teams hanging an L this week. Huge win for the Trojans, who had started to slide back to bubble territory after a poor start to PAC-12 play. They're now 5-4 in conference play. The loss is the Bruins' second straight, leaving them three games behind Arizona in KenPom's projected Pac-12 finish. It'll be hard to see the Bruins get back to the 1-seed line in the end without a conference title.
Butler 61, Seton Hall 54: The Pirates can't keep up in the Big East, dropping four of their last five in conference play. They'll be in for a fight to keep their bubble hopes alive.
Ohio State 78, Minnesota 72: The Gophers have now lost four straight and are two games under .500 in conference play.
Georgetown 71, Creighton 51: Guys, Creighton is in trouble. In their two full games without Maurice Watson, Jr., they haven't been competitive against mid-tier Big East teams. Greg McDermott has hit work cut out for him.
Baylor 65, Texas Tech 61: The Red Raiders kept it close, but could never get ahead over a Baylor team that now sits back as the #1 overall seed on the S-curve.
Nevada 76, Boise State 57: A pretty emphatic bounce-back from their loss to Fresno State, as the Wolf Pack go into their nearest MWC competitors and leave no doubt in a 19 point win.
Tipping Off Tonight
Oregon at Utah: KenPom has the Utes as very slight favorites in this one against one of the Pac-12 favorites. The win would be huge toward their tournament chances.
Indiana at Michigan: The Wolverines need to win games like this at home if they want to make the field this year.
Xavier at Cincinnati: All bets are always off when these cross-town rivals meet up. Big tournament implications are on the line in this year's edition.
Virginia Tech at North Carolina: The Tar Heels look to hang onto their one-game lead in the ACC.