Scoreboard Watching: January 9, 2016

Bracketology Scoreboard Watching
Nothing tip off tonight of note...enjoy the football National Championship Game
 
Friday
Dayton 67, Rhode Island 64: The Rams miss a great opportunity slip away after surrendering their lead in the final ten minutes. Dayton tightens their grip on the A10 lead.
 
Oakland 78, Valparaiso 66: The Grizzlies recent ascension to Horizon League favorites is secure with their road win over their nearest competitor.
 
Saturday
Notre Dame 75, Clemson 70: Clemson is still on solid ground, but will need to right hte ship against Georgia Tech on Thursday after a 1-2 ACC start.
 
Cincinnati 67, Houston 58: At 12-4 but with only only one win against the KenPom Top 50, the Cougars' chances to play themselves in the dance continue to slip away.
 
Butler 85, Georgetown 76 (OT): The Bulldogs biggest problem has been stringing good wins together.  They needed the extra period, but survived this one and remain as one of the better teams in the field.
 
Creighton 78, Providence 64: The Friars need a signature win to get them over the hump.
 
Kansas 75, Texas Tech 68: After knocking off West Virginia at home, the Red Raiders are sound humbled by the Big 12 powerhouse. 
 
Florida St 93, Virginia Tech 78: The Seminoles only loss this season was a last second one to Temple.  Meanwhile, they've beaten six KenPom Top 100 teams including a road win at Virginia and this decisive win at home.  Tuesday's game against Duke will be one of the biggest in Tallahassee in quite some time.
 
Syracuse 77, Pittsburgh 66: At 10-6 the Orange still have a world of work to do to get htemselve sinto the dance, but wins over Miami and Pitt was a promising first two steps.
 
Penn St 72, Michigan St 63: Just when it looked like the Spartans were picking themselves up off the mat, they're knocked right back down with a tough loss in the Pelestra.
 
South Carolina 79, Texas A&M 68: The Aggies fall to 1-5 against the KenPom Top 100 while South Carolina is beginning to turn around their own skid with two wins in a row.
 
Baylor 61, Oklahoma St 57: The Bears are sure to be the #1 team in this week's polls.
 
Villanova 93, Marquette 81: The Wildcats bounce back from their first loss since Selection Sunday.
 
Maryland 77, Michigan 70: The Wolverines have not shown much life since Thanksgiving and are in danger of slipping into NIT purgatory.
 
West Virginia 82, TCU 70: The Mountaineers get back in the win column after falling at Texas Tech.
 
Indiana 96, Illinois 80: The Hoosiers pick up their first win of B1G play.
 
Kentucky 97, Arkansas 71: The Wildcats prove once again they are the clear class of the SEC.
 
Arizona 82, Colorado 73: An 0-3 start to PAC 12 play for the Buffs, with UCLA and USC calling could spell N-I-T if they can't right the ship.
 
Texas Southern 87, UT Arlington 73: A big upset in the Sun Belt.
 
Sunday
Purdue 66, Wisconsin 55: Huge win for the Boilermakers, smothering Wisconsin and making their presence known as B1G contenders.
 
North Carolina 107, North Carolina St 56: Nothing like a 51 point win over your rival to remind everyone you're ready to play for the ACC title.
 
Minnesota 78, Ohio St 68: The Gophers continue to look like a tournament team, while you cannot be so sure about the Buckeyes.
 
California 74, USC 73: Cal continues to play themselves onto the bubble, while the Trojans drop to 1-2 in PAC-12 play after a 14-0 non-conference showing.