Scoreboard Watching: November 22, 2016

Bracketology Scoreboard Watching

In the books

BEST WIN OF THE NIGHT - Northwestern 77, Texas 58: Less than a week after falling to Butler on a last-second shot, the Wildcats looked even better, controlling a nationally-ranked Longhorns team on a neutral court.
Other games of interest...
Maui Invitational
Georgetown 65, Oregon 61: Fresh off a home loss to Arkansas State(!), the Hoyas turn around and upend Oregon, giving the Ducks their second upset loss of the early season.
Oklahoma St 98, UConn 90: Don't be fooled by the final, UConn looked awful for the vast majority of this game.  Kevin Ollie's team needs to improve in a hurry if they want to avoid a bottom finish in Maui.
Wisconsin 74, Tennessee 62: The Badgers hope t keep momentum rolling to erase the stigma from last week's loss at Creighton.
 Paradise Jam
Championship
Creighton 86, Ole Miss 77:  Creighton improved defensively in the second half to eventually pull away from an Ole Miss team that controlled the first half.
3rd Place Game
NC State 73, Saint Joe's 63: The Wolfpack bounce back from Sunday's semi-final loss to Creighton to take an expected win.
Legands Classic
Notre Dame 89, Colorado 83:  It was the first real test of the season for both teams, with the Irish taking the early lead and never really looking back.
Valpo 68, Alabama 60: The Crusaders are 3-1 aganst D-1 competition and now have a respectable win to add to their resume.  They'll play BYU tomorrow in Vegas.
San Diego st 77, California 65: The Aztechs begin their climb back up after getting whopped by Gonzaga a week ago.
TCU 80, Illinois St 71: The Jamie Dixon era passes its first test of the season, but it wasn't until the horned frogs took control late that the win felt safe.

>Tipping Off Today

Game of the Day: Notre Dame vs Northwestern: The Wildcats look like a team ready to trade punches with the big boys, routing a Texas team yesterday in Brooklyn.  Can they follow that with a win over Notre Dame to take the Legends Classic crown?
Other games of interest
Maui Invitational
Wisconsin vs Georgetown:  So, what is the real Hoyas team?  The one that lost to Arkansas St and Maryland at home, or the team that upset Oregon on Monday?  Wisconsin will prove a good test to see if the Hoyas are ready to turn the corner just yet.
Oklahoma St vs North Carolina: The Cowboys cruised through much of their opening round game against UConn, but UNC poses an entirely different test.
Tennessee vs Oregon: The Ducks have dropped a couple of head-scratchers, but should cruise to a win in this losers' bracket contest.
Arkansas St at Minnesota: Both teams have passed mediocre tests so far in a bit of an early measuring stick game.
Legends Classic - 3rd Place Game
Colorado vs Texas: Can the Longhorns bounce back from Monday's blowout loss to NU?