In other action on Tuesday night both Connecticut and Xavier fell on the road, and it's now beyond danger time for both teams.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Iowa and TCU join the fray, while Wyoming gets edged out in the latest 2012 NIT field. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand today.
We're getting down to the nitty gritty. Some leagues
have already wrapped up their schedules, while others have a couple of games
left. Here's a breakdown of this week's Top 10 games as it relates to
Bracketology and the Bubble:
It wasn't pretty but USF found a way to get the job done, beating Cincinnati 46-45 to move to 11-5 in the Big East and 18-11 overall. Freshman point guard Anthony Collins made a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining to give the Bulls the win, and while it isn't a resume-building win the Bulls did the simplest thing a bubble team can do this time of the year: they won. Collins, who is going to be an outstanding point guard in the Big East as he gains experience, led USF with 14 points and five assists and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added eight and ten rebounds.
NO. 24 INDIANA (21-7, 8-7 Big Ten) AT MINNESOTA (17-11, 5-10 Big Ten)
Time: 1 p.m.
#4 Kansas clinched their eighth consecutive Big 12 title with a wild 87-86 overtime win over #3 Missouri, placing head coach Bill Self in some esteemed company. Here are today's "Quick Hitters":