The Top 25 in 25

Catching up with the weekend’s Top 25 college basketball action in 25 sentences.

#1 Villanova 85 Marquette 82 – The top team in the country hangs on for a tough road win in the Big East.

#2 Virginia 65 #4 Duke 63 – The Cavaliers party like it’s 1995…the last time they won at Cameron Indoor. In a game that was a two point loss, something tells us that Duke, who went 5-11 from the foul line, including 3-8 in the 2nd half, will shoot extra free throws in practice this week…lots and lots of extra free throws.

#3 Purdue 74 Indiana 67 – The Boilermakers won their school record 17th in a row.

#5 Kansas 79 Texas A&M 68 -Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (that’s a lot of letters!) paced the Jayhawks with 24 points, as the Aggies free-fall continues.

#6 Michigan St 74 Maryland 68 – Just a normal, average week at Michigan St. o.O

Kentucky 83 #7 West Virginia 76 – THERE’S the Kevin Knox (34 pts, 7 rebs) that Kentucky thought they were getting when the former 5-star committed.

#8 Xavier – DNP

#9 Cincinnati 62 Memphis 48 – Could Cincinnati fly under the radar all the way to a #1 seed in the tourney?

NC State 95 #10 North Carolina 91 OT – The Tar Heels attempt to win a game by shooting 17% from three-point land and 55% free throw line.#11 Arizona 74 Utah 73 – Deandre Ayton is on pace to avg 19.5 pts, 11 rebs, 1.5 blocks, and 60% FG…as a freshman.

Alabama 80 #12 Oklahoma 73 – The Tide’s Collin Sexton (18 pts) went toe to toe with Trae Young, as his defense held Young to just 6-17 shooting.

#13 Ohio State -DNP

#14 Texas Tech 70 South Carolina 63 – Losers of 2 of their last 3, the Red Raiders stop the bleeding by ending the game on a 13-2 run.

#15 Gonzaga 82 San Francisco 73 – Mark Few’s boys look poised yet again to make a run in the NCAA and scare the bajeezus out of everyone they play.

#16 St. Mary’s 72 Portland 55 – 10-0 in conference play (including a win over the aforementioned Zags), could the Gaels be running right beside their WCC rivals on their way to the second weekend in March?

#17 Wichita State 90 Tulsa 71 – The Shockers flirt with blowing a 19-pt 2nd half lead (it got down to 6), before ultimately running away with it.

#18 Clemson 72 Georgia Tech – The Tigers are proving that they can win on the road in the ACC…as long as that road doesn’t lead to Chapel Hill.#19 Auburn 95 LSU 70 – A video depiction of LSU in this game.

#20 Florida 81 Baylor 60 – Chris Chiozza drops 20 pts on Baylor’s head, as the Gators blow out the Bears.

#21 Arizona St 80 Colorado 66 – Starting with the last time they played Colorado, the Sun Devils have alternated losses and wins for 8 straight games (meaning bet everything on Washington beating them in ASU’s next game).

#22 Tennessee 68 Iowa State 45 – The Vols shoot 39%, commit 21 fouls, commit 13 turnovers…and win by 23 on the road.

#23 Nevada – DNP

#24 Rhode Island 61 Dusquesne 58 – Send them home with a W, Stan Robinson!

#25 Michigan – DNP