College Basketball 2015, Week Fourteen!

127The Spartans remain near the top of the Big Ten (tied for 2nd) despite splitting their games this week.  They managed to lose at home to Illinois then rebounded with a road win against Northwestern.    The Wildcats of Kentucky remain the lone undefeated team in the AP top twenty-five (25) and the Big Ten Conference has 3 teams ranked in the top-25: Wisconsin (#5), Maryland (#17) and Ohio State (#20).  Next up for the Spartans this week, at home against #20 Ohio State (Saturday),  and then on the road at Michigan (Tuesday).  Go Green!

The upsets among the top-25 this week included:
Arizona (#6) losing to unranked Arizona State by only three (3) points.
Kansas (#8) losing to unranked Oklahoma State by five (5) points.
Iowa State (#14) losing to Oklahoma (#17).
West Virginia (#15) losing to Baylor (#19).
Baylor (#16) losing to unranked Oklahoma State.
Maryland (#17) losing to unranked Iowa.
VCU (#18) losing to unranked St. Bonaventure by only two (2) points.
Ohio State (#20) losing to unranked Purdue by only two (2) points.
SMU (#23) losing to unranked Cincinnati.
Georgetown (#24) losing to unranked Providence by three (3) points.
Texas (#25) losing to unranked Oklahoma State by only two (2) points in overtime.

The close calls (wins by six points or less [two scores] or in overtime) among the top-25 this week included:
Kentucky (#1) defeating unranked LSU by only two (2) points.
Duke (#4) defeating unranked Georgia Tech by six (6) points.
Duke (#4) defeating unranked Florida State by only three (3) points.
Notre Dame (#10) defeating unranked Clemson by only two (2) points.
Wichita State (#16) defeating unranked Bradley by only three (3) points.
Maryland (#17) defeating unranked Penn State by six (6) points.
Texas (#25) defeating unranked Kansas State by only four (4) points.

The losses to higher-ranked teams among the top-25 this week included:
Louisville (#9) losing to Virginia (#3) by five (5) points.
Notre Dame (#10) losing to Duke (#4).
Georgetown (#24) losing to Villanova (#7).

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