College Basketball 2016, Week Twelve!

127 Wow, the upsets continue.  Following a three-game losing streak (losing two of them by only one point) Michigan State was finally able to get a win against #7 Maryland. What a wild year in college basketball.  It just further proves that on any given night, any team can beat any other team (ranked or not).  And, SMU suffered its first loss of the season; there are no undefeated teams remaining in the top-25.  The Big Ten currently has five (5) teams in the AP top-25: Iowa (#3), Maryland (#8), Michigan State (#12),  Indiana (#19), and Purdue (#21).

Next up for the Spartans: on the road against Northwestern (Thursday) and then at home against Rutgers (Sunday).  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Kansas (#3) losing to unranked Oklahoma State.
Kansas (#4) losing to Iowa State (#14).
Villanova (#4) losing to Providence (#16) by six (6) points.
Xavier (#5) losing to unranked Georgetown.
West Virginia (#6) losing to unranked Texas.
Maryland (#7) losing to Michigan State (#11).
SMU (#8) losing to unranked Temple.
Michigan State (#11) losing to Nebraska by one (1) point.
Arizona (#12) losing to unranked California by one (1) point.
Butler (#18) losing to unranked Creighton.
USC (#21) losing to unranked Oregon.
USC (#21) losing to unranked Oregon State.
South Carolina (#24) losing to unranked Tennessee.

The close calls this week (won by six points or less [two scores] or in overtime) included:
North Carolina (#2) defeating unranked Virginia Tech by five (5) points.
Villanova (#4) defeating unranked Seton Hall by one (1) point.
West Virginia (#6) defeating unranked Texas Tech by four (4) points.
Maryland (#7) defeating unranked Northwestern by six (6) points in overtime.
SMU (#8) defeating unranked Houston by four (4) points.
Providence (#16) defeating Butler (#18) by three (3) points.
Louisville (#17) defeating unranked Georgia Tech  by four (4) points.
South Carolina (#24) defeating Ole Miss by three (3) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Oklahoma (#1) defeating Baylor (#13).
Iowa (#9) defeating Purdue (#22).
Miami (#15) defeating Duke (#24).
Providence (#16) defeating Butler (#18) by three (3) points.

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