I. Get your dancing lessons from me on SCS.com. Consider it my waxy ode to Jerry Palm. Jerry has it right more than anyone else out there, IMO, and I consider him my bracketology hero. Most of what I believe about bracketology comes from a mock committee that I did with him back in 2002.
II. Last Night's GOI
--at Alabama 77, Vanderbilt 74 (OT). Vandy is adrift at this point.
--at Charlotte 66, Temple 59. Both will struggle to get into the NCAA picture.
--at UConn 73, Syracuse 50. Deathly serious doubts about the 'Cuse.
--at Kansas State 66, Iowa State 59. The Cyclones just cannot put it all together.
--at LSU 78, Arkansas 74. Hard-luck Hogs let another monster road win slip away.
--NC State 86, at Miami-FL 77 (2OT). This keeps us guessing about the 'Canes.
--Kansas 69, at Nebraska 48. Wow...does anyone want a piece of KU right now?
--Oklahoma 73, at Oklahoma State 65. Sooners have really found their groove lately. They've won 6 of 7 with the only loss coming to blazing Kansas in Lawrence.
--at San Diego State 61, Air Force 51. The Mt. West is now the Aztecs' to lose.
--at Texas A&M 61, Colorado 58. Buffs had little room for error, and this may have used it up.
--at UTEP 65, UAB 37. One of the more bizarre scores of the season. The Miners could roll up a ton of wins from here on in. This puts UAB in a tough position because they now trail UTEP in the standings and the committee is loathe to skip teams in the conf standings to take a lower team.
--at Wisconsin 72, Indiana 54. Hoosiers have now lost four of five, but still trail the leaders by just one game in the loss column. It's a logjam amongst the top seven teams in the Big Ten.
III. Tonight's GOI
--Stanford at California. Monster game for both teams. Stanford is doing their best Lazarus impersonation, and this road win would be huge.
--Ohio State at Michigan. Great football rivalry means more in hoops this year that it has in a long while.
--West Virginia at Pittsburgh. Beginning of a murderous stretch for WVU (three roadies, UConn at home, then at Syracuse).
--George Mason at VCU. Important game in the wild CAA race.
--Southern Cal at Washington. Huskies find themselves in a must win game.
Sun Belt Slate
--FIU at UALR. Trojans could gain ground tonight with WKU at a tough venue in Denver.
--Western Kentucky at Denver. Denver has the nation's third-longest home winning streak and WKU has the outright conference lead at 8-1.
--Middle Tennessee at North Texas. Both are in the thick of the race for the 2-seed in their respective divisions.
--UL-Lafayette at South Alabama. Suddenly hot Cajuns take on Jags who have skated up to 69 in the RPI.
--New Orleans at Troy. Scrappy Privateers will have their hands full with Troy PG Bobby Dixon at home.