Home » Columns »Your Phil of Hoops » Currently Reading:

Saturday Notes – January 30, 2016

January 31, 2016 Columns, Your Phil of Hoops No Comments

The Big 12/SEC Challenge may have take center stage on Saturday, and although it produced some dandies and important results, it was hardly alone. Several mid-majors had showdowns of teams at the top of the standings in addition to all the high-major games that initially grab attention.

The Big 12/SEC Challenge figured to be a good slate of games, as entering the day the Big 12 had a slim 5-4 edge in matchups between schools of the two conferences this season. That comes as the Big 12 has been atop the conferences while the SEC’s overall non-conference showing left a little to be desired. For the third straight year, the Big 12 won, going 7-3 this time around.

With that, here are notes from some of the day’s games.

Oklahoma 77, LSU 75: A heart-breaking loss for LSU. They led for most of the game and by double digits at times, they responded initially when they finally lost the lead, and came up just short of a major league signature win.

Kansas 90, Kentucky 84 (OT): Like the aforementioned game, this one was all you could want in a matchup of these two. In the end, it was Wayne Selden (33 points) who stood above everyone else, making big play after big play.

Florida 88, West Virginia 71: A convincing win by the Gators got the day going. They built a big lead early and never looked back. I have to admit I have long thought this Gators team has better computer numbers than I expect, but this win changes the perception some.

Virginia 63, Louisville 47: Let the Cardinals serve as a great example of how little the polls tell us. They will probably still be ranked after the Cavaliers convincingly beat them at home, yet they have knocked off just one team that is even close to a lock for the NCAA Tournament (Pittsburgh).

NC State 85, Miami 69: NC State has needed a win or two like this all year. Cat Barber carried them again, as he has much of the season.

Florida State 76, Clemson 65: Remember that big stretch where Clemson was beating everybody? They rode a home-heavy time for that. A win or two on the road will help.

Texas A&M 72, Iowa State 62: This game was every bit as entertaining as we could have expected. The Aggies did a great job of closing it out by winning the final minutes.

Texas 72, Vanderbilt 58: Another missed opportunity for Vanderbilt, which means their margin for error keeps dropping.

Providence 73, Georgetown 69: The dynamic duo of Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil carry the Friars to another big road win, less than a week after winning at Villanova.

Purdue 89, Nebraska 74: Let’s just say something that’s undoubtedly been said many times: A.J. Hammons can be really good. 32 points, 11 rebounds and five assists good.

USC 98, Washington 88: These two teams are even at 6-3 in Pac-12 play, part of a three-way tie behind Oregon heading into Sunday.

Marquette 75, Butler 69: This was in Milwaukee, but the losses continue to pile up for Butler as they are now 3-6 in the Big East.

Kansas State 69, Ole Miss 64: The Wildcats get their best win of the season. Now the question becomes whether or not they turn this into a confidence booster for more quality wins.

Indiana 74, Minnesota 68: The Hoosiers almost let this one get away, even losing the lead late. They regrouped.

New Mexico 88, Boise State 83: It’s a race for second in the Mountain West as San Diego State won at UNLV to remain undefeated, and now New Mexico pulls into second place after an impressive road win on Saturday.

Saint Joseph’s 64, Rhode Island 55: A nice road win allows the Hawks to keep pace near the top of the Atlantic 10.

UAB 81, Marshall 78: A big road win puts UAB alone atop Conference USA for now.

Fordham 78, UMass 72 (OT): Fordham gets their first road win of the year, closing this one out in the extra session.

Stephen F. Austin 66, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61: A big road win in a battle of teams that entered the day undefeated in conference play puts the Lumberjacks into a first-place tie atop the Southland right now at 8-0 along with Houston Baptist, who eked out a 70-69 win over Sam Houston State.

Wagner 73, Mount St. Mary’s 63: These two teams are now tied atop the Northeast Conference, with this being a big road win for the Seahawks. Fairleigh Dickinson joins them at 7-3.

Yale 79, Princeton 75: An early showdown goes to the host Bulldogs, who pull into a tie at 4-0 with Columbia after the first full weekend of Ivy League play.

Comment on this Article:







Subscribe to Hoopville

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hoopville

Advertisement


Hoopville Archives

College Basketball Tonight

We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.

The show aired on AM 710 WOR in New York City on Sunday evenings starting with Selection Sunday and running through the NCAA Tournament.

Here are links to the shows:

March 13, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 20, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

March 27, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

April 3, 2016 - First hour | Second hour

Everybody Needs a Head Coach

Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.

"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life."
-Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center

"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book."
-Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils

"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say."
-Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball

Review on Hoopville coming soon!

Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants

The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.

Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.

Hoopville Podcasts

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – November 9, 2017

November 10, 2017 by

The season is almost here, and we take a look at some of what to expect this coming season. We have preseason polls, conference changes, a look at some conferences and some matchups to start the season.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 by

The FBI has zeroed in on college basketball in a big way, and what has happened may be the beginning of a massive hit to the sport. We discuss what we know thus far in our latest podcast.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – August 17, 2017

August 18, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we check in with some good news from a few teams overseas after a big scare, plus a big addition for a championship contender, a conference on the rise, and a great coach thinking about a return to the bench.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we talk about the NBA Draft, of course, but spend much more time on the happenings at Ohio State and Louisville and the implications starting next season.

Talking Hoops With Ted Sarandis – May 17, 2017

May 18, 2017 by

In our latest podcast, we start with the NBA Draft Lottery, then talk about a big pickup for Duke, important transfers, the coaching carousel winding down and much more.

Phil Kasiecki on Twitter

Recruiting Coverage

Lincoln captures Hamilton Park title

August 15, 2017 by

For the first time, a public school won the Hamilton Park Summer League, and they were led by a big effort from a junior point guard in the title game.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Boston Shootout

June 12, 2017 by

Some news and notes coming from the second and final day of action at the 2017 Boston Shootout, where the host program provided plenty of talent, but so did a program that produced a team that beat them.

Notes from a day at the 2017 Northeast Hoops Festival

April 11, 2017 by

The Northeast Hoops Festival helped bring in the new spring travel season in New England, and we have notes from some of Saturday’s action.

2016 Boston Back to School Showcase notes

September 12, 2016 by

We look back at the 2016 Boston Back to School Showcase, where a couple of Boston City League teams were among the most impressive on the day.

2016 Hoopville Spring Finale championship recap

June 28, 2016 by

We look back at the championship games of the 2016 Hoopville Spring Finale, which had a big local flavor as one might have expected.