On Tap For Thursday
• High Point at Winthrop, 6 ET (ESPNU)
• UConn at Providence, 7 ET (ESPN)
• Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7 ET (ESPN2)
• Arizona State at Oregon, 8:30 ET (Full Court)
• Xavier at Saint Joe's, 9 ET (ESPN)
• Michigan State at Illinois, 9 ET (ESPN2)
• Stanford at UCLA, 11 ET
For the full schedule, click here. All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Full Court also are on ESPN360.com.
Top 25 Scores From Wednesday
• No. 3 Memphis 72, Southern Methodist 55
• No. 4 Tennessee 89, Florida 86
• No. 5 Duke 86, Virginia 70
• No. 8 Wisconsin 77, Penn State 41
• No. 16 Vandy 86, No. 25 Miss. State 85 (OT)
• No. 17 Indiana 69, Minnesota 55
• No. 19 Notre Dame 68, St. John's 55
• No. 24 BYU 78, Wyoming 61
For all scores, click here.
Tennessee escapes the swamp with a W
Watching The Bubble
By Andy Glockner
Can't wait for the next installment of bubble watch? Here's your nightly fix of the biggest bubble stories
Temple 90, Duquesne 85
Still nonbelievers in the Owls after seven nonconference losses left them well off the radar? Well, they're now 10-5 in the Atlantic 10 and hold second place by themselves. A rapidly improving RPI along with a rout of Xavier make an at-large push for Dionte Christmas
, Mark Tyndale
& Co. a legit possibility.
Texas A&M 71, Baylor 57
The Aggies dragged the Bears down into a slogfest and walked out of Waco with a crucial win for their at-large hopes. Now guaranteed to finish at least .500 in league play, A&M can now focus on taking down Kansas on Saturday. The Bears remain in good shape but missed a chance to sweep A&M and really hurt a bubble rival.
Tennessee 89, Florida 86 (OT)
The Gators jumped all over the Vols at the O-Dome, but Tennessee came from 16 down to edge the Gators closer to the NIT. This was a huge missed opportunity for Florida, which also lost at home to Mississippi State on Saturday. They wrap the season at Rupp on Sunday in what looks like a must-win.
• Syracuse won an elimination game at Seton Hall.
• Kentucky got it done at South Carolina to get to 11-4 in the SEC.
• Oklahoma firmed up its status by winning at rival Oklahoma State.
• Miami edged closer to the field by handling Boston College at home.
• Houston held off Central Florida to set up the possibility of a virtual elimination game with UAB in the Conference USA semis.
• UMass blasted La Salle to stay on track.
To read Wednesday's Bubble Watch, click here.
Kentucky beats South Carolina in Odom finale
Inside The Blog
By Fran Fraschilla
After spending the majority of my time covering the Big 12 during conference play, I thought the time would be right to give you a preview of the "Frannie Awards." We will reveal my all-conference teams on Sunday during the Oklahoma State-Texas game on ESPN.
Big 12 First Team
F Michael Beasley
, Kansas State
F Blake Griffin
G Brandon Rush
G Curtis Jerrells
G D.J. Augustin
Big 12 Second Team
C Aleks Maric
F Darrell Arthur
F Damion James
G A.J. Abrams
G Mario Chalmers
Big 12 All-Freshman Team
F Beasley, Kansas State
F Griffin, Oklahoma
F Bill Walker
, Kansas State
G LaceDarius Dunn
G John Roberson
, Texas Tech
Player of the Year: Beasley, Kansas State
Not in 100 years did I think that anyone in the Big 12 could duplicate what Kevin Durant did a year ago at Texas, but Beasley did. He has dominated a very competitive league to the point that anything under 30 points feels like an off night.
To read more of Fraschilla's blog, click here.
Greatest Players: No. 3 Bill Walton