Musketeers taking control of the A-10
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By Andy Katz
By Jason McCallum
On Tap For Monday• Louisville at UConn, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
• Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 9 ET (ESPN)
Top 25 LossesWith the new polls coming out Monday afternoon, here is a look at the teams in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 that lost in last week's action ... • No. 5 Tennessee (lost to Kentucky)
• No. 6 Washington State (lost to Arizona)
• No. 8 Indiana (lost to UConn)
• No. 11 Wisconsin (lost to Purdue)
• No. 13 Vanderbilt (lost to Florida)
• No. 15 Mississippi (lost to Mississippi State)
• No. 16 Texas A&M (lost to Baylor)
• No. 17 Pitt (lost to Rutgers)
• No. 18 Villanova (lost to Rutgers, Notre Dame)
• No. 19 Dayton (lost to No. 22 Xavier, Richmond)
• No. 25 Clemson (lost to Miami-Fla.)
For all the Top 25 rankings, click here.
Florida hands Vandy another loss
Writer's Take On Duke's Win Over MarylandDuke has gone quietly about its business and on Sunday night -- in front of a passionate Maryland crowd still soaring from last week's upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina -- did it again with a 93-84 win over the Terps.
In case nobody noticed, Duke is the only team still undefeated in ACC play.
"If we go far enough with this thing, people will start talking about us," senior guard DeMarcus Nelson said. "No worries."
Krzyzewski scoffed at the notion that his program ever flies under the radar, ("Otherwise, these people wouldn't be out there or in our place trying to beat us," he said), but conceded that this year's group isn't exactly fearsome.
"We're not an outstanding team," Krzyzewski said of his Blue Devils, whose one loss came against Pitt. "We're a good team that's playing real hard. You can see from our lineups, sometimes everybody is 6-5 and under, so that's not going to evoke fear. We just have to collectively try to figure out how to win. So far they've done that, and they've done a really good job of that."
The top criticism of Duke this season has been its lack of a legitimate post player, and Clemson and Maryland have both exposed it, but the Blue Devils have compensated for it by pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers. Maryland senior Bambale Osby, a physically imposing forward whose old-school Afro is as retro as his back-to-the-basket game, and senior James Gist, whose play has been the barometer of the Terps' success this season, combined for 46 points and 20 rebounds against Duke. Nelson called them the "toughest frontcourt we've played all year."
-- Heather Dinich, ESPN.com For more of Heather Dinich's story, click here.
Down to six scholarship players, Syracuse wins
Miami knocks off Clemson
LeadersNational scoring leaders:
1. Reggie Williams, VMI 27.3 ppg
2. Charron Fisher, Niagara 27.0 ppg
3. Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin 26.9 ppg
4. Michael Beasley, Kansas State 25.3 ppg
5. Stephen Curry, Davidson 23.9 ppg
National rebounding leaders:
1. Michael Beasley, Kansas State 12.7 rpg
2. Ryan Bright, Sam Houston State 11.6 rpg
3. Jon Brockman, Washington 11.5 rpg
4. Arizona 'AZ' Reid, High Point 11.4 rpg
5. Kevin Love, UCLA 11.3 rpg
National assist leaders:
1. Jason Richards, Davidson 8.4 apg
2. Mike Jefferson, High Point 7.5 apg
3. TeeJay Bannister, Liberty 7.4 apg
4. Jay Greene, UMBC 7.2 apg
4. Paul Stoll, Texas-Pan American 7.2 apg
For all the stats, click here.
Road To PerfectionHere is a look at the next five games for the last two unbeaten Div. I men's teams:
• Jan. 30: at Kansas State, 8 ET (ESPN Full Court)
• Feb. 2: at Colorado, 3:30 ET (ABC)
• Feb. 4: Missouri, 9 ET (ESPN)
• Feb. 9: Baylor, 8 ET (ESPN Full Court)
• Feb. 11: at Texas, 9 ET (ESPN)
• Jan. 30: at Houston, 8 ET
• Feb. 2: UTEP, 1 ET
• Feb. 6: Southern Methodist, 9 ET
• Feb. 9: Central Florida, 4 ET
• Feb. 13: Houston, 9 ET