The Wildcats just keep on winning in SEC play
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By Andy Katz
By Jason McCallum
On Tap For Thursday• No. 17 Notre Dame at No. 18 L'ville, 7 ET (ESPN)
• No. 15 Michigan St. at No. 9 Wisc., 9 ET (ESPN2)
• Wright State at No. 13 Butler, 9 ET (ESPNU)
• USC at Arizona, 9 ET (ESPN)
• New Mexico State at Nevada, 10 ET
• No. 4 UCLA at Arizona State, 10:30 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 82, Tulsa 67
• No. 6 Duke 71, Georgia Tech 58
• No. 7 Kansas 75, Iowa State 64
• No. 10 Georgetown 64, St. John's 52
• No. 19 Purdue 65, Minnesota 53
For all scores, click here.
Texas A&M romps Texas Tech
Cutting down the nets alreadyBy Kyle Whelliston Special to ESPN.com RICHMOND, Va. -- The evening at the sold-out Siegel Center began with a tribute to three outgoing VCU players on Senior Day and concluded with a pullaway 72-58 win for the home team over UNC Wilmington. With the win, the Rams (22-6, 14-3 Colonial) moved two games ahead in the league standings, clinching their second consecutive No. 1 tourney seed in the Colonial. But the night wasn't done quite yet. After the final buzzer sounded, to the surprise of fans and players alike, the Rams broke out the ladders and scissors. It was the first net-cutting ceremony of the 2007-08 college basketball season. The Colonial Athletic Association doesn't officially recognize a regular-season champion, and the league considers the tourney winner to be its true title-holder. But VCU head coach Anthony Grant allowed his relatively young team -- one that contains seven freshmen who weren't present for last year's NCAA first-round win over Duke -- to experience some temporary February Fever before March Madness begins in earnest. "It's not every day that you win a championship," explained Grant. "We have seven guys who are having their first experience in college basketball. I've got to trust my veterans to let the young guys know that as good as this feels tonight. It doesn't compare to what potentially could lie ahead of us. Get a taste of it tonight, enjoy it, see what it feels like, and then remember that going forward."
Duke knocks off Georgia Tech at home
Daily RPIYou've seen the polls, but how do the teams stack up in the RPI (as of Thursday morning), even after Tennessee's loss at Vanderbilt on Tuesday? 1. Tennessee
3. North Carolina
FYI -- Washington State is the ranked team (22nd in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll) with the lowest RPI. The Cougars are 32nd in the RPI. Arizona has the highest RPI (17) of any unranked team. For ESPN.com's full Daily RPI, click here.