Tale of the tape
‘Catholic 7′ Showdown: #15 Marquette Vs. St. John’s
Buzz Williams’ team survived against Rutgers on Tuesday night to lock up a double-bye in the Big East Tournament. Marquette has won three in a row and primed to make another Sweet 16 run.
Midwest Shootout: #9 Kansas State Vs. #13 Oklahoma State
In his first year in Manhattan, Bruce Weber has the Wildcats quietly in the top 10. Winners of six straight, this will be their toughest test since their loss at Kansas a month ago.
Luck Of The Irish? #24 Notre Dame Vs. #8 Louisville
Mike Brey and the Irish bounced back from a loss to Marquette last weekend by crushing St. John’s, shooting 68 percent in the second half and winning 66-40. Notre Dame wants to remain in the upper tier of the Big East to get the double-bye in the tournament.
Tobacco Road Rivalry Round 2: #3 Duke Vs. UNC
Duke’s win on Senior Night on Tuesday against Virginia Tech was Mike Krzyzewski’s 880th at Duke, moving him into second place for most all time for a coach at a single school.
Upset Alert: #17 Syracuse Vs. #5 Georgetown
Syracuse found just the cure for its three-game losing streak on Wednesday: a matchup with DePaul, which resulted in an easy win. The Orange is still alive for a double-bye in the Big East tournament.
Revenge On The Mind: #5 Miami At #3 Duke
Miami bounced back from its first ACC loss—a stunning setback against Wake Forest—and beat Virginia Tech on Wednesday. A win Saturday would give Miami its first conference title.