Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.
Kansas State (8-3) built a 5-point first-half lead, then withstood a 16-7 Bulldog run over a 5-minute span in the second half that lifted Gonzaga to a 1-point lead at 48-47 with 10:51 remaining. Gonzaga’s Drew Barham scored seven of his team-high 13 points to key the run.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!
Kelly Olynyk dominated inside with 20 points and Gonzaga rebounded from its first loss of the season with an impressive victory over the Wildcats, who were looking for their first signature win under new coach Bruce Weber.