Three top 10 college basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night and one of them left with their second loss of the season. San Diego State attempted to earn another road victory after trailing by double figures. However, the magic ran out in the final minute with some stellar play by Wyoming on their home court.
Michigan 70- Ohio State 60
The Big 10 also had a battle of top 25 teams when Michigan faced Ohio State. The Wolverines used a high scoring second half to knock off the surging Buckeyes. With the win, Michigan moved up a half game on the Spartans for first place.
Texas 87- Oklahoma State 68
Oklahoma State played their first game without Marcus Smart, and it showed. The Texas Longhorns dismantled the shorthanded Cowboys behind 27 points from Javan Felix. He shot 6 of 8 from three point range.
Texas moved to (19-5) and they are one game behind Kansas in the Big 12 rankings. Oklahoma State’s fell to (4-7) in the conference and still have two games to go without Marcus Smart. Le”Bryan Nash led the Cowboys with 23 points and six rebounds.
Game of the Day
The Wichita State Shockers won another game by double digits to put their season record at (26-0). Once again, Wichita State had to comeback from a first half deficit to win. Ron Baker led five Shockers in double figures with 19 points.
Wichita State is two wins away from clinching the conference title. The only team that has a chance to catch Wichita State is Indiana State. However, they already lost twice to the Shockers.
The countdown really begins for an undefeated regular season. Wichita State has five games left and three of them are on the road. Next up is Evansville.
Game of the Day II
Florida 67- Tennessee 58
On the surface, there’s nothing exciting about the Florida Gators. They are good at everything and their opponents will be hard pressed to beat them. Tennessee played well for large stretches on Tuesday, but they were still outscored by 10 in the second half.
Scotty Wilbekin led to Gators in double figures with 21 points. Yet, it was the diving rebound by Patric Young that sealed the game for Florida. This could be the signature play of the regular season for the Gators.
Tennessee was led by Jarnell Stokes 20 points and 11 rebounds. This would have been a huge win for Tennessee, but they need to find some more in the SEC to secure a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Upset of the Day
Wyoming 68- SDSU 62
Maybe it was good for the Aztecs to lose a tough road game to get the team refocused for a full 40 minutes. It could be even better for the conference as a whole, but double digit deficits are not a great habit for a potential final four team. If Wyoming is able to build off of this win, they’ll be headed to the big dance.
San Diego State is the second top 10 team to lose this week. They are now (21-2), and a half game up on New Mexico for the Mountain West. Their 20 game win streak is over.
Riley Grabau poured in 17 points and Larry Nance Jr. scored 14 points to lead Wyoming in the upset.
San Diego State had a rough shooting night as Xavier Thames missed 13 of his 16 shots. Still, the Aztecs had 15 offensive rebounds. That alone almost helped San Diego State complete the comeback.
Point guard Derrick Walton Jr. controlled both ends of the floor for Michigan. He finished the game with 13 points 10 rebounds and six assists. He was also perfect from the foul line.
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