I didn't get to see much action last night, so I was surprised to see that the Big Ten race may have completely changed last night in Madison.
No. 5 Michigan State dropped their first Big Ten game of the season, 67-49 at No. 16 Wisconsin, but they suffered a bigger loss when All-Big Ten point guard Kalin Lucas went down with an ankle injury. In the night's other game, Northwestern swept Michigan with a 67-52 win in Evanston.
Elsewhere among the probable multi-bid leagues...
Rhode Island is 6-2 in the A-10 after they picked up a 90-83 win at La Salle.
No. 2 Villanova is now 9-0 in the Big East after an 81-71 home win over Seton Hall. No. 4 Syracuse crushed Providence, 85-68, to stay a game back of the Wildcats in the race. The Orange's 22-1 start is their best ever. In the night's other game, Rutgers won their second in a row, beating St. John's, 84-72.
In Tuesday's games outside of the major conferences...
Radford is a game and a half behind Coastal Carolina in the Big South. The Highlanders thumped VMI, 111-84.
There was one MVC game Tuesday and it was a thriller. Bradley topped Drake, 67-65 in Peoria.
Southeast Missouri crushed , 68-49, in the only OVC contest to actually happen on Tuesday. Jacksonville State's game at Tennessee State was postponed.
If you don't see your team's score, click any of the score links. You'll find a rundown of all of the night's scores on the right side of the page.
After the jump, I'll take a look at what's ahead for Wednesday.
Wendesday's schedule is actually pretty light on games that will have a major impact on the bracket. However, the games of impact are significant.
No. 22 Pittsburgh at No. 6 West Virginia, 7 p.m. ET (Big East Network/Full Court): The surprising Panthers have been slipping of late, dropping three of their last four and two straight road games. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, want to keep pace with Syracuse and Villanova at the top of the league.
USF at No. 7 Georgetown, 7 p.m. ET (Big East Network/Full Court): The Bulls have won three straight, but they'll have a hard time extending their streak to four, as they have to visit a very tough Hoya team.
UAB at Memphis. 8 p.m. ET (CBS College): The Blazers try to rebound from their first C-USA loss of the season, while the Tigers are smarting from a road setback at (gasp) SMU.
Houston at UTEP, 10 p.m. ET (CBS College): Aubrey Coleman and the Cougars will look to end the Miners' five-game win streak, one that started after UTEP lost the first meeting between these two.
Idaho at Utah State, 11 p.m. ET (ESPN2): The Aggies will look to take sole possession of first in the WAC, if only for a night.
Other televised action of note:
Penn State at No. 13 Ohio State, 6:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten)
DePaul at Marquette, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
NC State at Virginia, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Arkansas at Georgia, 7 p.m. ET (SEC on CSS/Full Court)
Iowa State at No. 20 Baylor, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS Southwest/FS Houston/Full Court)
Colorado State at Utah, 8 p.m. ET (the mtn.)
Illinois at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten)
No. 1 Kansas at Colorado, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
For information about games that will only be televised regionally, like Xavier at UMass and Wichita State at No. 24 Northern Iowa, visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.