I Slept On It: Creighton Blasts 'Nova (Again); St. John's Grabs Vital Win

Dave Weaver-USA TODAY Sports

The Bluejays will be moving up the seed list after securing a season sweep of the Wildcats. Elsewhere, the Red Storm won a crucial head-to-head matchup, and it wasn't a great day for basketball in the state of Michigan.

"I Slept On It" is Blogging the Bracket's nearly daily roundup of the previous night's college basketball action, with a bracketology focus.American

American

Louisville (21-4, 10-2) remains a game behind Cincinnati in the AAC race after obliterating Rutgers (10-16, 4-9), 102-54. Luke Hancock's 25 led the hosts, who led by 19 at halftime, before going on a 26-3 run in the first six-plus minutes of the second half. On the flip side, SMU (20-6, 9-4) crashed at Temple (7-17, 2-10), 71-64. That means the Mustangs are now three games out of first (in the loss column), and they'll likely crash out of the rankings on Monday.

ACC

In a game with no tourney implications, Notre Dame (14-12, 5-8) won at Boston College (6-19, 2-10), 73-69, to earn a season sweep.

Big East

It seems like Creighton (21-4, 11-2) may not be the best matchup out there for Villanova (22-3, 10-2). The Bluejays again were lights out against the Wildcats on Sunday, as they picked up a 101-80 victory. Creighton shot better than 64 percent from the field, 60 percent from three (on far fewer attempts than in Philadelphia), and an astounding 92 percent from the foul line. Doug McDermott scored 39 for the Bluejays, a sum which pushed his career total past Larry Bird on the all-time NCAA scoring list.

St. John's (17-9, 7-6) picked up a huge 82-60 bubble win over Georgetown (15-10, 6-7), thanks to 48 combined points from D'Angelo Harrison and Rysheed Jordan. Since starting Big East play with a five-game losing streak, the Red Storm have won seven of eight.

Big Ten

Frank Kaminsky scored 25 for Wisconsin (21-5, 8-5) in its 75-62 win at Michigan (18-7, 10-3). The Badgers opened up impressively, holding the Wolverines to 19 in the first half, before pulling away again late. There's still a tie at the top of the conference, however, as Nebraska (14-10, 6-6) -- paced by 23 from Terran Petteway, upset Michigan State (21-5, 10-3) in East Lansing.

On the bubble, Minnesota (17-9, 6-7) will remain in Tuesday's projection after a hard fought 54-48 victory at Northwestern (12-14, 5-8). The Wildcats have lost three straight since somewhat inexplicably winning in Madison and MInneapolis.

Pac-12

Oregon State (13-11, 5-7) was unable to complete a season sweep of Oregon (16-8, 4-8). Joseph Young's 25-point afternoon pushed the Ducks, still on the wrong side of the cut line, past the Beavers in Eugene.

Colorado (19-7, 8-5), meanwhile, earned a Los Angeles split, rolling at USC (10-15, 1-11), 83-74. Five Buffaloes hit double-figures on the night, led by Xavier Johnson's 20-point effort.

Elsewhere

Finally, Wichita State (27-0, 14-0) keeps rolling. The Shockers took care of Evansville (11-16, 4-10) on the road today, thanks to 26 from Rob Baker and 18 from Fred VanVleet.

Be sure to follow @ChrisDobbertean on Twitter and to like Blogging the Bracket on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blogging the Bracket

You must be a member of Blogging the Bracket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging the Bracket. You should read them.

Join Blogging the Bracket

You must be a member of Blogging the Bracket to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blogging the Bracket. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker