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College Hoops Go-Round: January 12

The first Big Monday doubleheader of the season was the highlight of the night's schedule.

  • Fourth-ranked Villanova got way down against Louisville at Freedom Hall, but rallied to win 92-84. Scottie Reynolds scored 36 for the Wildcats.
  • The second tilt saw Oklahoma top Oklahoma State, 62-57, in the first Bedlam game of the season in Norman.

There was plenty of other conference action on Monday night.

  • The only A-Sun game of the night was the first Battle of the Boulevard. Lipscomb and Belmont both entered at 4-1 in the conference. The Bisons picked up their fifth win of the league campaign. as they prevailed 64-53 at home.
  • Siena is now 6-0 in the MAAC after an 82-70 home win over Canisius. St. Peter's sent Niagara to their second straight loss, 90-86; Iona won at Loyola, 59-50; and Rider got back to .500 in the league with a 84-62 win over Marist.
  • Morgan State picked up a big MEAC road win, 73-63, at Hampton. Bethune-Cookman remained unbeaten as well, as they topped NC A&T in a 66-65 thriller. Elsewhere, Delaware State defeated SC State, 67-58; Norfolk State won at Florida A&M, 78-65; Winston-Salem State knocked off Maryland-Eastern Shore, 75-70; and Howard knocked off Coppin State, 59-53.
  • Murray State won its seventh straight OVC game to start their league campaign, as they hammered Eastern Illinois, 75-59;
  • Chattanooga defeated UNC Greensboro, 58-45, in the lone SoCon game of the night.
  • Alabama A&M won their first SWAC game of the season, topping Mississippi Valley State, 72-56; Jackson State remained unbeaten after a 57-46 win over Southern; Alabama State sent Arkansas-Pine Bluff, a team who lost a lot during the non-conference campaign, to their first conference loss, 75-73; and Grambling defeated Alcorn State, 82-74.
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-0 in the WAC, as they completed a road sweep of the Idaho schools Monday night. The Bulldogs topped Boise State, 79-64. In other action, Utah State crushed Hawai'i in Logan, 98-54; Fresno State knocked off San Jose State, 80-70; and New Mexico State dropped Idaho, 75-72.

In non-conference play

  • Cornell pounded Clarkson, 82-37, in a contest that probably would have been more interesting as a hockey game.
  • Savannah State won their season series with Central Connecticut State two games to one. The Tigers topped the Blue Devils, 73-63 in New Britain.
  • Quinnipiac picked up a 88-75 win over Brown.

If you don't see your team's result, click on any of the score links. You'll find a rundown of the night's scores on the right side of the page.

For more on Monday's action, visit SB Nation and Searching For Billy Edelin.

After the jump, I'll take a look at a busy Tuesday night.

Tuesday's action features key battles in the Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC, and an ACC bubble contest. All times are p.m. Eastern.
  • Ohio State at No. 6 Purdue, 7 (ESPN): Both teams look to recover from Saturday road losses, but the Boilermakers have the advantage in this one, as it's at Fortress Mackey.
  • Texas A&M at No. 13 Kansas State, 7 (ESPN2): The Aggies topped Nebraska in their Big 12 opener Saturday, while the Wildcats lost a slugfest at Missouri.
  • VCU at Hofstra, 7 (ESPNU): Unbelievably, the winner of this game will move to .500 in the CAA.
  • Wyoming at TCU, 7:30 (the mtn.): The winner moves over .500 in both the MWC and overall.
  • Maryland at Wake Forest, 8 (Raycom/Full Court): The Terps are back in the conversation after their Sunday win over FSU, but they need a decent road win to stay there.
  • No. 2 Kentucky at Florida, 9 (ESPN): The Rowdy Reptiles vs. John Calipari. That should be fun. The Gators will have to ratchet up their game to knock off the Wildcats though.
  • Bradley at Northern Iowa, 9 (ESPNU): The Panthers look to move to 6-0 in the MVC.
  • Penn State at Illinois, 9 (Big Ten): The Illini would move to 4-0 in the Big Ten with a win here, setting up a showdown at Michigan State Saturday.
  • No. 22 Baylor at Colorado, 9 (FS Rocky Mountain/Full Court): The Bears are looking for their 10th straight win and 14th overall.

For information about games that will only be telecast regionally, like NC State at Florida State and Kent State at Miami (OH), visit Matt Sarz' College Sports on TV site.