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I Slept On It: West Virginia Rolls Iowa State; Kansas State Stuns Kansas

The Mountaineers, Wildcats, and Georgetown picked up needed wins on Monday night, while Florida State, Maryland and Providence didn't help their NCAA cases.

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Miami (12-12, 3-8) handed Florida State (14-10, 5-7) its fifth loss in its last six outings, in a game that took seemingly forever to wrap up. The defeat means the Seminoles certainly won't be appearing in Tuesday's bracket, a result that was practically clinched with Saturday's loss to Maryland.

Speaking of the Terrapins (14-11, 6-6), they led Virginia (20-5, 11-1) at the half, but couldn't keep it up in the second, as the Cavaliers picked up their eighth straight victory, 61-53. Joe Harris led UVa with 19 on the night.

Big 12

Iowa State (18-5, 6-5) was blown out by West Virginia (15-10, 7-5) in Morgantown in a game that was marred by Eron Harris' ejection for a punch with just a little more than four minutes left in regulation. That victory will push the Mountaineers into the First Four in today's bracket. Bob Huggins' team has won four of its last five with only a victory over Baylor Bears coming against a team that's not in my current projection. Kansas (18-6, 9-2) will remain on the two line despite falling to Kansas State (17-7, 7-4) in overtime, a result that didn't look likely after the Jayhawks forced the extra session late, thanks to Andrew Wiggins' late heroics. The Wildcats, meanwhile, will be the home team in an 8/9 matchup, with a great chance to move up over the final month of the regular season.

Big East

Providence (16-9, 6-6) dropped its third in a row, as Georgetown (15-9, 6-6) took care of the Friars in front of a sparse crowd in Washington, D.C. The Hoyas, winners of four straight, will be back in the projected field of 68 later today, while the Friars will remain, a mere five spots above the cut line. Bryce Cotton scored 31 for Providence, but 19 of those came in the first half.

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