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I Slept On It: Super Bowl Sunday Afternoon

A few college basketball games were played before what I'm going to call the worst Super Bowl ever. Some of them were decent. As for the others...

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In the lone AAC game of the day, Cincinnati (21-2, 10-0) kept its perfect league record intact by holding off USF (11-11, 2-7), 50-45. It was the 14th win in a row for the Bearcats, who were led by Sean Kilpatrick's 18 points.


Virginia (17-5, 8-1) retained sole possession of second place by handing Pittsburgh (18-4, 6-3) its second home loss in the span of a week. Malcolm Brogdon's three with under a second to go gave the Cavaliers the 48-45 win. Keep in mind that even though the Panthers currently have a 7-4 record against the Top 100, only one of those victories -- over Stanford in the Legends Classic final in Brooklyn -- came against a team that currently sits in the Top 50.

Big Ten

Michigan (16-5, 8-1) lost its perfect Big Ten record in Bloomington, where Indiana (14-8. 4-5) got 27 points from Yogi Ferrell in a 63-52 victory. Nik Stauskas was held to just six points on the afternoon for the Wolverines. In State College, Penn State (12-10, 3-6) won its third in a row, dropping struggling Purdue (13-9, 3-6) by 11.


The Pac-12 standings are now rather clumped together after Oregon State (13-8, 5-4) upended UCLA (17-5, 6-3) by a 71-67 count in Corvallis. While Arizona leads the conference at 8-1 and the Bruins and California are tied for second at 6-3, there's an unbelievable five-way tied for fourth, featuring the Beavers, Arizona State, Stanford, Washington, and Colorado.


Just one mid-major game had serious bracket impact on Sunday afternoon. Mercer (18-6, 9-2) now shares the Atlantic Sun lead with Florida Gulf Coast after an 80-61 loss at USC Upstate (13-10, 6-4).

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