College men’s basketball has never been this good. The 2014- 2015 season is in its peak and the high adrenaline matches just show how tough the battle for the championship can get. Week 17 saw several displays of talent and prowess.
Games and Scores of the Week
The week saw some epic battles of the season with the current number one Kentucky beating Florida 67-50 and a win 72-64 over Georgia.
Others games include:
– Virginia v Louisville, saw Virginia lose 59-57.
– Duke v North Carolina 84-77 win for Duke. North Carolina won their other game at Georgia Tech 81-49
– Villanova v St. John’s at Creighton saw Villanova win 105-68 at Creighton.
– Arizona v California, Arizona securing a win of 99-60
– Wisconsin v Ohio State, saw a win for Wisconsin 72-48, and 76-63 against Minnesota. Ohio state had beaten Penn State 77-67.
– Gonzaga recovered from week 16 loss at BYU to beat San Fransisco 81-72.
– Wichita St beat S Illinois 56-45 to lose 62-65 at Illinois State.
– Kansas beat West Virginia 76-69 and lost at Oklahoma 75-73. West Virginia managed a win of 81-72 at Oklahoma St.
– Maryland had a superb win over Rutgers and Nebraska of 60-50 and 64-61 points respectively.
– Northern Iowa had three wins against Bradley, Loyola and Illinois St. of 73-46, 63-49 and 69-60 points respectively.
– Notre Dame won 71-59 at Louisville and 81-67 at Clemson.
– Utah won 67-59 at Washington and lost 77-68 at Washington.
– Baylor lost 61-59 at Texas but managed 77-74 win over Texas Tech.
– Arkansas won 78-74 at South Carolina failed to shine at LSU losing 81-78.
– Butler lost 60-54 at Georgetown but recovered to beat Providence 68-64. Providence won vs Seton Hall 79-66.
– Murray St beat Morehead State 80-77 to lose narrowly 88-87 at Belmont.
Changes in AP Poll Positions
The week saw teams retaining, dropping or rising in the poll. Kentucky, Virginia, Utah, Arkansas and West Virginia retained positions 1, 2, 13, 18 and 20 respectively. Baylor moved up five places to 14th. Iowa State dropped from 12th to 17th and North Carolina from 15th to 19th.