This post will be updated to reflect results throughout the day. WINNERS Wichita State (RPI: 46, KenPom: 13, play-in game): The Shockers blew out a Northern Iowa team that had won eight of their last nine games and sat in third place in the Missouri Valley on Saturday. The Shockers are now 25-4 on the season, but their best non-league wins are over Oklahoma and at Colorado State, neither of which are top 100 wins. Their only top 100 win is Illinois State. The Shockers will be an interesting case come Selection Sunday, but as long as the only loss they take down the stretch of the season Illinois State in the MVC title game they should be just fine. Marquette (RPI: 82, KenPom: 42, first four
Lauri Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Allonzo Trier added 21 points as the Arizona Wildcats were able to escape with a 76-68 road victory over the Washington Huskies on Saturday night in Seattle. It is the fourth win in a row for Arizona, as its record improves to 25-3 overall and 14-1 in the Pac-12. The two teams were knotted at 43 to start the second half, and Arizona quickly took the lead, taking a five-point lead after a 3 by Trier with just under 17 minutes to play. However, the Huskies stormed back and a twirling layup by Markelle Fultz gave Washington its first lead since there was 17:55 left in the first half. Trier responded by knocking down another 3 to put Arizona back
The fact is, if you want to be successful in college basketball, then you better have a great coach. USA Today did the research, put together the data, and figured out which coaches in college basketball were paid the most in 2015. It used specific methodology to come to these conclusions and focused on the 68 coaches who led their teams to the NCAA tournament last season.