"They have been really, really impressive, elevated themselves and are playing really well," Gawlik said of the Longhorns. "It was tough going into Oklahoma after they had those big wins over Baylor and Florida State." South Carolina, which was a one-seed in the first two reveals, fell to fifth. Oregon State was the other two seeds. The Sooners entered the top 16 for the first time, buoyed by that win over Texas, as No. 16. UCLA, Louisville and Kentucky are the other three four seeds. "They were 3-6 against top 25 and 5-7 against top 50," Gawlik said of the Wildcats, who re-entered the AP poll on Monday. Kentucky still has regular season games left against Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Ohio State got off to a sizzling start and then held off Maryland to get one of the biggest wins in school history. Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points to lead five players in double figures as the 12th-ranked Buckeyes shot 63 percent from the floor in taking down the No. 2 Terrapins 98-87 on Monday night. Ohio State (24-5, 14-1 Big Ten) scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14 for 18 shooting, led by nine at the half and held on as Maryland rallied in second half.
NEWS: First-year assistant coach Joe Moorhead has been selected as the 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year. Moorhead spearheaded an offensive attack that helped the Nittany Lions capture the 2016 Big Ten Championship and a Rose Bowl berth.