1. Davidson's shocking 80-74 win over Kansas probably won't erase the memory of its heartbreaking Elite Eight loss to the Jayhawks in 2008, but some members of that Wildcats team certainly took some pleasure in it. "5am in France, practice in 4 hours- who cares right now ? NOT ME. Why? Davidson win. #greatfeeling," tweeted Andrew Lovedale. Added Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "#greatdaytobeawildcat."
2. LSU has looked better especially on defense since early losses to Coastal Carolina and South Alabama, but the Tigers' 67-59 victory over visiting Marquette was still a stunner. A road-tested Marquette team that has already won at Wisconsin scored the first 13 points of the game yet trailed by three at halftime and couldn't make enough defensive stops down the stretch to eke out a win.
3. Any slim chance Belmont had at reentering the at-large picture vanished Monday night when the Bruins fell 87-86 to a Marshall team with at-large aspirations of its own. Belmont guard Kerron Johnson nearly rescued the Bruins at the buzzer, but his layup attempt hung on the rim before falling off as time expired.
4. Here's a great sign of how bad Utah has been this year: Idaho State's coach resigned three days after his team became the first Division I squad to lose to the Utes this season. "For a number of reasons in my life it is time," Joe O'Brien said. "This basketball team has a chance and they have proven they can compete with people. A different voice will make a difference in this program. It is time for me to do something different."
5. With Jorge Gutierrez out with flu-like symptoms and Richard Solomon sidelined by a stress fracture in his left foot, Cal appeared to be vulnerable entering its matchup with Big West contender UC Santa Barbara on Monday night. Instead the Bears rolled to a surprisingly easy 70-50 victory over the Gauchos behind 25 points from guard Justin Cobbs and 19 from Allen Crabbe.
Oklahoma walk-on James Fraschilla recently made a trick shot video for a terrific cause. It benefits Hayden's Hope, a charity started by ESPN's Dari Nowkhah to promote pediatric organ donation. Nowkhah's infant son Hayden died in September from complications of a heart defect.
"I don't know if this team is mature enough to understand that we have to play really well to beat the teams that maybe they don't think are our equals, which is total crap. This team was our equal. We knew that coming in, but we certainly didn't play like it tonight." -- Kansas coach Bill Self on his team's loss to Davidson on Monday night. (Kansas City Star)
• Bucknell at Syracuse, 7 p.m. EST
• Old Dominion at Richmond, 7 p.m. EST
• Oakland at Arizona, 8 p.m. EST
• Charleston at Louisville, 7 p.m. EST
• Butler at Gonzaga, 9 p.m. EST