Cheick Diallo and Carlton Bragg were heralded recruits in the forecourt. Landen Lucas seemed likely to take a step back in their shadow. But he played the game of his life as KU beat West Virginia on Tuesday.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was feeling both thankful to be alive, and proud of how his team responded in the aftermath of a vertigo attack that forced him to watch most of the second half of the Tar Heels' 68-65 ACC win over Boston College on Tuesday night from the locker room.
Fifth-ranked Xavier found itself down 17 points early against Creighton, and the way the Musketeers were shooting and Bluejays point guard Maurice Watson was dominating, there really was no chance for a comeback.
The first time No. 7 Virginia and Virginia Tech met on a basketball court this season, the Hokies played probably their best game of the season and the Cavaliers played what rates as their worst, and the bad taste of the Cavaliers' two-point loss has lingered ever since.