John Brown, High Point: One of the nation's best freshmen, Brown suffered a season-ending injury in High Point's Wednesday loss to Radford.
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's: The Johnnies' leading scorer was suspended for the remainder of the season. Coach Steve Lavin did not elaborate on the reason for Harrison's departure.
St. Mary's: Long one of the country's model mid-majors and a pioneer in international recruiting, St. Mary's was slapped with NCAA sanctions after an investigation into recruiting violations by coach Randy Bennett and his staff.
Adidas: Adidas recently released a new line of college basketball uniforms that I can only assume were inspired by the fever dreams of retired military personnel. They are hideous.
Brandon Johnson, San Diego: The former San Diego star was sentenced to six months behind bars due to his involvement in a game-fixing scandal.
Arizona: The Wildcats' trip to L.A. resulted in losses at USC and UCLA. Sean Miller's team has now fallen to fourth place in the Pac-12.
Ole Miss: Once 17-2, Ole Miss (21-8, 10-6) hit rock bottom this week with a loss to cross-state rival Mississippi State. The Bulldogs had been 2-13 in SEC play prior to the win.
Villanova: Jay Wright's team suffered two close road losses. The first came against Big East bottom-feeder Seton Hall, the second against Pittsburgh in a game where the Wildcats held a late eight-point lead. The nation's ultimate up-and-down team in a season of ups and downs, Villanova now appears to be in danger of missing the NCAA tournament.