Selection Sunday is just 12 days away, and NCAA basketball’s Top 25 teams are polishing their resumes heading into March Madness. One of the biggest keys to scoring a favorable seed in the Big Dance is having a statement win that the selection committee can look at and say, “That’s what this team can do at its best.”
The Michigan Wolverines will get a chance to secure a win like that on Sunday afternoon when they host second-ranked Indiana to close the regular season. Even if that game goes awry, Trey Burke and company can point with pride to last weekend’s thrilling win over an outstanding Michigan State squad as the biggest victory they’ve scored in the grueling Big Ten.
Herein, a closer look at that Wolverines-Spartans clash and the rest of the most impressive victories in the portfolios of each of this week’s AP Top 25.