College Basketball Winners and Losers from Thursday Night (Feb. 25)

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College Basketball Winners and Losers from Thursday Night (Feb. 25)
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On a night where Kentucky convincingly got their revenge on South Carolina, other teams were in action as well.

Who made the best of Thursday night? Who missed a late season opportunity?

 

Winners

Kentucky (27-1, 12-1)

Devan Downey had 26 points, but it was all about the Wildcats at Rupp last night. An 82-61 victory over the Gamecocks helped avenge their only loss of the season.

 

Northwestern (18-10, 7-9)

It was a night to remember for Northwestern. Their 74-57 victory over Iowa last night was their 18th win of the season and a new school record for wins in a single season.

 

Wofford (22-8, 14-3)

Wofford’s win over Charleston last night put them one game up with one game to go in the Southern Conference. They won 74-68 at home.

 

Morehead State (20-9, 14-3)

Nothing like finally handing Murray State their first loss in the OVC. Kenneth Faried recorded a double-double in the win.

 

Gonzaga (23-5, 11-2)

The Zags clinched at least a share of their 10th straight West Coast Conference regular season title with an 88-51 thumping of Santa Clara.

 

Losers

Tulsa (19-9, 8-5)

A non-conference game in late February at Duke? It probably would have been a huge boost if they had won, but they were never really in it, and it came at a point where the Golden Hurricanes need the Ws.

 

Indiana (9-18, 3-12)

Even playing at home against a ranked opponent isn’t enough to get Indiana playing well. They were smacked at Assembly Hall by 32 last night by Wisconsin.

 

College of Charleston (19-10, 13-4)

With the regular season conference championship up for grabs, the Cougars couldn’t win at Wofford. They will seek revenge in the Southern Conference Tournament.

 

Murray State (26-4, 16-1)

They probably didn’t have much of a chance for an at-large bid anyway, but now there is absolutely zero chance after they lost to Morehead State last night. They will have to earn their NCAA bid despite 26 wins.

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