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

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 12:  John Shurna #24 of the Northwestern Wildcats looks to pass the ball against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 12, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Paul SeaverCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2010

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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