No. 1 UConn 68, No. 5 Louisville 51-The Huskies showed me something Monday night, dominating the paint and blowing out the Cardinals in Louisville. Jeff Adrien scored 17 points and grabbed 9 boards and Hasheem Thabeet scored 14 points, grabbed 11 boards, and had 4 blocked shots. Terrance Williams had a brilliant game for Louisville, scoring 26 points to keep the Cards close until the second half. Earl Clark shot just 2-16 for Louisville, which shot just 34 percent from the field in the game.
No. 21 Kansas 75, Baylor 65-I just love watching Sherron Collins. The stocky point guard was steady as usual Monday night to help his young teammates remain undefeated in the Big 12. Collins finished with 17 points and 6 assists and helped hold Baylor star Curtis Jerrells to 4 points on 0-7 shooting. I really liked the Bears going into this season, but they will have to finish strong to make the NCAA tournament.
Wisconsin-Green Bay 75, No. 11 Butler 66-Wisconsin-Green Bay improved to 10-2 in the Horizon league by stunning Butler at home Monday night. UW-GB made 30 free throws in the second half and never let the Bulldogs catch up. The loss hurts Butler’s chances to secure a #3 seed in the NCAA tournament, especially considering that the Horizon League is down this season. UW-GB lost at Butler earlier this season, but figures to have an excellent chance to beat the Bulldogs should the two teams meet again in the conference tournament.