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Quick Takes: Virginia vaults to No. 1 overall seed

Dave2015After a wild Wednesday night in college hoops, Virginia slides up a spot and now resides as the overall No. 1 seed on our Seed List.  Beyond beating Florida State in Tallahassee, Villanova lost at home to St. John’s, giving the Cavaliers a clear path to the top spot in Friday’s bracket.

What else happened?  That would be Ohio State going into Mackey Arena and beating Purdue.  It would also be Texas AM continuing to right its ship by going into Auburn and leaving with a victory over the Tigers.  Then there was desperate Marquette putting enough stops together to upset Seton Hall in New Jersey.

I’m not sure any of the events above change the status of the No. 1 seed line on Friday (other than UVA moving to No. 1 overall).  But the results do crack the door for some potential mayhem down the road.  Exhibit A: Purdue’s consolation for losing to Ohio State?  A trip to East Lansing against Michigan State on Saturday.

Additional Quick Takes from a night of Madness:

  • Kansas State improved its bubble standing with a win at Texas.
  • Virginia Tech did the same by beating NC State at home.
  • On the flip side, NC State has a quadruplet of great wins, but their work is far from over.
  • Georgia lost at Vanderbilt, leaving the Bulldogs with even an steeper climb.
  • LSU lost at Florida.  Not surprising, but the Tigers need every big win they can get.  Despite a stockpile of good wins, metrics dislike the Tigers, which could end up being a problem.
  • Nevada lost at home to UNLV, which hurts, but not as much as a potential injury to Caleb Martin.  Here’s hoping its nothing serious and he returns quickly.
  • Creighton escaped DePaul by a single point in Chicago.  Sure looks better than a loss.

Thursday’s lineup includes: Duke at North Carolina, UCLA at Arizona, USC at Arizona State, and Washington at Oregon.  Elsewhere, suddenly bubbly Louisville hosts Georgia Tech, and SMU travels to Houston.  Enjoy!

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