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QT: Maui and Mississippi State

QuickTakesCreighton and San Diego State posted key wins at the Maui Invitational on Monday.  The Bluejays passed their first test of the season against Texas Tech.  The Aztecs took down Ohio State, adding the Buckeyes to an early victory list that includes BYU and Stanford.  Today: Creighton squares off against Arkansas; SDSU gets Arizona.

Meanwhile, Texas Tech is now in an unenviable spot.  By losing to Creighton, the Red Raiders face Louisville and the winner of Cincinnati-Ohio State on Wednesday.  If it’s UC, TTU could end up facing two team with losing records.

Mississippi State, the final at-large team selection in Monday’s (way too early) bracket projection, edged Marquette to move to 5-0 on the season.  MSU’s other notable win came against Akron in Philadelphia; the Zips throttled Western Kentucky Monday in Grand Cayman.  The Bulldogs could well be 10-0 before their schedule picks up.

Additional Quick Takes:

  • Toledo dropped a decision to Kansas City at the Gulf Coast Showcase. These are the kind of losses that tend to sting a few months from now.
  • Temple continued its wild ride, falling to St. John’s in Brooklyn; the Owls are 2-3 with wins over Villanova and Rutgers, and losses to Wagner, Vanderbilt and St. John’s.
  • It feels like an oddly important game between Cincinnati and Ohio State today.  UC already has a loss to Northern Kentucky.  OSU breezed through some cupcakes in Columbus before arriving on the Islands.  The loser will leave Maui without much fanfare, or worse.

Enjoy Tuesday’s Feast Week games!

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