I hope the Tennessee trolls who infested this blog a while back are still around so they can come and defend the horrific screw job Vanderbilt just took at home. Grant Williams went an insane 23 for 23 (!) from the line as the officials seemed absolutely determined to do everything in their power to keep a #1 ranking for the ESS-EEE-SEE. The capper was deciding that the elbow that the Tennessee player threw at the head of his opponent was somehow "just them getting tangled up" and therefore not a flagrant foul (which might have given Vandy a puncher's chance). The "#1" team in the country holds on, 88-83, in overtime, against winless-in-the-SEC Vanderbilt.
Meanwhile, Purdue goes into Value Village* Arena and steamrolls OSU -- Chris Holtmann is a good coach, but he just doesn't have the horses this year. OSU travels to Lincoln before returning to the banks of the Olentangy to face Michigan next week.
Also, Providence with a nice win at Xavier to help on the Strength of Schedule Meter.
* Yes, I know it's Value City. Value Village is a chain of secondhand goods stores in the Pacific Northwest. The name fits. ;)