Stephen A. baffled by Pippen's comments on Zion
Stephen A. Smith disagrees with Scottie Pippen's comments that Zion Williamson should sit the rest of the season to save himself for the NBA.
No. 22 Villanova continues climb as Xavier visits
Villanova wasn't feeling so great about itself in mid-December after suffering back-to-back losses against Penn and Kansas.
No. 16 Buffalo home for EMU rematch
Buffalo manhandled Eastern Michigan two weeks ago. The underdog Eagles get another chance to knock off the powerful Bulls on Friday.
No. 13 North Carolina runs into rested Miami (Fla).
North Carolina figured a few things out after a stunning defeat. Miami has had time to digest its latest rotation with a week off between games.
S. Dakota St. 78, North Dakota 74
— Mike Daum scored 34 points and grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds and South Dakota State beat North Dakota 78-74 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Wooden Watch: Could RJ Barrett or Grant Williams surge in the race?
Zion Williamson still leads the pack, but RJ Barrett and Grant Williams will be players to watch as the race continues.
BPI Off Leader
BPI Def Leader
7-Day RK CHG Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI Off||BPI Def||BPI||7-Day RK CHG|
|1||Georgia StateGAST||Sun Belt||13-4||4.1||0.7||4.8||5|
|2||Texas StateTXST||Sun Belt||14-3||-0.2||4.5||4.3||8|
|3||Georgia SouthernGASO||Sun Belt||10-7||3.3||-0.0||3.2||6|
|4||UL MonroeULM||Sun Belt||9-7||2.5||-1.1||1.4||11|
|6||Coastal CarolinaCCU||Sun Belt||7-9||0.5||-1.0||-0.5||15|
|8||Appalachian StateAPP||Sun Belt||5-12||1.7||-3.8||-2.1||14|
|9||Little RockUALR||Sun Belt||7-10||-1.5||-1.4||-2.8||33|
|10||South AlabamaSALA||Sun Belt||9-8||-2.5||-0.8||-3.3||29|
|11||Arkansas StateARST||Sun Belt||8-9||-1.6||-3.8||-5.3||2|
|12||UT ArlingtonUTA||Sun Belt||6-11||-6.0||0.6||-5.4||27|
- BPI Off: BPI Offense measures a team's offensive strength compared an average offense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI Def: BPI Defense measures a team's defensive strength compared an average defense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI: Basketball Power Index measures a team's true strength going forward; expected point margin per 70 possessions vs an average opponent on a neutral court. BPI = BPI OFF + BPI DEF.
- 7-Day RK CHG: Team's BPI rank change from seven days ago.