College basketball first-year coach scorecard: Who's overachieving?
Every coaching job brings unique challenges. Here are the first-year coaches who are conquering and struggling with those obstacles.
Martin scores 21, Arizona St. beats Prairie View A&M 88-79
Remy Martin had 21 points, Alonzo Verge Jr. scored a season-high 20, and Arizona State pulled away in the second half to beat Prairie View A&M 88-79 on Wednesday night.
Hartfield lifts San Diego over Cal St.-Fullerton 66-54
Braun Hartfield had 18 points and six rebounds as San Diego defeated Cal State Fullerton 66-54 on Wednesday night.
Bradley nets 24 to help Cal beat Fresno St. 69-63
Matt Bradley scored 24 points and California did just enough in the final two minutes to beat Fresno State 69-63 on Wednesday night.
North Dakota State beats CSU Northridge 71-62
Vinnie Shahid scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed six rebounds as North Dakota State beat CSU Northridge 71-62 on Wednesday night.
Kofi Cockburn helps Illinois beat No. 5 Michigan 71-62
Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help Illinois upset No. 5 Michigan 71-62 on Wednesday night.
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||25-10||4.0||3.6||7.7||--|
|2||Georgia SouthernGASO||Sun Belt||22-9||-1.2||3.6||2.4||--|
|4||UT ArlingtonUTA||Sun Belt||16-15||3.0||-3.8||-0.8||--|
|5||UL MonroeULM||Sun Belt||24-14||-5.1||4.0||-1.1||--|
|6||Texas StateTXST||Sun Belt||14-17||-7.5||5.0||-2.4||--|
|7||Little RockUALR||Sun Belt||13-18||0.3||-4.1||-3.8||--|
|8||Appalachian StateAPP||Sun Belt||12-17||-4.2||-2.5||-6.8||--|
|9||Arkansas StateARST||Sun Belt||11-18||-4.6||-2.4||-7.0||--|
|10||South AlabamaSALA||Sun Belt||12-21||0.2||-7.4||-7.2||--|
- 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.