Only real action in the Big East was a fun one as Syracuse took Georgetown to overtime. It's unfortunate that the Hoyas waited two days to shoot 43% from the floor and 32% from three. The Irish could have won with those circumstances.
#12 Texas held off a great second half run to give Oklahoma State their first home loss. St. Mary's won easily in the other ranked game.
In the AP poll, unbeaten Memphis and Kansas each move up a spot to #1 and #2. Losses for North Carolina, UCLA, and Georgetown (Pittsubrgh earlier in the week) drop those three teams out of the top five. The Hoyas are still the top-ranked Big East program at #9, while Pitt (#13), Villanova (#18), and Marquette (#21) round out the top 25. Also receiving votes were West Virginia, Louisville, and Cincinnati. FYI, Baylor popped into the rankings at #25.