Saint Mary’s is currently not a statistics wonder.
The Gaels have actually been a high 10 team in a great deal of the metrics with out having that trademark win this period.
Appropriately, Saint Mary’s can silence the doubters. The 78-70 time past policy win against Gonzaga on Saturday evening time in Moraga pressed the Gaels to 10-0 within the WCC, 21-4 basic. Saint Mary’s looked after San Francisco previously within the week. The Gaels, which have actually been affirmed to be in a little of a reload setting this period, are really within the post area to win the WCC outright with a two-game lead on Gonzaga with simply one competition left against the Zags in Spokane on Feb. 25.
The gain Gonzaga was a finishing touch for Saint Mary’s to gain our March Craziness Nationwide Staff of the Week. The win will certainly also aid validate a excessive seed for the Gaels come Selection Sunday.
The race for a first-team all-American area is warming up and also Azuolas Tubelis is making an effective instance to be consisted of within the initial 5. Tubelis, our March Craziness Nationwide Individual of the Week, torched the Oregon professors last week. He racked up 40 aspects and also ordered 9 boards in a 91-76 gain Oregon and also had 19 and also 8 in an 84-52 gain Oregon State. Tubelis is balancing 20.8 aspects and also 9.5 rebounds whereas taking photos 57.3 % for the Wildcats.
1. Purdue (1): The Boilermakers maintain No. 1 for me after going down at Indiana within the last couple of ownerships. Favorable, they tracked by dual numbers, nonetheless this was among lots of hardest computer games to win this period. And also the teams underneath all lost, as successfully.
2. Houston (9): The Cougars have actually obtained 4 straight considering that going down to Holy place at residence, along with road wins at UCF and also today at Wichita State and also at Holy place. Houston nevertheless needs to play Memphis two times and also Tulane as quickly as in what requires to be its 3 hardest continuing to be computer game.
3. Tennessee (2): The Vols did shed to Florida, nonetheless the gain Auburn should provide this team isn’t fading in any kind of fashion.
4. Alabama (3): The Trend entirely rolled Vanderbilt. This team understands just how one can respond quickly.
5. Texas (12): The Longhorns defeated Kansas State and also are primary the Huge 12 by one sporting activity. Rodney Terry is making an effective instance to be the long lasting instructor.
6. Iowa State (7): The Cyclones remain in 2nd area within the Huge 12 after defeating Kansas easily. T.J. Otzelberger’s staff remains to thrill.
7. Arizona (10): I’m once again on the Wildcats after an awesome residence move of the Oregon professors.
8. Indiana (8): The Hoosiers had relatively weekly, going down at Maryland and also defeating No. 1 Purdue. Trayce Jackson-Davis is a lock for first-team all-American.
9. UCLA (11): The Bruins had an awesome move of the Washington professors and also have actually righted themselves quickly.
10. Baylor (6): The Bears lost to Texas nonetheless after that defeat Texas Technology and also are positioned to be within the thick of the race for a top-four end.
11. Saint Mary’s (19): The Gaels are 10-0 within the WCC with a two-game lead on Gonzaga after defeating the Zags in time past policy in Moraga.
12. Maryland (30): Time to take the Terps significantly. Maryland defeated Indiana after which did what they have actually been affirmed to by defeating Minnesota on the road for his/her 4th win straight.
13. Marquette (16): The Golden Eagles have actually obtained 5 straight and also are linked with Xavier for the Huge East lead.
14. Iowa (27): The Hawkeyes defeated competing Illinois, have actually obtained 3 straight and also are linked with 4 others at 7-5 within the Huge 10.
15. Xavier (17): The Musketeers have actually left the DePaul loss behind them and also got 2 straight to stay linked with Marquette atop the Huge East.
16. Rutgers (28): The Scarlet Knights are really alone in 2nd within the Huge 10 at 8-4 after the gain Michigan State at Madison Sq. Yard.
17. Kansas (5): The Jayhawks continue their wild swings inside the Huge 12. Nonetheless I could nevertheless place them as a much-loved to win the Huge 12 occasion.
18. Kansas State (4): The Wildcats have actually lost 2 straight nevertheless nevertheless have the items for a excessive Huge 12 end.
19. Creighton (20): Right right here come the Bluejays. They’ve obtained 6 straight. The preseason Huge East faves are obtaining wholesome on the appropriate time.
20. Kentucky (29): The Wildcats have actually uncovered just how one can win late computer game currently and also are instantaneously 7-3 within the SEC, a sporting activity out of 2nd.
21. Pitt (NR): The Panthers got a move of North Carolina and also are once again within the ACC title go after a sporting activity behind Clemson.
22. Virginia (14): The Cavaliers lost at Virginia Technology to complete a seven-game win touch.
23. USC (24): The Trojans have actually obtained 4 straight and also are appreciating their finest basketball of the period.
24. Illinois (21): The Illini lost a competition sporting activity late to Iowa, nonetheless are nevertheless basic appreciating their finest considering that very early December.
25. NC State (NR): The Wolfpack have actually obtained 4 straight and also are positioned to be an NCAA occasion team underneath Kevin Keatts.
26. Battle Each Other (33): Heaven Devils defeated North Carolina for his/her 3rd win straight. They nevertheless aren’t wholesome nonetheless are finding techniques to win.
J COCKROACH 👀👀👀 (has 16 aspects, 6 boards on the evening time) pic.twitter.com/977icidbd1 — Battle each other Males’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) February 5, 2023
27. Windfall (22): No shame in going down at Xavier. TheFriars are NCAA particular.
28. Gonzaga (15): The Zags lost in time past policy at Saint Mary’s. They’re 2 computer games once again of the Gaels. They can not pay for to shed yet one more if they will certainly have a possibility on the WCC title.
29. TCU (13): The Horned Frogs have actually lost 2 of 3 with a massive sporting activity establishing at Kansas State.
30. Miami (NR): The Walking sticks are once again within the tally after lucrative at Clemson.
31. Oklahoma State (NR): The Cowboys have actually obtained 5 of 6 and also appertain once again within the bubble picture.
32. Nevada (NR): Steve Alford’s staff has actually obtained 3 of 4, along with defeating San Diego State and also New Mexico.
33. San Diego State (31): The Aztecs nevertheless preserve a slim lead within the Hill West by one.
34. Texas A&M (34): The Aggies are maintaining their area, after lucrative 3 of 4 and also in a two-way connection for 2nd within the SEC.
35. VCU (NR): Big week for the Rams, brushing up a road swing to Davidson and also Saint Louis to take once again the highest possible area within the A-10 by a sporting activity over SLU.
36. Akron (NR): Time to provide the Zips some love. Akron, which pressed UCLA last period within the NCAA occasion, has actually obtained 8 straight and also defeat Kent State by 12 to take a one-game lead within the MAC. Xavier Castaneda had an extraordinary week, racking up 32 at Buffalo and also 24 against Kent State.
Left: North Carolina (18), Michigan State (23), Clemson (25), Northwestern (26), Holy Place (32), Missouri (35), Florida Atlantic (36).