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Marquette pulled off the upset of the season to date Monday night, shocking No. 10 Illinois in the final seconds of their Gavitt Games matchup.
Eleven Top 25 teams will be in action Tuesday evening, including USC and North Carolina going on the road to mid-major teams in Florida Gulf Coast and Charleston, respectively. Check out everything you need to know in the college basketball world below.
College basketball scores, schedule
Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.
|Monday’s Top 25 scores||Tuesday’s Top 25 schedule|
|No. 1 Gonzaga 84, Alcorn State 57||No. 25 USC at Florida Gulf Coast (6 p.m.; ESPNU)|
|No. 2 UCLA 100, Long Beach State 79||Howard at No. 5 Villanova (6:30 p.m.; FS2)|
|No. 9 Baylor 89, Nicholls 60||Wright State at No. 6 Purdue (7 p.m.; BTN)|
|Marquette 67, No. 10 Illinois 66||Gardner-Webb at No. 7 Duke (7 p.m.; ACCNX)|
|No. 19 Ohio State 89, Bowling Green 58||Mount St. Mary’s at No. 13 Kentucky (7 p.m.; SECN)|
|South Alabama at No. 14 Alabama (7:30 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|Saint Louis at No. 11 Memphis (8 p.m.; ESPN+)|
|Virginia at No. 15 Houston (8 p.m.; ESPN)|
|No. 18 North Carolina at Charleston (8:30 p.m.; CBSSN)|
|Seton Hall at No. 4 Michigan (9 p.m.; FS1)|
|BYU vs. No. 12 Oregon (10 p.m.; ESPN)|
Monday’s college basketball highlights
Monday’s Disaster Index
Marquette’s celebration Monday night was certainly warranted, but Illinois‘ self implosion allowed the Golden Eagles to secure the victory. The Illini led 58-46 with 10:14 left and converted just two field goals the rest of the way. Illinois guard Andre Curbelo finished 4-of-18 from the field with seven turnovers.
Tuesday’s Bracketology Watch
Saint Louis is 3-0 with wins over two bad D-1 squads and a D-2 team, but the Billikens have a shot for a major resume-booster at Memphis. The Tigers are poised to be a top team in the AAC and major factor nationally while SLU’s schedule is filled with possible slip-ups, such as Boise State, UAB, Belmont, Auburn and Drake. Notching a key victory would help set the tone for at-large contention.
Tuesday’s college basketball TV schedule
Tuesday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
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USC at Florida Gulf Coast (6 p.m. ET; ESPNU)
—SPREAD; -12.5: Andy Enfield makes his return to FGCU for a rare road contest at a mid-major team, and expect the Eagles to come out firing from the perimeter, which could be a challenge against USC’s length.
Villanova vs. Howard (6:30 p.m. ET; FS2)
—SPREAD; -28.5: Villanova is coming off a hard-fought loss to UCLA and will look to get right against a Howard squad that could be easily outclassed.
Creighton at Nebraska (7 p.m. ET; FS1)
—SPREAD; +3.5: In a battle of high-majors who have struggled out of the gates, Creighton has snuck past Pine Bluff and Kennesaw while Nebraska has a loss to Western Illinois and narrow win vs. Sam Houston.
Iona vs. Hofstra (7 p.m. ET; ESPN3)
—MONEYLINE; -260: In a matchup of quality New York mid-majors, Rick Pitino hosts a Hofstra squad that forced Houston into overtime.