After a crazy day of college hoops action on Saturday, Sunday's slate of games was much lighter as the nation prepared for the Super Bowl.
Indiana 63, No. 10 Michigan 52
The last couple of weeks have not been kind to the Hoosiers, but Tom Crean's boys were finally able to get over the hump with a big win over the Wolverines. The loss was Michigan's first in conference play and the team's first loss overall since mid-December.
The hero was sophomore point guard Yogi Ferrell, who dropped 27 points while drilling 7-of-8 shots from behind the arc. Whenever IU needed a basket to stave off a Michigan push, it was Ferrell who answered time and time again. Freshman phenom Noah Vonleh chipped in with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The Hoosiers don't have enough to reach the NCAA Tournament as we stand now, but the win over the 10th-ranked Wolverines is certainly a big step in the right direction. Indiana now gets a slight break in its schedule before heading to Minnesota next weekend.
Virginia 48, No. 18 Pittsburgh 45
The Cavaliers picked up a huge road win over Pitt on Sunday afternoon as Malcolm Brogdon drilled a three-pointer with less than a second remaining to stun the crowd at Petersen Events Center.
Defense was the theme of the day as the two teams combined to shot 36 percent from the floor. Joe Harris led Virginia with just 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting, and Akil Mitchell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 bounds.
Virginia is putting together a pretty solid résumé for the NCAA Tournament; the win over Pittsburgh is easily one of the team's more impressive wins of the season.
No. 13 Cincinnati 50, South Florida 45
It wasn't pretty by any means, but the Bearcats overcame a poor shooting day to hold off USF as they improved to 21-2 on the season and 10-0 against the AAC. Sean Kilpatrick led the way with 18 points, though he shot just 5-of-16 from the floor. Justin Jackson chipped in with 15 points and six rebounds.
No one is really talking about them, but wins this week over Louisville and South Florida could move the Bearcats into the top-10 come Monday. Now the winners of 14 in a row, Cincinnati welcomes UConn on Thursday night.