He does. You'll see. I promise.
GAME OF THE NIGHT: Michigan 66, Purdue 64
Trey Burke was off his game, but the Wolverines were still able to survive a late Purdue run and notch their first road win of the year. Before Tuesday night, Michigan had not won in Mackey Arena since 2003. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points to lead the victors.
UPSET OF THE NIGHT: Morehead State 75, Norfolk State 69
A nice little assertion of OVC superiority by the Eagles (4-4 in league play), who topped a Norfolk State team that is a perfect 7-0 in the MEAC. It's not going to knock Murray State up a line or two in any mock brackets, but it's still a solid victory for Morehead and for the (little) Valley.
PLAYER OF THE NIGHT: Perry Jones III
Not a lot of big numbers were put up on Tuesday night, so we'll go with Jones, who went for 21 and 12 in a solid bounceback victory for Baylor over Oklahoma. It was good to see the Bears' star step up after such a disappointing week, but these are the types of nights he needs to have when the lights are the brightest if BU wants to make a run at the Final Four.
Jarrod Jones, Ball State - Had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals, whose two-game winning streak ended with a 70-58 loss to Akron.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - Scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the first half as Vanderbilt routed instate rival Tennessee 65-47 for their ninth win in 10 games.
Sherwood Brown, Florida Gulf Coast - Scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Florida Gulf Coast routed Longwood (giggle) 101-58.
Royce White, Iowa State - Carried Iowa State with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, but the Cyclones fell to Texas by seven.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan - Led Michigan to a 66-64 win over Purdue by scoring 19 points.
IMAGES OF THE NIGHT:
Anthony Davis is good at blocking shots...with his forearm
Never change, Buzz.
FIVE TO END:
1. Marquette pounded South Florida 67-47 in what was - believe it or not - a battle of teams with identical 5-2 Big East records. The Golden Eagles have really bounced back nicely after their late December/early January slide, and now sit alone with Georgetown in the league standings at second place.
2. UT-Arlington beat Houston Baptist to set a school record for consecutive wins at 10. The Mavericks are the lone remaining unbeaten in the Southland conference.
3. In a battle of MAC division leaders, Akron beat Ball Sate 70-58 to become the only team in the conference with just one league loss.
4. Wyoming did little to buck the belief that its sparkling record is more the product of a soft schedule than anything else by putting up just 42 points in a 10-point loss to MWC leader San Diego State. The visiting Aztecs opened the second half on a 16-4 run to build a 15-point lead, and Wyoming never got closer than eight.
5. Georgia Tech score more than 20 points (22!) in the first half of a game for the first time in two weeks...and still lost to Miami by 15.