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2018 Schedule
24-5, 2nd in Big Ten
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12hMyron Medcalf

The 12 teams that can really win it all this year

In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have truly stood out. So, can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.

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2dJeff Borzello

College hoops Power Rankings: Will SEC's depth hurt teams in March?

Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.

Purdue holds on against Penn State (1:18)
Carsen Edwards goes coast-to-coast to give Purdue the lead (0:16)
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2dDan Murphy

Purdue's Edwards iffy for next two games

Purdue senior Vincent Edwards will miss Sunday night's game with an ankle injury, and it's not clear if Edwards will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Edwards sprained his left ankle during practice Saturday.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The race for the No. 1 seeds is more wide open now after a few recent upsets. Per BPI, here's where we stand: Virginia 99% Villanova 98% Purdue 71% Michigan State 52% Xavier 32% Duke 29% North Carolina 9% Tennessee 4% Auburn 3% Kansas 2%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating Ohio State by 23 last night, Penn State has cracked BPI's top 25. The Nittany Lions have a 33% chance to reach the NCAA tournament.

Fans rush court in a night of upsets (0:59)
Wisconsin hands Purdue third straight loss (0:57)
Pritzl's offensive explosion gives Badgers lead (0:31)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Decent-sized upgrades to BPI ratings for Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Nevada and Florida after yesterday. Downgrades for Tennessee and Virginia. Texas A&M moved into top 30, Oklahoma dropped to 31.

Michigan State tops Purdue late (1:02)
Bridges comes up clutch in Michigan State win (1:25)
Bridges: 'We won this one for Coach' (0:40)
Izzo on final shot: 'We wanted to get it to Bridges' (0:55)
Bridges drains clutch 3 to put Michigan State ahead late (0:21)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaac Haas has taken TWENTY-TWO shots tonight. Only the second time in his career he's attempted more than 14 shots in a game.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.237th
Rebounds Per Game35.4Tied-177th
Assists Per Game17.313th
Points Allowed64.315th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record37-29
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances29