Our quick thoughts on Monday's results:
Senior Night couldn't have gone much better for Da'Sean Butler. West Virginia's third all-time leading scorer had 22 points in his final game in Morgantown, and the 8th-ranked Mountaineers blew out Georgetown 81-68 Monday night, improving their record to 12-5 in conference and more importantly, earning WVU an all-important double-bye in the upcoming Big East tournament. The Hoyas played the game without Austin Freeman, who was back in D.C. battling the stomach flu, and they struggled mightily offensively in his absence. They committed 20 turnovers for the game, and they trailed by as many as 27 points early in the second half. The win was West Virginia's fourth in its last five games and it assured them their spot on the 3 line in our next bracket on Friday. Georgetown's headed in the opposite direction - they've now lost four of five, and they'll probably fall to the bottom of the 5 line Friday as a result. They finish up their regular season with a home game against Cincinnati on Saturday. West Virginia plays at Villanova on Saturday in its regular season finale.
Of note: Texas pulled away late to beat Oklahoma at home; Utah State beat beat Fresno State at home; Morgan State beat North Carolina A&T; Jackson State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff at home.