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VIDEOS: Virginia Tech wins wild, 2OT game over rival No. 12 Virginia

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Virginia Tech landed a wild, 80-78 win over in-state rival No. 12 Virginia in double-overtime on Sunday night.

The Hokies were down by 14 points at halftime before rallying back against one of college basketball’s better defensive program to force overtime on a tip-in from Ty Outlaw at the buzzer:

That’s nothing compared to the way that the first overtime ended, where a London Perrantes driving layup ended with the ball sitting motionless on the back of the rim:

This win drops Virginia out of a tie for first place in the ACC standings, putting them a game behind North Carolina in the loss column and opening the door for the likes of Louisville, Duke and Florida State to make a run at the Tar Heels.

But the bigger story is this win for the Hokies, who have put themselves in a position where they will be in the NCAA tournament as long as they don’t do anything stupid the rest of the way. Keep in mind, the ACC is a nightmare. There’s a realistic chance that Buzz Williams’ team could lose five of their last six games and end up on the wrong side of the bubble, but as of today – when they have a pair of top 15 wins and zero sub-100 losses, 17-7 Virginia Tech will be in the dance.

Northwestern punches ticket with win at No. 7 Wisconsin

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I don’t know if Northwestern’s win on Sunday was the biggest win in the history of the program, but I cannot imagine that there has ever been one bigger.

The Wildcats went into Madison on Sunday evening and knocked off No. 7 Wisconsin, 66-59, to move to 19-6 on the season and 8-4 in the Big Ten, a record that is now impressive enough to lock Northwestern into the NCAA tournament.

That’s right.

The Wildcats are going to be dancing for the first time in program history barring catastrophe, and I’m not even sure Northwestern is capable of Northwesterning this. The way things currently stand, Northwestern has three top 50 wins and five more top 100 wins. Four of those eight top 100 wins are on the road – including at Wisconsin – and a fifth is a neutral court win over Dayton. Throw in the fact that Northwestern has just one sub-50 loss, which was to an Illinois team that looks worse on TV than it does in the RPI’s formula, and yeah, there is a lot to like about this profile.

The most impressive part of this win?

The Wildcats did it without Scottie Lindsey, their leading scorer. Lindsey had missed the previous two games, a 21-point whipping at Purdue and the loss to Illinois at home earlier this week.

There is a downside to this for the Big Ten, however.

The conference didn’t get a single team into the top 16 when the Selection Committee previewed the bracket over the weekend. No Wisconsin, no Purdue, no Maryland, and that was before the Badgers took this loss at home.

In fact, I’d go as far as to day that it is time to start being worried about Wisconsin. The Badgers were taken to overtime by Nebraska earlier this week, a week after they were taken to overtime by Rutgers and struggled to put away a struggling Indiana team at home.

Wins are wins in conference play, I get that, but when you consistently struggle to beat teams you should walk over, it’s not a great sign moving forward, especially when you consider this: Wisconsin’s best win this season is … at Indiana? At Minnesota or Marquette? Over Georgetown or Tennessee in Maui? Syracuse when Syracuse was still a disaster?

That’s a problem, one that could end up causing the Badgers to get a seed much closer to last year’s No. 7 seed than you would expect for the No. 7 team in the AP poll.

Oklahoma’s Jordan Woodard tears ACL, career over

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Oklahoma announced on Sunday evening that Jordan Woodard has torn his ACL and will undergo surgery, ending his senior season and his college career.

“We are so grateful for Jordan and what he has brought to our program the past four seasons,” said OU head coach Lon Kruger. “The work ethic, determination and dedication he has displayed throughout his career have been key factors to our success and growth as a team. It is unfortunate to lose him for the conclusion of the season and his collegiate career. We will continue to support Jordan and use our resources to aid him in the recovery process.”

Woodard was the starting point guard on three NCAA tournament teams and helped lead the Sooners to the 2016 Final Four. He finished his career averaging 11.5 points, 3.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds.

No. 25 SMU lands key win over No. 11 Cincinnati, moves into first in AAC

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Semi Ojeleye scored 18 points and No. 25 SMU used a 21-2 run midway through the second half to turn a 40-31 deficit into a 52-42 lead as the Mustangs moved into sole possession of first place in the AAC with a 60-51 win over No. 11 Cincinnati on Sunday.

Sterling Brown added 13 points and 10 boards for the Mustangs, who landed their best win of the season and just their second top 50 win; the other is TCU at home.

This was a missed opportunity for the Bearcats, who were left out of the top 16 teams in Saturday’s bracket reveal. Despite a 22-3 record on the season, it’s hard to imagine the Bearcats being able to climb into the top 16 without this win. The Bearcats have just two top 50 wins, and there’s an argument to be made SMU actually has a better résumé. With the lack of depth in the AAC, neither team is going to have much of a chance to build on that.

The Bearcats got 15 points from Jacob Evans, but just three of them came in the second half. Troy Caupain finished 0-for-7 from the floor while Kyle Washington had just 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

Report: Bam Adebayo, De’Aaron Fox involved in accident, one person to hospital

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Kentucky freshmen Bam Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox were in a car accident on Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m., according to a report from WLEX 18.

The two players were passengers in a car involved in an accident that sent one person to the hospital. Neither player was driving, so, according to the report, they found another ride to get to a team meeting at the Joe Craft Center.

Neither player was injured, but the police did speak to them about the crash.

Towson’s John Davis shot in drive-by shooting

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Towson senior forward John Davis was injured in what was termed by the program as an “apparent drive-by shooting” in Philadelphia on Saturday evening.

Davis is a native of Philly and remained behind after the team’s win at Drexel to celebrate the birth of his son. He was treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital and released last night.

“John stayed back in Philadelphia Saturday night for the dedication of the birth of his son, Bryson Hunter Davis Harris,” head coach Pat Skerry said in a statement released by the university. “He was outside of his family home when a car drove by and opened fire. We are extremely thankful that John, and everybody else involved, was not seriously harmed. Our main focus is the health of John Davis.”

Davis is averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 boards in 23 minutes for the Tigers, who are 9-5 in the CAA, good for sole possession of third place. He’s the team’s third-leading scorer and leading rebounder. His status for the rest of the season is undetermined.