Steve Forbes, who led the East Tennessee State Buccaneers to the 2017 NCAA tournament, has reached an extension with the school through the 2023 season, sources tell ESPN.
After suffering its first Atlantic 10 loss in more than a year, No. 18 Rhode Island must pick up the pieces for its next game Tuesday at La Salle.
Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. Middle Tennessee checked in at 24th, marking its first AP Top 25 appearance in program history.
North Carolina is putting it all together and the Tar Heels can largely thank their leader, Joel Berry II, for that.
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.
Over the past decade, the Wildcats have become college basketball's most consistent winner. It started with Jay Wright's cultural rebuild and a whole lot of attitude.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|5||Michigan StateMSU||Big Ten||26-3||5||56||3||14|
|9||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||22-5||9||49||8||11|
|11||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||19-8||11||25||20||31|
|17||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||22-7||17||37||13||20|
|25||Penn StatePSU||Big Ten||19-10||25||62||61||77|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).