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4hJoe Lunardi

Behind the bracket: Impossible to argue against Villanova overall No. 1

There was some grumbling a week ago about the defending champs vaulting Kentucky as the overall No. 1 seed. Go ahead, try making that argument now.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
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Bracketology: Kentucky (for now) takes a dip

Big Blue Nation didn't like losing at home to UCLA. It's probably fair to say it won't like falling from a No. 1 seed -- or being matched up against a team that already knocked off a major power this season.

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Drake coach Giacoletti resigns after 1-7 start

Drake coach Ray Giacoletti resigned Tuesday after three-plus seasons, saying it was time for a "new voice" to lead the Bulldogs out of a skid that has them 1-7 this season.

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3dThomas Neumann

Thinking globally helps Bradley rebuild

If you need more proof that basketball is a worldwide game, just look at Bradley's roster. With five overseas players representing four countries on three continents, the Braves are truly global.

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3dDick Vitale

Remember John Saunders during Jimmy V Week

The late John Saunders had a strong bond to Jim Valvano and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Dickie V will be thinking about Saunders at the Jimmy V Classic this week.

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

UT Arlington upsets Saint Mary's. Scott Cross' team has reeled off eight straight — including win over Texas. Kevin Hervey getting to 100%.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa's 78-64 win over rival No. 25 Iowa State is a major victory for a Hawkeyes team that recently lost to Nebraska-Omaha and suffered a lopsided loss to Virginia a few weeks ago. It's the kind of the game Fran McCaffery's team can use to get its season back on track.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Saint John's promising 6-9 German import, Richard Freudenberg, just made first 3 of career after 11 misses. 1st hoop since 11-24.

Indiana State Upsets Butler

Brenton Scott hit a free throw to put Indiana State ahead, giving the Sycamores a 72-71 upset win over No. 16 Butler and setting off a court-storming in Terre Haute.

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz had Washington's only real highlights in the first half against Gonzaga, a pretty left-handed spin and finish in transition and a pro-move step back jumper ... but finished 3 of 14 from the field and went into the locker room trailing 47-22. UW is rough enough when Fultz plays well (and he usually has); when he's off, they're doomed.