NCAA Basketball: Bluejays take down Xavier, Kansas holds off ISU

With the Big East playing plenty of NCAA basketball games, Monday was a great day of hoops, led by Creighton’s win over Xavier.

In the Busting Brackets Daily Wrap-Up, we go through the major games of the day with a few short summaries and articles to keep you up to date on the recent news in the college basketball world. This covers the biggest games of yesterday and today, as well as looking at major news stories from across the nation.

We also go through each game of key importance in our “Games to Watch” section, which includes a Game of the Day and a Bubble Battle.

Here we go:

13 ButlerBulldogs


MarquetteGolden Eagles


For a more in-depth look at this game, Carmine Carcieri has you covered here.

7 CreightonBluejays


22 XavierMusketeers


For a more in-depth look at this game, Carmine Carcieri has you covered here.

1 VillanovaWildcats


Seton HallPirates


For a more in-depth look at this game, Daniel Benjamin has you covered here.

2 KansasJayhawks

Iowa StateCyclones

For a more in-depth look at this game, Doug Winkey has you covered here.

Games to Watch on Tuesday, January 17th:

**Game of the Day**     ^^Bubble Battle^^

**No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats @ Mississippi State Bulldogs, 7:00 p.m. ET**: The Bulldogs (3-1 in league) have been the surprise of the SEC thus far, but on Tuesday night they are likely to come back to earth. Kentucky is far-and-away the best team in the SEC.

Illinois Fighting Illini @ No. 21 Purdue Boilermakers, 7:00 p.m. ET: Illinois could use this road win to help solidify their resume. Meanwhile, Purdue is looking to bounce back from a rough loss to Iowa on the road this week.

^^Arkansas Razorbacks @ Texas A&M Aggies, 7:00 p.m. ET^^: The Aggies are only 9-7 on the season, but the Razorbacks are currently on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Can they pull off a much-needed road victory?

Best of Yesterday from Busting Brackets:

Bracketology: The projected field and where the A-10 stands: As usual, Lukas Harkins is back with his weekly edition of Bracketology, showing a predicted field for the NCAA Tournament.

Texas Basketball: Matt Coleman commits to Texas over Duke: Drew Dinnhaupt looks at Shaka Smart’s newest recruit, Matt Coleman, and what he can do for the Longhorns.

Recruiting: McDonald’s All-American rosters announced: Following the announcement of teams, Drew Dinnhaupt has the scoop on each roster and where those players will be attending school.

Illinois State Basketball: Redbirds pose real threat to win MVC: After defeating Wichita State, is it time to think Illinois State could win the MVC? Brock Zimmermann thinks so.

ACC Basketball: Who owns the top slot in the league power rankings?: Now a few games into conference play, Patrick O’Brien ranks the ACC from bottom to top.

That ends today’s Daily Wrap-Up. Tune in tomorrow for another edition and have a great day!

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