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Kansas remains a solid favorite for the Big 12 regular season title. They're also still in play for a 1 seed on Selection Sunday, though they're going to need some help. If they get to 14-4 in Big 12 play and win the Big 12 tournament, they'll have a fairly strong case for a 1 seed.
Sterling Gibbs Throws A Punch A suspension will be coming for Sterling Gibbs after he punched Ryan Arcidiacono in the head while fighting for a loose ball yesterday. In case you're wondering whether or not it might have been intentional, the below angle confirms that it certainly was:
Roosevelt Jones Helps Butler Escape Butler was coming off a gut punch loss to Villanova and the news that Andrew Chrabascz would miss two to four weeks, and they got a strong effort from a Creighton team that isn't as bad as their Big East record would suggest. But Roosevelt Jones led all players with 6 assists and also scored 18 points, including the game winner with 1.9 seconds to go.
Butler is not realistically winning the Big East or falling to the Tournament bubble. They're basically just playing for Tourney seed from here until Selection Sunday. Now 9-4 in Big East play and 7-7 against the RPI Top 100, with an RPI and Sagarin ELO_SCORE inside the Top 20, they'd likely be a 5 seed if the season ended now.