RPI WATCH: 2/28/2010

One thing I particularly love about this time of year is that as we get closer to March Madness, teams become increasingly desperate not to lose.

A symptom of that trend is overtime games.

There were a freakish number of overtime games Saturday — five games went to one overtime, four went to two overtimes and one even went to three overtimes.

The crazy thing is that almost all the games involved teams with no hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Nonetheless, no one wants to lose this time of year, which just helps contribute to the March feel.

The trend continues today, as there already have been three overtime games and one double overtime game. Jeez!

The results of Saturday's games are after the jump, with Big 12 discussion to follow in tonight's BIG 12 OUTLOOK.

AP Ranking = 6

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 6

Overall Record = 24-4

Big 12 Record = 11-3

Projected Big 12 Seed = 2

Projected NCAA Seed = 2

RPI = 5

SOS = 8

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = Xavier, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = Dayton, IUPUI, UNLV, Texas Tech, Missouri

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Loyola Chicago (14-15, 5-13) | RPI = 208: Loss to UWGB (87-71)
  • Western Illinois (13-16, 6-12) | RPI = 278: Loss at NDSU (63-59 in overtime)
  • Boston University (17-12, 11-5) | RPI = 153: Win over Maine (76-56)
  • Ole Miss (19-9, 7-7) | RPI = 53: Win at Alabama (76-73)
  • Dayton (19-9, 8-6) | RPI = 43: Win over Massachusetts (96-68)
  • IUPUI (22-9, 15-3) | RPI = 92: Win at South Dakota State (86-76)
  • No. 15* FHSU (20-5)
  • Washington State (16-12, 6-10) | RPI = 145: Loss to Washington (59-52)
  • Xavier (20-7, 11-2) | RPI = 18
  • UNLV (22-7, 10-5) | RPI = 44: Win at Air Force (77-47)
  • Alabama (14-14, 4-10) | RPI = 111: Loss to Ole Miss (76-73)
  • UAPB (13-14, 13-3) | RPI = 193: Win at Grambling State (68-56)
  • Cleveland State (15-16, 10-8) | RPI = 164: Win over Wright State (68-63)
  • South Dakota (17-9) | RPI = 222: Win at Chicago State (77-73)
  • Missouri (21-8, 9-5) | RPI = 36: Loss at No. 6 Kansas State (63-53)
  • No. 22 Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5) | RPI = 13: Win over No. 21 Texas (74-58)
  • Colorado (13-15, 4-10) | RPI = 130: Win over Iowa State (75-72)
  • No. 21 Texas (22-7, 8-6) | RPI = 24: Loss at No. 22 Texas A&M (74-58)
  • Oklahoma State (20-8, 8-6) | RPI = 25: Win over No. 1 Kansas (85-77)
  • No. 24 Baylor (22-6, 9-5) | RPI = 12: Win at Oklahoma (70-63)
  • No. 1 Kansas (27-2, 13-1) | RPI = 1: Loss at Oklahoma State (85-77)
  • Nebraska (14-15, 2-12) | RPI = 136: Win over Texas Tech (83-79 in double overtime)
  • Iowa State (14-15, 3-11) | RPI = 127: Loss at Colorado (75-72)
  • Oklahoma (13-15, 4-10) | RPI = 106: Loss to No. 24 Baylor (70-63)
  • Texas Tech (16-12, 4-10) | RPI = 58: Loss at Nebraska (83-79 in double overtime)

*Division II Top 25

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