In what essentially was a road game against St. John's, Texas A&M attempted just three free throws to the Red Storm's 38. Better bring a lot of lube to Big 12 arenas, Aggies, because this conference has a lot more of that kind of treatment in store for you in your final go-'round.
OK, I lied. Instead of Friday's and Saturday's results on Sunday, you get those results plus those from Sunday on Monday. Blame my workplace, which once against caused me seismic headaches and blew me off schedule.
Follow the jump for final results from the Puerto Rico Tip-Off and 2K Sports Classic. The Maui Invitational and a host of other exempt tournaments tip off today, so I will endeavor to post more frequently this week — but no promises.
Another storyline that bears watching, by the way, is the increasingly weak-looking field in the Diamond Head Classic.
Every team that played in the last three days (Auburn did not play), with the exception of Xavier, managed to lose.
I continue to maintain that the Cats should face either Long Beach State or Xavier in the championship game on Christmas Day with a reasonable expectation of winning our first exempt tourney since 2006.
Overall Record = 2-0
Big 12 Record = 0-0
RPI = 239
SOS = 327
Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none
Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = none
Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none
- Charleston Southern (2-2) | RPI = 258: Win over Milligan (89-59)
- Loyola Chicago (0-4) | RPI = 263: Loss at Furman (51-63)
- UMES (1-3) | RPI = 196: Losses at Tulane (52-73) and Rice (49-81)
- George Washington (1-1) | RPI = 90
- Virginia Tech (3-0) | RPI = 10
- West Virginia (2-1) | RPI = 154
- North Florida (1-3) | RPI = 121: Loss at Miami (62-75)
- No. 16 Alabama (5-0) | RPI = 24: Wins over Wichita State (70-60) and Purdue (65-56) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
- Southern Illinois (0-3) | RPI = 194: Loss at Northeastern (57-64)
- Clemson (2-1) | RPI = 114: Loss to Charleston (69-72)
- UTEP (1-2) | RPI = 218: Loss at New Mexico State (73-89)
- Auburn (2-0) | RPI = 148
- Hawaii (1-1) | RPI = 195: Loss to No. 22 Gonzaga (54-73)
- Long Beach State (2-1) | RPI = 67: Loss at San Diego State (73-77 in overtime)
- No. 13 Xavier (3-0) | RPI = 37: Win over Miami University (66-60)
- Howard (1-2) | RPI = 326
- No. 12 Kansas (1-1) | RPI = 190
- No. 24 Missouri (3-0) | RPI = 6
- No. 11 Baylor (3-0) | RPI = 47
- Oklahoma (2-0) | RPI = 243: Win over Coppin State (92-65)
- Texas (2-1) | RPI = 163: Loss to Oregon State (95-100 in overtime) in the TicketCity Legends Classic
- Oklahoma State (3-0) | RPI = 58
- Texas Tech (3-0) | RPI = 233: Win over Stephen F. Austin (66-54)
- Iowa State (2-1) | RPI = 92: Win over Western Carolina (92-60)
- No. 19 Texas A&M (3-1) | RPI = 132: Win at St. John's (58-57) in the 2K Sports Classic