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KANSAS STATE RPI WATCH: 11/23/14

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In which Texas and West Virginia dominate their tournaments, while K-State and Pittsburgh can't even make it into theirs undefeated.

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Note: This entry covers games played from Wednesday through Friday. Weekend action will be recapped Monday.

Both Kansas State and Pittsburgh committed the same cardinal sin Friday night: They thought scheduling a road game against a Big West team at least two time zones away before the Maui Invitational was a good idea.

It was not.

K-State fell 69-60 to Long Beach State, a team that had lost to the Wildcats three times in two years on two different islands and in Manhattan. Pittsburgh did the Cats one better, though, flying all way out to Maui and losing by four points to Hawaii in a "neutral" game.

Meanwhile, two other tournaments got under way. Texas won both games of the 2K Classic, which is a far cry from the Longhorns' loss two years ago to Chaminade in Maui.

However, a California upset of Syracuse in the semifinals deprived the Horns of a possible signature win.

In Puerto Rico, Texas A&M stumbled in the first round of the Tip-Off while West Virginia stormed to two wins and was leading No. 17 UConn in the championship game at the time of this writing.

It wasn't all good for the Big 12, though, which lost a chance at another quality win when Oklahoma blew an 11-point halftime lead at Creighton and lost by just two points.

All of K-State's other potential opponents won, except Bradley and Nebraska-Omaha, which appear to suck, and Texas Southern, which lost to fellow opponent Tennessee.

A sneaky good win in that mix was Savannah State's one-point victory over a Winthrop team that just had won at Clemson.

Overall Record = 2-1

Big 12 Record = 0-0

Top 50 Record = 1-1

RPI = 149

SOS = 176

Signature Wins (RPI 1-30) = none

Quality Wins (RPI 31-100) = UMKC

Bad Losses (RPI 101 or greater) = none

  • Southern Utah (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky) | RPI = 59
  • UMKC (2-1, 0-0 WAC) | RPI = 49: Win over Missouri Science & Technology (90-77)
  • Long Beach State (2-2, 0-0 Big West) | RPI = 47: Win over Kansas State (69-60)
  • Purdue (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) | RPI = 121: Win over Grambling State (82-30)
  • No. 2 Arizona (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | RPI = 40: Win over UC Irvine (71-54)
  • Missouri (2-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 133: Win over Oral Roberts (78-64)
  • BYU (3-0, 0-0 West Coast) | RPI = 61: Win over Southern Virginia (101-48)
  • Chaminade (2-0, 0-0 PacWest) | RPI = N/A
  • Pittsburgh (2-1, 0-0 ACC) | RPI = 151: Loss to Hawaii (70-74)
  • No. 16 San Diego State (3-0, 0-0 Mountain West) | RPI = 58: Win over Cal State Bakersfield (51-27)
  • Nebraska-Omaha (1-1, 0-0 Summit League) | RPI = 321: Loss at Seattle (74-98)
  • Tennessee (1-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 180: Win over Texas Southern (70-58)
  • Bradley (0-2, 0-0 Missouri Valley) | RPI = 315: Loss to Robert Morris (61-68)
  • Savannah State (1-2, 0-0 MEAC) | RPI = 205: Win over Winthrop (59-58)
  • Texas A&M (2-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 226: Loss to Dayton (53-55) and win over Charleston (59-50) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
  • Texas Southern (0-3, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic) | RPI = 215: Loss at Tennessee (58-70)
  • Georgia (2-1, 0-0 SEC) | RPI = 91: Win over Troy (82-60)
  • Oklahoma State (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 227: Win over Milwaukee (82-68)
  • TCU (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 141: Win over New Orleans (86-71)
  • No. 18 Oklahoma (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 153: Loss at Creighton (63-65)
  • Texas Tech (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 8
  • Baylor (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 72: Win over Prairie View A&M (60-45)
  • No. 14 Iowa State (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 184
  • West Virginia (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 8: Wins over George Mason (91-65) and Boston College (70-66) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
  • No. 5 Kansas (1-1, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 144
  • No. 10 Texas (4-0, 0-0 Big 12) | RPI = 52: Wins over Iowa (71-57) and California (71-55) in the 2K Classic