Washington State 67 Baylor 64 - In the Pac 10/Big 12 Hardwood Series, Wazzu came back from a 12 point deficit on the road to knock off an improved Baylor team. Derrick Low struggled all night long, but came strong in the end, burying back to back three pointers to tie the game, then give the Cougars the lead with under three minutes left. Robbie Cowgill led WSU with 18. Baylor will surprise people in the Big 12 this year with talented PG Aaron Bruce and rebound machine Kevin Rogers.
Tennessee 98 Louisiana-Lafayette 70 - The Vols got back on track with this blowout win against the Ragin Cajuns. Tyler Smith had 22, Jordan Howell 17, and Jajuan Smth 15 in a game that was never close. In the saga of the Vols ever turning rotation, Howell started, Ramar Smith came off the bench (with 14), and Wayne Chism was replaced by Duke Crews in the middle. All American Chris Lofton continued his strange start, scoring just seven points on five shots.
Marquette 100 UW-Milwaukee 65 - The Golden Eagles blew away the once mighty mid-major. Dominic James had a sick floor game, going 10-15 for 22 points in 29 minutes. Jerel McNeal and David Cubllian added 16 and 12 respectively.