by Jerry Palm
In BYU's first game without Brandon Davies, who has been dismissed from the team, New Mexico crushed them at home, and did permanent damage to the Cougars' hopes of being a No. 1 seed. I have them as a 4-seed today, and that's not permanent. How they finish the year, and what other teams do, will have a bearing on where the Cougars end up.
Memphis lost at East Carolina last night and continued a late-season swoon that has them out of the bracket for now. Michigan moved into their spot.
Colorado, Dayton and Mississippi also took bad losses, finishing whatever slim at-large hopes they had.
Florida State could have clinched a spot in the field with a win at home over North Carolina, but came up just short.
And finally, Marquette lost at home to Cincinnati. That was the Golden Eagles 12th loss, and arguably their worst. It's not a bad loss by any means, just bad compared to their others.