AUSTIN, Texas -- The referees cost Villanova in a big way.
Connor Atchley cost Kansas in a big way.
Here's Tuesday morning's edition of What You Need To Know.
Notable game from Monday: Yes, it was technically a foul. And I know officiating is a hard job. But the call at the end of the Villanova-Georgetown game that gave the No. 8 Hoyas a 55-53 victory was one of the worst calls I've ever seen if only because it decided the winner and loser 70 feet from the basket and on a play that would've never ended with Georgetown even getting a shot off because there was only 0.1 second left in regulation. So when Corey Stokes inadvertently bumped Jonathan Wallace the referee should've just let time expire. The referee instead blew his whistle and awarded the free throws that broke the tie, and Villanova coach Jay Wright was wronged again (just like in an earlier loss at the buzzer to North Carolina State).
Notable performance from Monday: Connor Atchley took six shots and made six shots and led No. 11 Texas to a 72-69 victory over No. 3 Kansas before a soldout crowd here at the Erwin Center. The junior forward finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four blocks, though he failed to convince Kansas that anybody should change their opinion about how the Big 12 standings will look at the end of the season. "We're still the favorites," said Kansas guard Mario Chalmers. "We still think we're the best team in the conference."
Notable game scheduled for Tuesday: Valentine's Day is approaching and Purdue is atop the Big Ten standings and there aren't many who predicted things would unfold this way. The Boilermakers are 19-5 overall, 10-1 in the league and ranked 19th in the country heading into this game against Michigan State, which is 20-3 overall, 8-3 in the league and ranked 10th in the country. Matt Painter's Boilermakers have won 10 consecutive games for the first time in nearly 12 years. But their only league loss -- and last loss in general -- came Jan. 8 at Michigan State, and if the Spartans win this rematch it'll vault Indiana into first place in the Big Ten. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.