The NCAA Basketball Daily Dunk: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The NCAA Basketball Daily Dunk: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Creighton was upset on Monday night so we’ll tell you how they lost, and it’s a new day which means there are more games to prepare for.

Welcome to today’s Daily Dunk where we recap all of college basketball’s biggest games from yesterday and give you a look at the matchups to watch later today! 

You can find the new AP Top 25 rankings along with a few takeaways right here!

Yesterday’s Biggest Games

#19 Rutgers 74 vs. Maryland 60

The Scarlet Knights opened up their Big Ten conference schedule with a win over the Terrapins. Ron Harper Jr. went off, scoring 27 points in 30 minutes. Rutgers moved to 5-0 with the victory and will face #13 Illinois on Sunday.

They can move up the rankings pretty quickly if they can stay undefeated through their next two games. In addition to playing a ranked team in the Fighting Illini, they’ll also play #20 Ohio State on Dec. 23.

Upset Alert: Marquette 89 vs. #8 Creighton 84

The Golden Eagles are the upset kings this season, as this is their second upset of a top-10 team. They beat Wisconsin (previously ranked #4) and now #8 Creighton.

A big factor in why they were able to beat Creighton was their ability to spread the ball around. D.J. Carton led his team in scoring with 20 points and was one of four players that scored at least 14.

Creighton made less than 50 percent of their field goals and was only able to muster 40 points in the second half, compared to Marquette’s 54 in the final 20 minutes.

The Bluejays might slip in the rankings but they have a chance at redemption against St. John’s on Thursday in Queens. Marquette improves to 5-2 and could be ranked in the next couple of weeks, especially if they beat #7 Villanova on Dec. 23.

Games to Watch Today

#24 Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

How to Watch: Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 PM ET, ACCN

Virginia Tech already has a win over Villanova this season and is hoping to add a ranked team to their list of victories later today.

Minnesota vs. #13 Illinois

How to Watch: Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 PM ET, ESPN2

Illinois beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium last week but then fell to an unranked Missouri team. They will need a bounce back win against the undefeated Golden Gophers.

Georgia Tech vs. #15 Florida State

How to Watch: Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 PM ET, ACCN

The Seminoles are coming off a win at home against Florida and hope to improve to 4-0 tonight.

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for a recap of today’s games and we’ll get you ready for tomorrow’s best matchups in college basketball!

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