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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

With Cincinnati and Rhode Island losing in the last two days, Vermont now owns the nation's longest active winning streak at 15 games. Catamounts are also the only team in the nation still unbeaten in conference play.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

USC junior forward Bennie Boatwright will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left patella injury during Thursday's win, per the school. Was averaging 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Under Sean Miller Deandre Ayton is maximizing his enormous potential. Ayton has always possessed the physical tools and a solid basketball IQ. He has worked hard at Zona along with making the adjustments to college basketball. For a freshman big man it's really hard to dominate right away. Since he arrived in the states he was a top ranked player in his class. Would have been top 5 in last years NBA draft. Now he will be a top 3 pick and will be much more prepared.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The race for the No. 1 seeds is more wide open now after a few recent upsets. Per BPI, here's where we stand: Virginia 99% Villanova 98% Purdue 71% Michigan State 52% Xavier 32% Duke 29% North Carolina 9% Tennessee 4% Auburn 3% Kansas 2%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating Ohio State by 23 last night, Penn State has cracked BPI's top 25. The Nittany Lions have a 33% chance to reach the NCAA tournament.

Mike Corey ESPN Commentator 

Spending time with Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley of St. Bonaventure before the 19-6 Bonnies, winners of 7 straight host Rhode Island. The Rams (21-3 / 13-0 A-10) have the Nation's longest win streak at 16 games! It's #1 vs. #2 in the A-10. This one will be amazing! Friday night 7pm ET on ESPN2

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said "good teams should win at home," including his Cougars, who are 13-0 this season at home, including Thursday's 67-62 upset of No. 5 Cincinnati.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said his team's "a lack of toughness and defensive breakdowns" are big reasons why the No. 5 Bearcats lost at Houston on Thursday night.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati shot just 6-for-19 (31.6%) in the second half vs. Houston, including a FG drought of nearly 12 minutes down the stretch. The Bearcats got out rebounded 36-27. Both of those bit them tonight.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston fans rush the floor after the Cougars' 67-62 win over No. 5 Cincinnati.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati's loss at Houston will likely drop them from the No. 2-seed line in Joe Lunardi's Bracketology, with Texas Tech likely being the beneficiary to move up. The Cougars, who were a 10-seed coming into the night, scored another big resume win after picking one up over Wichita State in January.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston upsets No. 5 Cincinnati 67-62, ending the Bearcats nation-leading 16-game winning streak. It's the first time the Cougars have beaten two top-10 opponents in a season since 1984.