It's time to give Colorado's Alec Burks some love. The 6'6" sophomore guard, who ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring at 20.1 points per game through week's end, had a career-high 36 in the Buffaloes' 89--76 upset of then No. 9 Missouri last Saturday... . UConn's board work was impressive against Texas. Yes, Kemba Walker had 22 points and the game-winner in OT, but it was sophomore forward Alex Oriakhi's 21 rebounds that helped lift the Huskies to a tide-turning 82--81 victory... . What's wrong with Michigan State? One reason the Spartans fell out of the rankings for the first time since the final poll of 2006--07 is their abysmal free throw shooting—they were 10 for 20 in the loss to unranked Penn State last Saturday and are making only 65.5% this season.
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