UCLA is the best team in the country (the and, yes, perhaps luckiest). See next item down.
UNC beats Duke at Duke, positions themselves for a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed and an in-state regional.
Georgetown beats Louisville: Again, the regular-season Big East title isn't particularly meaningful; what's important is that Georgetown is still in the mix for a No. 1 overall seed.
(Then again, you could make the claim that being a 1-seed vs. a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament is hardly that big of a deal. And G'town is all-but-guaranteed a minimum of a 2-seed.)
Wisconsin wins Big Ten regular-season title: Again, sort of meaningless on a national level, though I'd fear the Badgers in the NCAA Tournament, whether or not they are a 2 or a 3 seed.
Conference-tournament auto-bids: Belmont, Winthrop, Austin Peay.
Rockets win 18th straight: And it's not like they're beating weak teams -- they beat the Hornets last night behind T-Mac's 41. (Chris Paul is absolutely amazing).
Hawks beat Heat in re-play game: Then they beat them in a full, new game.
Josh Beckett back spasms: Noted as ominous foreshadowing.
The thing about USC beating Stanford was that it showcased just how good OJ Mayo can be offensively (25 points) when he wants to make himself the focal pointthe . Is it enough to Trojans get out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament? (Kevin Durant couldn't.)
Terrelle Pryor Watch: I love this late-breaking rumor that Pryor might be convinced to play hoops for John Calipari at Memphis, rather than football at Ohio State.