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Saturday Takeaways: Arkansas Upends Kentucky, Michigan State Exposes Purdue's Flaws

 Saturday Takeaways: Arkansas Upends Kentucky, Michigan State Exposes Purdue's Flaws

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With March Madness not far off, groups are jarring for NCAA competition cultivating.

It's the last Saturday of February! With only 15 days to go until Selection Sunday, the 146 Division I men's games today (and particularly the four matchups between positioned groups) have additional significance as groups hope to make their cases to the NCAA's determination panel.

Saturday Takeaways: Arkansas Upends Kentucky, Michigan State Exposes Purdue's Flaws

Sports Illustrated will keep you refreshed the entire day with the greatest action items from Saturday's stacked record and what everything implies for March.

Arkansas' Dominance in Fayetteville Continues

For the third time this month, Arkansas facilitated a tip-top rival and figured out how to win. The Razorbacks set up a tip top protective exertion in the main half and made opportune shots late to knock off Kentucky, 75-73, finishing a SEC trifecta in Fayetteville that likewise included prevails upon Auburn and Tennessee.

Pigs monitor JD Notae presented his defense to be viewed as one of the most incredible border players in the game, pouring in 30 focuses and doling out eight aids one of the most noteworthy exhibitions of the period by the lead watch. 

And keeping in mind that Kentucky's offense got moving in the last part because of 30 focuses from Oscar Tshiebwe, the Arkansas safeguard by and by moved forward and dialed back an offense positioned in the best five broadly per KenPom.

In the wake of beginning 0-3 in SEC play and losing five of six games in late December and early January, Arkansas has turned its season around and has become probably the best group in the country. The Hogs are 13-1 since Jan. 8, with four of those successes coming against top-20 KenPom groups. Anticipate that the Razorbacks should be on the No.

 4 line in SI's next section update.

Purdue's Flaws Exposed Again

Doubtlessly that Purdue's ability level and hostile capability allow the Boilermakers an opportunity to beat essentially anybody in school b-ball. 

However, Saturday's street misfortune against a Michigan State group in freefall was one more problematic execution from a group that regularly leaves you needing more, especially on edge end.

Purdue's guard has made a propensity for allowing restricting ballhandlers to set up profession games, and the frequently insulted Spartan PG team of AJ Hoggard and Tyson Walker added to that count today with amazing exhibitions. 

Hoggard controlled the game and made tremendous plays in the last part, while Walker hit the game-dominating three. 

The pair consolidated for 19 places and 10 helps contrasted with only four turnovers in the game.

On the opposite finish of the floor, star Boilermaker watch Jaden Ivey scored 16 focuses however turned it more than five times, the primary guilty party in what the future holds dealing with the ball this season. 

But then once more, Zach Edey was sidelined in crucial points in time because of foul difficulty in spite of being predominant on the square when on the floor.

Indeed, it's difficult to win out and about in the Big Ten. 

Furthermore indeed, Michigan State played obviously superior to it has recently. In any case, today was one more token of the Boilermakers' blemishes, which will make them difficult to confide in March.

Bubble Notes

Dayton had flooded into at-large consideration regardless of a dreadful beginning to the season, yet a 62-60 misfortune to La Salle implies the Flyers need to win the Atlantic 10 competition in about fourteen days to go out.

North Carolina and Oklahoma each dominated the competition in must-dominate contention matches for their NCAA competition trusts, as the Tar Heels took care of NC State and the Sooners made due in extra time against Oklahoma State. 

The two groups are as yet outwardly examining at this point, with North Carolina entering the day as SI's subsequent group out and OU the fifth group out.

With their seventh Big 12 success and twentieth triumph by and large, Iowa State is authoritatively a NCAA competition lock after a limited win over Kansas State.

Miami might have secured itself in the field with a success over Virginia Tech, however the Hurricanes went to pieces late to lose 71-70. In any case, the Canes should in any case move without a total late-season breakdown. 

In the interim, Virginia Tech has a way, though a limited one, to an on the loose after this Q1 win.

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