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ROTHSTEIN 45: WEEK 16

Jon Rothstein
Jon Rothstein@JonRothstein
ROTHSTEIN 45: WEEK 16

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1. UConn (+450 to Win National Championship)

The Skinny: Could be better than last season.

2. Houston (+900)

The Skinny: Iowa State visits the Fertitta Center on Monday.

3. Purdue (+800)

The Skinny: Stubbed its toe against Ohio State.

4. Arizona (+1100)

The Skinny: 81-16 under Tommy Lloyd.

5. Tennessee (+1300)

The Skinny: Has scored 88 or more points in four of its last five games.

6. Marquette (+2500)

The Skinny: Got hit by a truck against UConn.

7. Kansas (+2500)

The Skinny: 32-2 when Dajuan Harris scores in double figures.

8. North Carolina (+2000)

The Skinny: Five straight double-doubles for Armando Bacot.

9. Duke (+2500)

The Skinny: Jared McCain made a record eight three-point shots on Saturday at Florida State.

10. Iowa State (+2000)

The Skinny: Keshon Gilbert is quietly having a terrific season.

11. Illinois

The Skinny: Final Four good.

12. Baylor

The Skinny: Averaging 86.5 points in its last two games.

13. Kentucky

The Skinny: Adou Thiero is a difference maker.

14. Auburn

The Skinny: Not the same team without Jaylin Williams.

15. Creighton

The Skinny: Hosts UConn on Tuesday.

16. Dayton

The Skinny: DaRon Holmes II went for 29 and 10 against Fordham on Saturday.

17. Alabama

The Skinny: 41 of its 71 field-goal attempts against Texas A&M were from three-point range.

18. South Carolina

The Skinny: Has lost two straight games.

19. Utah State

The Skinny: Tied with San Diego State for first place in the Mountain West.

20. San Diego State

The Skinny: Buy stock in Elijah Saunders.

21. Texas Tech

The Skinny: Two of its next three games are in Lubbock.

22. Saint Mary's

The Skinny: Still undefeated in WCC play.

23. Washington State

The Skinny: Kyle Smith should be on the short list for National Coach of the Year candidates.

24. BYU

The Skinny: Was 8-35 from three-point range in Saturday's loss at Oklahoma State.

25. Colorado State

The Skinny: Could be a single-digit seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.

26. Florida Atlantic

The Skinny: Playing every game with bullseye on its chest.

27. Clemson

The Skinny: Has lost two of its last three games at home.

28. Oklahoma

The Skinny: Needs to get healthy.

29. Wisconsin

The Skinny: On a downward trajectory.

30. New Mexico

The Skinny: Donovan Dent and Jamal Mashburn were a combined 4-20 from the field against San Diego State.

31. TCU

The Skinny: A trip to Texas Tech looms on Tuesday.

32. Northwestern

The Skinny: Boo Buie is four points away from tying the Wildcats' all-time scoring record.

33. Boise State

The Skinny: Eyeing its third straight NCAA Tournament berth.

34. Nebraska

The Skinny: 16-1 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

35. Michigan State

The Skinny: 13-4 when Malik Hall scores in double figures.

36. Nevada

The Skinny: Owns five Quad 1 wins.

37. Virginia

The Skinny: About to begin the most difficult four-game stretch of its conference slate.

38. Florida

The Skinny: Walter Clayton has scored 20 or more points in his last three games.

39. Ole Miss

The Skinny: Its next three games are against teams that are projected to play in the NCAA Tournament.

40. Texas

The Skinny: Has to hold serve on Monday against Kansas State.

41. Gonzaga

The Skinny: Ryan Nembhard has 30 assists in his last three games.

42. Butler

The Skinny: Has lost back-to-back games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

43. Providence

The Skinny: Trips loom this week to both Xavier and Marquette.

44. Seton Hall

The Skinny: Five Quad 1 wins.

45. Mississippi State

The Skinny: Josh Hubbard has 49 points in his last three games.


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Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.