College Basketball: Winners and Losers From Monday Night (Mar. 1)

Paul SeaverCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2010

HOUSTON - MARCH 30:  Damion James #5 and Justin Mason #24 of the Texas Longhorns look on during a break from the fourth round game of the South Regional against the Memphis Tigers as part of 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on March 30, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Big Monday featured a one-sided battle in the Big East and a second half surge by Texas in a Big 12 clash.

Who else was in action on Monday night?

Winners:

Jackson State (17-11, 15-1): Jackson State continued its dominance in the SWAC, posting a 57-54 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff in a game that was featured on ESPNU. The Jaguars have been the bright spot in SWAC play, improving to 15-1 in the standings.  Jackson State can clinch the SWAC regular season title with a win over Alabama A&M on Thursday.

 

West Virginia (23-6, 12-5): Da’Sean Butler scored 22 points on senior night and West Virginia moved that much closer to solidifying a double bye in the Big East tournament, which begins next week. They wrap up the regular season at Villanova on Saturday.

 

Utah State (24-6, 13-2): The Aggies continued their dominance in WAC play. They beat up on Fresno State 76-39 led by a 21 point performance from Taj Wesley.

 

Texas (23-7, 9-6): It was a sloppy first half for Texas, but the Longhorns played well down the stretch and held off Oklahoma at home. With their recent struggles, this was a game Texas could not afford to squander. The former No. 1 team in the country improved to 23-7 with a 87-76 victory.

 

Losers:

Arkansas- Pine Bluff (13-15, 13-4): Yes, they did not win a single non-conference game, but Arkansas Pine Bluff missed an opportunity at the SWAC regular season title with a 57-54 loss to Jackson State.

 

Oklahoma (13-16, 4-11): The Sooners came out hot behind the 3-point shot of Cade Davis, but could not slow down Texas in the second half, allowing 49 points. Oklahoma has dropped seven games in a row, four of which have been without their star player, Willie Warren.

 

North Carolina A&T (10-20, 6-9): They had a halftime lead on the road over conference-leading Morgan State and got blown out in the second half. In search of a bright spot on a disappointing season, North Carolina A&T was outscored by 19 in the second half and lost 81-67.