Kent State lost at Buffalo 82-68 tonight, a team that had no previous top 100 wins. There’s no way to give Kent any benefit of the doubt here, they got waxed from start to finish by a bad ballclub. This effectively ends the Golden Flashes at-large chances, barring possibly a run to the MAC championship against Western Michigan.
Richmond got knocked off by Rhode Island, and now probably needs a win over St. Joe’s in the A-10 tourney to get in.
Elsewhere, Florida State missed a golden opportunity to sew up a bid by losing at Wake Forest in overtime. They blew a 15 point lead with 10 minutes to play.
The one team the helped itself was DePaul, getting the road win at Louisville. CUSA has been a sharing conference this year, with good RPI teams Louisville and Cincinnati freely giving away games to the rest of the league. This is a big reason they may be a 6-bid league this year, with nobody getting a top 4 seed.