LSU 62, Duke 54

In what has to be the biggest moment for LSU hoops since the Dale Brown/Shaquille O’Neal era (or the premiere of Nick Nolte’s “Blue Chips”, take your pick), no. 1 Duke were knocked off earlier tonight at the Georgia Dome. The All-Universe G JJ Redick scored a mere 11 points on 3 for 18 shooting ; LSU’s Tyrus Thomas (above) had 5 blocks and F Glen Davis scored 8 of his 14 points on frequent trips to the foul line.

Texas is leading West Virgina, 39-27 at the half. LaMarcus Alridge has been unstoppable (16 points on 8 for 8 shooting), and the Mountaineers absolutely ice cold from within the 3 point arc. As tempting as it might be to say the Longhorns have a clear path to Indy with Duke out of the way, the tandem of Thomas and Davis are going to present a challenge for whoever faces them on Saturday.

Gonzaga are up, 35-20 over UCLA with about 4 minutes left in the first half. Adam Morrison just made barbers and Bruins fans across the country very glum with a nice drive to the hole along the baseline, splitting two defenders. Not literally — the FCC won’t let CBS get away with teen sex, so disembloweling is most certainly off limits.