Roster depletion from the Olympics and, of course, COVID-19 have only added to the concerns.
No. 7 Purdue had a point to prove Friday night, and got right to work.
Kansas has been waiting all season for David McCormack to give the No. 9 Jayhawks a consistent force inside.
Kevin Marfo posted 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists to guide Quinnipiac to a 72-66 victory over Fairfield on Sunday.
Colin Smalls tossed in 18 points to lead American University to a 63-55 victory over Bucknell on Sunday.
Elissa Cunane scored 23 points to help No. 4 North Carolina State beat No. 16 Duke 84-60 on Sunday, keeping the Wolfpack unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Aliyah Boston and Destanni Henderson each scored 19 points and No. 1 South Carolina beat Arkansas 61-52 on Sunday.
Leo O'Boyle scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures and Lafayette breezed to a 68-54 victory over Army on Sunday.
Jose Perez had a season-high 33 points as Manhattan narrowly beat Canisius 80-75 on Sunday.
Patrick Dorsey had 12 points off the bench to lead Navy to a 72-65 win over Boston University on Sunday.
Jacob Falko had 22 points as Binghamton beat Maine 73-65 on Sunday.
Sarah Andrews scored 25 points, Ja'Mee Asberry added 20 and they combined for the final seven points in the last 14 seconds to give No. 14 Baylor an 82-79 win over Kansas on Sunday.
Diamond Battles and Tay Sanders combined to score 37 points and UCF knocked off No. 24 South Florida 67-51 on Sunday.
Jao Ituka scored 28 points as Marist rolled past Monmouth 84-48 on Sunday.
Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 23 points and Louisiana Tech cruised past Southern Miss 76-62 on Sunday for the stretched its win streak to seven games, defeating Southern Miss 76-62 on Sunday.
Rae Burrell and Keyen Green came off the bench and scored 14 points apiece as No. 5 Tennessee beat No. 19 Kentucky 84-58 Sunday to remain the only unbeaten team in Southeastern Conference play.
Cameron Brink scored 24 points and Lexie Hull added 21 to help No. 2 Stanford rally to beat Utah 83-73 on Sunday.
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against Black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants.
Grace Berger scored 24 points and Aleksa Gulbe added 21 as No. 6 Indiana rallied to beat Purdue 73-68 in overtime Sunday.
Sophomore Keegan Murray scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Iowa withstood a furious comeback by shorthanded Minnesota to beat the Golden Gophers 81-71 on Sunday.