It’s the club that keeps getting smaller. There were only 17 members at the end of November (even Duke had been evicted) — and now we're down one. Michigan lost to Wisconsin on Saturday, making — guess who — the Virginia Cavaliers the last remaining unbeaten team in college basketball.
VIRGINIA (16-0). This is one way to forget how last season ended. The Cavaliers have resumed standard procedure through 14 games, making few turnovers and giving up few points — one opponent has broken 60. Even then-No. 9 Florida State only put up 52 points before No. 9 Virginia Tech only managed to score 59.
Did you know . . . Virginia has players on its roster from five continents — North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe. What, no Antarctica?
Beware . . . Duke on Jan. 19.
* Michigan was the second to last remaining undefeated team in college basketball until it lost to Wisconsin on Saturday. The team name is crossed out below to reflect that Michigan is no longer undefeated.
MICHIGAN (17-0). Somewhere between playing Villanova, North Carolina and Purdue, the Wolverines were supposed to hit a speed bump. Forget it.
Did you know . . . Michigan held that ranked threesome — Villanova, North Carolina and Purdue — to 47, 29.6 and 26.4 points below their scoring average. Double wow.