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 none. Michigan lost to Wisconsin on Saturday, making — guess who — the Virginia Cavaliers the last remaining unbeaten team in college basketball.
The Cavaliers then fell to Duke 72-70 later Saturday night at Cameron Indoor.
* Michigan and Virginia each lost on Saturday. The team names are crossed out below to reflect they are no longer undefeated.
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 (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.