The Palace in Dallas hosted a doubleheader and it started with a good one between Gonzaga and Baylor. The Bears lost 68-64 thanks to some poor shooting. While their superb off-guard LaceDarius Dunn got 17 points, it was on 4-of-13 shooting and they couldn't overcome the Zags. Texas A&M had better luck against Arkansas, using advantages in rebounding and at the free-throw line to overcome the Razorbacks' three-point shooting. The Aggies won in overtime.
Oklahoma City played host to the All-College Classic and the state's two marquee teams dropped. Oklahoma State beat Alabama 68-60 thanks to Keiton Page's 20 points. Punchless Oklahoma fell to undefeated Cincinnati 66-56.
Dan Flaherty is the editor of the Sports Notebook Family, published through the Real Clear Sports Blog Network, offering daily commentary in the NFL, coverage of college basketball. and bowl commentary in college football. He is the author of The Last New Year's, a book that revisits the historic high points of college football's New Year's Day bowl games.