Shaka Smart was voted the AP men's basketball coach of the year after leading Marquette to regular-season and Big East Tournament titles.
Underdogs have blown up every bracket in the country in what may be the maddest March ever.
Markquis Nowell scored 23 of his 27 points after halftime, helping Kansas State beat Kentucky 75-69 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Purdue and Marquette were far from the favorites in their own conferences going into the season.
Houston is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the second time this season.