1. Gonzaga (16-4): Zags are tied for first place in the West Coast Conference after beating St. Mary's (Calif.) on Thursday night.
2. Southern Illinois (17-5): Salukis have nearly pulled even with Wichita State in Missouri Valley Conference.
3. Wichita State (16-3): Shockers lost a tough game at Creighton, and their lead in the MVC is down to a half-game.
4. George Washington (13-5): Colonials should be well-rested for stretch run after avoiding midweek games this week and next.
5. Old Dominion (20-3): Monarchs will play four of next five games on the road, including Feb. 16 at George Mason.