It was a big afternoon for Syracuse and Kentucky, which got huge wins on their home court.
It looks like another great week of college basketball -- and it starts on Monday with the Maui Invitational, the Paradise Jam title game, and Marquette-Arizona State.
Even the most talented teams have question marks -- Jeff Borzello and Doug Gottlieb go through each of the title contenders and express their concerns.
Syracuse lost four of its top players a year ago and still went to the Final Four this past season. That would have been difficult to duplicate next year, but Jim Boeheim will only lose three after C.J. Fair decided to come back to school.
Things came apart miserably for Syracuse on Saturday night. Let's run down that breakdown of a final possession.
Maize and Blue has a Monday night reservation after holding on to defeat Syracuse in Saturday's second semifinal.
After three wins in New York, Syracuse is playing at a level that could see them go on a deep run.
Boeheim and his peers have every right to call us out for stupid questions. However, the questions on Monday night weren't out of line, either. They were valid.
Syracuse lost Fab Melo a year ago due to academics. Now the Orange will be without senior shooter James Southerland due to an academic issue, sources told CBSSports.com. Southerland is out indefinitely and missed Saturday's game against Villanova.
Louisville finally got past John Calipari and Kentucky, and DePaul saw its seven-game win streak snapped. Hours after UConn coach Kevin Ollie signed a five-year extension, the Huskies defeated Washington. Syracuse rebounded from its first loss of the season with a convincing win over Alcorn State.

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