The annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge features 14 games this season. But most are nationally irrelevant, and only two are between nationally ranked teams. Here's a list of the top five matchups. Maryland at North Carolina is undeniably the most interesting.
Kentucky was tied with Illinois State at the half Monday before pulling away in the final 20 minutes and winning 75-63. The Wildcats are now 7-0 with seven double-digit victories. They're still ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
The weekly rankings had a big shuffle, with five new teams making the Top 25.
The USA Today Coaches poll in college basketball features a lot of turnover this week, as six new teams enter the poll following a madness-filled Thanksgiving week.
Marshall suspended assistant men's basketball coach Chris Duhon -- a former Duke standout and NBA player -- for a "violation of department rules and policies" after he was arrested on a charge of aggravated DUI early Monday.
Early season tournaments will mostly come to an end this weekend, as the Battle 4 Atlantis, Wooden Legacy, Advocare Invitational, NIT Preseason Tip-Off, Las Vegas Invitational and Barclays Center Classic all finish up. Here's what else to expect this weekend.
Indiana needs to get back home as soon as possible.
Vanderbilt has plenty of talent and is back on the big stage in the Maui Invitational final -- its biggest game since losing in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 ... in 2012.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
Duke fans are wishing for better days for Jahlil Okafor after the 76ers 0-15 start.

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