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.
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.
College basketball needs more players like Michigan's Denzel Valentine, Syracuse's Tyler Lydon is paying dividends and other news and notes from Jon Rothstein.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
The Miami Hurricanes are the only team in the country that already owns two wins over teams that were ranked in the preseason AP poll. They beat Utah by 24 points. They beat Butler by 10 points.
Indiana lost to Wake Forest on Monday in the Maui Invitational. The Hoosiers are no longer in the Top 25 (and one). Louisville took IU's spot.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss Miami (and the ACC in general), Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Wichita State's injuries, Norlander's new baby and more on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
Following its win over Duke on Tuesday in the Champions' Classic and North Carolina's loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, Kentucky is the new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll.

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