Indiana freshman Thomas Bryant is making an early strong impression, Arizona pulls out a solid victory vs. Boise State plus other news and notes from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
The John R. Wooden Award is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player. Kentucky and Indiana both have three players on the preseason Top 50 list. Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky won the award last season.
Saint Joseph's has agreed to a contract extension with coach Phil Martelli, the school announced on Thursday.
Rhody has the talent, the coaching, the schedule, all of it. This should be the year the Rams return to the top of the league.
Providence's Kris Dunn, LSU freshmen Ben Simmons and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield headline our annual rankings of the top players in college basketball.
Oregon State's Gary Payton II, BYU's Kyle Collinsworth and Alford make our list of players who deserve more attention.
The biggest teams: Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State. The list goes on. They're all playing in something major in college hoops this November.
The Rams could win the Atlantic 10, but don't forget about Dayton. How VCU responds in the post-Shaka Smart era will also be interesting to watch in a wide-open conference race.
With the departure of Shaka Smart, Archie Miller becomes the new face in the Atlantic 10. But will Smart's old VCU team be competitive?
The Gators, Monarchs, Hawks and Boilermakers will headline the November tournament in Connecticut.

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