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 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.
After a huge lead, Gonzaga -- which was favored by three points -- managed to end this game in a push.
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.
Syracuse gets a very nice win for itself. And hey, these teams need to play every year ... and it seems like that is in the cards!
Hope you'll be in front of a television on Thanksgiving, because there are plenty of new early season tournaments beginning.
UConn looks like it's going to be really fun to watch this season. Really, really fun.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
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.

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