Despite a relatively subdued performance from Kris Dunn -- who still had 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks -- Providence was able to hold off Illinois in the Dunkin Donuts Center for a 60-59 win.
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.
Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the opening weekend of the season -- the wild upsets, North Carolina's 2-0 start, Skal Labissiere, Kris Dunn, Grayson Allen, etc., -- and look ahead to the Champions Classic and other games happening this week.