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.
Providence junior do-it-all-guard Kris Dunn almost pulled off the unprecedented on Monday night.
The Hurricanes are legitimate ACC contenders, Oregon is looking strong plus more from around the nation from CBS Sports Jon Rothstein.
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.
Our post-24-hour marathon meal features precious little in the way of important matchups. There are a pair of games to keep an eye on, though.
CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein is high on Providence's Kris Dunn and the Cal Golden Bears. Check out more of his observations plus news and notes from around the nation.
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.
In Providence's first game of the season, Kris Dunn put up a ridiculous line of 32 points, six rebounds, five assists, eight steals and two blocks as Providence beat Harvard 74-62.
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