Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in excellent spirits following the Spartans' win over Providence. However, the coach did let his displeasure for officiating and the rule changes in college basketball be known after the game.
Everybody except Michigan State fans should be rooting for a close game in which Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn go back and forth. So, in the spirit of that, we're taking Providence plus the points and rooting for that close game to materialize.
Cincinnati beat George Washington on Saturday to win the Barclays Center Classic. The Bearcats are the nation's first college basketball team to get to 7-0 this season. They're ranked 20th in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
Michigan State's Denzel Valentine and Providence's Kris Dunn are probably first and second, in some order, in the National Player of the Year race. They'll play against each other Sunday night in the title game of the Wooden Legacy.
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.