Jim Boeheim has had a number of superb freshmen come down the pike over the decades, and Lydon is the latest.
The annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge features 14 games this season. But most are nationally irrelevant, and only two are between nationally ranked teams. Here's a list of the top five matchups. Maryland at North Carolina is undeniably the most interesting.
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).
Syracuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Charlotte, Connecticut and Texas A&M last week. But one Associated Press voter either doesn't care or doesn't know. (Or both.) Either way, he's getting a featured role in this week's Poll Attacks.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss Michigan State-Providence, Wichita State, Xavier, Syracuse, Rick Pitino's Top 25 comments, Wisconsin and the Big Ten in general for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
The weekly rankings had a big shuffle, with five new teams making the Top 25.
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.
Syracuse is winning because the Orange are hitting 3-pointers, Iowa State is getting help from an unlikely source, plus other news and notes from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
Syracuse was an underdog against Connecticut on Thursday and Texas A&M on Friday. Regardless, the Orange won both games to take the Battle 4 Atlantis crown and improve to 6-0. They're now ranked 13th in the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
Syracuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis championship with a 74-67 win against Texas A&M in the Bahamas on Friday.

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