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.
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.
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Syracuse is 5-0 with a win over Connecticut.
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.
The NCAA has announced that it has decreased the scholarship penalty that it enforced on Syracuse back in March. However, the school still must vacate wins and coach Jim Boeheim's appeal is still pending.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
The Miami Hurricanes are the only team in the country that already owns two wins over teams that were ranked in the preseason AP poll. They beat Utah by 24 points. They beat Butler by 10 points.

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