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).
West Virginia's pressure could present problems for San Diego State late Friday. So lay the points with the Mountaineers.
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.
College basketball needs more players like Michigan's Denzel Valentine, Syracuse's Tyler Lydon is paying dividends and other news and notes from Jon Rothstein.
Hope you'll be in front of a television on Thanksgiving, because there are plenty of new early season tournaments beginning.
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.
Following its win over Duke on Tuesday in the Champions' Classic and North Carolina's loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, Kentucky is the new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll.
Check out the latest on the early season tournaments and events for the 2016-17 season.
College basketball's Associated Press Poll went relatively unchanged this week, given that most of the teams involved played cupcakes and took care of business. There was one exception to that though, as Wisconsin failed to defeat Western Illinois and as a result, fell from the ranks of the AP Poll.
The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels were one of the few Top-25 teams who didn't schedule a cupcake as their opening game. And after beating Temple handily 91-67, the Heels have been rewarded by the coaches poll.

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