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.
The Michigan Wolverines are trying to snap a two-game losing streak. Playing Charlotte is a good way to do that.
UConn looks like it's going to be really fun to watch this season. Really, really fun.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams, scheduled a game at Northern Iowa so that senior Marcus Paige could play a game near his hometown of Marion, Iowa. But a preseason injury means Paige won't be healthy enough to play -- though he might be recognized in some creative way.
Early season tournaments get into full swing on Friday throughout the day, then continue on throughout the weekend. Here's what you can get excited about this weekend.
CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein looks at Maryland's progress, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and expectations of Michigan State's Denzel Valentine 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.
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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