Bo Ryan lost five of his top seven scorers from last season, including three NBA players. And he didn't replace them with any impactful freshmen or transfers. So the struggle is real at Wisconsin, and that was evident again during Sunday's loss at Oklahoma.
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.
Xavier grabbed 18 offensive rebounds Friday and dominated Michigan in most areas in an 86-70 win at the Crisler Center. Trevon Bluiett, Jalen Reynolds and Remy Abell each finished with 15 points. The Musketeers are now ranked 19th in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).