In a 21-hour span, Cal men's basketball went from a 14th-ranked, undefeated team to a 4-2 group destined to fall out of the rankings after watching its defensive principles fall through the floor.
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.
Indiana lost to Wake Forest on Monday in the Maui Invitational. The Hoosiers are no longer in the Top 25 (and one). Louisville took IU's spot.
Freshman Ben Simmons looked good vs. Marquette on Monday, Al Freeman is producing for Baylor plus other news and notes from around the nation.
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.
Kentucky took over as the new No. 1 team in the country after North Carolina lost to Northern Iowa over the weekend.
North Carolina lost at Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon. So now Kentucky is the new No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one) college basketball rankings.
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).
East Carolina is on the east coast. And Friday night's California-East Carolina game is tipping at 11 ET. So the sleepy Pirates will struggle late and California will cover the 18.5 in Berkeley. Simple stuff.

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