Kentucky was tied with Illinois State at the half Monday before pulling away in the final 20 minutes and winning 75-63. The Wildcats are now 7-0 with seven double-digit victories. They're still ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
The Wildcats got a solid test fro a program that previously only lost one game against SEC opponents.
The weekly rankings had a big shuffle, with five new teams making the Top 25.
The first two games of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge tip off, and Oregon faces a decent opponent on Monday night.
The USA Today Coaches poll in college basketball features a lot of turnover this week, as six new teams enter the poll following a madness-filled Thanksgiving week.
Syracuse is winning because the Orange are hitting 3-pointers, Iowa State is getting help from an unlikely source, plus other news and notes from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
It's currently unknown when the most important player on Kentucky's basketball team will return for action.
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.
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.
The Maui Invitational continues on Tuesday, as well as a big group of other games that should be pretty fun. Here's what to expect on Tuesday.

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