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 weekly rankings had a big shuffle, with five new teams making the Top 25.
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.
After a huge lead, Gonzaga -- which was favored by three points -- managed to end this game in a push.
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.
Texas A&M just earned one of the biggest wins for the program in years, defeating Gonzaga in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Hope you'll be in front of a television on Thanksgiving, because there are plenty of new early season tournaments beginning.
Kyle Wiltjer had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 17 points and nine rebounds as the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated in-state competitor Washington 80-64 in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
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.

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