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).
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).
Gonzaga was supposed to open its season last Friday. But that game was cancelled. So the Zags didn't officially play for the first time until late Wednesday, when they scored 91 points and dropped Northern Arizona to 0-3 this season.