Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has been cleared to start playing for the Jayhawks on Dec. 1, the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 forward in the reigning MVP of the McDonald's All-American game.
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.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss Ohio State's struggles, Maryland's close wins, Indiana's defense, the David Collette situation at Utah State ... plus turkey and cranberry sauce on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
The NCAA has announced that it has decreased the scholarship penalty that it enforced on Syracuse back in March. However, the school still must vacate wins and coach Jim Boeheim's appeal is still pending.
Perry Ellis scored 24 points on Tuesday to lead Kansas to an easy victory over UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. The Jayhawks will play Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game. Kansas and Vandy are ranked fourth and 20th in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).