This was the year LSU basketball was supposed to take the next step.However, the early results seem to indicate that, in fact, nothing has changed with the Tigers basketball program under coach Johnny Jones. The Tigers fell to College of Charleston on Monday night.
The Wildcats got a solid test fro a program that previously only lost one game against SEC opponents.
Syracuse won the Battle 4 Atlantis by beating Charlotte, Connecticut and Texas A&M last week. But one Associated Press voter either doesn't care or doesn't know. (Or both.) Either way, he's getting a featured role in this week's Poll Attacks.
There is only one game late Monday that has a line on it. It's Clemson at Minnesota. And the play is Minnesota at home because the play can't be Clemson on the road.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss Michigan State-Providence, Wichita State, Xavier, Syracuse, Rick Pitino's Top 25 comments, Wisconsin and the Big Ten in general for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
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.
North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige is expected to make his 2015 debut against Maryland after missing the first six games of the season with a hand injury.

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