Villanova got its first quality win of the season by beating Florida State 66-60 on Sunday in the title game of the AdvoCare Invitational. That's the good news. The bad news? Jahvon Quinerly got another DNP. It was his second DNP of the season -- which is rare stuff for a five-star freshman. So Matt Norlander and I opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball by discussing the reigning national champs and Quinerly's disappointing start.

After that, the conversation went like this:

  • 10:02: Oklahoma State was picked last in the Big 12 preseason poll. But the Cowboys just went 2-1 in the Advocare Invitational with a 20-point win over Memphis and a 13-point win over LSU. (The loss was to Villanova.) So that's a good week for Mike Boynton's team -- and a testament to the strength of the Big 12, which is, according to KenPom, the nation's top-rated conference right now.
  • 17:29: The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge gets underway Monday with Nebraska at Clemson. But it really gets started Tuesday with Michigan State at Louisville followed by Indiana at Duke. We discussed both games -- and RJ Barrett's not-great shooting percentages. (The Duke conversation starts at 22:42.)
  • 30:14: Nevada at Loyola-Chicago is also Tuesday night. It's the start of an interesting week for Eric Musselman's Wolf Pack. They follow this game up with Saturday's trip to USC. So that'll be two true road games in a five-day span for the team currently ranked fifth in the Top 25 And 1.

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