Plenty of action over the last few days leaves us with a ton of games to look back on, and a great slate of action to kick off Feast Week.
IN THE BOOKS -
Wednesday, November 19
Creighton 65, Oklahoma 63: After trailing by 18, Creighton used a 24-4 run on the road to down the Sooners. A big win for the confidence of a team that many wondered may be lost without Doug McDermott.
Arkansas 83, Wake Forest 53: Danny Manning's first test is a dud as Wake falls hard.
Wisconsin 84, Green Bay 60: The Badgers cruise over a likely tournament-bound Green Bay team.
Thursday, November 20
Texas 71, Iowa 57: The Longhorns take control in the second half.
Dayton 55, Texas A&M 53: A tip-in at the buzzer saves the Flyers, who were dominated on the glass, including surrendering 24 offensive boards.
Indiana 74, SMU 68: Credit the Mustangs with scheduling tougher opponents this year, though grabbing some wins will be much needed moving forward.
Cal 73, Syracuse 59: And just like that, Cuanzo Martin makes his impact fort he Golden Bears, grabbing a win in "Carrier Dome South". Cal controlled much of the second half, a very impressive win.
Charlotte 106, Penn State 97 (2OT): Charlotte explodes for 16 in double-overtime to pull away.
Boston College 69, New Mexico 65: Many are expecting a down year for the Lobos. This early loss certainly reaffirms those expectations.
Friday, November 21
Syracuse 66, Iowa 63: Syracuse narrowly avoids disappointing 0-2 showing in NYC.
Texas 71, Cal 55: The Golden Bears can't pull off the double, falling to superior Texas a day after downing the 'Cuse.
UConn 75, Dayton 64: A day after Dayton stormed back to beat Texas A&M, it was the huskies who outscored the Flyers 20-6 over the final 10 minutes to claim the victory.
Florida 61, Louisiana-Monroe 56 (OT): I covered this game for the SEC Network, and let's just say this: the Gators have issues. Injuries have ravaged their team, and nobody looks like a consistent offensive threat. With the Georgetown looming to open the Battle 4 Atlantis, then a road trip to Phog Allen, Billy's Donovan's team might be in quite a hole before long.
Saturday, November 22
Providence 80, Florida State 54: Florida States shows that it's nowhere close to it's potential this early in the season as Providence rolls.
Notre Dame 81, UMass 68: The Irish pick up a nice resume builder.
Rhode Island 66, Nebraska 62: If the Cornhuskers finish as high as many think they might in the B10, this could be a big time win for the Ram's tournament hopes.
Duke 70, Stanford 59: The Blue Devils roll on.
Wisconsin 78, Boise State 64: The Broncos miss an opportunity for a quality road win, though winning against this Wisconsin team in Madison - or anywhere - will be a tough task for almost every team in the country.
Sunday, November 23
Providence 75, Notre Dame 74: Wins over FSU and Notre Dame make for a strong start to the season.
UMass 75, Florida State 69: On the flip side, a very disappointing start to the year for the Seminoles after going 0-2 in Connecticut.
Miami 77, Charlotte 58: The Hurricanes are passing the eye test with flying colors. A great week that started with a comeback win at Florida ends with an impressive with over a decent Charlotte squad.
West Virginia 78, UConn 68: The Mountaineers announce their presence by knocking off the defending champs.
Tipping Off Tonight - Monday, November 24
Villanova vs. VCU: The first true test for both teams highlights Monday nights action.
Michigan vs. Oregon: The Wolverines' freshmen didn't look up to the test in their narrow win over Detroit last Thursday. They'll need to play a role with tough back-to-back games in Brooklyn on the docket.
BYU vs. San Diego State: Two teams with tournament hopes collide in late night action from Maui.
Alabama vs. Iowa St: The Cyclones look impressive so far. 'Bama hopes to be one of the SEC West's strongest teams.
Purdue vs. Kansas St: Two likely tournament bound teams collide.
Arizona St. vs. Maryland: A tough test for the Terps, who should contend for a top 4 B10 slot this season.
Murray St. at Xavier: Two non-power conference favorites meet up in Cincinnati.