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Aside from one or two marquee matchups on Saturday, it was a relatively quiet week for most of our Power 16 teams. Kentucky took home the win in a wild one against UNC on Saturday thanks to a Herculean effort from Malik Monk and UCLA dominated Ohio State to once again prove just how legit they are. Duke was the only team from last week's rankings that didn't suit up this week as they got some much needed rest after what was a pretty busy early season schedule.
Not a lot of movement in this week's version of the Power 16. The only top 10 team to take a loss last week was Butler, who dropped on to Indiana State on Wednesday but then followed that up with a double digit win against Cincinnati.
Marshall County Hoop Fest has had some prestigious names come through over the years and is one of the premier events to start the high school season. Here were some of the top prospects from this year’s event.
John Petty 6’6 185 SG/SF – Jemison 2017 (Alabama)
By Ian Powers
This weekend gave college hoops fans no shortage of games and key matchups to watch. UCLA vs. Kentucky was the gem of Saturday's slate but it was only one of 5 games that featured two teams from last week's Power 16 Rankings squaring off against one another. The ACC should be flying high this week after taking down the Big 10 in their annual challenge for the first time in the last seven seasons and UCLA fans should be excited about how far their team can go after a convincing win in Lexington.
Holiday Tournaments were a major theme during the Thanksgiving break. The Tar Heels went to Maui and brought home the title while Baylor came back from an early 20 point deficit to take down Louisville in the Battle for Atlantis. While we still don't know what exactly to make of some teams through the season's first few weeks, there are a few that are separating themselves from the pack.
It’s that time of the year again. The weather starts to turn, trees go bare of leaves, and college basketball starts up.