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All great things eventually come to an end, and Kentucky’s 42 game consecutive home winning streak did just that. Freshman phenoms Lonzo Ball and TJ Leaf combined to take down the No. 1 ranked cats in Rupp. There is more devastating news that could potentially shake up the outcome of the SEC. Sindarious Thornwell, a candidate for SEC player of the year was suspended indefinitely for being arrested last spring while driving with a suspended license.
It was a great week for the ACC, or at least it was for most teams. They took home the conference's first ACC/Big10 Championship title in 7 years and as a collective group, went 20-8 overall. The only "bad" loss was by Pitt on Friday night at home to a bad Duquesne team (more on that later).
The Big 12 saw some dominance from a few unexpected teams this week. Kansas continued to round into their usual form, defeating Long Beach State and Stanford comfortably. Baylor kept on rolling, dominating Sam Houston State and then controlling the 7th ranked team in the country, Xavier. Even with the Bears’ emergence as a Big 12 title contender, the most surprising team in the conference continues to be the Jamie Dixon-led TCU Horned Frogs, who are undefeated through seven games.
The college basketball season is still young, but the separation between who is going to contend in the conference and who is still in rebuilding mode is evident. We all knew coming into the season the depth of the SEC was not going to be impressive and they would be lucky to send 4 or 5 teams to the dance. That is still the case, but beyond Kentucky the feeling was as if the other teams that were going to come out of the SEC were going to be on the bubble.