Nov 9, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins suspended player Shabazz Muhammad on the bench during the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Pauley Pavalion. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

WBN College Basketball Top 25: Indiana Hoosiers Still Number 1; Kentucky Wildcats Drop to 4


Nov 9, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins suspended player Shabazz Muhammad on the bench during the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Pauley Pavalion. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

 

Two weeks into the 2012-2013 basketball season are in the books, and if this week is any indication of what’s going to happen the rest of the year be prepared for another crazy year of college basketball. We started off the week with the Champions Classic in Atlanta, GA with (23)Michigan State taking on (7)Kansas, and (9)Duke playing (3)Kentucky. Michigan State pulled out a very close game over a dangerous Kansas team, Keith Appling was huge down the stretch for the Spartans as he was the go to guy late in the game. The night cap was consisted of a senior led Duke squad, and a very young and talented Kentucky team. At halftime Duke was leading 33-31 after a huge half from Seth Curry as he hit three 3 pointers. Second half, Duke went up as much as 15 points, and then Kentucky’s talent came into play. With 2 minutes left in the game the cats were one Julius Mays 3 point shot away from tying the game up. Duke held on and won 75-68.

The upsets starting rolling later on in the week, Colorado beat Baylor 60-58 and St. Joes beat Notre Dame after trailing most of the game. Maybe the most surprising game happened yesterday, and that was Oklahoma State beating NC State 76-56. I watch the whole game and was excited to see freshman Rodney Purvis play, but Marcus Smart took over the spotlight. If you guys haven’t got a chance to see the freshman play, then your missing out. He is truly amazing to watch, Travis Ford grab a great player in him. UCONN pulled out a 2 OT game over Quinnipiac 89-83 behind Shabazz Napier’s 29 points.

Maybe the biggest news of the week came out on Friday as the NCAA ruled Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play immediately. That is huge news for UCLA, they now have the talent to make a deep run in the tournament with Shabazz in the backcourt joining Kyle Anderson. UCLA won the appeal after the NCAA orginally ruled him ineligible.

Indiana holds on to the number one spot for the 3rd week in a row after two easy wins this week. They take on UGA at 5:30 on ESPNU today in the Barclay center in Brooklyn. Check out the rest of the Top 25 below……..

  1. Indiana (7)
  2. Louisville (1)
  3. Ohio State
  4. Kentucky
  5. Michigan
  6. Duke
  7. Syracuse
  8. Florida
  9. North Carolina
  10. Arizona
  11. NC State
  12. Kansas
  13. UCLA
  14. Missouri
  15. UNLV
  16. Michigan State
  17. Creighton
  18. Memphis
  19. Baylor
  20. Gonzaga
  21. Notre Dame
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. UCONN
  24. Cincinnati
  25. Murray State

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