- Duke clocked their first impressive win of the season handling Illinois in Maui to advance to the title game of that tournament. Gerald Henderson had a huge game with 23 points as did DeMarcus Nelson who had 16 on 6-8 shooting. I am thinking this is the kind of game people have been expecting Henderson to have. Duke gets Marquette next in a rematch of a preseason tournament from last season which was one my the Golden Eagles. Time will tell about Duke but right now that look every bit like their ranking.
- In the Cupcake Division, UNC whipped SCAR St. and Florida State knocked around Georgia Southern.
- Virginia tussled with Drexel and won by 14 which strikes me as a little close. Everyone say it with me: “Sean Singletary had (fill in number above 20) points and (fill in number between 5 and 10) assists.”
- Maryland lost to Missouri. I am not sure there is much more that can be said about that.