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John Calipari

No. 8 Kentucky maturing, more challenges ahead for freshmen

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari hasn't hidden his frustration about the learning curve of his latest group of talented freshmen.

And while the No. 8 Wildcats are starting play better, they're bracing for more challenges ahead.

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The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Dec 11
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (41)10-01,5984
2Michigan State (19)9-11,5613
3Wichita State8-11,4026
4Duke11-11,3621
5Arizona State (5)9-01,31616
6Miami (FL)8-01,27210
7North Carolina9-11,23711
8Kentucky8-11,2278
9Texas A&M8-11,0727
10Xavier9-11,04413
11West Virginia9-197218
12Gonzaga8-280512
13Kansas7-27602
14TCU10-071820
15Seton Hall8-170419
16Virginia8-169015
17Purdue10-256821
18Notre Dame8-25649
19Florida State9-0452-
20Tennessee7-134224
21Baylor7-228123
22Florida6-32615
23Arizona7-3252-
24Texas Tech7-1191-
25Cincinnati7-214517

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ACC/Conference USA

Duke, Colson, Bagley earn ACC preseason basketball honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball title.

The ACC on Thursday also announced Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson as its preseason player of the year and Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III as the preseason rookie of the year.

The announcements came a day after voting at the league's media day in Charlotte.

Duke received 57 of 69 first-place votes. Rival North Carolina was picked second, followed by Notre Dame, Miami, Louisville and Virginia.