SI's College Basketball Action
With the Jimmy V Classic, John Wooden Classic and SEC/Big East Invitational taking place last week, SI's photographers had plenty to keep them busy. Here are some of their best shots from an exciting week in college basketball, starting with freshman sensation John Wall, who led fourth-ranked Kentucky to a 64-61 victory over No. 14 UConn at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 9.
Kentucky's Darnell Dodson scrambles for a loose ball against UConn's Stanley Robinson.
John Wall (11) celebrates with teammates after his game-winning and-one layup in the closing seconds pushed the Wildcats past No. 14 UConn.
Darnell Dodson of Kentucky shoots over a prone Bobby Capobianco of unranked Indiana as the Wildcats won 90-73 on Dec. 12. The victory raised Kentucky's record to 10-0, the school's best start since 1992-93.
Chris Wright of No. 15 Georgetown splits the defense during the Hoyas' 72-65 win over No. 22 Butler in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 8.
Gordon Hayward loses the handle on the ball during the loss to Georgetown, the third setback in as many games against ranked teams for Butler.
Jason Clark of Georgetown drives to the basket as the Hoyas improved to 7-0.
Kenny Boynton looks to make a pass against undefeated and seventh-ranked Syracuse in the SEC/Big East Invitational on Dec. 10 in Tampa. The 10th-ranked Gators lost 85-73.
Andy Rautins of Syracuse drives past Kenny Boynton of Florida. Rautins finished with 18 points.
Georgetown's Greg Monroe grabs a rebound over Washington's Matthew Bryan-Amaning during the Hoyas 74-66 victory on Dec. 12 in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim. No. 15 Georgetown improved to 8-0 while No. 17 Washington is now 6-2.
Jeremiah Rivers of Indiana makes a no-look pass as he beats Gary McGhee (52) and Nasir Robinson of Pitt. The Hoosiers won the Dec. 8 battle of unranked teams at the Jimmy V Classic, 74-64.
Indiana's Christian Watford gets past a Pittsburgh defender at Madison Square Garden. Watford finished with 16 points in the victory.
Villanova's Corey Stokes attempts to get off a shot over Garrett Williamson of St Joseph's during a Dec. 9 showdown between the heated rivals. No. 3 Villanova (9-0) won 97-89 for its 43rd victory in 57 meetings against the Hawks (3-5).
Darrin Govens passes to teammate Idris Hilliard during the 97-89 loss to Villanova at the Palestra.