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Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

1. Scary news out of Georgetown, where freshman forward Tyler Adams will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of concerns about the health of his heart. "Tyler's health is our only concern," Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. "We're following doctor's orders and when he returns to us is irrelevant. His health is at the forefront of our concerns."

2. Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News has written an excellent in-depth piece on the plane crash that took the lives of Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna last month. The vivid yet haunting details provided by witnesses of the crash alone are worth the read.

3. Four days after an impressive road win at previously surging Denver, mid-major darling Iona appeared to have nothing left Sunday at Marshall. An 82-63 Thundering Herd victory will only strengthen the at-large resume for a Marshall team that is 6-2 and previously won at Cincinnati. The Thundering Herd backcourt of Damier Pitts and DeAndre Kane combined for 44 points and outplayed its more highly touted Iona counterparts.

4. It's not shocking that Washington State defeated Santa Clara on Sunday in Pullman, but the 93-55 margin of victory is definitely a surprise. The Broncos have been one of the West Coast's most inconsistent teams, defeating New Mexico and Villanova last month but also getting blown out by UC Santa Barbara and now allowing Washington State to shoot a ridiculous 67.4 percent from the field.

5. With top-ranked Kentucky falling to Indiana and Jared Sullinger-less Ohio State losing at Kansas, ESPN polled college basketball fans asking who the nation's new No. 1 team should be on Monday. Syracuse won all but four states. Ohio predictably voted for Ohio State, Kentucky not surprisingly chose Kentucky, Missouri went with "other" and Oregon curiously opted for Duke. Word has reached the Pacific Northwest that Oregon native Kyle Singler already graduated, right?

Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

The best game of the weekend also featured perhaps the most memorable dunk of the weekend. In the second half of Indiana's thrilling 73-72 victory, guard Victor Oladipo beats Kentucky's Michael Kidd Gilchrist off the dribble and throws down a powerful one-handed dunk over a late-rotating Darius Miller.

Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

"He absolutely gave us zero today." — Kentucky coach John Calipari on Terrence Jones' four-point, six-turnover effort in 28 minutes against Indiana. Calipari went on to defend Jones by saying, "These guys are not machines, guys. They're not computers. They have bad games. You move on. Hopefully he plays better from here on." (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

• Between the lack of noteworthy college hoops matchups and the fact Monday Night Football pits the Seattle Seahawks and Saint Louis Rams, this is a great night to get some holiday shopping done.

Breakfast Buffet: Missouri’s departure threatens Border War

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