UCLA should be a preseason top five team next year. The Bruins, who nearly knocked off No. 4 Kansas last week behind 33 points from Tyler Honeycutt, don't have any seniors, and they have two talented transfers from North Carolina (twins David and Travis Wear) sitting out the season.... San Diego State is headed for a high seed. After beating Wichita State by 14 points last Saturday, the Aztecs, which had never been ranked before this season, were 8--0 and sitting 14th.... Kentucky has asked to submit new information on behalf of Enes Kanter to the NCAA, which declared the 6'11" forward permanently ineligible on Nov. 11. But the effort is unlikely to negate the NCAA's finding that he took more than $33,000 in excess expenses from a Turkish pro club during the 2008--09 season.
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