After just seven days of college basketball action in 2012-13, five of the preseason’s Top 25 teams have already suffered their first losses. From shocking upsets (South Alabama over No. 25 Florida State) to predictable routs (No. 1 Indiana 97, Bryant 54), there have been plenty of games with lessons to teach us about the season to come.
One of the defining matchups of the first week saw the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils secure a hard-earned victory over No. 3 Kentucky. Duke’s Seth Curry and his game-high 23 points went a long way towards proving that the Blue Devils don’t need a traditional point guard to put up big-time offensive numbers.
Read on for more on Curry’s showcase and the rest of the 10 most salient lessons from the early action of the college hoops season.