Kemba Walker scored 29 points and Connecticut beat a Top 10 team for the second straight day, knocking off Kentucky (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) with an 84-67 rout to win the Maui Tournament on Wednesday night.
Last week, the basketball news cycle was dominated by a Chicago Tribune report of a package deal in the NBA with LeBron James signing as a free agent and bringing with him Kentucky's John Calipari to be his coach.
Terrence Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Doron Lamb scored 16 and top-seeded Kentucky began its quest for an eighth national title with a staggering display of athleticism in an 81-66 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night.