A look at the six most notable games on Monday's schedule...
Stony Brook at Connecticut
The Huskies get in one final tune-up - and one final chance to shake off the rust they showed against Buffalo - before their huge showdown with the Zags on Saturday. UConn also welcomes Stanley Robinson back after a semester at the scrap yard.
Cleveland State at Syracuse
The unbeaten Orange have creeped up to #11 in the latest rankings. They should have no problem getting to 10-0 against the offensively-challenged Vikings.
Alabama State at Mississippi
The disappointing Rebels look to bounce back from the 33-point beatdown they took at the hands of New Mexico on Saturday.
Florida A&M at Texas A&M
The Aggies may get overlooked in the top-heavy Big XII, but it's hard to argue with an OOC resume that includes wins over Arizona and at Alabama.
Pepperdine at USC
It's early, but highly-touted frosh DeMar DeRozan hasn't exactly lived up to the hype. He's averaging just 9.8 points per game and shooting 64% from the line.
Southern at Creighton
The Bluejays scored a huge OOC win last week by beating Dayton. They have two more non-conference games left before Missouri Valley play begins on December 28.