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Things FOX's Jeff Goodman Has Learned So Far

Jeff GoodmanAfter watching 16 teams play in Thanksgiving tournaments over the past six days, Jeff Goodman learned a few things. Here are five of interest to Nova fans:

10. "Ole Miss will be a factor in the SEC. They will make their way back in the top 25 at some point soon."

9. "Villanova can make back-to-back Final Four appearances. Jay Wright still misses the production and leadership of Dante Cunningham, but once he gets Reggie Redding and Mouphtaou Yarou back, they will be a legitimate 10 deep. Two keys this week in San Juan were the play of big men Antonio Pena and Taylor King — especially on the glass."

5. "I already had a pretty good idea that Kansas wasn't a dominant No. 1 team in the land, but that fact was driven home with Memphis hanging around and then having a chance to win on the final possession. The Jayhawks are still one of a handful of teams with a good shot to win it all, but Bill Self's team still has a ways to go."

3. "Let's not get all overhyped with Syracuse just yet. Remember, they beat a young and semi-overrated North Carolina team in their backyard at Madison Square Garden. They are better than I thought, especially with Wesley Johnson living up to the Boeheim hype thus far, but let's not put them in the Final Four just yet."

1. "I was on the money with my assessment of North Carolina — and the Tar Heels showed their weaknesses in the loss to Syracuse. To recap: Point guard play, perimeter shooting and lack of a go-to guy who can create his own shot."