Cincinnati Bearcats

College Basketball Weekly Tipoff: Who are the MVPs, surprises from the last month?

Texas and Doug McDermott were among the key storylines last month
College Basketball Weekly Tipoff: Who are the MVPs, surprises so far?

For most teams, January is the first normal month of the college basketball season.

No breaks for finals. No trips to far-flung locations for tournaments in front of sparse crowds. And no wild fluctuations between the caliber of competition in non-conference schedules.

Now that those teams and players have hit that stride, our college basketball staff takes a look at the most impressive players of the month and the biggest surprises.

Who was the Player of the Month in January?

College Basketball Key Stats of the Week

Cincinnati, Kilpatrick among the models of consistency
College Basketball Key Stats of the Week: Feb. 5

This is the stage of the season where every coach starts to dread the unexpected.

More or less, we know what to expect from top teams around the country. Of course, there will be upsets and surprises, but for the most part we can count on the good teams to more often than not put a consistent team on the court.

Just take Cincinnati, even if this isn't a team that’s not many people’s idea of a title contender. But the Bearcats have been consistent in at least one way by putting the same five players on the court for every game.

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