If last week brought a Challenge, a true test in the form of annual match ups with the ACC, then this week brings the non-conference season's final exams.
There are only two teams in the top 25 with two losses.
And they just happen to be playing each other Tuesday night in the marquee game of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
It's Thanksgiving week in Big Ten country, which means it's freezing cold.
The college basketball season is just 11 days old.