Plenty of love to go around after weekend games

Updated: December 7, 2009, 10:53 AM ET
By Jay Bilas
Here's my take on the weekend's best and worst in college basketball. Remember, these apply to only this weekend's games, not the whole season …

Best Game: North Carolina at Kentucky may not have been perfectly played, but it was exciting and gave us plenty to ponder. Eye-opening talent combined with the inconsistency of youth made for a delicious treat to watch. The Wildcats will be great theater all season long. It will be fun to watch this group develop.

Best Player: Patrick Patterson, Kentucky. The Wildcats' incredible talent was on display in Lexington, but without the experienced play of Patterson, UK would not have been able to hold on for a great win. Patterson was a man out there and has really improved his overall game. Nobody was better this weekend. The freshmen are getting the headlines, but Patterson was and is outstanding.