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Jack Taylor, Illinois, Jahii Carson Among College Basketball's Early Season Surprises

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A decade ago, Butler beating North Carolina would have been huge news, an upset that sent shockwaves throughout college basketball.

When the Bulldogs knocked off the Tar Heels at the Maui Invitational last week, it barely registered a blip.

An upset? Sure, but Butler did play in consecutive NCAA championship games a couple years ago, so it wasn't totally surprising.

In fact, it wasn't even the most remarkable thing that happened in Maui.

Here's a look at the unexpected twist at Maui and some of the other early-season surprises in college basketball so far:

(All captions via AP)

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