(6) Xavier welcomes Marquette

Xavier looks to keep pace in the Big East as its one game behind Villanova. The Musketeers defeated the Golden Eagles by 8 three weeks ago. Follow live

Watch: (7) Kansas facing friendly foe?

Kansas has won seven straight games against TCU by an average margin of 14.6 points per game -- BUT keep in mind that Kansas has lost its last three games on the road. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

College hoops is even more wide open

Louisville, the nation's No. 5 team according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, has banned itself from the NCAA tournament.

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GameDay picks Final Four crashers

Dayton is one of the teams that Seth Greenberg thinks has the chops to make noise in March.


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No Juwan Evans for OSU today and no Jameel McKay for Iowa State. No.1 job description of a college coach: Crisis Management Coordinator.

Watch: College GameDay

Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams are in South Bend, Indiana as the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels come to town later tonight. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Louisville without top scorer Saturday

Rick Pitino told Wave 3 News in Louisville that Damion Lee (17.0 PPG) will not play today against Boston College because of a minor knee injury. Louisville would prefer to rest him for Monday's game at Duke.

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Andy Katz puts Tar Heels on upset watch

South Bend will be rocking Saturday with ESPN's College GameDay in town. Can No. 2 North Carolina avoid a second straight road loss? Daily Word

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SVPs Best Thing I Saw Today

A finalist for Kentucky's Mr. Basketball award dialed up an epic hook shot for a game-winning buzzer beater.


Greenberg: Big 12 is must-see TV

With a nod to the Big Ten's elite, Seth Greenberg says your time is best spent watching non-stop Big 12 action.


Michigan State at Michigan: Who wins?

The Spartans have won three in a row with a healthy Denzel Valentine. The Wolverines' chances at home will depend on the status of Caris LeVert. Weekend Predictions

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Will Sooners end Jayhawks' Big 12 streak?

For the first time in a decade, Kansas could end the regular season without a share of the Big 12 title. In fact, Oklahoma is the numerical favorite. Weekend Homework

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Iowa State suspends McKay indefinitely

Jameel McKay, the Big 12's reigning defensive player of the year, will miss at least Saturday's road game against Oklahoma State, the team announced. McKay is averaging 12.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG and 1.7 BPG for the No. 13 Cyclones.

Yale's Sherrod hits 30 straight shots

Brandon Sherrod hit his first five attempts against Columbia to break the Division I record for consecutive field goals made, which was previously held by Eastern Michigan's James Thompson and Bowling Green's Torian Oglesby (26 straight). Sherrod hit his final shot against Brown on Jan. 22 before going 24-of-24 over his next three games. Box score

Pitino: 'This penalty is quite substantial'

Coach Rick Pitino said Louisville's self-imposed one-year postseason ban came as a "complete shock" to him.


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

K-State president Kirk Schulz acknowledged the topic of expansion did come up during Friday's Big 12 presidents meeting, but commissioner Bob Bowlsby added that specific potential candidates were not discussed.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Following Friday's Big 12 presidents meeting, Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said "there's a unanimity" among the 10 schools that wasn't always there before in putting the interests of the conference over the interests of the individual schools. Schulz added the Big 12 will look to come to a 10-0 consensus moving forward on any major decisions, including possible expansion or implementation of a conference championship game.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Ineligible teams for the postseason in men's basketball: Alcorn St. Central Arkansas Cal State Northridge Florida A&M Louisville Missouri Pacific SMU Southern Miss. Stetson Abilene Christian (because of reclassifying from DII) Grand Canyon (because of reclassifying from DII) Incarnate Word (because of reclassifying from DII) Mass.-Lowell (because of reclassifying from DII) Northern Kentucky (because of reclassifying from DII) Ineligible for 2016-17: Hawaii Abilene Christian (because of reclassifying from DII) Grand Canyon (because of reclassifying from DII) Incarnate Word (because of reclassifying from DII) Mass.-Lowell (because of reclassifying from DII)

What happened at Louisville?

Louisville imposed a 1-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid the NCAA's investigation into an alleged recruiting scandal. OTL interviewed Katina Powell about the allegations last year.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

One other note to consider with Louisville self-imposing a postseason ban, is that U of L president James Ramsey's decision could be, in part, to appease his critics. That includes faculty and some on the board of trustees who have lost confidence in his leadership due to how he's handled a number of events including the possible misuse of federal funds by university administrators.