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Five Up, Five Down: The struggles at Indiana continue

This is an important season at Indiana. And it hasn't started well. The Hoosiers lead the teams going down, while Wake Forest is on the rise.


ESPNU CBB: Boeheim, Williams, Feast Recap

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg recap Feast Week, look ahead to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and chat with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and North Carolina's Roy Williams.

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Weekend Predictions: Texas A&M's rise continues

The Battle 4 Atlantis final features an ACC squad (Syracuse) getting a lot from a handful of players and an SEC squad (Texas A&M) that looks like a serious contender.

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#Top10Thursday: Hey, a little help?

Even though the players on this list are talented, they need some help if their teams are going to reach their potential.

What's wrong with the Hoosiers? (2:14)
Kansas wins Maui Invitational (0:55)
Ben Simmons' highlight reel (1:06)
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Brown: LSU's Ben Simmons could stand to be more selfish

Ben Simmons had another double-double in LSU's overtime loss to NC State. But with only four points, it's clear the star freshman hasn't quite figured out how to balance looking for his shot with setting up his teammates.

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College Hoops Power Rankings: Kentucky ... again

Kentucky is at it again, opening a season by flexing its muscle and reminding our voters that the top spot should belong to the Wildcats until further notice.

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On the Quad: 5-foot-9 and standing tall

College basketball is not being dominated by the big guys. All you need to do is take a look at this list of little guys. Don't underestimate them.


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North Carolina coach Roy Williams said senior guard Marcus Paige's return to the starting lineup would "more than likely" knock sophomore Theo Pinson from the starting lineup depending on practice today. That would mean sophomore Joel Berry starting at point and Paige would play off the ball. Paige's first full practice after returning from a right hand injury was Saturday. Williams said had it been NCAA tournament time Paige could have played last week.

Kentucky hoops still No. 1 in AP top 25

The Wildcats received 59 first-place votes to remain in the top spot. Maryland and Michigan State check in at No. 2 and 3, respectively. They were the only others schools to receive first-place votes with the Terps getting four and the Spartans two. Complete rankings

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UNC's Paige to make season debut Tuesday

After missing the first six games of the season, PG Marcus Paige will play Tuesday when the Tar Heels meet No. 2 Maryland, coach Roy Williams told ESPN's Andy Katz. UNC is 5-1 without Paige (14.1 points per game last year).

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Monmouth bench dances through upset

The Hawks had plenty to celebrate during their win over USC, and the bench broke out all the moves for the occasion.


Monmouth's Jones posterizes defender

Deon Jones right went over a USC player to throw down a vicious one-handed dunk.


Michigan St. hands Providence first loss

Denzel Valentine scores 17 points to lead Michigan State past Providence 77-64.


Pollard throws down in-bounds alley-oop

Dayton struggled against No. 23 Xavier, but Kendall Pollard knows how to throw down alley-oops.


UC Irvine's 7-foot-6 center throws it down

Mamadou Ndiaye didn't really even need to leave the floor to dunk over an Evansville defender.


Michigan St. takes down Providence

MSU's Bryn Forbes carried Sparty with 18 points while Denzel Valentine added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as No. 3 Michigan St. won the Wooden Legacy tournament.


Dunn powering Providence vs. Sparty

Kris Dunn found a way to sneak this pass into Rodney Bullock for the lay-in. Providence is holding a slight lead over No. 3 Michigan State in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


No. 3 Spartans hold 34-32 lead at half

Denzel Valentine isn't the only star in this game as Providence's Kris Dunn showed a pretty move with a finish (Live on ESPN2).


Valentine and No. 3 Spartans in a battle

Denzel Valentine has been ridiculous in this tournament, first recording a triple-double, then scoring 32 points. But No. 3 Michigan State in a tight one against Providence (Live on ESPN2).


Davis finishes alley-oop for Spartans

Deyonta Davis showed off his length, putting down this alley-oop from Eron Harris for No. 3 Michigan State (Live on ESPN2).


Magic: Denzel best guard in the country

After Denzel Valentine's incredible showings early this season, Magic Johnson believes he's the best guard in college basketball right now.


Valentine connecting from distance again

MSU's Denzel Valentine has been hot all tournament and he's starting to cook again as No. 3 Michigan St. has an early lead on Providence on ESPN2.


Cameron goes crazy after Allen slam

The Blue Devils turned offense into defense after Marshall Plumlee's block led to Grayson Allen's soaring dunk.


Crimson Tide stun No. 17 Fighting Irish

Retin Obasohan put in a wild layup to give Alabama the lead and Demetrius Jackson's effort wasn't enough on the other end as No. 17 Notre Dame was upset by the Crimson Tide, 74-73.


No. 17 Fighting Irish on upset alert vs. Tide

Demetrius Jackson has 14 points in the game, including this triple as No. 17 Notre Dame is holding a slim lead over Alabama late. (Live on ESPNU)


Jackson carves up Alabama defense

Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson sliced and diced his way through the Alabama defense for this nifty layup. (Live on ESPNU)


Alford freezes defender with fake

UCLA guard Bryce Alford's behind-the-back fake was so good, the defender looked like he was stuck in cement.


No. 11 Arizona slides past Boise State

Kadeem Allen scored 13 points to go along with seven rebounds in the Wildcats' 68-59 win over the Broncos.


Alabama blitzing No. 17 Notre Dame

The Crimson Tide have jumped all over the ranked Fighting Irish, drilling four 3-pointers and shooting better than 60 percent from the field as they lead by double digits on ESPNU.