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Watch live: Maryland fights back at North Carolina

The No. 2 Terrapins and No. 9 Tar Heels clash live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Monmouth bench becomes a star attraction

The bench mob known as The Hawks' Nest has gained notice for their celebrations. Just cheering won't do; how about fishermen with a photo op?

Kentucky survives scare from Illinois State (1:11)

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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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.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I know we're all locked onto UNC-Maryland right now, but Purdue is trying to hold off Pitt on the road on ESPN2 and Nebraska is battling Miami late in the second half on ESPNU.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Roy Williams does not appear to be terribly pleased with Carolina's Ole defense. Giving Heels an earful during this timeout.

Kerwin Roach Jr. attacks rim

The Texas PG drove and absolutely destroyed the basket on this dunk vs. UT Arlington.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Maryland coach Gary Williams is in the building. Receives warm welcome and partial ovation from Tar Heel crowd.

No. 11 Purdue-Pittsburgh close in 2nd half

The Big Ten/ACC challenge has a close game in the second half. Purdue has a 5-point lead with just under 8 minutes left. Both teams are currently undefeated. Watch on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Arkansas dominates Northwestern State

Arkansas posts 63 points in the second half to blow out Northwestern State 117-78.


LeVert fuels Michigan past NC State

Caris LeVert scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists in Michigan's 66-59 win over NC State.


Trimble trims Tar Heels' lead with jumper

Maryland's Melo Trimble sinks his second FG of the first half to pull the Terps within six points after once trailing by double digits. No. 9 UNC leads No. 2 Maryland 41-35 at half on ESPN.


Pitt fan dressed up as a squirrel

A Pittsburgh fan is watching as No. 11 Purdue has a slim lead in the second half in the Big Ten/ACC challenge. The game is on ESPN2/WatchESPN.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland's actually shooting 52% from the floor but its 12 turnovers have led to 14 points for Carolina. Heels doing good job slowing Terps three leading scorers Trimble (1-3), Sulaimon (1-4), Carter (2-3) -- trio has combined for 11 pts

UNC spreads ball around for easy dunk

Marcus Paige hits Brice Johnson with the touch pass, and Johnson flushes the dunk. No. 9 UNC has a double-digit lead against No. 2 Maryland late in the first half on ESPN.


Jayhawks dominate second half, get win

A 4-point lead at the break ballooned to a 33-point win as No. 4 Kansas beat Loyola (MD) in Lawrence. Wayne Selden Jr. had a game-high 18 points. Boxscore

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember that 10-for-17 start that led to a 24-7 lead for Purdue over Pitt? Well, Pitt zoned and Purdue couldn't deal with it. Boilermakers missed 14 of their final 16 shots in the first half. Pitt storming back, down just 29-26 following 19-5 run. The Petersen Events Center is a dangerous place.

Diallo goes coast-to-coast with dunk

Kansas' Cheick Diallo got a block, then the big man too it all the way downcourt and finished with the dunk. Kansas has the lead over Loyola (MD) late in the game on ESPN3.


Johnson jams to extend Tar Heels' lead

Brice Johnson slams home the dunk off the assist from Theo Pinson to give No. 9 UNC a 17-11 lead over No. 2 Maryland on ESPN. Johnson has six points with 11:30 left in the first half.


Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Six minutes in, and Maryland already has seven turnovers. Melo Trimble has looked especially shaky on the ball; UNC's defensive pressure has the Tar Heels moving at a different speed. The Terps will have to settle down, and fast.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina video montage "I'm a Tar Heel" featuring former basketball players finally has Michael Jordan actually saying his name. In last year's version, MJ appears as if to say, 'you know who I am,' before stating his line. JCole got just as big a cheer walking in during he timeout by the students section ... older folks were like 'who is that?'

Purdue up 3 over Pitt at half

The No. 11 Boilermakers have a slim lead going into the break. Eight Purdue players have scored, while Pittsburgh's Michael Young had a game-high 9 points at the break. Watch on ESPN2/WatchESPN

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina fans in Dean E. Smith Center already engaged, standing before tipoff... that's normally reserved for Duke game. Speaking of which, they greeted Rasheed Sulaimon in intros like he still played down the road.

Paige's 3 gets No. 9 UNC off to fast start

UNC's Marcus Paige knocks down the 3-pointer from the wing, and the Tar Heels have the early lead over No. 2 Maryland on ESPN.


(2) Maryland-(9) UNC in top-10 showdown

The marquee matchup of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge was once a longtime ACC rivalry, as Melo Trimble and Maryland travels to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina, which gets Marcus Paige back from injury. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Kansas taking control in second half

Loyola (MD) kept it close at the break. The No. 4 Jayhawks had a 40-36 lead, but in the second half things took a turn in favor of Kansas. The Jayhawks have a 20 point lead with 12 minutes to go. Watch on ESPN3

(11) Purdue-Pitt at Big Ten/ACC Challenge

There's one battle of undefeated teams at tonight's Big Ten/ACC Challenge with 6-0 Purdue, one of the country's best defensive squads, visiting 4-0 Pittsburgh. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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No. 10 UVA holds off OSU with 64-58 win

Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 and Darius Thompson added 12 points to help the Cavaliers improve to 6-1 with their first road win of the season. Ohio State pulled within 3 in the final minutes, but its rally fell short despite Marc Loving's 19 points. Box score

Student hits half-court shot ... with towel

Need we say more? Kudos to Oklahoma State men's basketball manager Jared Dickey.