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Watch live: Simmons, LSU look for Legends Classic split

Star freshman Ben Simmons and the Tigers look to rebound from Monday's loss live on ESPNU/WatchESPN.

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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.

Simmons goes coast-to-coast with emphatic slam (0:14)
Bill Walton and Fran Fraschilla drop the beat (0:27)
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Bilas: The new rules are helping foster upsets

The accepted thought was that college hoops' new rules would only help the big programs, make the rich richer. It's actually worked the other way, setting up more upsets by the little guys.

Grayson Allen the difference for Duke (1:16)
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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.

Sonic Journey to the Tourney: Duke vs Georgetown (2:07)
Purdue's size will face-off against Florida's speed in Tip-Off Championship game (1:32)
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Pioneering UNC player Scott tops HOF class

Charlie Scott, a two-time All-American and the first black player in any sport under scholarship at North Carolina, was among this year's College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.

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One Big Thought: The Big Ten looks fun

At this extremely early juncture, the Big Ten seems as rich with talent and stylistic entertainment as at any point in recent history.

Bilas on Simmons-LeBron comparison: 'This guy is the real thing' (4:35)
Barkley: Kids should be off limits (1:33)


Watch: Ben Simmons at Barclays Center

The LSU freshman will try to provide an encore to his 21-point, 20-rebound game against NC State in the 3rd Place Game at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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Mullin, Richmond square off in H.O.R.S.E.

It's been a while since Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin played competitively, but at the Maui Invitational they got in some H.O.R.S.E.


Chaminade leads early against UNLV

Oscar Pedroso drilled this 3-pointer to help Chaminade jump out to an early lead against UNLV in the Maui Invitational, on ESPN2.


No. 13 Indiana defeats St. John's, 83-73

The No. 13 Hoosiers pulled away late, with the help of Thomas Bryant and this strong and-one.


Williams swats away layup to save bucket

No. 13 Indiana is pulling away against St. Johns, thanks in part to this bucket-saving block from Troy Williams. Catch the end on ESPN2.


St. Johns keeps it close vs. Hoosiers

Felix Balamou swiped the ball and fed Federico Mussini in transition to help cut No. 13 Indiana's lead in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

One thing Texas coach Shaka Smart brings wherever he goes is energy: Texas practice by far the loudest and most energetic of teams here at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Still amazing that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hasn't heard anything on his appeal. Nice to be in the Bahamas but Orange would gladly trade him coaching in ACC games over nonconference. NCAA needs to make a decision. But Mike Hopkins gets after it at practice. Intensity level high. Coaching nine ACC games (if appeal isn't reduced) will be great primer for him when he eventually takes over.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington, Texas and Gonzaga all have traversed the globe going from an opener in Asia to the Bahamas. None have any lingering effects of travel. Washington and Texas both said the hardest part of China trip was the air. Huskies said they wore masks on first day to deal with smog.

Ferrell's no-look pass leads to slam

Yogi Ferrell is one of the slickest guards in the nation. Off this one-handed assist, Felix Balamou threw it down. No. 13 Indiana leads St. Johns in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


Bad beats to make anyone lose sleep

Scott Van Pelt and Stanford Steve can't believe some of the bad beats bettors took this past week in college sports.


Hoops Power Rankings: It's Kentucky, again

Maryland started the season atop the list, but after its domination of Duke in the Champions Classic, Kentucky reminded our voters that the Cats are still top dogs. Top 25

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Watch: St. Johns vs. Indiana from Maui

Feast Week continues with No. 13 Indiana looking to rebound from last night's loss in which is scored just six points in the final 7:09 against Wake Forest. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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What we learned from Indiana's loss

Indiana blew an eight-point lead late and fell to Wake Forest in Maui and Dana O'Neil says the issue is defense. "No, the Hoosiers don't come by it naturally, but they have to find a way to be at least serviceable or this is going to happen more often." Daily Word

Do holiday tournaments predict the future?

That's what four of the past five national champs have done: parlay holiday-tournament titles with April glory. John Gasaway crunched the numbers to find out it's not that simple. Tuesday Truths (Insider)

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No one's draft stock close to Simmons

Chad Ford says LSU's Ben Simmons has put some considerable distance between himself and everyone else as the top overall prospect in the 2016 draft. Earning the No. 1 pick (Insider)

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Orlando Classic will be a resume builder

Andy Katz says the Dayton-Iowa game Thursday in the Orlando Classic could be the most important game of Feast Week.


ICYMI: Ben Simmons' overhead layup

The LSU freshman broke the Marquette defense down for this late go-ahead bucket, casually shooting over his shoulder.


Simmons cradles coast-to-coast layup

Ben Simmons showed the afterburners and handles that has NBA scouts excited on this spiffy bucket.


Terrence Phillips or Clark Kent?

Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound but the Kansas State player makes an impressive leap over the scorers table to keep a ball in bounds.


ICYMI: Marquette overcomes Simmons, LSU

Ben Simmons joined Blake Griffin, Michael Sweetney, Eddie Griffin and Tim Duncan as the only major-conference players with 20 points, 20 boards and 5 assists in the last two decades -- but he passed the ball twice on this final possession.