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When the reward is well worth the risk

The University of Rochester was placed in a situation that demanded risk vs. the University of Chicago -- and Rochester executed to perfection.

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Allen shoots Duke to first-half lead

Grayson Allen capped his 16-point first-half performance with this 3-pointer to get his Blue Devils a double-digit lead over No. 13 Louisville.

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Plumlee finishes over all the Cardinals

Marshall Plumlee didn't let five Louisville defenders surrounding him stop him from getting an and-1 to lengthen Duke's lead.

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A Cameron Indoor history lesson

On the eve of Cameron Indoor's 1,000th game, take a look at the stadium's beginning.

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Airball or alley-oop pass?

If the play ends in a dunk, does it really matter?

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Plumlee fakes way to easy hoop

Marshall Plumlee extended Duke's lead over No. 13 Louisville with a series of nice pump fakes then a layup to finish it off. (Live on ESPN)

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Watch: (13) Louisville at Duke

Cardinals leading scorer Damion Lee is back after missing their last game vs. Boston College, which came one day after the school's self-imposed postseason ban. Still unranked Duke is looking for a third straight win. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Surprised to see so many empty seats in Cameron especially in the corners of the student section. Did Duke fans lose interest in Louisville because of the postseason ban?

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

View from the rafters as Duke prepares to tip off against Louisville in 10 minutes. It's the Cardinals first visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC.

This week's AP Top 25

  • 1. Villanova (32 first-place votes)
  • 2. Maryland (13 first-place votes)
  • 3. Oklahoma (7 first-place votes)
  • 4. Iowa (11 first-place votes)
  • 5. Xavier
Complete rankings

5 up, 5 down: Michigan State will be back

At certain times this season, it was easy to love Michigan State. Then there were times to worry about the Spartans. Now? Jeff Goodman is back on board. Believe in Sparty (Insider)

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6 different teams get first-place votes

This is the first time 6 different teams received first-place votes in the men's college basketball AP poll since the Feb. 21, 2011, poll.

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Bracketology: Texas making a move up

Texas jumped two lines in Joe Lunardi's latest look at the field. Think about how much more the Longhorns could climb if they go on the road and drop Oklahoma on Monday night. Bracketology

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Lunardi's bracketology: First Four Out

  • Vanderbilt Commodores
  • Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Clemson Tigers
  • Wisconsin Badgers
See full bracket

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Villanova No. 1 first time in school history

The Wildcats jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 after Oklahoma and North Carolina lost on Saturday. Maryland moved to No. 2, with Oklahoma at No. 3. A total of six schools got first-place votes this week.

Bracketology: Top seeds unchanged

Even after losses by Oklahoma and North Carolina over the weekend, there is no change to Joe Lunardi's projected No. 1 seeds.

ESPN Stats & Info

No. 16 Oregon takes care of Utah

Dillon Brooks' career-high 30 points and 9 assists led the Ducks past the Utes 76-66 for their sixth straight win. Utah has now dropped two straight for the second time this season. Box score

SMU crushes South Florida

Four Mustangs scored in double digits in No. 12 SMU's 92-58 rout of South Florida.

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Ute flies in for putback dunk

Why do you always box out? See: This Dakarai Tucker one-handed slam.

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No. 5 Iowa tops Illinois

Four Hawkeyes scored in double digits in Iowa's 77-65 win over Illinois.

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No. 16 Oregon leads Pac-12 foe Utah at half

Utah tried putting up a last-second shot, but Ducks F Chris Boucher blocked it with authority to preserve the 41-35 lead at halftime. Oregon's Dillon Brooks leads all scorers with 13. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Benson's bounce pass leads to dunk

Ducks G Casey Benson's sweet pass led Chris Boucher directly to the hoop for an emphatic dunk on ESPN2.

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Watch: Utah at No. 16 Oregon

The Ducks already beat the Utes this season, and now they're looking for the win at home, where Oregon has won 21 straight games. Utah is coming off its sixth loss of the season. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

McClellan's lob lifts Miami

When Sheldon McClellan made this dunk he had nothing on his mind except for the rim. No. 17 Miami leads Georgia Tech 33-21 at the half on ESPNU.

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