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Cyclones snap two-game skid

Georges Niang dropped 18 points in Iowa State's 64-59 win over Oklahoma State.

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

A big, unsurprising standing ovation for iconic coach Lefty Driesell during the under-12 timeout.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the timeout promotion in College Park, we now know Jared Nickens thinks LeBron James is the greatest NBA player of all-time. (There were boos.)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Keep this in mind: There is no guarantee NCAA accepts Louisville ban as enough so school could have sacrificed this team for no reason. The notice of allegations likely won't come until summer or later and the committee on infractions hearing may not be until end of 2016. That means ruling could be in 2017 and penalties could be for 2017-18 season.

Sulaimon hangs and hits for Terrapins

Rasheed Sulaimon and No. 4 Maryland have hit five of their first eight shots against No. 18 Purdue on ESPN.

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Watch: (18) Purdue at (4) Maryland

Purdue has lost 11 straight road games against top-5 teams. The Boilermakers last such road win was March 6, 1994 when it upset No. 3 Michigan. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Duke fends off NC State at Cameron Indoor

Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard combined to shoot 10-of-18 from beyond the arc and 14-of-14 from the foul line for 54 points in the Blue Devils' 88-80 win. Box score

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Gators look to end UK's Rupp magic

No. 20 Kentucky is looking to avoid its first three-game losing streak since dropping four in a row in 2009. It returns home for this key game where it's won 32 straight. Follow live

Forbes sends Spartans past Wolverines

Bryn Forbes drilled eight 3-pointers and finished with 29 points as Michigan State won its fourth straight game with an 89-73 victory over rival Michigan. Box score

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Duke, where's my shoe?

Duke's Marshall Plumlee didn't need one for a couple possessions today.

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Watch: (25) South Carolina at (8) Texas A&M

This is the first time Texas A&M will feature in a conference matchup of ranked teams since joining the SEC. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

After losing Jameel McKay, Iowa State just needed a win on Saturday. And it was ugly. Cyclones were down 10-0 at Oklahoma State early. But Georges Niang and Monte Morris were both clutch down the stretch.

Iowa State survives in Stillwater, 64-59

Oklahoma State's Travis Ford will rue a missed opportunity as his Cowboys led at the half but only got to the free-throw line three times against the short-handed Cyclones. Box score

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Duke doing damage from beyond the arc

The Blue Devils have connected on more 3-pointers (13) than 2-pointers (11) so far against NC State. Duke is shooting 13-of-26 from deep, led by Luke Kennard's 6-of-10. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

Bryn Forbes dialed in for Spartans

Bryn Forbes' eight 3-pointers are the most by a Michigan State player since Chris Hill set a Big Ten record with 10 against Syracuse in 2003. The Spartans have pushed their lead over 20 with seven minutes to play. Follow live

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Crimson Tide crowd doesn't like whistle

Wait. Spongebob is an Alabama fan?

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UTEP to honor 1966 title team

Don Haskins shook up the sports world 50 years ago by fielding an all-black starting lineup to win the national title over Kentucky when the school was called Texas Western. UTEP is honoring the team at today's game against Western Kentucky.

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Cowboys' Carroll hits back-to-back treys

Jeffrey Carroll has Oklahoma State within a possession of No. 13 Iowa State after a pair of 3-pointers on ESPN2.

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Monster dunk fires up Cameron

Dick Vitale had a subtle appreciation for this throwdown by Duke's Grayson Allen.

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Smooth dunk for Texas' Connor Lammert

Hey, Lammert, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.

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Halftime: Villanova 31, Providence 19

The 11th-ranked Friars, who shot just 23 percent from the field, trailed by 19 at one point before closing the deficit to 12 at the break. Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins led a balanced attack for No. 3 Villanova with seven points each. Box score

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Providence was thoroughly outplayed by Villanova in the first 20 minutes. Friars fortunate to only be down 12 at the break. Dunn has six points (four in transition) and Bentil has two points and two fouls -- and largely ineffective with that ankle injury.