Villanova improves to 5-0

Jalen Brunson scores 18 points in No. 8 Villanova's 59-45 victory over Stanford at the NIT Season Tipoff at Madison Square Garden.


When you're hot, you're hot

... And for No. 3 Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, the hoop might as well be as big as an ocean. He's got 27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. (Live on ESPN2)


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Draymond Green having a blast watching Denzel Valentine courtside. Green came in to surprise Tom Izzo for his 500th win.

Denzel Valentine on fire

Denzel Valentine is officially on fire in the game. The MSU all-purpose player is 5-for-8 from deep -- including an NBA-distance heat check -- as Sparty is pushing the lead near 30 points on ESPN2.


Sparty starts second half like first

No. 3 Michigan St. opened the game with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. And they open the second half with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. Sparty has a double-digit lead on ESPN2.


This is what it looks like to dunk at 7-6

UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye doesn't have to jump high off the court to dunk the ball.


MSU leads BC 46-33 at halftime

Denzel Washington has 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. But how does Tom Izzo assess Sparty's performance so far? "We're not moving the ball like we have. We don't have the assists we have. And we're just not guarding like we can."


Notre Dame slices Monmouth defense

ND's Demetrius Jackson fakes the pick-and-roll for the straight-line jam against less than optimal defense.


Valentine's day on Thanksgiving

MSU's Denzel Valentine is firing on all cylinders so far. He's shooting 5-for-8 for a game-high 13 points on ESPN2.


Draymond Green goes from 16-0 to 500

Warriors F Draymond Green is in attendance to witness Michigan State coach Tom Izzo go for win No. 500. What does Green think it'll mean to Izzo? "Absolutely nothing. It means a lot more to us than it will him."


No. 3 Michigan State cruising vs. BC

MSU's Bryn Forbes nailed this 3-pointer as Sparty is shooting 50% from the field with 6 minutes left in the first half.


Syracuse beats UConn to stay unbeaten

Syracuse hands No. 18 Connecticut its first loss of the season as the Orange improve to 5-0 on the season with a 79-76 victory.


Michigan State taking control early

MSU's Matt Costello showed off some pretty footwork in the post for the reverse slam on ESPN2.


No. 8 Villanova takes down Stanford

Phil Booth threw the lob to Daniel Ochefu for the cherry on top as Nova cruised by the Cardinal 59-45.


No. 3 Michigan State vs. Boston College

Fresh off their win against then-No. 4 Kansas, the Spartans can give Tom Izzo his 500th win as a coach in the Wooden Legacy tournament against Boston College. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Stanford attempting a comeback on ESPN2

Stanford's Reid Travis stuck with it and got the bucket under the hoop, and the Cardinal have cut No. 8 Villanova's lead down to single digits with under 6 minutes left.


This guy's hat game is strong

A Florida fan brought his Thanksgiving best to the game -- and so did the woman next to him.


Villanova cruising against Stanford

No. 8 Villanova is taking what it wants against Stanford, like this Kris Jenkins 3-pointer. Nova is up double digits midway through the second half on ESPN2.


Shockers miss at buzzer, fall to USC

Despite 25 points from Ron Baker, Zach Brown missed a 3-point attempt in the final seconds to give USC a 72-69 win over No. 20 Wichita State.


Lydon's block capitalizes performance

Syracuse's Tyler Lydon played a huge role off the bench with 16 points, 12 rebounds and this block on Rodney Purvis to help his team beat No. 18 UConn in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal.