C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

May sound crazy but no coincidence North Carolina's Marcus Paige is breaking out of his shooting slump at Notre Dame. The Irish use a Wilson basketball, which Paige has always said was his favorite. Past two years at NC State, which also uses a Wilson, he's 12 of 17 from the 3-point line.

Huge, vicious block for Notre Dame

Even from trailing the play, Zach Auguste got the big swat.


The ball stops here

Back iron and out? Back iron and in? In this case it just stayed there.


Not pretty but buzzer-beater counts for 3

As the clock went to 0 in the first half, Arizona State's Obinna Oleka gets turned around but still beat the buzzer from near half cout.


Terps' Carter goes coast-to-coast for jam

No Boilermakers bothered to stop Robert Carter. That was a bad idea.


Slam swatted by ASU player

Washington State's Valentine Izundu went up for the two-handed slam but Arizona State's Savon Goodman came in for the big block.


Alley-oop from real long range

Dean Wade was way outside the arc, but still found a way to get this alley-oop to Wesley Iwundu for the slam. Game is on ESPNU.


Watch: (2) North Carolina at Notre Dame

North Carolina is averaging 84.9 ppg, their best since the title-winning team in 2008-09. Notre Dame allows the opposition to shoot 38.6% from three-point range, the highest percentage in the ACC. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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No. 1 Oklahoma trails at halftime

Kansas State closed the half on an 11-2 run to grab a 38-32 advantage. Buddy Hield was held to six points on 2-of-5 shooting.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Alabama players do their best impressions of head coach Avery Johnson.


Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he "wasn't very good today" -- that he overcoached his team until about the six-minute mark in the second half, when he finally told the Terrapins' players to run two things (primarily the ball-screen stuff with Melo Trimble and Robert Carter) the rest of the game. In the meantime Turgeon remains pleased with his team's defense and its ability to hold on in tight, tough games, even as he waits for the offense to really open up. "Sometimes you're sitting over there and you've got 15 plays," Turgeon said. "Just keep it simple."

Terps rally to take down Boilermakers

Rasheed Sulaimon posted 21 points and 10 rebounds to fuel a 72-61 win for No. 4 Maryland.


No. 20 Kentucky eases past Florida

Jamal Murray scored 35 and the Wildcats hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in an 80-61 win.


Simmons block turns into wedgie

The latest trick from superfreshman Ben Simmons: Blocking a shot so hard, it got wedged between the rim and the backboard.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure how to view South Carolina. Just walked into College Station and beat a Texas A&M team that's played some of the best defense in America this season. But the Gamecocks are coming off a double-digit road loss to Georgia. Got crushed at Bama and Tennessee too.

Sooners on cloud nine to start game

No. 1 Oklahoma scored the first nine points against Kansas State. (Live on ESPNU)


Watch: (1) Oklahoma at Kansas State

In three road contests, Buddy Hield has never beaten the Wildcats, averaging just 11.3 points per game in those meetings. However, the Sooners are shooting 48.7% behind the arc away from home this season. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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South Carolina knocks off Texas A&M

Sindarius Thornwell went for 25 points and nine assists to lead the 25th-ranked Gamecocks to their first road win over a top-10 team since 2006. Box score


Watch: Mississippi State at LSU

Ben Simmons is looking to become the first player in the last 20 seasons to average at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Kentucky rolls past Florida at Rupp Arena

Jamal Murray scored a career-high 35 points and hit eight 3-pointers -- the most by a Wildcat since 2010 -- in an 80-61 win. Box score

At least Jaylen Brown looks comfortable

Cal's Jaylen Brown made the fastbreak layup, took the foul and ran into the cameraman. See it, including the view from the camera.


Maryland pulls away from Purdue

Melo Trimble struggled from the floor, but the Terrapins won their 26th straight home game as a top-5 team, 72-61. The Boilermakers were 3-of-24 from 3-point range. Box score