Gonzaga gets the steal, makes the dunk

Eric McClellan knocked the ball away from No. 25 Texas A&M and breezed down the court for an easy dunk in the first half of the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal on ESPN.


Former Houston coach Guy Lewis dies

The Hall of Fame coach died this morning at the age of 93, the school announced. Lewis, Houston's coach from 1956-86, may best be remembered for coaching Elvin Hayes and the Cougars to an upset of UCLA at the Astrodome in front of 50,000-plus people in 1968.

Watch: (25) Texas A&M vs. (10) Gonzaga

These two unbeaten teams face off in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Aggies' last 26 matchups vs. top 10 teams have ended in losses by an average of 12.4 points. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Michigan guard has major shoe issues

The Wolverines' Caris LeVert slipped while trying to avoid a Connecticut defender and wound up breaking his shoe.


Colorado player ejected for biting opponent

Forward Tory Miller was kicked out of the second half of Colorado's 81-70 win over Air Force when he bit the shoulder of Falcons forward Hayden Graham while fighting for the ball on the floor.


Turgeon, Hurley get into postgame spat

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley exchanged words late in the Terps' win over the Rams at the Cancun Challenge. A tournament official then said Hurley directed an expletive at Maryland's players in the postgame handshake line. The teams also had to be separated before the awards ceremony. Hurley said of the incident: "Heat of the moment, championship game, stuff happens."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

"After extensive conversations with our head coach, staff, and administrators who were on the floor for the post game handshakes, I am 100% confident that neither Dan Hurley, nor any member of our coaching staff made any derogatory expletive remarks or offensive statements toward the Maryland student-athletes. Any report, rumor, allegation to the contrary is false." -- Thorr Bjorn - Rhode Island Director of Athletics

Tom Izzo not focused on 500th win

The Michigan State coach can reach the milestone tonight when his No. 3 Spartans play Boston College (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), but that's not what's on Izzo's mind: "I'm still more worried about banners than about wins. Right now, I'm more worried about trying to go out and win a tournament."

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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.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Chatted with UConn's Kevin Ollie early this am in workout area here at Atlantis. He loves this team's versatility, how Rodney Purvis has come into his own and the experience Sterling Gibbs and Shonn Miller give to this group. Huskies are pumped for old Big East type game with Syracuse. Orange present many problems with 3-point shooting and Tyler Lydon's ability to shoot and board.

Waltons World: Bike ride in Maui

On his tour of the island, Bill Walton apparently was stumping for a job with the tourism board. "What a dream come true."


Ben Simmons' highlight reel

He may be only a freshman and the season may be less than a month old, but the LSU phenom has easily made enough great plays to star in his own highlight reel.


Self: 'It was a great team win'

One lesson Kansas coach Bill Self learned in winning in the Maui Invitational: "We learn we can win when we play fast. And tonight, we learned we can win when it's ugly and don't play very fast."


Selden leads No. 5 Kansas to Maui title

Wayne Selden Jr. scored 25 points to lead No. 5 Kansas to a 70-63 victory over No. 19 Vanderbilt and capture the Maui Invitational title.


UConn uses big first half to beat Michigan

The No. 18 Huskies jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead, then held on to beat the Wolverines 74-60 at the Battle 4 Atlantis and improve to 4-0 on the season.


Trimble, Maryland improve to 5-0

Melo Trimble scores 17 points in No. 2 Maryland's 86-63 victory over Rhode Island to win the Cancun Challenge.


Hamilton's near triple-double leads UConn

Daniel Hamilton led No. 18 UConn with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in the 74-60 win over Michigan at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. The Huskies draw former Big East foe Syracuse next. Box score


Selden on fire for Kansas

Wayne Selden Jr. is 4-for-6 from downtown for the No. 5 Jayhawks, who are trying to pull away from No. 19 Vanderbilt in the Maui Invitational final on ESPN.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

We've got two high-level NCAA tournament type games in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals: Gonzaga-Texas A&M at 1 and UConn-Syracuse at 3:30 pm. All four look the part of NCAA teams here in late November.

Ellis untouched along baseline for dunk

Perry Ellis looked at a 3, then blew down the baseline for an easy dunk and his first points of the game, as Kansas has grabbed the lead on Vanderbilt in the second half of the Maui Invitational final on ESPN.


(19) Vandy leads (5) Kansas at halftime

Vanderbilt holds a 30-26 lead over Kansas in the finals of the Maui Invitational on ESPN, thanks in part to this sweet baseline layup from Damian Jones.