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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

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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.

Cyclones find their stroke in 2nd half

Georges Niang banged home a 3-pointer to give Iowa State a double-digit lead against Oklahoma State on ESPN2.

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Tyler Lewis is dressed and will play today at St. John's. He has missed the last four games due to a concussion.

Cyclones uses 3's to take lead on the road

Matt Thomas keeps impressing Fran Fraschilla with plays like this as he is keeping Iowa State close in Stillwater.

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Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Michigan State has a big lead but Izzo will tear his team apart at halftime. Made a lot of silly mistakes this half.

Michigan State routing Michigan at half

Bryn Forbes already tied his career-high with seven 3-pointers in the first half and has 23 points overall, as the No. 10 Spartans lead the Wolverines 44-28. Overall, Michigan State is shooting a whooping 10-for-14 from long range. Follow live

Brogdon trots out Statue of Liberty dunk

Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon soared past the Pittsburgh defense for a big one-handed dunk.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arizona freshman guard Allonzo Trier (broken hand) will return tonight against Washington. Sean Miller told ESPN his "role will be limited." Huge for the Wildcats as he was team's best scoring weapon at time of injury a little less than a month ago.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Wasn't pretty but Iowa State followed its 10-0 deficit with a 22-14 rally. Down 2 at halftime. Could be worse. Probably should be.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

In the same way Kentucky's Skal Labissiere has shown improvement late, Duke's Chase Jeter just made the most self-assured move I've seen all season scoring off a pick & roll and getting fouled going to the basket. it may be baby steps for a player ranked in the top 10, but if he's got his confidence back that will benefit Duke while it's still without Amile Jefferson.