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.

Duke, where's my shoe?

Marshall Plumlee doesn't. He played a couple possessions without one for Duke.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

I asked the COI about this during the SMU penalty teleconference and didn't get a direct answer. If there has to be a postseason ban then the NCAA/schools should ban a head coach for postseason not team. I don't believe in the bans but if they are going to use it then single out the staff not the players who weren't involved.

Forbes off to hot start from long range

Bryn Forbes is 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 15 points late in the first half as No. 10 Michigan State leads in-state rival Michigan by double digits. It's his fifth game with at least 5 three-pointers this season. Follow live

Grayson Allen heads to locker room

Duke's leading scorer Grayson Allen seemed to hurt his ankle on this hard foul. He had 10 points in the first half.


VCU no longer perfect in A-10 play

George Washington handed VCU its first loss in Atlantic-10 play in a 72-69 road win. There are now just six teams left in the country with perfect conference records. Box score

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Iowa State has such a slim margin for errors due to lack of depth. Jameel McKay's suspension is a killer. He put himself over the team.

Big East-leading Cats tip at Providence

Ben Bentil is expected to play for 11th-ranked Providence after he left a game this week with an injured ankle. But Villanova's center Daniel Ochefu is expected to miss a third straight game (concussion). Follow live

Iowa State scuffling out of the gate

Playing with six primary players today due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State had just 3 points in the first 10 minutes against Oklahoma State -- but the Cowboys are not pulling away. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State comes out flat at Oklahoma State, which jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Cyclones missing so much without Jameel McKay. Wonder how tired they'll be deep into the second half.

Should this have counted at the buzzer?

UCF's A.J. Davis' tip-in, after review, is ruled to be too late. It would have sent the game into overtime. Instead, Temple won 62-60.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryn Forbes is a vital player for Michigan State too. You could see how much the Spartans missed him when he went through that slump last month. Different team when he's on.

No. 6 Xavier rallies past Marquette

The Musketeers surged ahead in the second half for the 90-82 win, their fifth straight win. Trevon Bluiett led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Edmond Sumner and J.P. Macura each scored 20. Box score


Watch: Duke aiming for back-to-back wins

Duke is playing its first home game in 19 days. The Blue Devils beat the Wolfpack on the road just two weeks ago. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Lucas lays down hammer against TCU

Devonte' Graham connected with Landen Lucas, who finished with a strong two-handed jam on the alley-oop, as No. 7 Kansas rolled 75-56.


Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN

No way that bucket counted for UCF. Temple escapes w a win. Fran Dunphy now the all time winningest coach in Big 5 history.

Wolverines look to upset Michigan State

The 10th-ranked Spartans head to Ann Arbor for the only scheduled meeting between the in-state rivals this season. Caris LeVert is missing his 10th straight game for Michigan. Follow live

Mitchell soars in for Louisville

It was an easy afternoon for the Cardinals, as seen with this alley-oop by Donovan Mitchell, as they routed Boston College 79-47.


UVa rides 3-pointers to win vs. Pitt

Virginia made 9-of-16 from long range en route to winning its third straight ACC road game. It started 0-3 on the road in conference play. Box score


Guarding 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is unfair

UCF's Tacko Fall barely jumps on this dunk over several Temple defenders. He has 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a tight game with Temple on ESPNU.


Duke usually responds when unranked

The Blue Devils are 3-1 in their last four games while unranked. They are double-digit favorites vs. NC State (2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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Cyclone Basketball @CycloneMBB

ISU will trot out the starting lineup of Morris, Thomas, Nader, Burton and Niang for the first time this season. First start for Burton.