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From The Mag: Can Melo Trimble return the Terps to glory?

Melo Trimble has helped Maryland announce its presence among NCAA basketball's elite, loud and clear. But for a deep March run, the talented point guard has to find his voice.

3-Point Shot: LSU still a tournament team (2:22)
Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon's unique housing arrangements (2:15)
Jay Bilas' pick to win it all: Maryland (1:50)
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Medcalf: It's hard to appreciate Simmons on a bubble team

Ben Simmons couldn't rally LSU past South Carolina, despite another game showcasing his unique skills. It's difficult to appreciate what Simmons can do, since he's spending his only season of college hoops on a bubble team.

Simmons wants to lead Tigers to NCAA tournament (3:42)
Bizarre sequence costs Boise State a win (1:26)
Self prepared for rematch against Sooners (5:17)
Wooden Award: Late season Top 20 (0:40)
How are your college hoops predictions going? (2:29)
3-Point Shot: Ban the coach, not the team (2:18)
Wooden Watch: Diamond Stone impressing this season (1:58)
Roy Williams: 'I'm alive, I'm kicking' (0:36)
Tip-in wins it for Miami (1:05)
Badgers finding their rhythm under Greg Gard (1:25)
Big-Game Breakdown: LSU vs. South Carolina (2:34)
Wooden Watch: Grayson Allen's highlight reel (1:18)
3-Point Shot: Big 12 battle in Kansas (2:57)
Greenberg's Final Four picks (1:51)
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Medcalf: Buddy Hield rescues Oklahoma again

Buddy Hield's ability to come through in the clutch for Oklahoma has become one of the few certainties in a wild season. He did it again on Monday with a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to push OU past Texas.

Hield: I told them I wanted the ball (2:22)
Bilas: North Carolina has a gear no one else has (3:00)
Risk worth the gamble for UROC in OT (0:15)
Bracketology: Cuse in, Clemson out (2:47)


Globetrotters dunk on everyone at ESPN

Bob Ley has the nickname of "The General" and the Harlem Globetrotters treated him like a Washington General.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said on ESPNU's Katz Korner that if suspended forward Jameel McKay handles the rest of this week the right way then he will play Saturday against Texas. McKay was suspended last Thursday for a practice related incident. The Cyclones won at Oklahoma State and then lost at Texas Tech without him. Prohm said he didn't want to put a game penalty on McKay until he saw how he would deal with the suspension.

The AP Top 25 went 1-4 on Wednesday

Baylor was the only Top-25 team to win on Wednesday. The other four teams in action all lost to unranked opponents.

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Bizarre ending costs Boise State a win

The Broncos looked to have broken a tie with Colorado at the buzzer with a crazy, off-balance 3-pointer. However, the officials called it off after a review.


#Top10Thursday: College hoops' best names

No one can top Michigan State's Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr., but that's only the beginning. Lionheart Leslie, we're also looking at you. Best names

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Melo Trimble: Maryland's savior?

"Is he a savior of the program?" fifth-year coach Mark Turgeon asks himself. "Well, we've been pretty darn good since he got here." Speak up, Melo

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Wooden Watch: Consider Villanova's Hart

The Wooden Award is still Buddy Hield's to lose, but with Villanova sitting atop the rankings, the Wildcats' best player -- junior guard Josh Hart -- shouldn't go unnoticed. Wooden Watch

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Bracketology: Oregon safest bet in Pac-12

There are a lot of teams in the mix in the Pac-12, but Joe Lunardi feels good about one: Oregon. The Ducks have risen all the way up to a No. 2 seed. Bracketology

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UVa's Brogdon find home on 'the Range'

There's no bathroom or air conditioning, but the prestige of being selected to live in the University of Virginia's historical center was enough for senior guard Malcolm Brogdon. Unique accomodations


Simmons shows why he's projected No. 1

LSU's Ben Simmons flashed his speed and hops as he finished this dunk through contact.


LSU's Simmons: Goal is NCAA tourney

Ben Simmons discusses how he's dealt with the attention he is receiving this season and what it would mean to get the Tigers to the NCAA tournament.


Texas Tech pulls off upset vs. Iowa State

The Red Raiders earned their first win over a ranked team this season with an 85-82 win at home.


Baylor avoids third straight loss

Taurean Prince and Al Freeman combined for 39 points as Baylor topped Kansas State 82-72.


Tulsa gets road upset over No. 16 SMU

Tulsa handed SMU its first home loss of the season with an 82-77 win in Dallas.


Texas Tech knocks off No. 14 Iowa State

The Red Raiders' bench scored 39 points, compared to just eight for the Cyclones' reserves, to help Texas Tech to an 85-82 win in overtime. Box score


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Tubby Smith gets a huge win over Iowa State. Red Raiders still holding onto those NCAA tourney dreams.

Tulsa hands No. 16 SMU its 3rd loss

James Woodard, Shaquille Harrison and Pat Birt combined for 58 points to power the Golden Hurricane to an 82-77 upset. Box score


Alabama fends off Texas A&M

Retin Obasohan scores 16 points as Alabama defeats No. 15 Texas A&M 63-62.


Gamecocks down Simmons, Tigers 94-83

Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points, as South Carolina moved in to a three-way tie atop the SEC. Ben Simmons had 20 points, six boards and six assists in the loss.


Deep 3-pointer puts Texas Tech up in OT

Keenan Evans banked in a triple from the logo to take the lead over No. 14 Iowa State on ESPNU.