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On the Quad: Winning not limited to the scoreboard

Kansas and Syracuse both had big weeks off the court, with the NCAA handing out day-before-Thanksgiving rulings that will benefit in the long and short run.

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Weekend Predictions: Texas A&M's rise continues

The Battle 4 Atlantis final features an ACC squad (Syracuse) getting a lot from a handful of players and an SEC squad (Texas A&M) that looks like a serious contender.

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#Top10Thursday: Hey, a little help?

Even though the players on this list are talented, they need some help if their teams are going to reach their potential.

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Ben Simmons' highlight reel (1:06)
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Brown: LSU's Ben Simmons could stand to be more selfish

Ben Simmons had another double-double in LSU's overtime loss to NC State. But with only four points, it's clear the star freshman hasn't quite figured out how to balance looking for his shot with setting up his teammates.

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College Hoops Power Rankings: Kentucky ... again

Kentucky is at it again, opening a season by flexing its muscle and reminding our voters that the top spot should belong to the Wildcats until further notice.

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Bill Walton and Fran Fraschilla drop the beat (0:27)
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Bilas: The new rules are helping foster upsets

The accepted thought was that college hoops' new rules would only help the big programs, make the rich richer. It's actually worked the other way, setting up more upsets by the little guys.

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On the Quad: 5-foot-9 and standing tall

College basketball is not being dominated by the big guys. All you need to do is take a look at this list of little guys. Don't underestimate them.


No. 3 Spartans hold 34-32 lead at half

Denzel Valentine isn't the only star in this game as Providence's Kris Dunn showed a pretty move with a finish (Live on ESPN2).


Valentine and No. 3 Spartans in a battle

Denzel Valentine has been ridiculous in this tournament, first recording a triple-double, then scoring 32 points. But No. 3 Michigan State in a tight one against Providence (Live on ESPN2).


Davis finishes alley-oop for Spartans

Deyonta Davis showed off his length, putting down this alley-oop from Eron Harris for No. 3 Michigan State (Live on ESPN2).


Magic: Denzel best guard in the country

After Denzel Valentine's incredible showings early this season, Magic Johnson believes he's the best guard in college basketball right now.


Valentine connecting from distance again

MSU's Denzel Valentine has been hot all tournament and he's starting to cook again as No. 3 Michigan St. has an early lead on Providence on ESPN2.


Cameron goes crazy after Allen slam

The Blue Devils turned offense into defense after Marshall Plumlee's block led to Grayson Allen's soaring dunk.


Crimson Tide stun No. 17 Fighting Irish

Retin Obasohan put in a wild layup to give Alabama the lead and Demetrius Jackson's effort wasn't enough on the other end as No. 17 Notre Dame was upset by the Crimson Tide, 74-73.


No. 17 Fighting Irish on upset alert vs. Tide

Demetrius Jackson has 14 points in the game, including this triple as No. 17 Notre Dame is holding a slim lead over Alabama late. (Live on ESPNU)


Jackson carves up Alabama defense

Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson sliced and diced his way through the Alabama defense for this nifty layup. (Live on ESPNU)


Alford freezes defender with fake

UCLA guard Bryce Alford's behind-the-back fake was so good, the defender looked like he was stuck in cement.


No. 11 Arizona slides past Boise State

Kadeem Allen scored 13 points to go along with seven rebounds in the Wildcats' 68-59 win over the Broncos.


Alabama blitzing No. 17 Notre Dame

The Crimson Tide have jumped all over the ranked Fighting Irish, drilling four 3-pointers and shooting better than 60 percent from the field as they lead by double digits on ESPNU.


Monmouth bench dances through upset

The Hawks had plenty to celebrate during their win over USC, and the bench broke out all the moves for the occasion.


No. 11 Wildcats hold on vs. Boise State

Allonzo Trier's dunk capitalized a 68-59 win for No. 11 Arizona against Boise State in the 3rd-place game of the Wooden Legacy tournament.


Sooners roll past Wisconsin, stay perfect

No. 7 Oklahoma improved to 4-0 on the season with a 65-48 victory over Wisconsin.


Pollard throws down in-bounds alley-oop

Dayton may be trailing No. 23 Xavier big, but Kendall Pollard is still out here throwing down alley-oops. (Live on ESPN2)


Boise State sticking with No. 11 Arizona

Some nifty passing from Boise State led to a monster dunk from James Webb III (Live on ESPNU).


No. 6 Duke cruises to win vs. Utah State

Grayson Allen continued his high-level of play, pouring in 22 points in No. 6 Duke's 85-52 win.


Tarczewski: I'll be back out there soon

Kaleb Tarczewski is dealing with an ankle injury but says he'll be back sooner than later for No. 11 Arizona: "We've got the best at Arizona, so I'm sure I'll be back out there pretty soon."


UC Irvine's 7-foot-6 center throws it down

Mamadou Ndiaye didn't really even need to leave the floor to dunk over an Evansville defender.


Reynolds throws down on pair of Flyers

No. 23 Xavier's Jalen Reynolds threw down on two players early against Dayton (Live on ESPN2).


Watch: Xavier-Dayton for AdvoCare title

The nation gets an early look at this exciting Ohio rivalry as the 23rd-ranked Musketeers meet the Flyers with pristine records and the AdvoCare Invitational championship on the line. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Monmouth's bench does handstand for 3

Micah Seaborn's shot was nice. But the celebration from a couple of teammates was must-see.


Manyang sends away shot at the rim

Wisconsin's inability to score has continued in the second half and Oklahoma's Akolda Manyang isn't making it any easier on the Badgers, recording his second block of the game. (Live on ESPN2)


Monmouth knocks off USC, bench parties

Micah Seaborn helped seal the Hawks' win with this hoop as the Trojans suffered their second loss of the season 83-73. Monmouth's bench was enjoying every moment of it.