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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We've seen the Miles Bridges highlights this summer. The maxed out vertical. The time he hit his head on a rim in a summer pro/am game. But the thing that surprises me is how big he is. He's a powerful young guy. Looks like a grown man out there with the other Nike Skills Academy collegiate veterans.

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Who's taking the last shot for your top-25 team?

With the game on the line, some players are better suited than others to have the ball in their hands. Each top-25 team has a player who should have the rock in the game's final seconds.

Bulls win summer league on Valentine buzzer beater (1:34)
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Big Ten stability: Minnesota's Pitino in trouble?

Some Big Ten coaches, such as Minnesota's Richard Pitino, sit squarely on the hot seat. Others, such as Michigan State's Tom Izzo, are untouchable. How do they all stack up?


Former Spartans in TBT action

The Basketball Tournament cuts its field to 16 teams today in the race to win $2 million. MSU alums, Spartan Heroes, take on Marquette's squad, Golden Eagles Alumni, in Chicago today. Spartan Heroes defeated Ohio United on Saturday with former MSU guard Brandon Wood, the team's GM, scoring 19 points. Bracket

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

The full Battle 4 Atlantis bracket:

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Broncos and ex-Michigan State WR Bennie Fowler said in a statement about Draymond Green via text to The Undefeated: "On Saturday night, Draymond and I were eating in East Lansing. At no point, ever, did Draymond punch anyone. The claims against him are beyond false and I look forward to the truth coming out."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Battle 4 Atlantis still working on bracket but was told Michigan State and Louisville won't be on same side of bracket win or lose first-round game. MSU plays St. John's while Louisville plays Old Dominion. The other two games are Baylor-VCU and Wichita State-LSU on Nov. 23.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Warriors forward Draymond Green at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen yesterday on his arrest to Fortune: "My legal team is handling it. It'll be resolved really quickly. As a public figure, I just can't put myself in certain situations. It's something I've learned from, and just move on."

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Best upset: Vote for Middle Tennessee St.

The No. 15 seed Blue Raiders shocked No. 2 seed Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA tourney. In ESPN's Tournament Challenge, 8.1 million entries picked Sparty to advance to the Final Four. ESPYS: Vote now!

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Alternative professions for top-25 coaches

Most coaches are basketball lifers, but they have other interests, too. If the heads of each top 25 college basketball program weren't coaching, which lines of work would they pursue?

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Spartans trying family angle with Bowen

Michigan State has pushed to keep Brian Bowen in the Midwest and also take advantage of a family connection: Bowen's cousin is former Spartan and NBA player Jason Richardson. Post-Peach Jam updates (Insider)

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Trent a treat on offensive end

Gary Trent Jr, is ranked No. 9 in the ESPN 100, and his scoring ability was on full display during the U17 world championships. What are we to make of his desire to be a package deal with fellow ESPN 100 player Wendell Carter? Five players to watch at Peach Jam (Insider)

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The players who could one day be coaches

Some players just understand the game, see the floor better. One day you might see these guys pacing the sidelines instead of running the floor. Here are the future coaches on every top 25 team.

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Izzo: I'm Still Recruiting Guys For This Year

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg talk to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo about why he feels the system between the NBA and NCAA is broken, his life on the recruiting trail and more.

Fagan's disagrees with Valentine's draft comments (2:01)

Team Stats

Points Per Game80.2Tied-26th
Rebounds Per Game41.96th
Assists Per Game20.71st
Points Allowed63.417th

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Tournament History

Final Fours9
Tournament Record63-29
Championship Seasons1979, 2000
Tournament Appearances30