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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.

Tom Izzo earns 500th career victory (0:54)
What's wrong with the Hoosiers? (2:14)
Kansas wins Maui Invitational (0:55)
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.

Simmons goes coast-to-coast with emphatic slam (0:14)
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.

Grayson Allen the difference for Duke (1:16)
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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.


Dayton leads by 6 over Iowa on ESPN2

Kyle Davis drains this corner 3-pointer, but Dayton's ability to get to the line is proving to be the difference through one half.


Tom Izzo earns 500th career victory

Denzel Valentine's triple-double helps coach Tom Izzo earn his 500th career victory with Michigan State's 99-68 victory over Boston College.


Monmouth stuns Notre Dame

Justin Robinson scores 22 points to lead Monmouth past No. 17 Notre Dame 70-68.


Dayton flying against Hawkeyes

Charles Cooke was spotted streaking down the lane for this jam as Dayton is trying to pull away from Iowa on ESPN2.


Iowa playing steady on ESPN2

Anthony Clemmons threaded the needle to pick up the slick dime on Ahmad Wagner's layup as Iowa leads Dayton midway through the first half.


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This is what $17 million a year buys. Draymond Green gives his college coach, Tom Izzo, this in locker room immediately after Izzo won his 500th game. Izzo got emotional.

'It's all about that name on the front'

Monmouth players had an epic locker room celebration following their upset of No. 17 Notre Dame.


Izzo thankful after 500th win

Michigan State's Tom Izzo - who just won his 500th game -- said after the game that the credit goes to his players and even joked he only 523 wins behind Coach K.


Monmouth upsets No. 17 Notre Dame, 70-68

Monmouth earned the first win against an AP Top 25 team in school history as Justin Robinson dropped 22 points, including this stutter-step jumper that got the Hawks bench very excited.


Valentine secures second triple-double

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine got his second triple-double in just about a week with this assist late in the Spartans' game against Boston College.


Monmouth has Notre Dame on upset alert

Monmouth has already taken down UCLA. Now the Hawks are holding a narrow lead late over No. 17 Notre Dame. Catch the end on ESPNU.


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How about King Rice. His Monmouth team already took down UCLA - and on the verge of knocking off Notre Dame.

Villanova improves to 5-0

Jalen Brunson scores 18 points in No. 8 Villanova's 59-45 victory over Stanford at the NIT Season Tipoff at Madison Square Garden.


When you're hot, you're hot

... And for No. 3 Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, the hoop might as well be as big as an ocean. He's got 27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. (Live on ESPN2)


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Draymond Green having a blast watching Denzel Valentine courtside. Green came in to surprise Tom Izzo for his 500th win.

Denzel Valentine on fire

Denzel Valentine is officially on fire in the game. The MSU all-purpose player is 5-for-8 from deep -- including an NBA-distance heat check -- as Sparty is pushing the lead near 30 points on ESPN2.


Sparty starts second half like first

No. 3 Michigan St. opened the game with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. And they open the second half with Matt Costello in the post for a dunk. Sparty has a double-digit lead on ESPN2.


This is what it looks like to dunk at 7-6

UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye doesn't have to jump high off the court to dunk the ball.


MSU leads BC 46-33 at halftime

Denzel Washington has 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. But how does Tom Izzo assess Sparty's performance so far? "We're not moving the ball like we have. We don't have the assists we have. And we're just not guarding like we can."


Notre Dame slices Monmouth defense

ND's Demetrius Jackson fakes the pick-and-roll for the straight-line jam against less than optimal defense.


Valentine's day on Thanksgiving

MSU's Denzel Valentine is firing on all cylinders so far. He's shooting 5-for-8 for a game-high 13 points on ESPN2.


Draymond Green goes from 16-0 to 500

Warriors F Draymond Green is in attendance to witness Michigan State coach Tom Izzo go for win No. 500. What does Green think it'll mean to Izzo? "Absolutely nothing. It means a lot more to us than it will him."