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Weekend Preview: Virginia vs Duke (2:10)
Medcalf: Time for Simmons to rise up (0:57)
Weekend Preview: Texas A&M vs. LSU (1:59)
3-Point Shot: Cyclones' McKay could return vs. Texas (2:02)
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Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU

The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers.

Brennan: 'Maryland's defense has been excellent all season' (1:09)
Weekend Preview: Kansas vs. Oklahoma (2:03)
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Lange: Weekend's best college hoops bets

ESPN Insider Andrew Lange outlines the best value bets among Saturday's slate of college basketball games, including Texas vs. Iowa State and Kansas vs. Oklahoma.

California takes down No. 11 Oregon (1:02)
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Brown: Indiana relying on small lineup to pay B1G dividends

Indiana pulled into a three-way tie for the Big Ten lead by beating No. 4 Iowa in a game that showcased the Hoosiers' offensive ups and downs. Their small lineup rallied with a second-half run after losing a big lead in the first half.

Martin hoping to open the door for other minorities in basketball (2:24)
Rodriguez's journey from Puerto Rico to college hoops (3:00)
Bill Walton: Master of the glockenspiel (0:45)
Chris Mack: 'We want to be known for our toughness' (4:05)
3-Point Shot: LSU still a tournament team (2:22)
The Big 12 circle of parity (2:23)
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)
Wooden Award: Late season Top 20 (0:40)


Irish connecting from beyond the arc

Notre Dame is 3-of-4 from 3-point range against No. 13 Louisville after Steve Vasturia's triple. (Live on ESPN2)


Murray gets major air for dunk

Kentucky's Jamal Murray has major leaping ability, and he threw it down here.


Simmons, LSU knock off No. 5 Texas A&M

Ben Simmons tallied 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the Tigers' 76-71 win over the Aggies, who have lost five of their last six games.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan overcame an early 10-point deficit, Derrick Walton Jr.'s off night and a 25 percent clip from the 3-point line to beat Purdue, one of the best defensive teams in the country. Important win for the Wolverines.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Smart move by Lon Kruger taking Cousins out of the game after officials ask him and Mason to cool it. Cousins has been sensational but his temper can get to him.

Hield heating up in second half

Buddy Hield found his shooting stroke by hitting a 3 that got the Norman crowd pumped up. Game is live on ESPN.


Rebels' Moody throws down alley-oop

Stefan Moody is 0-of-7 from beyond the arc, so he tried something closer to the rim.


Michigan knocks off No. 18 Purdue

The Wolverines scored the final 11 points of the game to topple the Boilermakers 61-56. Michigan's Zak Irvin scored a game-high 22 points. Box score


Buddy Hield gets on the board

Hield made his first field goal of the game early in the second half, a 3-pointer to give Oklahoma a 1-point lead over Kansas -- and now it's tied on ESPN.


Fall frees the ball

It can be a real inconvenience when the ball gets stuck between the rim and the backboard. But when UCF's 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall is around, he doesn't even have to leave the ground in order to rectify the situation.


Michigan grabs late lead vs. No. 18 Purdue

Zak Irvin made it seven straight points for the Wolverines, who have a one-point lead with just over a minute remaining on ESPN2.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Buddy's first bucket naturally puts Sooners on top.

Wolverines within striking distance

Zak Irvin has 11 of Michigan's 21 points in the second half to keep pace with No. 18 Purdue on ESPN2.


Calipari ejected, Kentucky dominates

Tyler Ulis tallied career highs of 27 points and 12 assists after coach John Calipari was ejected less than 3 minutes into the game.


No. 6 Kansas holds small lead at the half

Buddy Hield put up 22 points in the first half of the triple-OT meeting vs. Kansas in January, but the Jayhawks have held him to just 6 points as they hold the 38-33 lead at halftime. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Oklahoma is 2 of 13 from the arc. Kansas is 6 of 11. Buddy Hield hasn't hit a shot from the floor and yet the Sooners are down only 5 at the half at home. My guess is they'll take that.

Happy birthday, Coach K!

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski turns 69 today, and his team takes on No. 7 Virginia at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Chad Fords Big Board 5.0

The current top 30, based on Fords intel from NBA teams and scouts, features five seniors, one new lottery pick -- and Ben Simmons. 5.0 (Insider)

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Kentucky puts on a dunk contest

It seemed like Kentucky was hosting its own dunk contest Saturday as it showed off some impressive slams against South Carolina.


Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

With the exception of TCU, every one of Oklahoma's games in the past couple weeks have featured early shooting woes and slow starts. Only one of those games was a loss, and it looks like the Sooners are starting to get going against Kansas, but the larger trend is still somewhat disconcerting.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

LSU and Kentucky both get key wins today and are tied for first in the SEC at 9-3. Tigers now 12-5 since getting both Hornsby and Victor back. 'Cats have been terrific of late. Take away one half of play at Tennessee, and UK has been as good as just about anyone the last 3 weeks.

Northern Iowa fends off Wichita State

Klint Carlson scored 12 points as Northern Iowa beat Wichita State 53-50, ending the Shockers' nation-leading 43-game home winning streak.


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Oklahoma and Buddy Buckets can't buy a bucket. Sooners are 0-9 from arc, 2 of 19 overall. Buddy 0-5z

In transition buzzer-beater for Winthrop

Keon Johnson gave Winthrop a win with a step-back jumper at the buzzer. As one of the game announcers said: "That's why college basketball is the best game on the planet."


Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Oklahoma and Buddy Hield both cold from outside early. May be adrenaline. Big buzz over this game.