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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Kris Dunn is back!

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg weigh in on cases of academic impropriety at both SMU and UNC. Plus, Providence PG Kris Dunn and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall join the show.

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Scout's Take: Top-25 prospect Gabriel picks Kentucky

Wenyen Gabriel, who announced his decision on ESPN.com Thursday, should be an immediate impact defender for John Calipari's program. His skill set is similar to that of NBA forward Luol Deng.

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4dJohn Gasaway

Gasaway: Hey you, stop shooting so much!

Some players approach the game with a shoot-first, pass-second approach. Here's five guys who might want to consider making the extra pass a little more often.

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5dDana O'Neil

Is the 15-year Big Ten title drought about to end?

The Big Ten hasn't won a national title since Mateen Cleaves and Michigan State won it all in 2000. Is this the year the conference's drought ends?

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2dJeff Borzello

Best of the visits: Big weekend for NC State

NC State will have five uncommitted members of the 2016 or 2017 top 50 in Raleigh for a visit this weekend, and could make a major splash.

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10dSam Strong

Watch: LSU's Ben Simmons pushes a truck

LSU freshman star Ben Simmons is getting ready for the season using a unique training regimen. Watch as he and teammate Keith Hornsby push a truck.

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

One player who has consistently surprised me is D'Shawn Schwartz. Lefty from here in Colorado Springs, making an impact in different facets.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Wish AP would've been mic'd for that run so we could have heard him saying, "Watch out now!" as he broke through.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

TD throw moves Bridgewater over Fancy Ray on "Best of Minnesota" list. Still behind Jimmy Jam, Prince. One more moves him over Judy Garland.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Somebody get Teddy B an O-Line for Christmas. You can keep the chicken wild rice soup, skis and sweaters. Help him, help you, Vikings.