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Daily Word: Is Duke showing signs of life again?

The Blue Devils have pieced together consecutive wins. Are those games a sign of a revival or merely two wins against so-so opponents? Our experts debate.

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Bracketology: Texas making a move up

Texas jumped two lines in Joe Lunardi's latest look at the field. Think about how much more the Longhorns could climb if they go on the road and drop Oklahoma on Monday night.

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Bracketology: Maryland's case for No. 1 (3:32)
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Bracketology: Cuse in, Clemson out (2:47)
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3-Point Shot: West Virginia team of the week (1:46)
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On the Quad: Will Maryland, Villanova or both be No. 1?

It hasn't been an easy year trying to figure out the No. 1 team in the nation. It's not going to get easier for the pollsters this week, since they'll have two new choices to consider. Which will they select?.

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When court-storming is banned after upsetting No. 1, the team goes into the crowd (0:44)
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Why fight when you can dab (0:24)
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Moments of impact

Will Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson, DePaul's Myke Henry, Kentucky's Jamal Murray or West Virginia's Devin Williams claim the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week? Vote now.

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Keys for Michigan State to win in Ann Arbor (0:56)
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Greenberg: Villanova must contain Dunn (0:57)
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One-year postseason ban long enough for Louisville? (1:49)
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OTL: Louisville's self-imposed ban (6:48)
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Bubble Watch: Kansas one of few safe teams

Attaining lock status in a wild season like this is difficult, but some teams, like Kansas, did enough to get there this week. As for the rest of Division I? There's a lot of work to do.

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Greenberg: The Big 12 is must-see TV (1:16)
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3-Point Shot: Cat Barber for ACC POY (2:06)
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BPI projects a wide-open NCAA Tournament

There are currently 19 teams with at least a 1 percent chance of winning the NCAA Tournament. Stats & Info digs into the numbers and projections.

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Ducks use long ball to roll over Buffaloes (0:46)
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SVP's Bad Beats: Arizona State, Rutgers (2:22)
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The opening tip goes right to... Rece Davis (0:51)
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Bilas: What we can learn from NBA (2:08)
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#Top10Thursday: Craziest coaching faces

Tom Izzo, John Calipari, Bob Huggins, Tom Crean and Sean Miller are some of college basketball's most expressive coaches.

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This week's AP Top 25

  • 1. Villanova (32 first-place votes)
  • 2. Maryland (13 first-place votes)
  • 3. Oklahoma (7 first-place votes)
  • 4. Iowa (11 first-place votes)
  • 5. Xavier
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5 up, 5 down: Michigan State will be back

At certain times this season, it was easy to love Michigan State. Then there were times to worry about the Spartans. Now? Jeff Goodman is back on board. Believe in Sparty (Insider)

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6 different teams get first-place votes

This is the first time 6 different teams received first-place votes in the men's college basketball AP poll since the Feb. 21, 2011, poll.

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Bracketology: Texas making a move up

Texas jumped two lines in Joe Lunardi's latest look at the field. Think about how much more the Longhorns could climb if they go on the road and drop Oklahoma on Monday night. Bracketology

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Lunardi's bracketology: First Four Out

  • Vanderbilt Commodores
  • Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Clemson Tigers
  • Wisconsin Badgers
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Villanova No. 1 first time in school history

The Wildcats jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 after Oklahoma and North Carolina lost on Saturday. Maryland moved to No. 2, with Oklahoma at No. 3. A total of six schools got first-place votes this week.

Bracketology: Top seeds unchanged

Even after losses by Oklahoma and North Carolina over the weekend, there is no change to Joe Lunardi's projected No. 1 seeds.

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No. 16 Oregon takes care of Utah

Dillon Brooks' career-high 30 points and 9 assists led the Ducks past the Utes 76-66 for their sixth straight win. Utah has now dropped two straight for the second time this season. Box score

SMU crushes South Florida

Four Mustangs scored in double digits in No. 12 SMU's 92-58 rout of South Florida.

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Ute flies in for putback dunk

Why do you always box out? See: This Dakarai Tucker one-handed slam.

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No. 5 Iowa tops Illinois

Four Hawkeyes scored in double digits in Iowa's 77-65 win over Illinois.

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No. 16 Oregon leads Pac-12 foe Utah at half

Utah tried putting up a last-second shot, but Ducks F Chris Boucher blocked it with authority to preserve the 41-35 lead at halftime. Oregon's Dillon Brooks leads all scorers with 13. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Benson's bounce pass leads to dunk

Ducks G Casey Benson's sweet pass led Chris Boucher directly to the hoop for an emphatic dunk on ESPN2.

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Watch: Utah at No. 16 Oregon

The Ducks already beat the Utes this season, and now they're looking for the win at home, where Oregon has won 21 straight games. Utah is coming off its sixth loss of the season. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

McClellan's lob lifts Miami

When Sheldon McClellan made this dunk he had nothing on his mind except for the rim. No. 17 Miami leads Georgia Tech 33-21 at the half on ESPNU.

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Why fight when you can dab?

As Vanderbilt and Ole Miss scuffled, Commodores G Wade Baldwin IV didn't take part in the altercation and instead chose to dab.

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No. 5 Iowa at Illinois

The Hawkeyes are taking on the Illini, who have lost three straight at home since upsetting Purdue on Jan. 10. Iowa is averaging 80.8 points, trailing only the Hoosiers in the conference. Follow live

The ball stops here

Back iron and out? Back iron and in? In this case, it just stayed there.

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Alley-oop from real long range

Dean Wade was way outside the arc, but still found a way to get this alley-oop to Wesley Iwundu for the slam.

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Top two teams fall in college basketball

Oklahoma and North Carolina fell on Saturday, marking the first time that the No. 1 and No. 2 teams lost on the same day since Feb. 2, 2013.

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Huge, vicious block for Notre Dame

Even from trailing the play, Zach Auguste got the big swat.

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Not pretty but buzzer-beater counts for 3

As the clock went to 0 in the first half, Arizona State's Obinna Oleka gets turned around but still beat the buzzer from near half court.

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