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O'Neil: Is Grayson Allen the next hated white Duke player?

There was Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley, Steve Wojciechowski and Chris Collins. And then there was J.J. Redick. All played at Duke. All are white. All were hated. It's Grayson Allen's turn.

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Wooden Watch: Grayson Allen's highlight reel (1:18)
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3-Point Shot: Big 12 battle in Kansas (2:57)
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Medcalf: Buddy Hield rescues Oklahoma again

Buddy Hield's ability to come through in the clutch for Oklahoma has become one of the few certainties in a wild season. He did it again on Monday with a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to push OU past Texas.

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Hield: I told them I wanted the ball (2:22)
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Bilas: North Carolina has a gear no one else has (3:00)
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Risk worth the gamble for UROC in OT (0:15)
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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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#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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Pitino: 'The system is broken'

Louisville coach Rick Pitino told Mike and Mike that he would do "anything" if his players could participate in the NCAA tournament, such as imposing a "heavy financial fine."

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Power Rankings: Which teams are rising?

Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg discuss which hoops teams have the best shot in March. Greenberg sees Dayton making a Final Four run, while Williams likes Oregon.

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Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'

The Louisville coach joined Mike & Mike and thinks the future is bright for both his team, and himself.

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Louisville ban: good news for bubble teams

"The Cardinals were nowhere near the bubble ... however ... their sudden departure from eligibility shifts everyone below them up one place and offers up yet another at-large spot to a hungry bubble field." Bubble watch

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Hield's 3-pointer wins it for Oklahoma

Oklahoma's comeback over Texas was capped by a clutch 3-pointer by Buddy Hield, giving the Sooners a 63-60 win.

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Watch: Rick Pitino on Mike & Mike

The Louisville coach, who lost to Duke in his 1,000th career game, will miss his first NCAA tournament this season since 2006. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

When the reward is well worth the risk

The University of Rochester was placed in a situation that demanded risk versus the University of Chicago -- and Rochester executed to perfection.

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping

Grayson Allen received a flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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SVP's Best Thing: Wofford sets 3-point record

The best thing Scott Van Pelt saw today was Wofford knocking down an incredible 17-of-21 triples, the best mark for a Division I team taking at least 20 3-point attempts in a game.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma entered the Kansas State loss shooting above 46 percent from the 3-point line. Historic numbers. Went 6 for 24. 32 pct tonight.

Buddy Hield gets going in second half

The Sooners guard was tired of his team trailing the Longhorns so he slams this dunk, and they're now tied on ESPN.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV freshman Stephen Zimmerman suffered a sprained knee and is out indefinitely. Underwent an MRI today.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I was in Austin in the final weeks of the Rick Barnes Era. The Longhorns weren't having fun and they didn't have any energy. Enter Smart. During one of his first practices with his team in June, he demanded a commitment to energy and toughness. And we're seeing the results now. Amazing what he's done so far.

No shame in Lammert's game

Longhorns F Connor Lammert made a long 3-pointer to give Texas a 31-22 lead over No. 3 Oklahoma going into the half on ESPN.

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Buddy Hield can pass too

The Oklahoma star and nation's second-leading scorer tossed up the perfect alley-oop early vs. Texas.

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Big slam keeps Texas in front

Prince Ibeh brought the power on this two-handed jam; he also kept No. 24 Texas ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma on the road. (Live on ESPN)

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I saw Brandon Ingram at the Champions Classic in Chicago. Against Kentucky, he wasn't aggressive. So timid. Amazing how far he's come with his assertiveness. He's so intentional when he has the ball and he fights for loose balls in ways he did not a few months ago. His talent with a little attitude is scary.

Duke takes down No. 13 Louisville

The Blue Devils claimed their third straight win with a 72-65 victory over the Cardinals, who were playing their second game since their self-imposed postseason ban. Box score

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Watch: (24) Texas at (3) Oklahoma

To get a fifth straight win, the Longhorns will have to hand the Sooners their first home loss since January of 2015. Oklahoma lost its last game, which dropped it out of the nation's top spot. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't imagine what these Louisville players have been through over the last 72 hours or so. But they're not playing like a team that's given up on the season. Fighting for everything right now on the road. Says a lot about who they are and the leadership of Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

Louisville right back in it

Duke has led by as many as 14 in the second half, but that advantage is down to 1 after Trey Lewis's layup. (Live on ESPN)

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Allen shoots Duke to first-half lead

Grayson Allen capped his 16-point first-half performance with this 3-pointer to get his Blue Devils a double-digit lead over No. 13 Louisville.

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Plumlee finishes over all the Cardinals

Marshall Plumlee didn't let five Louisville defenders surrounding him stop him from getting an and-1 to lengthen Duke's lead.

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