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Watch live: Notre Dame fights back against North Carolina

No. 2 North Carolina takes on Notre Dame. Watch the game live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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NOW: Follow college hoops

Don't miss a minute of college basketball action in Now. We've got the scores, the fantastic plays and the top-notch reaction -- it's all here. Check it out.

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Keys for Michigan State to win in Ann Arbor (0:56)
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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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McKendree's Statham passes Summitt for wins

Harry Statham earned his record-breaking 1,099th victory as a head coach on Saturday as freshman Nate Michael scored 40 points to lead McKendree to a 92-84 win over Maryville.

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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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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 Villanova-Providence and Purdue-Maryland.

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Medcalf: Diamond Stone can lead Maryland to the top

Diamond Stone helped Maryland escape with a win at Nebraska. Close victories have become familiar territory for the Terps, but they'll need more big games from Stone to reach their lofty potential.

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Daily Word: Is Florida an NCAA tournament team?

The Gators aren't ranked in either poll, but are high in the BPI and RPI. So which do you side with, the voters or the numbers? And what will that mean come Selection Sunday?

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No. 1 Oklahoma upset by Kansas State

The Wildcats sent the Sooners to their third loss of the season.

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History brewing in college hoops

If No. 2 UNC falls to Notre Dame, it would mark only the seventh day in which both the AP No. 1 and No. 2 teams each lost to unranked opponents. Oklahoma fell to Kansas State. Tar Heels trail on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Mistakes hurting UNC vs. Notre Dame

The Tar Heels are getting outscored 17-0 on points off turnovers midway through the second half. Entering the game, UNC outscored its opponents by 9.0 ppg off turnovers, 2nd-most among major conference teams. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Notre Dame cuts deficit to three on ESPN

Demetrius Jackson followed up a miss with a tip-in to bring the Fighting Irish within one possession of the 2nd-ranked Tar Heels.

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Wildcats storm the crowd after upset

Fans weren't allowed to storm the court after knocking off No. 1 Oklahoma, so Kansas State brought the celebration to them.

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Sword's dunking not sharp

Mississippi State's Craig Sword made the steal and raced downcourt all alone, only to get denied by the rim.

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Kansas State knocks off No. 1 Oklahoma

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points as the Wildcats handed the top-ranked Sooners their third loss of the season 80-69. It's Kansas State's fifth win over an AP No. 1 team. Box score

Kansas St looking to upset No. 1 Oklahoma

With under five minutes to go, the Wildcats have an 8-point lead over the Sooners. Watch on ESPNU, WatchESPN

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

May sound crazy but no coincidence North Carolina's Marcus Paige is breaking out of his shooting slump at Notre Dame. The Irish use a Wilson basketball, which Paige has always said was his favorite. Past two years at NC State, which also uses a Wilson, he's 12 of 17 from the 3-point line.

Huge, vicious block for Notre Dame

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

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The ball stops here

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

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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 cout.

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Terps' Carter goes coast-to-coast for jam

No Boilermakers bothered to stop Robert Carter. That was a bad idea.

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Slam swatted by ASU player

Washington State's Valentine Izundu went up for the two-handed slam but Arizona State's Savon Goodman came in for the big block.

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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. Game is on ESPNU.

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Watch: (2) North Carolina at Notre Dame

North Carolina is averaging 84.9 ppg, their best since the title-winning team in 2008-09. Notre Dame allows the opposition to shoot 38.6% from three-point range, the highest percentage in the ACC. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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No. 1 Oklahoma trails at halftime

Kansas State closed the half on an 11-2 run to grab a 38-32 advantage. Buddy Hield was held to six points on 2-of-5 shooting.

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Alabama players do their best impressions of head coach Avery Johnson.

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he "wasn't very good today" -- that he overcoached his team until about the six-minute mark in the second half, when he finally told the Terrapins' players to run two things (primarily the ball-screen stuff with Melo Trimble and Robert Carter) the rest of the game. In the meantime Turgeon remains pleased with his team's defense and its ability to hold on in tight, tough games, even as he waits for the offense to really open up. "Sometimes you're sitting over there and you've got 15 plays," Turgeon said. "Just keep it simple."

Terps rally to take down Boilermakers

Rasheed Sulaimon posted 21 points and 10 rebounds to fuel a 72-61 win for No. 4 Maryland.

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No. 20 Kentucky eases past Florida

Jamal Murray scored 35 and the Wildcats hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in an 80-61 win.

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Simmons block turns into wedgie

The latest trick from superfreshman Ben Simmons: Blocking a shot so hard, it got wedged between the rim and the backboard.

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