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Michigan State plays the Cinderella role

It's strange to think of the Spartans as a Giant Killer. Here's what they need to do to beat Duke.

7hDarren Rovell

Kentucky, Louisville lawyer at odds over '40-0'

Kentucky is two games away from a 40-0 season, but the school already is trying to stop other people from using the mark, sending a cease-and-desist letter to a Louisville lawyer whose company is selling "40-0" T-shirts on the Internet.

Final Four Videos

Andy Katz's 3-Point Shot (2:10)


Looking Ahead To The Final Four

Andy Katz's 3-Point Shot (1:53)

1dJeff Goodman

Coaches: Badgers have great shot vs. UK

Jeff Goodman surveyed roughly a dozen Division I head coaches and assistants on the subject of Saturday's Kentucky-Wisconsin showdown. That group identified the keys to victory and critical matchups -- and the majority predicted a Badgers win.


Stone puts the high in high school

Maryland commit Diamond Stone skied for a sweet last-second slam with an assist from Kentucky commit Isaiah Briscoe in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game.


Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Wichita State made it clear to Marshall in advance that it would boost his salary. This Shocker administration is proactive, not reactive.

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Not surprised Gregg Marshall decided to stay at Wichita State. He loves it there and can get to the tournament every year out of Valley.

Marshall to stay with Shockers
Men's College Basketball 

Wichita State and Gregg Marshall have reached an agreement on a deal that will keep him at the school, a source told ESPN's Rece Davis.

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Men's College Basketball 

Plenty of prospects yet to sign

Eight top-25 basketball recruits have yet to choose a school, and all eight will play in tonight's McDonald’s All American Game live on ESPN. ESPN Class of 2015 Rankings

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End of 1Q: Rockets 35, Kings 25

The Rockets sprinted to a 13-3 lead before the Kings answered to close within 3. But Houston closed out on a 13-6 run to end the first and lead Sacramento behind James Harden's 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, including 3-for-3 from 3. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Since John Calipari took over at Kentucky, the Wildcats have signed 21 McDonald's All Americans, the most of any team. (9 PM ESPN)

Matchups to watch in All-Star game

Isaiah Briscoe is going to be the next Kentucky star that you'll need to know. He'll be locked in a physical duel with Villanova-signee Jalen Brunson in tonight's McDonald's All American Game. Tune in to ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. Best McDonald's matchups (Insider)

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Indiana's Troy Williams will not be transferring, but sources told ESPN that he hasn't decided whether to declare for NBA Draft yet.

Hollis-Jefferson to enter draft

Arizona sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heading to the NBA, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman and multiple reports. Hollis-Jefferson averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds this season for the Wildcats and is No. 25 on Chad Ford's Top 100.

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Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

UNC's Justin Jackson is returning for his soph season. Was a bubble 1st rounder in 2015. Potential late lottery/mid 1st in 2016.

Smart would be an upgrade for Texas D

Shaka Smart's VCU squad has led Division I in steals per game in three of the last four seasons. Texas on the other hand, ranked 342nd out of 345 D-I schools in steals per game in 2014-15. The Longhorns reportedly are focusing on Smart for their coaching vacancy.


Shockers working to keep Marshall
Men's College Basketball 

Wichita State is working on an enhanced contract package to keep head coach Gregg Marshall, multiple sources told ESPN's Andy Katz. Marshall met with Alabama officials earlier in the week and is the Crimson Tide's top choice to replace the fired Anthony Grant.

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Men's College Basketball 

Andy Katz @ESPNAndyKatz

Gregg Marshall's decision should be by end of weekend. Give Wichita State credit. Shockers doing everything they can to try to keep him.