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On the Quad: Winning not limited to the scoreboard

Kansas and Syracuse both had big weeks off the court, with the NCAA handing out day-before-Thanksgiving rulings that will benefit in the long and short run.

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Weekend Predictions: Texas A&M's rise continues

The Battle 4 Atlantis final features an ACC squad (Syracuse) getting a lot from a handful of players and an SEC squad (Texas A&M) that looks like a serious contender.

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#Top10Thursday: Hey, a little help?

Even though the players on this list are talented, they need some help if their teams are going to reach their potential.

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Kansas wins Maui Invitational (0:55)
Ben Simmons' highlight reel (1:06)
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Brown: LSU's Ben Simmons could stand to be more selfish

Ben Simmons had another double-double in LSU's overtime loss to NC State. But with only four points, it's clear the star freshman hasn't quite figured out how to balance looking for his shot with setting up his teammates.

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College Hoops Power Rankings: Kentucky ... again

Kentucky is at it again, opening a season by flexing its muscle and reminding our voters that the top spot should belong to the Wildcats until further notice.

Simmons goes coast-to-coast with emphatic slam (0:14)
Bill Walton and Fran Fraschilla drop the beat (0:27)
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Bilas: The new rules are helping foster upsets

The accepted thought was that college hoops' new rules would only help the big programs, make the rich richer. It's actually worked the other way, setting up more upsets by the little guys.

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On the Quad: 5-foot-9 and standing tall

College basketball is not being dominated by the big guys. All you need to do is take a look at this list of little guys. Don't underestimate them.


Alabama blitzing No. 17 Notre Dame

The Crimson Tide have jumped all over the ranked Fighting Irish, drilling four 3-pointers and shooting better than 60 percent from the field as they lead by double digits on ESPNU.


Monmouth bench dances through upset

The Hawks had plenty to celebrate during their win over USC, and the bench broke out all the moves for the occasion.


No. 11 Wildcats hold on vs. Boise State

Allonzo Trier's dunk capitalized a 68-59 win for No. 11 Arizona against Boise State in the 3rd-place game of the Wooden Legacy tournament.


Sooners roll past Wisconsin, stay perfect

No. 7 Oklahoma improved to 4-0 on the season with a 65-48 victory over Wisconsin.


Pollard throws down in-bounds alley-oop

Dayton may be trailing No. 23 Xavier big, but Kendall Pollard is still out here throwing down alley-oops. (Live on ESPN2)


Boise State sticking with No. 11 Arizona

Some nifty passing from Boise State led to a monster dunk from James Webb III (Live on ESPNU).


No. 6 Duke cruises to win vs. Utah State

Grayson Allen continued his high-level of play, pouring in 22 points in No. 6 Duke's 85-52 win.


Tarczewski: I'll be back out there soon

Kaleb Tarczewski is dealing with an ankle injury but says he'll be back sooner than later for No. 11 Arizona: "We've got the best at Arizona, so I'm sure I'll be back out there pretty soon."


UC Irvine's 7-foot-6 center throws it down

Mamadou Ndiaye didn't really even need to leave the floor to dunk over an Evansville defender.


Reynolds throws down on pair of Flyers

No. 23 Xavier's Jalen Reynolds threw down on two players early against Dayton (Live on ESPN2).


Watch: Xavier-Dayton for AdvoCare title

The nation gets an early look at this exciting Ohio rivalry as the 23rd-ranked Musketeers meet the Flyers with pristine records and the AdvoCare Invitational championship on the line. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Monmouth's bench does handstand for 3

Micah Seaborn's shot was nice. But the celebration from a couple of teammates was must-see.


Manyang sends away shot at the rim

Wisconsin's inability to score has continued in the second half and Oklahoma's Akolda Manyang isn't making it any easier on the Badgers, recording his second block of the game. (Live on ESPN2)


Monmouth knocks off USC, bench parties

Micah Seaborn helped seal the Hawks' win with this hoop as the Trojans suffered their second loss of the season 83-73. Monmouth's bench was enjoying every moment of it.


Sooners shutting down Badgers

Bo Ryan's squad struggled on offense in the first half as Wisconsin managed just 19 points on 19 percent shooting. No. 7 Oklahoma has a double-digit advantage in the second half, thanks in part to an early 15-0 run. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN


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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski on Luke Kennard's breakout shooting performance vs Utah State: "He wasn't shooting the ball at the speed of the game... he needed to pick up the pace." In other words, Kennard was still thinking he could get away with playing the same way he did in high school. He turned up against the Aggies with a season-high 22 points on 7-9 FG including four 3-pointers. He entered the game shooting just 33 percent from the field and had made 4 of 23 from behind the arc.

Sooners get going with 15-0 run early

Buddy Hield blew past a defender to get to the bucket for a layup for No. 7 Oklahoma that put it in control 15-3 over Wisconsin. (Live on ESPN2)


Watch: Wisconsin vs. (7) Oklahoma

The thing to watch in this non-conference showdown is how Bo Ryan's Badgers will deal with Sooners star Buddy Hield, who ranks third in the nation with 25.3 ppg. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Duke dominates second half, rolls to 6-1

The Blue Devils outscored Utah State 47-25 in the final 20 minutes to run to an 85-52 win. Luke Kennard scored a career-high 22 points in the victory. Box score

Monmouth's Jones posterizes defender

Deon Jones right went over USC player to throw down a vicious one-handed dunk.The Hawks hold a slim lead on ESPN2.


Cameron goes crazy after Allen slam

The Blue Devils turned offense into defense after Marshall Plumlee's block led to Grayson Allen's soaring dunk. Duke is running away from Utah State on ESPNU.


Bench stealing the show on ESPN2

Monmouth is in position to knock off USC and the Hawks bench is living it up. After a handstand to celebrate an earlier 3-pointer, the sideline broke out a surfer for this triple.


Plumlee's dunk part of Duke's huge run

Marshall Plumlee threw down a powerful slam in the midst of a 16-0 run for the Blue Devils to start off the second half against Utah State. (Live on ESPNU)


Shockers routed by Hawkeyes

No. 20 Wichita State dropped its third straight game, falling to Jarrod Uthoff (22 points) and Iowa 84-61.


Monmouth adds to lead vs. USC to end half

Micah Seaborn nailed a reverse layup to bring the first 20 minutes to a close as Monmouth has built a 38-29 lead over USC on ESPN2. The Hawks' Justin Robinson leads all scorers with 10 points.