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12hJohn Gasaway

Tuesday Truths: Do holiday tournaments predict the future?

Are winners of holiday tournaments more likely to have successful seasons? UConn won national titles in 2011 and 2014 after holiday wins. Other teams' seasons reveal interesting results.

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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)
1dJay Bilas

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.

Grayson Allen the difference for Duke (1:16)
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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.

Sonic Journey to the Tourney: Duke vs Georgetown (2:07)
Purdue's size will face-off against Florida's speed in Tip-Off Championship game (1:32)
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Pioneering UNC player Scott tops HOF class

Charlie Scott, a two-time All-American and the first black player in any sport under scholarship at North Carolina, was among this year's College Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.

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4dEamonn Brennan

One Big Thought: The Big Ten looks fun

At this extremely early juncture, the Big Ten seems as rich with talent and stylistic entertainment as at any point in recent history.

Bilas on Simmons-LeBron comparison: 'This guy is the real thing' (4:35)
Barkley: Kids should be off limits (1:33)


Labissiere throws down early

No. 1 Kentucky's Skal Labissiere is tall. With this slam, you can see exactly how tall he is. (Live on SEC Network)


(1) Kentucky vs. Boston University

Tyler Ulis and the Wildcats are back atop the AP poll thanks a to a big win over Duke and an upset loss by North Carolina., and welcome the Terriers to Rupp Arena. Live on SEC Network, WatchESPN

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Holder's shot gives Sun Devils lead at half

Tra Holder drilled this 3-pointer before half to give Arizona State a 36-33 lead over Marquette at halftime of the Legends Classic final. (Live on ESPN2)


Baldwin caps Vandy breakaway with dunk

Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin IV does it all by stealing the ball and driving it down the length of the court for the slam. The 19th-ranked Commodores lead Wake Forest in the second half of the Maui Invitational on ESPN.


Vols slick passing leads to Reese dunk

Some nifty passing in transition led to this Derek Reese slam. Tennessee leads Army in the 2nd half on SEC Network.


Sun Devils out and running early

Maurce O'Field found Obinna Oleka in transition for the dunk. Arizona State trails Marquette in the 1st half of the Legends Classic final ESPN2.


(2) Maryland-Illinois State in Cancun

The Terrapins have reached their highest ranking since 2002 and look to stay near the top of the perch as they face the Redbirds as part of the Cancun Challenge. Follow live

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Missed dunk shatters backboard

Dontavious Smith went NBA Jam on this backboard at UMass Lowell. The proof that he wasn't actually a character that was "on fire"? He missed.


Northwestern starting hot vs. Missouri

With the help of shots like this from Alex Olah, Northwestern is rolling against Missouri in the first half on ESPNU.


Bill Walton goes fishing in Maui

"This is much more than a boat ... this is a spaceship," according to Walton. So get on board for "an exploration."


Martin seals game for NC State with block

NC State knocked off No. 22 LSU and Ben Simmons 83-72 in the third-place game at the Legends Classic, with Caleb Martin putting an exclamation point on the win with this big block in the final seconds.


(19) Vandy-Wake Forest at Maui Invitational

Luke Cornet and the No. 19 Commodores face the Demon Deacons, who upset No. 13 Indiana last night, in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Simmons' free throws are his first points

Ben Simmons is making an impact without scoring, adding eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. No. 22 LSU trails NC State on ESPNU.


Simmons flunks another dunk

LSU's Ben Simmons thought he had a breakaway dunk, but then this happened. (Live on ESPNU)


Jones Jr. soars for tomahawk jam

Derrick Jones Jr. put an exclamation point on the game with this dunk. UNLV leads Chaminade late in the Maui Invitational on ESPN2.


Ben Simmons finds other ways to help

LSU's Ben Simmons has no points and attempted just one shot in the first half against NC State. But he has 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and this block, which led to a Tigers bucket. LSU trails NC State 33-31 at halftime on ESPNU.


UNLV is lobbing and dunking away

UNLV's Jerome Seagears raced coast-to-coast before lobbing it up to Derrick Jones for an emphatic dunk. UNLV is up 74-57 over Chaminade on ESPN2.


Watch: Ben Simmons at Barclays Center

The LSU freshman will try to provide an encore to his 21-point, 20-rebound game against NC State in the 3rd Place Game at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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Mullin, Richmond square off in H.O.R.S.E.

It's been a while since Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin played competitively, but at the Maui Invitational they got in some H.O.R.S.E.


Chaminade leads early against UNLV

Oscar Pedroso drilled this 3-pointer to help Chaminade jump out to an early lead against UNLV in the Maui Invitational, on ESPN2.


No. 13 Indiana defeats St. John's, 83-73

The No. 13 Hoosiers pulled away late, with the help of Thomas Bryant and this strong and-one.


Williams swats away layup to save bucket

No. 13 Indiana is pulling away against St. Johns, thanks in part to this bucket-saving block from Troy Williams. Catch the end on ESPN2.