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Niang, Iowa State pull away from Illinois

Iowa State's Georges Niang scored 23 points and helped the undefeated Cyclones down Illinois to win the Emerald Coast Classic.

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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.

What's wrong with the Hoosiers? (2:14)
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.

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.


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BYUs Kyle Collinsworth, the king of the triple-double a year ago, nearly got his first this year: Finished with 29 points, 10 ast, 9 boards

Undefeated Purdue keeps Lehigh winless

Isaac Haas had 24 points to lead No. 16 Purdue to a 6-0 record after defeating Lehigh 77-55.


Boilermakers cooking Mountain Hawks

No. 16 Purdue is rolling against Lehigh, and big reason for its double-digit lead is Isaac Haas, who nails the jumper here to give him a game-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting.


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Dynamic duo. On the same day that Davidson head coach Bob McKillop got his 500th career win, his former player Steph Curry seeks to extend the Warriors' win streak to 18. [Credit: Raleigh News & Observer/Getty Images]

Watch: 5-0 Purdue hosts 0-5 Lehigh

The 16th-ranked Boilermakers have dismantled opponents by an average of 28.2 points in their first five games, while Lehigh comes off a 26-point loss to Virginia. Streaming live on ESPN3


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Hey Dak Prescott, how's this ovation for your final home game at Davis-Wade Stadium? (Warning: It's loud.)


Davidson's Bob McKillop gets 500th win

The Wildcats are off to a 4-0 start and their head coach got his 500th career win in his 800th game as head coach for Davidson in an 83-70 victory over Denison.

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Bearcats capture Barclays Center Classic

Cincinnati scored 34 points in the second half and rallied from a late deficit to remain unbeaten with a 61-56 win over George Washington.


Colorado's Miller reprimanded for bite

The Pac-12 announced today that they reprimanded Tory Miller for biting an opponent during Colorado's win over Air Force on Wednesday. Miller apologized in a statement that read, in part: "It was a heat of the moment thing. I'm an emotional player, but I let my emotions get the best of me."

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PC's Kris Dunn leads Big East in scoring (18.7), assists (6.7), and steals (4.2). In 21 minutes, he had 19 points, 8 assists v. Arizona.

Monmouth bench celebrations on point

From flapping birds, to posing for pictures, to recreating their own dunks, Monmouth's bench knows how to celebrate team baskets.


Arizona's Anderson rejects dunk with head

Providence thought it had a dunk, but the officials waved it off as they ruled it hit off Ryan Anderson's head and back up the hoop before it could completely clear the net.


Guerrero's block gets stuck at the rim

USF's Ruben Guerrero was able to admire his block against Kentucky slightly longer than usual, as the ball got stuck between the rim and the backboard.


Providence upsets No. 11 Arizona

Kris Dunn scored the final 10 points for Providence, including this dunk off the fast break, to complete the 69-65 upset of No. 11 Arizona at the Wooden Legacy.


Arizona takes one-point lead into halftime

Kadeem Allen's floater late gave No. 11 Arizona a 34-33 lead over Providence at halftime at the Wooden Legacy on ESPN2.