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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)
2dJay 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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5dEamonn 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)
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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.

Barkley: Kids should be off limits (1:33)


Bitter rivalry renewed at Atlantis

Today at noon ET on ESPN2, Gonzaga and Washington will meet for the first time in almost a decade. Andy Katz says it may kickstart a renewal of the in-state series beginning next season.


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.


Ben Simmons finds other ways to help

LSU's Ben Simmons scored just 4 points in a loss to NC State, but he had 14 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks, including this swat to set up a Tigers bucket.


Here's the alley, there's the oop

Kentucky's Isaiah Briscoe caught Boston University napping with this alley-oop from near halfcourt to Skal Labissiere.


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.


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."


Late surge propels UNC past Kansas State

Justin Jackson scored 22 points and No. 9 North Carolina closed on a 21-3 run to beat Kansas State 80-70 in the CBE title game in Kansas City.


Kansas cruises by UCLA in Maui

Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis power Kansas by UCLA and into the Maui Invitational championship game.


Meeks steal-and-slam part of UNC rally

Kennedy Meeks stepped in for the steal and an easy breakaway dunk as No. 9 North Carolina pulled away from Kansas State late to win the CBE Hall of Fame Classic 80-70.


No. 2 Maryland survives Illinois State

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 18 points as Maryland fought off Illinois State 77-66 in Cancun.


No. 1 Kentucky routs Boston University

The Wildcats move to 5-0 on the season as they defeated the Terriers 82-62.


Selden keeps hitting from long distance

After some nifty passing by his Kansas teammates, Wayne Selden Jr. hit the easy 3. He's 4-for-5 from long distance as the Jayhawks are routing UCLA in the second half of their Maui Invitational semi on ESPN.


Edwards finishes strong for Kansas State

Justin Edwards thunders home a hard slam for Kansas State, as it's hanging tough with No. 9 North Carolina on ESPN2.


Poythress is cleared for takeoff

No. 1 Kentucky is starting to take over the game and Alex Poythress showed why with this ferocious one-handed slam. (Live on SEC Network)


Missouri edged out by Northwestern

Kevin Puryear's 14 points, 4 assists helped the Tigers come back from an early deficit but it wasn't enough to top the Wildcats in the end.


Poythress throws down after rebound

No. 1 Kentucky's physical dominance is starting to show as Alex Poythress rocked the rim with this dunk.


Ellis knocking down triples for Kansas

When Perry Ellis is drilling 3-pointers, No. 5 Kansas can roll. And when Kansas is rolling, they are hard to stop, as UCLA is finding out right now on ESPN.


Mason III finishes with the foul vs. UCLA

Frank Mason III and No. 5 Kansas are a force to be reckoned with, blowing by UCLA in the 1st half. (Live on ESPN)


Here's the alley, there's the oop

Isaiah Briscoe caught Boston University napping with this alley-oop to Skal Labissiere. No. 1 Kentucky is pulling away on SEC Network.


Labisierre with Anthony Davis-like block

Skal Labissiere shows off with this block against Boston University. (Live on SEC Network)


Jayhawks crushing UCLA early

No. 5 Kansas is supremely talented this year. Wayne Selden Jr. is a big reason why. (Live on ESPNU)