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Watch live: Balanced attack gives Vandy halftime lead over KU

Watch Commodores and Jayhawks live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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)
3dJay 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.

Purdue's size will face-off against Florida's speed in Tip-Off Championship game (1:32)


(19) Vandy leads (5) Kansas at halftime

Vanderbilt holds a 30-26 lead over Kansas in the finals of the Maui Invitational on ESPN, thanks in part to this sweet baseline layup from Damian Jones.


Kornet throws it down over Kansas

After a beautiful pass from Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt's Luke Kornet put down a huge dunk on ESPN. Vanderbilt leads Kansas 18-16 midway through the first half of the Maui Invitational championship.


(5) Kansas vs. (19) Vanderbilt in Maui finals

Both Kansas and Vanderbilt have cruised through their first two games at the Maui Invitational. But the Commodores have lost eight straight games against Top 25 teams. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Duke turns away Yale

Grayson Allen recorded 14 points and five rebounds in No. 6 Duke's 80-61 win over Yale.


No. 18 UConn (3-0) vs. Michigan (2-1)

The No. 18 Huskies open play at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament against Michigan in a matchup of programs coming off down seasons. Michigan has won two of three meetings with UConn and posted a 68-63 home win in their most recent meeting on Jan. 17, 2010. Follow live

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Texas A&M went into the crowd after the Texas win. Said one Aggie staffer, "You have no idea how much this means to (the fans)." Aggies senior Alex Caruso pounded his heart and said, "this means so much." Caruso was in high school the last time the two former rivals played. The Aggie fans chanted "S-E-C" toward the end of the game. Rivalry. Keep it going. Coaches want it. Both administrations need to get on board.

This guy's hat game is strong

A Florida fan brought his Thanksgiving best to the game -- and so did the woman next to him.


Brett Edgerton @EditorEdge

The Texas and Washington hoops teams will play each other twice in the first 2 weeks... ...in China and the Bahamas. Because hey, why not.

Duke wins behind second-half surge

The No. 6 Blue Devils went into halftime with a 2-point lead and then outscored Yale 42-25 in the second half to win 80-61 and improve to 5-1. Matt Jones led Duke with 17 points, and Grayson Allen put up 14. Box score

Justin Sears keeps dunking on Duke

The Yale forward threw down another big dunk midway through the second half on ESPNU, where No. 6 Duke holds a 61-48 lead.


No. 6 Duke pulling away from Yale

After starting the second half with just a 2-point lead, Duke is now ahead 50-38 on ESPNU as Grayson Allen leads the Blue Devils with 12 points while also showing off his defense with the steal and dish here.


Unranked UNLV holds off Indiana

Patrick McCaw scored 20 points in UNLV's 72-69 victory over No. 13 Indiana at the Maui Invitational.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Reason No. 1000 Texas and Texas A&M should play every year in hoops: this is an intense game. State of Texas needs a quality rivalry game in non-conference. Also, Aggies have too much talent not to finish in top 4 in SEC.

Yale keeping up with Duke in first half

No. 6 Duke leads unranked Yale 38-36 at the half behind Brandon Ingram's 9 points. Duke hasn't lost a non-conference home game since Feb. 26, 2000 -- when Ingram was 2 years old -- and Yale hasn't beaten a ranked team since Dec. 27, 1952. The Bulldogs have lost each of their last 50 games against AP Top-25 foes. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Justin Sears soars for huge dunk

Yale's Sears pump-faked and drove for a big dunk against No. 6 Duke early in the first half, where Yale leads 13-7 on ESPNU.


Watch: Yale (3-1) at No. 6 Duke (4-1)

Grayson Allen looks to follow up his 32-point effort in Duke's 86-84 win vs. Georgetown to lead the Blue Devils to a third straight win. The Blue Devils are 3-0 vs. Yale, last meeting in December 1973. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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Mussini pours in a season-high 24 points

SJU's Federico Mussini cuts to the bucket, receives a dime from Yankuba Sima and drops in the And-1 floater in the Johnnies' 100-93 win over Chaminade. Bill Walton was impressed.


Ben Simmons' highlight reel

He may only be a freshman, and the season may be less than a month old, but the LSU phenom has easily made enough great plays to star in his own highlight reel.


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.