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Gasaway: Is this the season Wisconsin's consistency finally falls?

Wisconsin teams are dependable. But this season, with so many of last season's familiar faces gone, Bo Ryan has had to rely on others. Might this be the season the Badgers' consistency drops off?

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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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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.

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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.


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.


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 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.


(11) Arizona-Providence at Wooden Legacy

Arizona needed overtime to outlast winless Santa Clara in its opener at the Wooden Leagacy in Fullerton, Calif. Now it faces a fellow unbeaten team in Providence, and will have to do so without star center Kaleb Tarczewski, who is out with an ankle injury. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Auburn cruises past Northwestern State

Six Tigers score in double figures and Auburn notches the fourth most points in school history in a win against Northwestern State.


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Arizona big man Kaleb Tarczewski wont play tonight due to ankle injury. Well give update next on Arizona-Providence game. Next. ESPN2.

Cincinnati holds off Nebraska

No. 24 Cincinnati improves to 6-0 with a 65-61 victory over Nebraska in the Barclays Center Classic semifinals behind Troy Caupin's 17 points.


No. 17 Notre Dame holds off Iowa

V.J. Beachem scored 16, Demetrius Jackson had 12 and No. 17 Notre Dame beat Iowa 68-62 in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational.


Monmouth bench worth price of admission

Monmouth's reserves provided plenty of entertainment in Thursday's upset win over Notre Dame. It's continuing their celebratory ways tonight against Dayton.


McKay leads No. 4 Cyclones to win

Jameel McKay did it all for No. 4 Iowa State, leading the team to a 99-77 win against Virginia Tech.


Loving good from 3-point land

OSU's Marc Loving nails his second 3-pointer early in the second half to stretch the lead to 9 vs. Memphis on ESPN2. Loving has 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting.


Valentine, No. 3 Michigan St. top Boise St.

Denzel Valentine scored a career-high 32 in Michigan State's 77-67 win over Boise State to advance to the final of the DirecTV Wooden Legacy.


Zo in the house at AmericanAirlines Arena

Former Heat great Alonzo Mourning takes in the Ohio State-Memphis game on ESPN2. The Tigers hold a one-point lead late in the first half.


Alabama upsets No. 20 Wichita State

Shannon Hale scored 20 points and Riley Norris added 12 as Alabama shocks No. 20 Wichita St. in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational.


Egbunu hits the bucket, draws a foul

John Egbunu powers through the lane for the And-1 basket in the second half to put Florida in full control vs. Florida Golf Coast. Egbunu has 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks (Live on SEC Network).


Valentine on MSU's slow first-half start

Said Denzel Valentine after scoring a career-high 32 points in Michigan State's 77-67 win over Boise State. "It's my fault that we came out the way we did. It shouldn't have been quite as close but credit Boise State. ... But I take responsibility in us coming out flat."


No. 8 Villanova wins NIT Season Tip-Off title

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart paced the eighth-ranked Wildcats with 13 points each in a 69-52 win over Georgia Tech in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship.


Xavier advances to AdvoCare title game

Trevon Bluiett scores 16 in No. 23 Xavier's 87-77 win over USC. Nikola Jovanovic and Julian Jacobs had 15 points each for the Trojans (5-1).


No. 1 Kentucky rolls past USF 84-63

No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida 84-63 in the HoopHall Miami Invitational. Jamal Murray had 21 points and Skal Labissiere added 17 points.


No. 3 Michigan State outlasts Boise State

The Spartans advanced to Wooden Legacy semifinals with a 77-67 win over Boise State and will play the winner of Providence-Arizona in Sunday's championship. Denzel Valentine finished with a career-high 32 points, 9 assists and 6 assists. Box score