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Watch live: Ohio State stays close to Virginia in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The No. 10 Cavaliers look for a road win in Columbus live on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Monmouth bench becomes a star attraction

The bench mob known as The Hawks' Nest has gained notice for their celebrations. Just cheering won't do; how about fishermen with a photo op?

Kentucky survives scare from Illinois State (1:11)

ESPNU CBB: Boeheim, Williams, Feast Recap

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg recap Feast Week, look ahead to the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and chat with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and North Carolina's Roy Williams.

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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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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.


Diallo making presence known early

In his debut, Kansas F Cheick Diallo blocked a layup attempt from Loyola's Eric Laster.


Cheick Diallo checks into game

One of the top players in the 2015 class made his Kansas debut midway through the first half vs. Loyola (MD) -- and Allen Fieldhouse went nuts.


Bragg Jr. throws up 2-handed block

A Loyola player went up for the shot, but No. 4 Kansas' Carlton Bragg Jr. said no. With two hands.


Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo has checked in for the first time this season. Was the No. 7 prospect in the ESPN 100 for 2015, finally cleared by the NCAA last week. Won MVP honors at both the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Cheick Diallo checks in and makes his college debut for Kansas. Freshman plays with an extremely high motor, rebounds, alters and blocks shots and runs court hard. His playing time and production will depend on how quickly he picks things up.

Ohio State finishes first half strong

Trevor Thompson put up a bucket as Ohio State's shot clock expired to get within 2 points as No. 10 Virginia leads 26-24 on ESPN.


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Michigan was looking good before Derrick Walton left with the ankle injury. Spike playing hurt also (but just came into the game out of necessity). Wolverines getting great production from Williams College transfer Duncan Robinson -- an elite 3-point shooter. I like this Michigan group -- if it can ever get healthy.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

This is about an eighth of the line of Carolina students waiting to get inside Dean Dome for tonight's game against Maryland. Line snakes around the building.

7-footer makes 3-pointer at the buzzer

Northwestern C Alex Olah hit a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wildcats a 45-36 lead over Virginia Tech at the half on ESPNU.


Watch: Diallo finally makes KU debut

Top freshman Cheick Diallo is finally eligible to play for Kansas, and he will make his debut tonight against Loyola. While Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Diallo won't start, the 6-foot-9 power forward will get considerable playing time to make up for lost time. Streaming live on ESPN3

Jack Salt soars for the dunk

The Virginia freshman got the rebound and put it back up for a big dunk over Ohio State in the first half of a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game on ESPN.


Hokie soars for putback dunk

Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson misses a layup, but Jalen Hudson is there just in time to soar to the hoop and slam the putback vs. Northwestern.


(10) Virginia-Ohio St. at Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge continues with No. 10 Virginia, which has won four in a row, taking on struggling Ohio State, which has lost three straight to Texas-Arlington, Louisiana Tech and Memphis. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Shooting free throws, Rick Barry-style

Charleston's Canyon Barry, son of NBA legend Rick Barry, shoots free throws underhanded like his dad did, and there's something to be said for the granny-style shot: Barry leads the Cougars in free-throw percentage.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

From Arizona: Senior forward Kaleb Tarczewski has a stress reaction and strained muscle in his left foot and will be out 4-6 weeks. Injury happened against Santa Clara on Nov. 26 in Wooden Legacy. He missed Providence (loss) and Boise State (win) games. Arizona is at Gonzaga Saturday.

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Bill Self said Cheick Diallo will come off the bench tonight in his college debut. Also hoping to play the frosh in excess of 15 minutes.

Rasheed Wallace shows ball don't lie

Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace can still hoop. Don't believe him? He drains two jumpers -- simultaneously.


Monmouth has best bench in basketball

It's hard to pick the best celebration. The Human Scissors? The Katniss Everdeen? The OMG? The Human Hoop? All of them are too good!


Michigan State rising in Power Rankings

It was a big week for the Spartans, as Tom Izzo won his 500th game and Denzel Valentine carried the team to the title at the Wooden Legacy. That performance moved them up to No. 2, just behind Kentucky. Week 4 Power Rankings

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College of Charleston stuns LSU

Despite a double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds from Ben Simmons, LSU suffers its third-straight loss, falling to College of Charleston 70-58.


Kentucky stays unbeaten with 7th win

Tied at the half, No. 1 Kentucky outscored Illinois State 44-32 in the second half en route to a 75-63 win.


Murphy pulls off swinging, putback jam

Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer missed the 3-pointer, but Jordan Murphy was there to grab the rebound and slam it down with authority.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Simmons was criticized for being too timid last week. Tonight, he goes 4-for-15 and forces things. Still finished with 15 points and 18 rebounds but LSU couldn't overcome a 41-17 deficit in the first half of their loss to College of Charleston. The Tigers might have the most explosive and versatile offensive player outside the NBA, but bad defense will leave them at the bottom of the SEC. Need Keith Hornsby and Craig Victor like yesterday.

Kentucky improves to 7-0

Guard Isaiah Briscoe led the No. 1 team in the nation to a 75-63 win over Illinois State thanks to 18 points and 7 boards. Marcus Lee contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds off the bench in the win. Box score