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Ranking Big Ten venues: Tougher to win at Indiana or Michigan State?

The Big Ten has led the nation in college basketball attendance for 40 years. So where is the toughest place to steal a win: MSU's Breslin Center, IU's Assembly Hall or Wisconsin's Kohl Center?

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The origins of The Basketball Tournament (2:06)
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Team Colorado marches into TBT championship game (1:00)
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Washington dominated offseason recruiting (1:42)
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Virginia freshman dunks from free throw line (0:22)
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Burrell tries to destroy the rim with huge dunk (0:31)
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9dBrian Windhorst

How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

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Untouchables beat Boeheim's Army in TBT (0:50)
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Overseas Elite eliminates Ram Nation (0:28)
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NC State postpones Italy team trip, other schools still making theirs (1:59)
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Drake wears Kentucky gear at Texas, players lose minds (0:24)
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4dJeff Borzello

Elite programs adjust targets in July

Programs entered July with a clear recruiting board, but things have changed. Where are elite programs such as Kentucky turning in 2017?

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UConn AD waiting, preparing pitch to Big 12

UConn's new athletic director says he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

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Watch: The Basketball Tournament

Patrick O'Bryant helped guide Bradley to the Sweet 16 in 2006. And now he's starting for Always a Brave as the team plays Team Colorado for a spot in the finals for a shot at $2M. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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How the McCollum brothers got in TBT

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum jokes that he thought The Basketball Tournament was too good to be true. The semifinals are on ESPN at 5 and 7 p.m. ET.

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The origins of The Basketball Tournament

Jon Mugar (founder and CEO of TBT) had a goal of a $50,000,000 prize for this event. It's an outrageous number, but this event has already come a long way from its inception.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

An airport hangar converted into a regulation court with a bunch of extras for the Nike Skills Academy in Los Angeles.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Monte Morris showing NBA scouts in Los Angeles his passing ability and leadership skills. Took a minute to get loose, but he just found Johnathan Motley inside with a quick pass through traffic and then gave T.J. Cline a no-look for the 3. Scored on another drive. Most impressive player on the floor right now.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We're not allowed to shoot video here at the Nike Skills Academy. But Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame almost snatched a rim off its frame on a ridiculous dunk a second ago. Whole crowd gasped.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

We've seen the Miles Bridges highlights this summer. The maxed out vertical. The time he hit his head on a rim in a summer pro/am game. But the thing that surprises me is how big he is. He's a powerful young guy. Looks like a grown man out there with the other Nike Skills Academy collegiate veterans.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Back to back 3s for Connecticut's Terry Larrier. Could surprise folks this season. Could be an explosive player in the AAC.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching the college counselors battle at the Nike Skills Academy. Oregon's Tyler Dorsey just finished strong on a drive with his left hand. Looks like he added muscle since the end of the season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star point guard Trae Young has announced his six finalists: Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech.