No. 10 Zags survive No. 18 UConn's rally

The Bulldogs buckled down on D in the final seconds to hold on for a 73-70 win over the Huskies in the Battle 4 Atlantis third-place game. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer scored a team-high 17.


Bulldogs keep distance vs. Huskies

No. 18 UConn forced No. 10 Gonzaga into a poor shot, but forgot to box out Kyle Dranginis, whose putback layup stretched the lead to 3 with under a minute left on ESPN.


No. 18 UConn on a run vs. No. 10 Gonzaga

The Huskies are on a 13-4 run and trail by four late in the second half against the Bulldogs in a battle for third place in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on ESPN.


Zags' McClellan goes around the world

Eric McClellan's nifty mid-air move left a UConn defender in the dust on this bucket. Gonzaga is up comfortably in the Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd-place game on ESPN.


Dranginis drains circus 3-pointer

Shots like this by Kyle Dranginis help explain how No. 10 Gonzaga has opened up a double-digit, second-half lead over No. 18 UConn in the Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd-place game on ESPN.


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UConn rocks the rim, not the scoreboard

Steven Enoch put his athleticism on display with this thunderous slam in the first half vs. Gonzaga. But the Huskies trail by 16 in the Battle 4 Atlantis' 3rd-place game on ESPN.


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It was quite a night for Michigan State basketball, and for these two: Denzel Valentine recorded his second triple-double and Tom Izzo won his 500th. [Credit: Alex Gallardo/AP Photo]

Gonzaga's Sabonis making early impact

Domantas Sabonis started on the bench, but he's playing like a starter as he leads the Zags with 6 points, including this pretty jumper. The Bulldogs are up 5 on UConn in the Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd-place game, which is live on ESPN.


Watch: Battle 4 Atlantis 3rd-place game

Many expected No. 18 UConn and No. 10 Gonzaga to meet in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis, but losses Thursday forced them to settle for a chance at third today. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


ICYMI: Monmouth bench in tourney form

Monmouth earned its first ever win against an AP Top-25 team by upsetting No. 17 Notre Dame on Thanksgiving. Reactions like this show the Hawks are already ready for March Madness.


Valentine's triple-double helps Izzo win 500

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine got his second triple-double in nine days with this assist as the Spartans routed Boston College for head coach Tom Izzo's 500th victory.


No. 11 Arizona hangs on in overtime

Jared Brownridge put up a D-I season-high 44 points on 11-of-28 shooting for winless Santa Clara, but 11th-ranked Arizona survived 75-73 to advance in the Wooden Legacy tournament.


Arizona running early on ESPN2

The last time Santa Clara defeated Arizona, the Broncos were led by Steve Nash in 1993. This is still a smooth dunk by Jarvis Pugh, though.


No. 11 Arizona vs. Santa Clara

The Wildcats didn't miss a beat in their last game without Ryan Anderson, who sat out with an ankle injury. Arizona averaged 85.7 points and Anderson put up 13.7 in his first three games with Arizona. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Dayton holds off late Iowa charge

Dayton's Scoochie Smith sank this go-ahead runner to hold of the Hawkeyes and give Iowa its first loss of the season.


Iowa making one last push against Dayton

Trailing by double digits for much of the second half, the Hawkeyes have cut it to single digits with less than 6 minutes remaining on ESPN2.


Valentine secures second triple-double

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine got his second triple-double in just about a week with this assist late in the Spartans' game against Boston College.


Providence trying to pull away on ESPNU

Evansville's D.J. Balentine is 3-for-5 from deep in the first half, but Ben Bentil is pacing Providence with 17 points as the Friars have an 8-point lead at half.


Dayton leads by 6 over Iowa on ESPN2

Kyle Davis drains this corner 3-pointer, but Dayton's ability to get to the line is proving to be the difference through one half.