Big East-leading Cats tip at Providence

Ben Bentil is expected to play for 11th-ranked Providence after he left a game this week with an injured ankle. But Villanova's center Daniel Ochefu is expected to miss a third straight game (concussion). Follow live

Who needs two shoes?

Marshall Plumlee doesn't. He played a couple possessions without one for Duke.


Iowa State scuffling out of the gate

Playing with six primary players today due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State had just 3 points in the first 10 minutes against Oklahoma State -- but the Cowboys are not pulling away. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State comes out flat at Oklahoma State, which jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Cyclones missing so much without Jameel McKay. Wonder how tired they'll be deep into the second half.

Should this have counted at the buzzer?

UCF's A.J. Davis' tip-in, after review, is ruled to be too late. It would have sent the game into overtime. Instead, Temple won 62-60.


Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryn Forbes is a vital player for Michigan State too. You could see how much the Spartans missed him when he went through that slump last month. Different team when he's on.

No. 6 Xavier rallies past Marquette

The Musketeers surged ahead in the second half for the 90-82 win, their fifth straight win. Trevon Bluiett led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Edmond Sumner and J.P. Macura each scored 20. Box score


Watch: Duke aiming for back-to-back wins

Duke is playing its first home game in 19 days. The Blue Devils beat the Wolfpack on the road just two weeks ago. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Lucas lays down hammer against TCU

Devonte' Graham connected with Landen Lucas, who finished with a strong two-handed jam on the alley-oop, as No. 7 Kansas rolled 75-56.


Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN

No way that bucket counted for UCF. Temple escapes w a win. Fran Dunphy now the all time winningest coach in Big 5 history.

Wolverines look to upset Michigan State

The 10th-ranked Spartans head to Ann Arbor for the only scheduled meeting between the in-state rivals this season. Caris LeVert is missing his 10th straight game for Michigan. Follow live

Mitchell soars in for Louisville

It was an easy afternoon for the Cardinals, as seen with this alley-oop by Donovan Mitchell, as they routed Boston College 79-47.


UVa rides 3-pointers to win vs. Pitt

Virginia made 9-of-16 from long range en route to winning its third straight ACC road game. It started 0-3 on the road in conference play. Box score


Guarding 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is unfair

UCF's Tacko Fall barely jumps on this dunk over several Temple defenders. He has 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a tight game with Temple on ESPNU.


Duke usually responds when unranked

The Blue Devils are 3-1 in their last four games while unranked. They are double-digit favorites vs. NC State (2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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ISU will trot out the starting lineup of Morris, Thomas, Nader, Burton and Niang for the first time this season. First start for Burton.

JD Miller with exclamation point for TCU

The Horned Frogs may be trailing Kansas big, but JD Miller still provided a great highlight with a monstrous dunk.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke handing out Blue Devil 'horns' for its game against North Carolina State. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski returns to the sideline after missing the Georgia Tech win for health reasons.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Finally reading some of what Damion Lee and Trey Lewis said about Louisville's postseason ban. They were honest, emotional and yet dignified and mature in their remarks. They are "student-athletes" the NCAA and the university ought to be proud of, not punish.

Can't bring any weak stuff around Jeter

Pittsburgh's Sheldon Jeter showed incredible presence on this defensive play.


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

After talking to Ben Bentil for a few minutes on the court, Providence coach Ed Cooley just told me that his big man WILL give it a go today against Villanova despite the ankle injury.