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Louisville ban: good news for bubble teams

"The Cardinals were nowhere near the bubble ... however ... their sudden departure from eligibility shifts everyone below them up one place and offers up yet another at-large spot to a hungry bubble field." Bubble watch

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Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'

The Louisville coach joined Mike & Mike and thinks the future is bright for both his team, and himself.

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Hield's 3-pointer wins it for Oklahoma

Oklahoma's comeback over Texas was capped by a clutch 3-pointer by Buddy Hield, giving the Sooners a 63-60 win.

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Watch: Rick Pitino on Mike & Mike

The Louisville coach, who lost to Duke in his 1,000th career game, will miss his first NCAA tournament this season since 2006. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

When the reward is well worth the risk

The University of Rochester was placed in a situation that demanded risk versus the University of Chicago -- and Rochester executed to perfection.

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping

Grayson Allen received a flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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SVP's Best Thing: Wofford sets 3-point record

The best thing Scott Van Pelt saw today was Wofford knocking down an incredible 17-of-21 triples, the best mark for a Division I team taking at least 20 3-point attempts in a game.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma entered the Kansas State loss shooting above 46 percent from the 3-point line. Historic numbers. Went 6 for 24. 32 pct tonight.

Buddy Hield gets going in second half

The Sooners guard was tired of his team trailing the Longhorns so he slams this dunk, and they're now tied on ESPN.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV freshman Stephen Zimmerman suffered a sprained knee and is out indefinitely. Underwent an MRI today.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I was in Austin in the final weeks of the Rick Barnes Era. The Longhorns weren't having fun and they didn't have any energy. Enter Smart. During one of his first practices with his team in June, he demanded a commitment to energy and toughness. And we're seeing the results now. Amazing what he's done so far.

No shame in Lammert's game

Longhorns F Connor Lammert made a long 3-pointer to give Texas a 31-22 lead over No. 3 Oklahoma going into the half on ESPN.

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Buddy Hield can pass too

The Oklahoma star and nation's second-leading scorer tossed up the perfect alley-oop early vs. Texas.

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Big slam keeps Texas in front

Prince Ibeh brought the power on this two-handed jam; he also kept No. 24 Texas ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma on the road. (Live on ESPN)

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I saw Brandon Ingram at the Champions Classic in Chicago. Against Kentucky, he wasn't aggressive. So timid. Amazing how far he's come with his assertiveness. He's so intentional when he has the ball and he fights for loose balls in ways he did not a few months ago. His talent with a little attitude is scary.

Duke takes down No. 13 Louisville

The Blue Devils claimed their third straight win with a 72-65 victory over the Cardinals, who were playing their second game since their self-imposed postseason ban. Box score

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Watch: (24) Texas at (3) Oklahoma

To get a fifth straight win, the Longhorns will have to hand the Sooners their first home loss since January of 2015. Oklahoma lost its last game, which dropped it out of the nation's top spot. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't imagine what these Louisville players have been through over the last 72 hours or so. But they're not playing like a team that's given up on the season. Fighting for everything right now on the road. Says a lot about who they are and the leadership of Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

Louisville right back in it

Duke has led by as many as 14 in the second half, but that advantage is down to 1 after Trey Lewis's layup. (Live on ESPN)

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Allen shoots Duke to first-half lead

Grayson Allen capped his 16-point first-half performance with this 3-pointer to get his Blue Devils a double-digit lead over No. 13 Louisville.

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Plumlee finishes over all the Cardinals

Marshall Plumlee didn't let five Louisville defenders surrounding him stop him from getting an and-1 to lengthen Duke's lead.

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A Cameron Indoor history lesson

On the eve of Cameron Indoor's 1,000th game, take a look at the stadium's beginning.

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Airball or alley-oop pass?

If the play ends in a dunk, does it really matter?

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