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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Alabama players do their best impressions of head coach Avery Johnson.

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he "wasn't very good today" -- that he overcoached his team until about the six-minute mark in the second half, when he finally told the Terrapins' players to run two things (primarily the ball-screen stuff with Melo Trimble and Robert Carter) the rest of the game. In the meantime Turgeon remains pleased with his team's defense and its ability to hold on in tight, tough games, even as he waits for the offense to really open up. "Sometimes you're sitting over there and you've got 15 plays," Turgeon said. "Just keep it simple."

Terps rally to take down Boilermakers

Rasheed Sulaimon posted 21 points and 10 rebounds to fuel a 72-61 win for No. 4 Maryland.

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No. 20 Kentucky eases past Florida

Jamal Murray scored 35 and the Wildcats hit a season-high 12 3-pointers in an 80-61 win.

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Simmons block turns into wedgie

The latest trick from superfreshman Ben Simmons: Blocking a shot so hard, it got wedged between the rim and the backboard.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure how to view South Carolina. Just walked into College Station and beat a Texas A&M team that's played some of the best defense in America this season. But the Gamecocks are coming off a double-digit road loss to Georgia. Got crushed at Bama and Tennessee too.

Sooners on cloud nine to start game

No. 1 Oklahoma scored the first nine points against Kansas State. (Live on ESPNU)

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Watch: (1) Oklahoma at Kansas State

In three road contests, Buddy Hield has never beaten the Wildcats, averaging just 11.3 points per game in those meetings. However, the Sooners are shooting 48.7% behind the arc away from home this season. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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South Carolina knocks off Texas A&M

Sindarius Thornwell went for 25 points and nine assists to lead the 25th-ranked Gamecocks to their first road win over a top-10 team since 2006. Box score

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Watch: Mississippi State at LSU

Ben Simmons is looking to become the first player in the last 20 seasons to average at least 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists per game. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Kentucky rolls past Florida at Rupp Arena

Jamal Murray scored a career-high 35 points and hit eight 3-pointers -- the most by a Wildcat since 2010 -- in an 80-61 win. Box score

At least Jaylen Brown looks comfortable

Cal's Jaylen Brown made the fastbreak layup, took the foul and ran into the cameraman. See it, including the view from the camera.

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Maryland pulls away from Purdue

Melo Trimble struggled from the floor, but the Terrapins won their 26th straight home game as a top-5 team, 72-61. The Boilermakers were 3-of-24 from 3-point range. Box score

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Crimson Tide crowd doesn't like whistle

Wait. Spongebob is an Alabama fan?

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Trimble's layup has SVP cheering

Melo Trimble's second field goal of the game was part of a 9-0 run for Maryland and brought SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt to his feet. Game is live on ESPN.

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Dozier bulls down the lane for slam

PJ Dozier skied for a one-handed slam to pull No. 25 South Carolina closer to No. 8 Texas A&M on ESPNU.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Providence coach Ed Cooley after the Friars loss today. "I'm worried about the guys' psyche." Team has lost 2 straight -- to DePaul and 'Nova and now goes to Marquette, a place Providence has never won.

Iron is kind to Jamal Murray

The Kentucky guard is 6-of-7 from beyond the arc thanks in part to this fortunate bounce.

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Gators' Allen beats first-half buzzer

Kentucky is dominating Florida at Rupp Arena, but Kevaughn Allen gave Gator fans something to cheer about with this runner.

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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland-Purdue starting to feel like a mid-1990s NBA game. Both teams (but especially Purdue) happy to hammer away with post-ups and face-ups and mid-posts and all of the things that have become less prominent, even rare, in the modern game at almost every level. Robert Carter even hit a running hook! The spirit of Anthony Mason lives!

Carter throws down, puts Terps up

Robert Carter has a game-high 15 points on ESPN as Maryland has a one-possession lead over Purdue.

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Caruso steal leads to House triple

No. 8 Texas A&M is locked in a tight game with No. 25 South Carolina, but Alex Caruso and Danuel House linked up on this play to put the Aggies ahead on ESPNU.

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