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Cyclones add to advantage with alley-oop

Monte Morris' pass was on point and Deonte Burton did the rest. (Live on ESPNU)

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Utah's Taylor makes defender look silly

Brandon Taylor had his man going every which way before draining a step-back 3-pointer.

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No. 21 Baylor snaps two-game skid

Al Freeman scored 21 points and Taurean Prince added 18 to lead an 82-72 win over Kansas State. The Bears went 29-of-30 from the free throw line. Box score

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Baldwin skies for slam in transition

Wade Baldwin IV got loose in transition and threw down a one-handed slam as Vanderbilt continues to cruise at home.

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Marquette knocks off Providence in 2OT

Ben Bentil dropped 42 points, but it wasn't enough as the 20th-ranked Friars lost their third straight game.

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Prince is on fire

Baylor's Taurean Prince has only missed one of the 10 field goals and free throws he's taken tonight -- and this 3-pointer wasn't one of them.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Providence coach Ed Cooley was worried about his team's psyche coming into this one. Now may be at Red Alert level. Friars lose at Marquette and now face Georgetown back home -- where they are 1-4 in last five at The Dunk. Ed Cooley did masterful job hiding deficiencies early, but lack of talent around Dunn and Bentil evident now.

Marquette hands Providence another loss

The Golden Eagles took down the 20th-ranked Friars 96-91 in double overtime despite a career-high 42 points from Ben Bentil. Providence has lost 4 of 5 and dropped to a tie for 6th in the Big East. Box score

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Ben Bentil with 36 and 10 -- and still less than 100 percent with that ankle injury. Problem is he and Kris Dunn need more help.

South Carolina slips by Simmons, LSU

The Gamecocks' 94-83 home win puts them in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with Kentucky and LSU. Sindarius Thornwell (24 points) paced four South Carolina players in double digits, while LSU star Ben Simmons racked up 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Box score

Watch: No. 14 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

The Cyclones look to keep pace in the Big 12 when they pay a visit to Lubbock. Texas Tech has lost eight of its last 10 games. Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

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Frazier's oop helps Tulane prevail in 3OT

Melvin Frazier went over a defender to finish an alley-oop and put Tulane up for good in its 100-92 win over East Carolina in triple overtime.

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Alabama holds on to knock off Texas A&M

Anthony Collins -- a 93 percent foul shooter on the season -- missed a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining with the 15th-ranked Aggies trailing by one as the Crimson Tide hung on for a 63-62 victory. Alabama scored its fourth win over a ranked team, its most in a season since 2003-04. Box score

Fan invents new free throw technique

Say hello to the recliner free throw, started by this Kansas State fan.

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Ben Simmons plays through the whistle

The dunk didn't count, but that didn't stop LSU's star from treating the fans.

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Simmons coming alive in second half

Ben Simmons battled foul trouble in the first half so he decided to make up for lost time with another slam. (Live on ESPN2)

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Aggie rises between defenders for slam

Jalen Jones split a pair of Alabama defender to throw down a monster dunk, but No. 15 Texas A&M trails in the second half on the SEC Network.

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Simmons shows why he's projected No. 1

LSU's Ben Simmons flashed his speed and hops as he finished this dunk through contact. (Live on ESPN2)

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Watch: No. 21 Baylor visits Kansas State

Coming off an upset against top-ranked Oklahoma, Kansas State tries to hand Baylor its third straight loss. The Bears needed double overtime to beat the Wildcats in January. Streaming live on the ESPN app

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Third try not the charm for Donta Hall

The Crimson Tide's big man had three chances at a layup but couldn't convert. Alabama leads No. 15 Texas A&M on the SEC Network.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Simmons has taken three shots in the first half of this matchup against South Carolina but foul trouble and SC's defense have been factors. Still, Simmons has to hit another gear in the second half. That's just the expectation when you're the projected No. 1 pick.

South Carolina on top of LSU at the break

Sindarius Thornwell scored 11 in the half to pace South Carolina to a 39-25 advantage over LSU, which currently sits atop the SEC standings. Ben Simmons tallied five points and four assists in the half while battling foul trouble. The Gamecocks are 16-0 when leading at half this season. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

Pirates' Whitehead hits 7 triples in half

Isaiah Whitehead was 7-of-7 from beyond the arc and 8-of-8 from the field for 23 points in the first half against Butler. The seven made 3-pointers is already tied for the sixth-most in Seton Hall history. Whitehead's career high is 25 points. Follow live

Simmons drives to cut into deficit

Freshman Ben Simmons brought LSU within one point of South Carolina with this finish at the rim. (Live on ESPN2)

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