Martin seals game for NC State with block

NC State knocked off No. 22 LSU and Ben Simmons 83-72 in the third-place game at the Legends Classic, with Caleb Martin putting an exclamation point on the win with this big block in the final seconds.


(19) Vandy-Wake Forest at Maui Invitational

Luke Cornet and the No. 19 Commodores face the Demon Deacons, who upset No. 13 Indiana last night, in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Simmons' free throws are his first points

Ben Simmons is making an impact without scoring, adding eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. No. 22 LSU trails NC State on ESPNU.


Simmons flunks another dunk

LSU's Ben Simmons thought he had a breakaway dunk, but then this happened. (Live on ESPNU)


Jones Jr. soars for tomahawk jam

Derrick Jones Jr. put an exclamation point on the game with this dunk. UNLV leads Chaminade late in the Maui Invitational on ESPN2.


Missed dunk shatters backboard

The points didn't count but Dontavious Smith went NBA Jam on this backboard at UMass Lowell. Watch it


Ben Simmons finds other ways to help

LSU's Ben Simmons has no points and attempted just one shot in the first half against NC State. But he has 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and this block, which led to a Tigers bucket. LSU trails NC State 33-31 at halftime on ESPNU.


UNLV is lobbing and dunking away

UNLV's Jerome Seagears raced coast-to-coast before lobbing it up to Derrick Jones for an emphatic dunk. UNLV is up 74-57 over Chaminade on ESPN2.


Watch: Ben Simmons at Barclays Center

The LSU freshman will try to provide an encore to his 21-point, 20-rebound game against NC State in the 3rd Place Game at the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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Mullin, Richmond square off in H.O.R.S.E.

It's been a while since Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin played competitively, but at the Maui Invitational they got in some H.O.R.S.E.


Chaminade leads early against UNLV

Oscar Pedroso drilled this 3-pointer to help Chaminade jump out to an early lead against UNLV in the Maui Invitational, on ESPN2.


No. 13 Indiana defeats St. John's, 83-73

The No. 13 Hoosiers pulled away late, with the help of Thomas Bryant and this strong and-one.


Williams swats away layup to save bucket

No. 13 Indiana is pulling away against St. Johns, thanks in part to this bucket-saving block from Troy Williams. Catch the end on ESPN2.


St. Johns keeps it close vs. Hoosiers

Felix Balamou swiped the ball and fed Federico Mussini in transition to help cut No. 13 Indiana's lead in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

One thing Texas coach Shaka Smart brings wherever he goes is energy: Texas practice by far the loudest and most energetic of teams here at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Still amazing that Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hasn't heard anything on his appeal. Nice to be in the Bahamas but Orange would gladly trade him coaching in ACC games over nonconference. NCAA needs to make a decision. But Mike Hopkins gets after it at practice. Intensity level high. Coaching nine ACC games (if appeal isn't reduced) will be great primer for him when he eventually takes over.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington, Texas and Gonzaga all have traversed the globe going from an opener in Asia to the Bahamas. None have any lingering effects of travel. Washington and Texas both said the hardest part of China trip was the air. Huskies said they wore masks on first day to deal with smog.

Ferrell's no-look pass leads to slam

Yogi Ferrell is one of the slickest guards in the nation. Off this one-handed assist, Felix Balamou threw it down. No. 13 Indiana leads St. Johns in the 2nd half on ESPN2.


Bad beats to make anyone lose sleep

Scott Van Pelt and Stanford Steve can't believe some of the bad beats bettors took this past week in college sports.


Hoops Power Rankings: It's Kentucky, again

Maryland started the season atop the list, but after its domination of Duke in the Champions Classic, Kentucky reminded our voters that the Cats are still top dogs. Top 25

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Watch: St. Johns vs. Indiana from Maui

Feast Week continues with No. 13 Indiana looking to rebound from last night's loss in which is scored just six points in the final 7:09 against Wake Forest. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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What we learned from Indiana's loss

Indiana blew an eight-point lead late and fell to Wake Forest in Maui and Dana O'Neil says the issue is defense. "No, the Hoosiers don't come by it naturally, but they have to find a way to be at least serviceable or this is going to happen more often." Daily Word