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7hJoe Lunardi

Behind the bracket: Impossible to argue against Villanova overall No. 1

There was some grumbling a week ago about the defending champs vaulting Kentucky as the overall No. 1 seed. Go ahead, try making that argument now.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Bracketology: Kentucky (for now) takes a dip

Big Blue Nation didn't like losing at home to UCLA. It's probably fair to say it won't like falling from a No. 1 seed -- or being matched up against a team that already knocked off a major power this season.

Why Villanova is the best in college basketball (1:38)
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Indiana State shocks No. 16 Butler

Brenton Scott hit a free throw with 1.5 seconds left to give the Indiana State Sycamores an upset on the 60th birthday of former star Larry Bird.

Monk tries to destroy the rim with tomahawk dunk (0:32)
Iverson skies for massive Wisconsin alley-oop (0:30)
Colorado survives wild sequence to upset Xavier (0:59)
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Drake coach Giacoletti resigns after 1-7 start

Drake coach Ray Giacoletti resigned Tuesday after three-plus seasons, saying it was time for a "new voice" to lead the Bulldogs out of a skid that has them 1-7 this season.

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3dThomas Neumann

Thinking globally helps Bradley rebuild

If you need more proof that basketball is a worldwide game, just look at Bradley's roster. With five overseas players representing four countries on three continents, the Braves are truly global.

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2dDick Vitale

Remember John Saunders during Jimmy V Week

The late John Saunders had a strong bond to Jim Valvano and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Dickie V will be thinking about Saunders at the Jimmy V Classic this week.

Coach K has supported the V Foundation from the beginning (0:29)
Injuries don't phase Duke, but leave Michigan State in survival mode (1:53)
Ball striving to be as great as Westbrook (0:58)
Isola praises the Ball family (1:02)


Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Saint John's promising 6-9 German import, Richard Freudenberg, just made first 3 of career after 11 misses. 1st hoop since 11-24.

Indiana State Upsets Butler

Brenton Scott hit a free throw to put Indiana State ahead, giving the Sycamores a 72-71 upset win over No. 16 Butler and setting off a court-storming in Terre Haute.


Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz had Washington's only real highlights in the first half against Gonzaga, a pretty left-handed spin and finish in transition and a pro-move step back jumper ... but finished 3 of 14 from the field and went into the locker room trailing 47-22. UW is rough enough when Fultz plays well (and he usually has); when he's off, they're doomed.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Derrick White just scored 23 for Colorado in a win against Xavier. Such a cool story. Spent three years at D-2 Colorado-Colorado Springs.