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On the Quad: Winning not limited to the scoreboard

Kansas and Syracuse both had big weeks off the court, with the NCAA handing out day-before-Thanksgiving rulings that will benefit in the long and short run.

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Weekend Predictions: Texas A&M's rise continues

The Battle 4 Atlantis final features an ACC squad (Syracuse) getting a lot from a handful of players and an SEC squad (Texas A&M) that looks like a serious contender.

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#Top10Thursday: Hey, a little help?

Even though the players on this list are talented, they need some help if their teams are going to reach their potential.

What's wrong with the Hoosiers? (2:14)
Kansas wins Maui Invitational (0:55)
Ben Simmons' highlight reel (1:06)
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Brown: LSU's Ben Simmons could stand to be more selfish

Ben Simmons had another double-double in LSU's overtime loss to NC State. But with only four points, it's clear the star freshman hasn't quite figured out how to balance looking for his shot with setting up his teammates.

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College Hoops Power Rankings: Kentucky ... again

Kentucky is at it again, opening a season by flexing its muscle and reminding our voters that the top spot should belong to the Wildcats until further notice.

Simmons goes coast-to-coast with emphatic slam (0:14)
Bill Walton and Fran Fraschilla drop the beat (0:27)
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Bilas: The new rules are helping foster upsets

The accepted thought was that college hoops' new rules would only help the big programs, make the rich richer. It's actually worked the other way, setting up more upsets by the little guys.

Grayson Allen the difference for Duke (1:16)
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On the Quad: 5-foot-9 and standing tall

College basketball is not being dominated by the big guys. All you need to do is take a look at this list of little guys. Don't underestimate them.


Cameron goes crazy after Allen slam

The Blue Devils turned offense into defense after Marshall Plumlee's block led to Grayson Allen's soaring dunk. Duke is running away from Utah State on ESPNU.


Bench stealing the show on ESPN2

Monmouth is in position to knock off USC and the Hawks bench is living it up. After a handstand to celebrate an earlier 3-pointer, the sideline broke out a surfer for this triple.


Monmouth's bench does handstand for 3

Micah Seaborn's shot was nice. But the celebration from a couple of teammates was must-see.


Plumlee's dunk part of Duke's huge run

Marshall Plumlee threw down a powerful slam in the midst of a 16-0 run for the Blue Devils to start off the second half against Utah State. (Live on ESPNU)


Shockers routed by Hawkeyes

No. 20 Wichita State dropped its third straight game, falling to Jarrod Uthoff (22 points) and Iowa 84-61.


Monmouth adds to lead vs. USC to end half

Micah Seaborn nailed a reverse layup to bring the first 20 minutes to a close as Monmouth has built a 38-29 lead over USC on ESPN2. The Hawks' Justin Robinson leads all scorers with 10 points.


Duke up double digits at half

Luke Kennard has already matched his career high for points in a game as the freshman scored 12 off the bench to help the Blue Devils to a 38-27 advantage over Utah State at the break. Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Wichita State: Anton Grady released from hospital today. Will fly home from Orlando with the team. Fred VanVleet was never going to be cleared for Orlando due to hamstring. Mood still very good despite 0-3 in Orlando, 2-4 overall.

Jacobs soars as Trojans combine for oop

Julian Jacobs rose over a defender and a teammate to get on the end of this Jordan McLaughlin pass, but USC trails Monmouth on ESPN2.


C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Playing in Cameron Indoor Stadium makes all the difference for Duke freshman guard Luke Kennard. He's now 15-30 from the field at home vs 2-14 FG. All six of his 3-pointers have come at home (he's 0-9 from 3 pt range on the road.) Kennard is already nearing his season high 12 points with 11 pts in the first half vs Utah State. His season high is 12.

Kennard conncts from deep at Cameron

Duke has built a lead over Utah State thanks in part to its shooting beyond the arc. Luke Kennard and the Blue Devils are 3-of-6 from deep while the Aggies are yet to hit from long range. (Live on ESPNU)


Dubious history for Wichita State

With their loss to Iowa today, the 20th-ranked Shockers became the first team in AP poll history (since 1948-49) to lose four games as a ranked team before the end of November.

No. 6 Duke hosting Utah State

The Blue Devils are 3-0 at home this season, winning by an average of 25.0 PPG. Meanwhile, Utah State comes into the game unbeaten on the season. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

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Wichita was also without its backup point guard and without Anton Grady today in loss to Iowa. But VanVleet is Shockers difference-maker.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke's Brandon Ingram returning to the starting lineup vs Utah State after coming off bench the previous two games. He'll join Grayson Allen, Matt Jones, Amile Jefferson & Marshall Plumlee

Wichita State blown out in Orlando

The 20th-ranked Shockers lost by 22 to unranked Iowa, bringing an end to an AdvoCare International tournament that saw them lose three times. It's their first loss by 20 or more since the '08-09 season. Box score

Watch: Slumping Shockers take on Iowa

Wichita State (2-3) looks to end a two-game losing streak and avoid finishing last in the eighth-team AdvoCare Invitational today. The Shockers haven't lost three straight since February of 2013. Streaming live on ESPN3


Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Got suede on your roof, and you sittin' on leather. So many hundreds in your pocket, they start to stick together. I gotta go to work.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

BYUs Kyle Collinsworth, the king of the triple-double a year ago, nearly got his first this year: Finished with 29 points, 10 ast, 9 boards

Undefeated Purdue keeps Lehigh winless

Isaac Haas had 24 points to lead No. 16 Purdue to a 6-0 record after defeating Lehigh 77-55.