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3-Point Shot: UCLA's case for Top 25

UCLA has the talent. Is Steve Alford's squad a top 25 team? Andy Katz discusses that and more.

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ESPNU CBB Podcast: Kris Dunn is back!

Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg weigh in on cases of academic impropriety at both SMU and UNC. Plus, Providence PG Kris Dunn and Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall join the show.

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33mAdam Finkelstein

5 observations: USA Basketball minicamp

ESPN No. 2 Jayson Tatum and No. 3 Josh Jackson were among the players who displayed next-level skills in Colorado Springs.

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Scout's Take: Top-25 prospect Gabriel picks Kentucky

Wenyen Gabriel, who announced his decision on ESPN.com Thursday, should be an immediate impact defender for John Calipari's program. His skill set is similar to that of NBA forward Luol Deng.

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6dJohn Gasaway

Gasaway: Hey you, stop shooting so much!

Some players approach the game with a shoot-first, pass-second approach. Here's five guys who might want to consider making the extra pass a little more often.

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7dDana O'Neil

Is the 15-year Big Ten title drought about to end?

The Big Ten hasn't won a national title since Mateen Cleaves and Michigan State won it all in 2000. Is this the year the conference's drought ends?

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12dSam Strong

Watch: LSU's Ben Simmons pushes a truck

LSU freshman star Ben Simmons is getting ready for the season using a unique training regimen. Watch as he and teammate Keith Hornsby push a truck.


Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Good rule change in NCAA: Post defender can finally use his arm bar to protect against offensive player backing him down and bullying him.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Coaches coaches: Need to discuss with your staff when in possession late if it's worth 1-shot tech to call excessive TO this year. 30-sec TO

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

End of MNF game was big reason why coaches must read rule book. Play WAS a judgement call but Detroit sideline still looked unaware of rule.

John Calipari @UKCoachCalipari

I'm yet to meet a person who has anything but something positive to say about him. Keep him in your prayers. He will be back in four weeks.