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LaVar would thank China's Xi, not Trump.

LaVar Ball isn't convinced that President Donald Trump helped his son LiAngelo Ball get out of China after LiAngelo's shoplifting arrest and questions why the president is concerned with his son instead of political issues.

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Tar Heels roll past the Cardinal.

Kenny Williams and Joel Berry II combine to knock down 11 3-pointers as No. 9 North Carolina cruises to a 96-72 win over Stanford.

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Farrell's career-high 27 fuels Notre Dame.

Matt Farrell leads the Fighting Irish with 27 points and four assists in a 83-56 victory against Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.

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Felton caps off win with poster dunk.

Jalek Felton rocks the rim late in the game to cap off a big win over Stanford for UNC.

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LaVar talks about the severity of shoplifting.

LaVar Ball says he knows that no matter which country his son LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in, it's a crime for which LiAngelo could have gone to jail.

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Kentucky wins despite shaky second half.

The Wildcats go almost six minutes without a basket in the second half, but are able to hold on to a 70-62 win against Troy.

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Lual-Acuil Jr. rolls off the pick for the alley-oop and-1.

Manu Lecomte sets up Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. with the big alley-oop and-1 for the Bears.

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Missouri escapes Emporia State 67-62.

The Tigers shoots 40 percent from the floor but manages to come away with a tough win vs. the Hornets.

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Kentucky

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No. 8 Wildcats edge Trojans 70-62.

Kentucky outrebounds Troy 53-30 and shoots 44 percent from the field in the win.

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Wichita State survives Cal's upset bid.

Trailing by as many as 18 points, Wichita State storms back to defeat California 92-82.

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MSU grinds out 77-68 win over Green Bay.

Forward Abdul Ado scores 12 points and grabs 11 boards to help the Bulldogs remain 3-0.

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Colson spins to make jumper.

Bonzie Colson regains his dribble and creates space to knock down a quick two for the Irish.

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O'Mara muscles up for a three-point play for Xavier.

The Musketeers' Sean O'Mara grabs a rebound and scores on the putback for the and-1 bucket.

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Texas A&M

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No. 16 Texas A&M defeats Oklahoma State 72-55.

DJ Hogg leads the Aggies with 18 points to take home the win in the Progressive Legends Classic.

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Xavier

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Goodin with the steal and fast-break dunk.

Off the steal, Quinten Goodin throws down a dunk in transition.

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Bagley proves too much for Furman in Duke's win.

Furman keeps it close early, but Marvin Bagley III's 24 points and eight rebounds propels the Blue Devils to a 92-63 victory.

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Creighton tops UCLA 100-89.

Without LiAngelo Ball, Bluejays' guard Marcus Foster's 23 points and guard Mitchell Ballock's 22 leads Creighton past No. 23 UCLA by 11.

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Knox flies down court for alley-oop.

Kentucky's Kevin Knox gets to the net quickly for a big alley-oop.

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WVU's West soars in for the tip.

Lamont West swoops in to tip-in the missed shot to extend the Mountaineers' lead to 19.

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Levin sneaks in a dunk for Long Beach State.

Gabe Levin dunks off the bullet pass from Edon Maxhuni to close the gap for Long Beach State.

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Krampelj slams home alley-oop.

Khyri Thomas lobs a long ball for Martin Krampelj, who brings down the alley-oop with two hands for Creighton.

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Konate dominating on both ends.

Sagaba Konate scores on the block and blocks the shot of Long Beach State's Barry Ogalue on the other end.

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Champions Classic takeaways

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  • What Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky will look like come March

    Sure, it was only one night. And it was only one night in November. But these four big-name teams -- Duke, Kansas, Michigan State and Kentucky -- offered glimpses into the future during the Champions Classic. Some look bright. Others should be concerned.

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  • The uncomfortable return of college basketball

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  • ESPN's predictions: Final Four, national title and more

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Who's #1? Who's #351?

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  • Ranking every team in college basketball from 1-351

    The big names are obvious: Arizona, Duke, Michigan State and on and on. But where does your team fall? Top 50? Top 100? The more you scroll, the worse it gets. Top 200? You just hope you aren't No. 351.