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Inspired by the Cubs, Northwestern trying to do the impossible

The Cubs did the impossible and won the World Series. A few miles up the road, Northwestern is trying to do something similarly impossible: make the NCAA tournament. Is this the year?

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Bracketology: Oregon making its move

Oregon has climbed up to a No. 4 seed, but it is still looking up at its Pac-12 rival UCLA. Can the Ducks, now fully healthy, keep climbing?

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Tacko Fall's 7-foot-6-sized road to UCF

New to basketball from Senegal, Tacko Fall's path took him to six U.S. states. He nearly had to leave the country and had a run-in with the NCAA, but now he's flourishing with the Golden Knights.

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Northwestern men's basketball gets its first win at Ohio State since Feb. 24, 1977. Northwestern has started 5-2 in the Big Ten for first time since 1967-68.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Selection Sunday in 50 days. Hard to believe...

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Will sleep on it, but look for Baylor to replace UCLA as a No. 1 seed in Monday's bracket. Gonzaga, still undefeated, is next in line.

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Saint Mary's guard Joe Rahon has 17 points in the first half against Pepperdine. Before tonight, the most points he had scored in a game this season was 14.

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Duke scored 31 points off turnovers tonight vs Miami, the most they have scored in a game in the last 2 seasons

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Duke's Matt Jones scored all 13 of his points in the second half, 11 coming on shots from outside the paint (4-of-4). Miami was 1-of-9 on shots from outside the paint in the second half after going 7-of-19 in the first half. Duke reversed form, too, going 7-of-11 from outside the paint in the second half after an 0-for-12 first half.

Duke storms back against Miami

After starting the game 0-10 from downtown, Duke scored 20 consecutive points in the second half to take the lead over Miami (FL).

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami had six turnovers in the first half -- it has seven in the first five minutes of he second half. Duke on 14-1 run all with Luke Kennard & Grayson Allen on the bench

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Capel starts what might be the best defensive lineup for Duke in Jackson, Jones, Tatum, Jefferson, Bolden -- team has responded with 7-1 run to start the second half

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Kentucky's Malik Monk had his fifth 25-point game Saturday, tied for second-most by a Kentucky freshman under eighth-year coach John Calipari. The record is six 25-point games, by Jamal Murray last season, and Monk has at least 13 games left on the schedule this season. Terrence Jones also had five 25-point games his freshman season.

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Miami leads No. 18 Duke by 11 at halftime. The Hurricanes are 7-of-19 on shots from outside the paint. Duke is 0-for-12.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Grayson Allen immediately grabbed his left hand/wrist and is still grimacing after chasing rebound, but appears he'll play through it

Grayson Allen gets smacked in the face

Going for a rebound, Duke's Grayson Allen gets inadvertently smacked across the face and heads to the bench to patch up some bleeding.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke's huddle didn't appear to be about strategy, looked like associate head coach Jeff Capel was yelling about effort/energy

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke has been held below 40% shooting in the first half in four games: Rhode Island, Tennessee State, Virginia Tech & Florida State. Currently vs Miami the Blue Devils are shooting 21% (4-19) FG, which would be a new season low