Weekend lookahead: Is USC ready for its moment?
USC is headed toward an early test, which is an important step for a program that's seemingly long been positioned for success but has yet to deliver.
In turbulent times, Louisville upperclassmen offer a steadying presence
Normalcy means something different to Louisville's upperclassmen than it does to others. They've endured plenty of drama and scandals, and have helped the Cardinals cope with the FBI investigation that has embroiled their season.
Xavier's poise and depth give Trevon Bluiett time to shine
Trevon Bluiett was off early at a raucous Kohl Center, but No. 15 Xavier got plenty of help picking up the slack until Bluiett buried Wisconsin late.
Sources: UCLA debates trio's suspension
Multiple sources told ESPN that UCLA officials are debating how long to keep out the three suspended freshmen players who admitted to shoplifting during the basketball team's trip to China last week.
QB Hurts keeping Tide rolling.
SEC Network's Dari Nowkhah and Chris Doering examine Alabama's win streak and QB Jalen Hurts' skillset.
Petty's record night pushes Bama to victory.
John Petty talks about hitting 10 3-pointers and breaking the school record in the Tide's dominant 104-67 victory over Alabama A&M.
Wildcats extend lead on alley-oop.
Jalen Brunson lobs a pass from downtown to Mikal Bridges for the two-handed dunk.
Ole Miss slides past Georgia State 77-72.
The Rebels win a back-and-forth battle with the Panthers to move to 3-0.
Green's energy helps lead UK over ETSU.
Wildcats guard Quade Green speaks on his confidence level and his team's approach in Kentucky's win.
Texas A&M's Chandler goes up and under the hoop.
Jay Jay Chandler drives hard on the baseline and finishes with a saucy reverse layup.
Cartwright shows off the handles on jumper.
Providence's Kyron Cartwright shows off his ball handling before nailing the step-back jumper in the first half.
Kansas's Newman shows fancy move on bucket.
Malik Newman takes the outlet pass and hits the defender with a stutter step for the bucket.
Knox goes coast-to-coast.
Kevin Knox takes it the length of the court and finishes with a smooth floater.
Bagley block followed by Allen skilled finish.
Marvin Bagley III swats a ball to half court to meet Grayson Allen who goes behind-the-back to finish the lay-up.
Louisville's Perry turning defense into offense.
Darius Perry shows great instincts to steal the ball, then cruises down the floor and finishes with an easy dunk.
Albany suspends coaches 1 game for violation
A Level III recruiting violation has led to the NCAA suspending University at Albany coach Will Brown and associate head coach Jon Iati for one game apiece.
Virginia Tech's Hill hits tough and-1 layup.
Ahmed Hill continues to dominate in the first half as he drives and finishes the layup for a chance at a 3-point play.
UNC AD Cunningham signs six-year contract
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has signed a new six-year contract. Cunningham will earn a base $740,440 salary through June 2023.
Williams' 3 extends Boise State lead.
Lexus Williams makes his third 3-point bucket to increase Boise State's lead 82-64 against Illinois State in the final 30 seconds of the game.
What is the path forward for UCLA players.
The OTL Friday Four crew debate what should be the ramifications of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China.
Gamecocks bounce back on Day 2 of Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin talks about how his team was able to secure an 80-56 win against UTEP.
Enechionyia hook adds to Temple lead.
Obi Enechionyia hits a right-hand jump hook to extend the lead for Temple.
McLemore stuffs it down for Auburn.
Anfernee McLemore rebounds and slams home a dunk to pull Auburn closer to Temple.
South Carolina's Silva rises up for monster block.
Chris Silva rejects UTEP's Matt Willms shot at the rim in the second half.
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.
After an offseason filled with scandal, college basketball tries to move forward. It is, after all, opening night. But the stain of the past few months and threat of more trouble in the months ahead make it impossible to simply focus on the games.
There were different names here and there, but a few kept popping up over and over. Whether it was title winner, player of the year or coach of the year, the conversation kept shifting to East Lansing.
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.