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16hJeff Goodman

College hoops Power Rankings: It's your turn, Villanova

Duke had its shot. Indiana had its shot. Step right up, Villanova. The first month of the season has been marked by volatility. Any chances things settle down?

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10hDick Vitale

Remember John Saunders during Jimmy V Week

The late John Saunders had a strong bond to Jim Valvano and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Dickie V will be thinking about Saunders at the Jimmy V Classic this week.

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North Carolina cruises past Radford (0:44)
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Isola praises the Ball family (1:02)
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Frank Mason's layup is so ridiculous it even impresses Frank Mason (0:37)
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Bracketology: The quick rise of Baylor basketball

Remember way, way back on Nov. 3 -- a whole four weeks ago -- when Baylor debuted as a No. 8 seed? Well, things have changed -- in a hurry. The Bears have made a big move.

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NC State's Smith posterizes defender with tomahawk slam (0:20)
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Wisconsin's Iverson sneaks backdoor for alley-oop (0:19)
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Jones hits McSwain with the half-court alley-oop for Indiana (0:16)
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Virginia rallies to beat Ohio State (1:07)
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Don't let these ACC-Big Ten Challenge games fly under your radar (1:41)
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13dDana O'Neil

Ray Smith's career ended before it started

Arizona's Ray Smith, once a top-30 prospect, retired a few weeks ago. He's only 19. But after a third ACL injury, he opted to walk away and start the next part of his life. And he's OK with that.

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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

The word that best describes a Kevin Ollie-coached UConn is resilient.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Chris Mullin, Greg St. Jean and the Johnnies in a war right now with Cal State Northridge. Up 2 with less than a minute left.

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Syracuse was unable to get anything to fall in the first half against Connecticut.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

How to analyze Monday's first half between UConn and Syracuse: Contract a licensed professional. 23-21 Syracuse. Traumatic.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Brown's Steven Spieth, the younger brother of Jordan, has been phenomenal this season. Senior averaging 18.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 4.8 apg.