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4hDana O'Neil

Kennard, Jefferson enjoy surprise lead roles as Duke gets healthy

For all of Duke's young star power, it has been Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson who have the Blue Devils at 9-1 after Tuesday's win over Florida.

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Drake coach Giacoletti resigns after 1-7 start

Drake coach Ray Giacoletti resigned Tuesday after three-plus seasons, saying it was time for a "new voice" to lead the Bulldogs out of a skid that has them 1-7 this season.

FAU stuns Ohio State on go-ahead shot with a second left (0:58)
ASU's Oleka goes over the top for one-handed slam (0:16)
Kansas tops UMKC to get Self 600th win (1:00)
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16hThomas Neumann

Thinking globally helps Bradley rebuild

If you need more proof that basketball is a worldwide game, just look at Bradley's roster. With five overseas players representing four countries on three continents, the Braves are truly global.

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15hDick 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.

Coach K has supported the V Foundation from the beginning (0:29)
Injuries don't phase Duke, but leave Michigan State in survival mode (1:53)
Ball striving to be as great as Westbrook (0:58)
Isola praises the Ball family (1:02)
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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Wisconsin's Iverson sneaks backdoor for alley-oop (0:19)
Jones hits McSwain with the half-court alley-oop for Indiana (0:16)


Duke tops Florida to improve to 9-1

Amile Jefferson, Luke Kennard and Jayson Tatum combined to score 75 points in No. 5 Duke's 84-74 win over No. 21 Florida.


Jefferson finishes off sequence with dunk

After Luke Kennard steals the ball and takes off towards the basket, the Duke offense uses quick passes to work the ball around before finding Amile Jefferson all alone for the easy dunk.


Fau Stuns Ohio State with Late Shot

Nick Rutherford's floater goes down with one second left to give Florida Atlantic the lead for good over the Buckeyes.


Sun Devils turn steal into huge alley-oop

Obinna Oleka got Arizona State on the board in style when he elevated over Purdue's P.J. Thompson to complete this highlight-reel dunk.


ESPN Stats and Information  

In Tuesday night's win over Florida, Luke Kennard, Amile Jefferson and Jayson Tatum combined for 75 points for Duke. The rest of the team combined for 9. It was the 1st time since Jan. 20, 2001 with 3 players scoring at least 22 points (Jay Williams, Carlos Boozer, Shane Battier).

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Coach K on Harry Giles return: "we're hoping before Christmas -- those two games."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K on Harry Giles: "We're hoping before Christmas."

Brett Edgerton ESPN Editor 

Coach K reflects on the larger cause after tonight's win over Florida. "It's always an honor to play at the Garden. And it's always an honor to play against a really good team in the Garden when your bringing attention to the fight against cancer."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Kennard/Amile Jefferson/Jayson Tatum 75, Florida 74.

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Entering the night, FAU was 0-6 vs Big Ten teams over the last 20 seasons. All of those losses were by at least 10 points with 5 of them by at least 25 points. Tonight they beat Ohio State 79-77 in overtime. It was their 1st road win vs a major conference team since 2010 at Mississippi State (also a 2-point win).

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Three five-star freshmen out to start the season, a preseason All-American banged up. And so Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson just play like All-Americans.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Trouble in Texas continues as Longhorns suffer 53-50 loss at Michigan, the fourth loss in five games for the Longhorns. They had a two-point lead with 1:56 to go but ended the game with a pair of Eric Davis Jr. misses and a bad foul by Jarrett Allen that disqualified him. They had chances but couldn't close the show.

Jefferson Loses Contact on Layup

Grayson Allen misses the shot, but Amile Jefferson is there to put it back for Duke. But Jefferson lost a contact lens on the play.


Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Amile Jefferson has now reached a career-high in points in back-to-back games. Twenty last game, 22 tonight. Via ESPN Stats & Info.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

?Luke Kennard/Amile Jefferson 31, Florida 31.? Duke up 10 at the half.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Kennard continues to put so much pressure on the defense. Can pull-up quickly, find guys with the pass, bury deep jumpers. Been great this season.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

From our invaluable ESPN researcher Jacob Emert: Ohio State 122-8 at home in nonconference games under Thad Matta but check this: 108-3 first 11 seasons and now after FAU loss 14-5 the last two seasons.