Trump to LaVar: 'Should have left them in jail!'
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he should have left the three detained UCLA men's basketball players "in jail" in China after LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, downplayed Trump's involvement in their release.
Northwestern's response shows it's ready for hype, expectations
Northwestern is used to flying under the radar. One year removed from making its first NCAA tournament, the Wildcats now have a target on their back.
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.
Auburn slides past Hofstra 89-78.
Head coach Bruce Pearl breaks down the Tigers' third-place performance in the Charleston Classic.
Bridges leaves game with injury in Michigan State's win.
Before leaving in the second half with an apparent ankle injury, Miles Bridges drops 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting to help Michigan State past Stony Brook in a 93-71 win.
Minnesota's Coffey finishes nice pass with two-handed jam.
Golden Gophers' Dupree McBrayer bounce passes it backwards to Amir Coffey who jams it in for a dunk.
Golden Gophers' Konate dunks.
Minnesota's Nate Mason goes in for the drive and tosses it to Bakary Konate who finishes strong with a dunk.
No. 8 Florida survives UNH 70-63.
The Gators hold off a tough New Hampshire squad to grab a win and remain undefeated.
New Hampshire and Florida trade baskets.
New Hampshire's John Ogwuche banks in the 3-pointer to take the lead but Jalen Hudson gives the lead back to Florida with a fastbreak dunk.
Texas Tech claims Hall-of-Fame Tip-Off title.
ESPN's Chris Spatola and John Brickley discuss Keenan Evans and the Red Raiders' dominant performance against Northwestern.
Red Raiders' Moretti sinks 3-point jumper.
Davide Moretti drains 3-point jumper from the wing.
MSU star Bridges 'day to day' with hurt ankle
Michigan State star Miles Bridges sprained his left ankle in the team's win over Stony Brook on Sunday, making him uncertain for the PK80 tournament this week.
Behind-the-back pass leads to Minnesota dunk.
Amir Coffey gets the steal and passes ahead to Dupree McBrayer who makes the great behind-the-back pass back to Coffey for the dunk.
Bridges throws down alley-oop.
Michigan State's Lourawls Nairn Jr. lobs a pass at the rim for Miles Bridges for the loud dunk in the first half.
UGA escapes with 68-65 win over Texas A&M-CC.
A pair of late-game free throws lift the Bulldogs past the Islanders as they remain unbeaten on the season.
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Morsell gets up for the big and-1 Maryland dunk.
Anthony Cowan dishes to Darryl Morsell and the freshman sends in a big dunk plus the foul against Bucknell.
Battle spins by defender for the big Syracuse dunk.
Tyus Battle escapes the defense with a stellar spin move, drives baseline and throws down a punishing one-handed jam against Texas Southern.
Mississippi State moves past FAMU.
The Bulldogs cruise to a 79-48 victory over the Rattlers to move to 2-0.
Delgado's behind-the-back pass sets up a Nzei slam.
Seton Hall's Michael Nzei buts down dunk after Angel Delgado makes a crisp no look pass.
Pardon slams a dunk, gets block on other end.
After a nice dunk, Northwestern's Dererk Pardon comes up with a block on defense.
Top '18 prospect Simons considering NBA draft
Anfernee Simons, a consensus top-10 recruit in the 2018 high school class, is strongly considering entering his name in the upcoming draft, he informed ESPN this weekend.
LaVar on Trump's role in UCLA incident: 'Who?'
LaVar Ball downplayed President Donald Trump's role in getting son LiAngelo and two other UCLA freshmen out of legal trouble following the players' arrests in China, telling ESPN, "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."
Kansas dominates South Dakota State.
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk drops 27 points and the Jayhawks roll to a 98-64 win over the Jackrabbits.
Villanova routs Lafayette at home.
Miles Bridges finishes with 24 points as the Wildcats win by 47.
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.