In two minutes, Michael Porter Jr. -- and all hope for Missouri -- was lost
Players like Michael Porter Jr. don't often choose to play basketball at Missouri. His decision was supposed to lift the Tigers, make them relevant again. And even before Porter played, you could feel it. Then, after it barely started, it ended.
What Michael Porter Jr.'s injury means for his NBA draft stock
Porter, a potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft, will likely miss the rest of the college basketball season after back surgery. How much will his draft stock fall, if at all?
Missouri's Porter Jr. (back) likely out for season
Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. will have back surgery and is likely out for the remainder of the season, the school announced on Tuesday.
Porter injury huge blow to Mizzou.
Ryen Russillo and Will Cain react to the news of high-profile prospect Michael Porter Jr. being out for the season with a back injury.
Williams: Porter Jr. 'can still be No.1 pick.'
Jay Williams says Missouri's Michael Porter Jr.'s injury further proves that players who have a chance to be a NBA top pick shouldn't jeopardize it by playing in college.
Jenkins continues to pour in points with lay-in.
De'Riante Jenkins drives to the basket for a layup giving him 27 points vs. Cal.
Porter to undergo back surgery, likely out for season.
Dalen Cuff and Chris Spatola react to the news that Michael Porter Jr. will have back surgery and weigh the highly touted recruit's options with the NBA draft.
Kelly proud of the way his team played vs. Marquette.
Rashard Kelly, who nearly posted a triple-double, says Wichita State has to keep focusing on rebounding and defense to have success this season.
Reaves uses sweet spin move on layup.
Austin Reaves drives to the basket and spins around his defender to make a bucket.
Louisville calls sanctions 'excessive' in appeal
Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions imposed "grossly excessive" penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men's basketball championship and tournament revenue for a sex scandal.
UConn's Adams pays fine over scooter crash
UConn guard Jalen Adams has paid a $50 fine to resolve the legal case stemming from an on-campus scooter crash that also resulted in his one-game suspension from the team. The charge was reduced to an infraction.
Can Vanderbilt land a top-five recruiting class and other unanswered signing period questions
There are still plenty of unanswered questions in 2018, ranging from whether Vanderbilt can land a top-five class to Zion Williamson's recruitment.
Manute Bol's son will join the Oregon Ducks next fall.
South Sudanese-American Bol Bol, the son of Manute Bol, has committed to Oregon as the Number 1 center in his class.
Hard Cuts: A season inside Princeton basketball, Walking the Beat - Via Ivy League.
A look back at Princeton's week against mid-major powers BYU and St. Joseph's
Wichita State rides second-half wave, plus other impressions from Monday tourneys
Wichita State got a wake-up call in Maui, but the Shockers showed the mettle that has made them one of the country's most consistent winners.
These teams are already looking for answers
Northwestern made history last season with its first NCAA tournament appearance. This season? Already two losses. It's too early to panic, but not too early to regroup. And the Wildcats aren't alone. Michigan State, Kentucky and more are searching.
Is the next Antetokounmpo on track for an NBA leap?
Dayton redshirt freshman Kostas Antetokounmpo, the 20-year-old brother of the Bucks' MVP candidate, is impressing scouts with his long-term potential. What's his NBA outlook?
Tar Heels roll past the Cardinal.
Kenny Williams and Joel Berry II combine to knock down 11 3-pointers as No. 9 North Carolina cruises to a 96-72 win over Stanford.
Farrell's career-high 27 fuels Notre Dame.
Matt Farrell leads the Fighting Irish with 27 points and four assists in a 83-56 victory against Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.
Felton caps off win with poster dunk.
Jalek Felton rocks the rim late in the game to cap off a big win over Stanford for UNC.
LaVar would thank China's Xi, not Trump.
LaVar Ball isn't convinced that President Donald Trump helped his son LiAngelo Ball get out of China after LiAngelo's shoplifting arrest and questions why the president is concerned with his son instead of political issues.
LaVar talks about the severity of shoplifting.
LaVar Ball says he knows that no matter which country his son LiAngelo Ball shoplifted in, it's a crime for which LiAngelo could have gone to jail.
Kentucky wins despite shaky second half.
The Wildcats go almost six minutes without a basket in the second half, but are able to hold on to a 70-62 win against Troy.
Lual-Acuil Jr. rolls off the pick for the alley-oop and-1.
Manu Lecomte sets up Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. with the big alley-oop and-1 for the Bears.
Missouri escapes Emporia State 67-62.
The Tigers shoot 40 percent from the floor but manages to come away with a tough win vs. the Hornets.
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.