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.
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 John Iati for one game apiece.
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.
Red Storm put on a dunk show.
St. John's had a dunk contest in their dominating win over Nebraska.
Arizona makes easy work of CSU Bakersfield.
Allonzo Trier drops 28 points to lead No. 3 Arizona past CSU Bakersfield 91-59.
Xavier gets revenge on Wisconsin.
Xavier has a big second half to top the home team Wisconsin 80-70.
Sources: Silver meets NCAA to talk 1-and-done
NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA chief Michele Roberts met with the new Commission on College Basketball and discussed how changing the dynamics of the draft could impact the pro and college games.
Arizona's Jackson-Cartwright knocks down half court heave.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright ends the half for Arizona by knocking down a half court shot.
Mizzou takes first loss of season vs. Utah.
The Tigers can't put enough points on the board as they lose their first game of the season 77-59.
Trier knocks down long three.
Allonzo Trier knocks down a three from way behind the arc for Arizona.
Bluiett nails late 3 for Xavier.
Trevon Bluiett gets the open look after a scramble to put Xavier ahead by six.
Providence's Diallo throws it down after broken play.
Alpha Diallo left all alone for the dunk after a big steal for Providence.
LSU puts up big points against Samford.
The Tigers dominate the Bulldogs 105-86 and remain undefeated on the season.
No. 8 Florida rolls past North Florida 108-68.
Six players finish in double figures as the Gators cruise to a home victory vs. the Ospreys.
Barnett throws down vicious slam.
Mizzou's Jordan Barnett leaps from outside the paint for the tomahawk dunk.
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.