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.
LaVar on Trump's role in UCLA incident: 'Who?'
LaVar Ball downplayed U.S. President Donald Trump's role in getting son LiAngelo and two other UCLA freshmen out of legal trouble following the players' arrests in China on Nov. 7, 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.
UCLA dominates South Carolina State.
Jaylen Hands scores 22 points and Thomas Welsh adds 13 points to lead UCLA to a 96-68 win.
Louisville holds off Omaha in win.
Omaha challenges No. 18 Louisville at home, but they do not have enough as the Cardinals win 87-78.
Knox's big second half carries Wildcats.
Kevin Knox records a double-double for the Wildcats as they win 87-61 over East Tennessee State.
No. 16 Texas A&M takes down UCSB 84-65.
DJ Hogg leads the Aggies with 24 points in their home win to move to 2-0 on the season.
Bagley returns with a fury in Duke's win.
After an early exit against Michigan State, Marvin Bagley III returns to score 19 points and add 11 rebounds as Duke rolls past Southern 78-61.
Arkansas' defense steps up in win vs. Fresno State.
The Razorbacks force 16 turnovers and tally six blocks in their 83-75 win over the Bulldogs.
Alabama freshman breaks school record for made 3-pointers.
John Petty makes 10 3-pointers against Alabama A&M setting a new school record.
UK shakes off slow start to beat ETSU 78-61.
The Wildcats trail for most of the first half but use a strong second half to overcome the Buccaneers.
UCLA's Hands throws down monster jam.
Jaylen Hands steals the ball and throws down the tomahawk slam.
Vandy gets close win over UNC Asheville.
The Commodores earn an impressive 79-76 victory and improve to 2-1 on the season.
Petty's record night pushes Bama to victory.
John Petty talks about hitting 10 3-pointers and breaking the school record in the Tide's dominant 104-67 victory over Alabama A&M.
Wildcats extend lead on alley-oop.
Jalen Brunson lobs a pass from downtown to Mikal Bridges for the two-handed dunk.
Ole Miss slides past Georgia State 77-72.
The Rebels win a back-and-forth battle with the Panthers to move to 3-0.
Green's energy helps lead UK over ETSU.
Wildcats guard Quade Green speaks on his confidence level and his team's approach in Kentucky's win.
Texas A&M's Chandler goes up and under the hoop.
Jay Jay Chandler drives hard on the baseline and finishes with a saucy reverse layup.
Cartwright shows off the handles on jumper.
Providence's Kyron Cartwright shows off his ball handling before nailing the step-back jumper in the first half.
Kansas's Newman shows fancy move on bucket.
Malik Newman takes the outlet pass and hits the defender with a stutter step for the bucket.
Knox goes coast-to-coast.
Kevin Knox takes it the length of the court and finishes with a smooth floater.
Bagley block followed by Allen skilled finish.
Marvin Bagley III swats a ball to half court to meet Grayson Allen who goes behind-the-back to finish the lay-up.
Louisville's Perry turning defense into offense.
Darius Perry shows great instincts to steal the ball, then cruises down the floor and finishes with an easy dunk.
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 Jon Iati for one game apiece.
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.