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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.