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Nifty pass leads to big Notre Dame dunk

Matt Farrell dropped off this behind-the-back pass to V.J. Beachem, who threw down a thunderous slam. The 15th-ranked Fighting Irish lead Syracuse 41-32 at halftime on ESPN.

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Ky Bowman has 18 points so far for Boston College against North Carolina (7-11 FG). The rest of Boston College has a combined 9 points (4-19 FG). In his previous 2 games, Bowman had a total of 10 points on 4-15 shooting.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida has scored 9 points in the first 10:30 of its matchup against Vanderbilt (10 points). Gators defense as impressive as its offense is unreliable.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

It's difficult to be under-discussed on the No. 1-ranked defending champion, but Darryl Reynolds is under-discussed.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Great news for Syracuse. Just did first SportsCenter hit of the season and said Orange will miss NCAAs. 'Cuse fans can thank me later.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Duke is young and ridiculously talented, with 8 players and 1 coach missing games to injury. Improved D and PG play away from a Final Four.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona announces that Allonzo Trier will play on Saturday against UCLA. Has been suspended all season, most recent drug test was negative.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon's Dillon Brooks (lower left leg injury) saw doctors today and is in a walking boot, per release.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Xavier coach Chris Mack on Myles Davis departure: "Myles and I met earlier this morning. As Myles has stated, he has left our basketball program. He and his family have asked for privacy and can share more information if they see fit."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Proposal 2016-136-3 is the first to fail in the autonomy session. It would have allowed an exception for student-athletes to participate in "limited recruiting activities" during time away from athletic activities in the academic year.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

First time-balance proposal up for vote at the autonomy session was No. 2016-135, which prohibits athletically related activities (not including games) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. It passes with unanimous approval. "That's a big deal," says Minnesota president Eric Kaler, chair of the D-I board of directors.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Top uncommitted prospect Mohamed Bamba takes his official visit to Kentucky this weekend. Bamba has already visited Michigan and Texas, and will visit Duke soon. Kentucky has AAU teammate Quade Green and close friend Hamidou Diallo already committed.