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2017 Schedule
4th in Big 12
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4dAndy Katz

UNC, Duke among 16 teams set for Nike tourney

Sixteen schools, including Duke, North Carolina and Michigan State, will participate in a Thanksgiving week event in Portland to honor Nike founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 27 Matt Coleman is down to Duke, Kansas, Texas, Syracuse and Stanford.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Other noteworthy official visits from uncommitted prospects: Nate Watson (Providence), Hasahn French (Marquette), Victor Uyaelunmo (Vanderbilt), Jase Febres (Texas), Nate Pierre-Louis (Temple).

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24dJohn Gasaway

The projected stat lines for an epic freshman class

Don't know much about this freshman class, except that it's good? OK, it's really, really good. But what should you expect? It's never too early to predict the stat lines for the best.

26dReggie Rankin

Scout's Take: ESPN 100 Jericho Sims commits to Texas

Four star center Jericho Sims, who is one of the fresh faces in the recently updated ESPN 100, committed to Texas on Monday just hours after returning from his official visit to Austin.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 67 Jericho Sims has committed to Texas, source told ESPN. Second ESPN 100 commitment in 2017 for Shaka Smart.

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Texas rewards Smart with extension, pay bump

Longhorns coach Shaka Smart, who led his team to the first round of the NCAA tournament last season, signed a contract extension through 2023 and will earn an additional $100,000 per season.

With 12th pick in draft, Bulls would ...

With Robin Lopez being something of a stopgap in the middle, Chad Ford sees Chicago selecting Texas' Jarrett Allen. The 6-foot-10 freshman won't be an immediate replacement but possesses huge upside. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Durant carries Team USA to gold medal

Kevin Durant's 24 first-half points led all scorers and lifted the U.S. to a 23-point halftime lead in the gold-medal game. Durant finished with 30 points in the 96-66 rout of Serbia. Team USA saves best for last

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What will Turner do for an encore?

Myles Turner finished eighth in voting for the rookie of the year in 2015-16. Chad Ford rates the 6-foot-11 center from the University of Texas above that in his assessment of second-year NBA players. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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48dEamonn Brennan

New faces ready to continue Kansas' Big 12 reign

Kansas owns the Big 12. But Shaka Smart and Texas -- among others -- want to make it a more interesting fight. The Jayhawks' newcomers are ready, but can others add enough to challenge them?

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Jarrett Allen is No. 11 on first Big Board

The Texas freshman averaged 10.6 points and nine rebounds while playing just 24 minutes per game in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship. Chad Ford believes he could end up being the first center selected in the NBA draft. Ford's 2017 Big Board (Insider)

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Watch: Former college stars play for $2 million

Overseas Elite, a team comprised primarily of former college stars playing professionally in other countries trails underdog Team Colorado 46-36 at halftime in the championship game of The Basketball Tournament. Can Elite make a comeback with $2 million on the line? Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Myck Kabongo could earn a big paycheck

The former Texas guard, who earned $25,000 the past couple of years in the NBA's D-League, won $107,000 in last year's TBT. His Overseas Elite team is back in the title game (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) with $2 million on the line. Goodman: Everything you need to know

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Drake wears Kentucky gear at Texas, players lose minds (0:24)
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74dJeff Goodman

Big 12 stability: Would Bill Self jump to NBA?

Bill Self has had a great run in Kansas. Would he ever bolt for the NBA? Don't be surprised. Our Big 12 coach stability rankings wonder who else might leave or be pushed.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Some potential scheduling for early-season tournaments: Coaches have confirmed the Hall of Fame matchups Nov. 19-20 at the Mohegan Sun: Duke-Penn State, Cincinnati-URI; CBE Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City with Kansas-UAB, GW-Georgia; The Legends Classic isn't official yet but at least one coach expects it to be Notre Dame-Colorado, Texas-Northwestern Nov. 21-22 in Brooklyn; The 2K Classic in NYC hasn't been announced yet either but the matchups being discussed most were Marquette-Michigan, SMU-Pitt for the Nov. 17-18 games at MSG; The Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 21-23 has found its fourth team as Saint Louis coach Travis Ford confirmed the Billikens replaced Minnesota to join BYU, Alabama and Valparaiso. The matchups aren't available yet. And Maui Invitational organizer Dave Odom said the Maui bracket will be announced on July 19.

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Will Washington continue to endure?

Conditioning has been the question with P.J. Washington, but lately he's made strides in that department. This is Washington's third Peach Jam; expect his renowned offensive abilities to be on full display. Five players to watch at Peach Jam (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.0
Rebounds Per Game32.0
Assists Per Game10.0
Points Allowed75.0Tied-73rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record35-36
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances33