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2017 Schedule
1st in American
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7dAndy 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 

Four-star forward Tyler Polley announces he has committed to UConn. Summer stock-riser.

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9dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

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Campaign slogans for each top-25 college hoops team

Everybody needs something to put on a sign, bumper sticker or hat, right? Here's what each team in our top 25 will be slapping on everything. You can just see Coach K with a button, can't you?

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28dBrett McMurphy and Jake Trotter

Sources: Big 12 cuts expansion list to at least 12

Sources told ESPN the Big 12 has cut its list of candidates to at least 12 schools: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU, Temple and Tulane.

UConn contacts Big 12

UConn president Susan Herbst has sent a letter to the Big 12 Conference indicating the university has "strong interest" in joining the expanding league, Jeff Jacobs reports. Hartford Courant

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37dESPN.com staff

Kourtney Kardashian and other notable top-25 alumni

Everyone knows where NBA stars went to school, but what about non-basketball alumni? From Burt Reynolds to Bing Crosby, we looked at a noteworthy person from each top-25 team's school.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Kris Wilkes tells ESPN he's down to Indiana, Illinois, Xavier, UCLA and UConn.

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48dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

Greatest coach meltdowns in college basketball (1:42)
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50dDana O'Neil

Addition of Gilbert gives UConn a scary-good backcourt

The Huskies had a top-10 recruiting class in 2016, and top-30 prospect Alterique Gilbert joining a backcourt that already features Jalen Adams is bad news for American Conference opponents.

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51dJackie MacMullan

Emeka Okafor seeks comeback: 'He feels great'

Emeka Okafor's agent, Jeff Schwartz, says the 33-year-old, who last played for the Wizards in 2012-13, is in the gym training with an eye on returning to the NBA.

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57dDana O'Neil

Ranking the American's venues: SMU or UConn at the top?

UConn has won a lot of games at Gampel Pavilion, but SMU's recent success has turned Moody Coliseum into a tough place to play. How do all of the American's venues stack up against each other?

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.5
Rebounds Per Game30.0
Assists Per Game9.5
Points Allowed70.0Tied-45th

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record59-30
Championship Seasons1999, 2004, 2011, 2014
Tournament Appearances33