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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Kansas shoots 57 percent, coughs it up just six times and wins rebound battle by 4. That adds up to a 7-point lead at break but WVU is still well within striking distance. Stay tuned ....

Purdue runs past MSU in first half

MSU's Eron Harris missed a dunk and Purdue's Rapheal Davis (19 points) capitalized on the mistake, draining a 3-pointer to help extend the lead. The Boilermakers are up 46-30 at the half. (Live on ESPN)

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Kansas leading battle for 1st in Big 12

A win tonight for the Jayhawks would tie them with West Virginia and Oklahoma for first in the conference. They've built a 7-point halftime lead over WVU to get 20 minutes away from that goal. Game is on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Miami beats buzzer, but still trails Pitt

Sheldon McClellan's first field goal was an impressive one; it also cut the Panthers' lead to 5 points at half.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Certainly this is more West Virginia's brand of basketball but Kansas is not rattled. Working the boards and limiting turnovers for the 8-point lead.

Davis gets steal, throws down alley

Deyonta Davis forces a turnover then punishes the rim with an alley-oop on the other end of the court. No. 18 Purdue leads No. 8 Michigan State live on ESPN.

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Selden gets layup... and a technical

Wayne Selden Jr. was T'd up for having words with a West Virginia player after making a layup. Kansas leads early, live on ESPN2.

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This alley-oop is Rock Chalk approved

Kansas gave its faithful an early boost with an alley-oop slammed home by Landen Lucas. (Live on ESPN2)

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Watch: (8) Michigan State at (18) Purdue

One compelling storyline for this matchup of middle-of-the-pack Big 10 teams: Purdue freshman and conference rebounds leader Caleb Swanigan makes his debut against MSU, the school he decommitted from this fall. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Watch: (10) West Virginia at (6) Kansas

These teams met on Jan. 13 and the Mountaineers took down the then-No. 1 Jayhawks. But they've switched roles for this matchup as WVU sits alone atop the Big 12. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Watch: Pittsburgh at (12) Miami

Miami rides a two-game win streak in which star guard Sheldon McClellan averaged 17 points per game and shot 80% from the field. Four of Pitt's five losses this season have come in ACC play. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Best sports photos of the week

Von Miller strips the ball from Cam, President Obama cracks jokes and the Fighting Irish take down the Tar Heels. Photos

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Rick Pitino: 'I'll be totally vindicated'

The Louisville coach joined Mike & Mike and thinks the future is bright for both his team, and himself.

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Big night of college hoops

  • 7 p.m. ET: (8) MSU at (18) Purdue on ESPN
  • 7 p.m. ET: (10) WVU at (6) Kansas on ESPN2
  • 7 p.m. ET: Pitt at (12) Miami on ESPNU
  • 9 p.m. ET: Georgia at (22) Kentucky on ESPN

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College hoops Power Rankings: Nova's No. 1

The question has come up again, as it seemingly has all season: Who is No. 1? Our voters had a hard time -- again -- but eventually settled on Villanova. Power Rankings

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Who will take Louisville's tourney spot?

Six ACC teams still have work to do. Fortunately for them, an extra bid is available after Louisville's self-imposed ban. Duke and Notre Dame have jumped ahead of the pack. Bubble Watch

Magic praises Izzo, Michigan State

NBA legend Magic Johnson agreed with Stephen A. Smith that coach Tom Izzo is great for the Spartans.

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Pitino: 'The system is broken'

Louisville coach Rick Pitino told Mike and Mike that he would do "anything" if his players could participate in the NCAA tournament, such as imposing a "heavy financial fine."

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Power Rankings: Which teams are rising?

Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg discuss which hoops teams have the best shot in March. Greenberg sees Dayton making a Final Four run, while Williams likes Oregon.

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Louisville ban: good news for bubble teams

"The Cardinals were nowhere near the bubble ... however ... their sudden departure from eligibility shifts everyone below them up one place and offers up yet another at-large spot to a hungry bubble field." Bubble watch

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Hield's 3-pointer wins it for Oklahoma

Oklahoma's comeback over Texas was capped by a clutch 3-pointer by Buddy Hield, giving the Sooners a 63-60 win.

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Watch: Rick Pitino on Mike & Mike

The Louisville coach, who lost to Duke in his 1,000th career game, will miss his first NCAA tournament this season since 2006. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

When the reward is well worth the risk

The University of Rochester was placed in a situation that demanded risk versus the University of Chicago -- and Rochester executed to perfection.

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping

Grayson Allen received a flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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