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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Ben Bentil with 36 and 10 -- and still less than 100 percent with that ankle injury. Problem is he and Kris Dunn need more help.

South Carolina slips by Simmons, LSU

The Gamecocks' 94-83 home win puts them in a three-way tie for first in the SEC with Kentucky and LSU. Sindarius Thornwell (24 points) paced four South Carolina players in double digits, while LSU star Ben Simmons racked up 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Box score

Watch: No. 14 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech

The Cyclones look to keep pace in the Big 12 when they pay a visit to Lubbock. Texas Tech has lost eight of its last 10 games. Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN

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Frazier's oop helps Tulane prevail in 3OT

Melvin Frazier went over a defender to finish an alley-oop and put Tulane up for good in its 100-92 win over East Carolina in triple overtime.

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Alabama holds on to knock off Texas A&M

Anthony Collins -- a 93 percent foul shooter on the season -- missed a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining with the 15th-ranked Aggies trailing by one as the Crimson Tide hung on for a 63-62 victory. Alabama scored its fourth win over a ranked team, its most in a season since 2003-04. Box score

Fan invents new free throw technique

Say hello to the recliner free throw, started by this Kansas State fan.

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Ben Simmons plays through the whistle

The dunk didn't count, but that didn't stop LSU's star from treating the fans.

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Simmons coming alive in second half

Ben Simmons battled foul trouble in the first half so he decided to make up for lost time with another slam. (Live on ESPN2)

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Aggie rises between defenders for slam

Jalen Jones split a pair of Alabama defender to throw down a monster dunk, but No. 15 Texas A&M trails in the second half on the SEC Network.

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Simmons shows why he's projected No. 1

LSU's Ben Simmons flashed his speed and hops as he finished this dunk through contact. (Live on ESPN2)

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Watch: No. 21 Baylor visits Kansas State

Coming off an upset against top-ranked Oklahoma, Kansas State tries to hand Baylor its third straight loss. The Bears needed double overtime to beat the Wildcats in January. Streaming live on the ESPN app

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Third try not the charm for Donta Hall

The Crimson Tide's big man had three chances at a layup but couldn't convert. Alabama leads No. 15 Texas A&M on the SEC Network.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Simmons has taken three shots in the first half of this matchup against South Carolina but foul trouble and SC's defense have been factors. Still, Simmons has to hit another gear in the second half. That's just the expectation when you're the projected No. 1 pick.

South Carolina on top of LSU at the break

Sindarius Thornwell scored 11 in the half to pace South Carolina to a 39-25 advantage over LSU, which currently sits atop the SEC standings. Ben Simmons tallied five points and four assists in the half while battling foul trouble. The Gamecocks are 16-0 when leading at half this season. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

Pirates' Whitehead hits 7 triples in half

Isaiah Whitehead was 7-of-7 from beyond the arc and 8-of-8 from the field for 23 points in the first half against Butler. The seven made 3-pointers is already tied for the sixth-most in Seton Hall history. Whitehead's career high is 25 points. Follow live

Simmons drives to cut into deficit

Freshman Ben Simmons brought LSU within one point of South Carolina with this finish at the rim. (Live on ESPN2)

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Aggies look to stop skid in Tuscaloosa

No. 15 Texas A&M attempts to put an end to its two-game losing streak when it visits Alabama. The Crimson Tide are 3-2 against ranked opponents this season. Live on SEC Network

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Watch: Simmons leads LSU into Columbia

Sitting atop the SEC standings, Ben Simmons and LSU visit South Carolina. The Tigers' star freshman leads the SEC in rebounding (12.3), is third in scoring (19.4), and is fifth in assists (5.0). Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Football player hits 3-point conversion

Will this be Boise State kicker Dan Goodale's most memorable field goal ever?

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Bilas Index: Seeing a soft bubble

The Bilastrator sat down to order the best 68 teams in the land and realized something: Some teams in his list don't have the most compelling arguments to even be included. Bilas Index (Insider)

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Roy Williams likely back at next practice

The North Carolina coach is expected to be at the team's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. The school told ESPN's Andy Katz the coach is "feeling much better."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Men's basketball committee chair Joe Castiglione had potentially good news for teams like Monmouth that generally have to win an automatic qualifying bid: "Typically we have between 9-11 conferences that send multiple teams to the tournament. This year I think you could make the case for about 14 leagues" if the top team fails to win the AQ. Perhaps Arkansas-Little Rock & Valparaiso fit that category too? We'll find out in just over a month.

Revised college hoops picks

Our experts were mixed before the season. Some liked Kansas. Others liked North Carolina. Where do they stand now? Well, they definitely like Buddy Hield. Picks

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Roy Williams collapses, helped to locker room

The UNC coach fell in the huddle during Tuesday's game against Boston College but was able to walk off the court and was helped back to the locker room. The school later said he was suffering from vertigo but was doing OK.

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