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AP College Basketball Poll 2016: Complete Week 7 Rankings Released

For the second straight week, the Associated Press Top 25 looks a whole lot like its predecessor. Villanova remains the country's No. 1 team after receiving 56 of a possible 65 first-place votes, keeping a sizable lead over a pack of teams jumbled closely together. Show More Summary

College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 7 Top 25

Outside of a few highly entertaining games on Saturday, it was one heck of an uneventful week in the world of college basketball. A grand total of four ranked teams suffered losses, and only one of those four (South Carolina, by a one-possession...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top College Basketball Conferences in 2016-17

Conference play is right around the corner in the 2016-17 college basketball season. Are you ready? I'm going to level with you right now: I don't think you're ready. You are not ready for this jelly, by which I mean the grueling portion of the college basketball season that separates wheat from chaff and No. Show More Summary

Malik Monk's Record-Setting Heroics Vault Kentucky over UNC in Instant Classic

Malik Monk put to good use one of the most important rules when in Las Vegas: Never walk away from the table when you're on a heater. Monk set a career high in scoring by halftime of No. 6 Kentucky's 103-100 win over No. 7 North Carolina in Las Vegas on Saturday. Show More Summary

UNC vs. Kentucky: Score and Reaction from 2016 CBS Sports Classic

The No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (10-1) edged out the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels (10-2) 103-100 on Saturday afternoon in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. CBS Sports' Matt Norlander thought the nail-biter is an early contender for game of the year: Malik Monk set a Kentucky freshman record, scoring 47 points, per Kentucky's official Twitter account. Show More Summary

Malik Monk Scores Most Points Ever by Kentucky Freshman vs. UNC

Kentucky Wildcats guard Malik Monk went off against No. 7 North Carolina on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at the CBS Sports Classic, recording 47 points in a 103-100 win. It was the most points scored by a Kentucky freshman...Show More Summary

UNC vs. Kentucky: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

No. 6 Kentucky and No. 7 North Carolina are underway in the second half of the CBS Sports Classic at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Wildcats led 56-51 at halftime behind Malik Monk's 27 first-half points. Keep it locked right here for live updates. Read more College Basketball news on

Ohio State vs. UCLA: Score and Reaction from 2016 CBS Sports Classic

The No. 2 UCLA Bruins remain unbeaten (12-0) after earning an 86-73 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-3) on Saturday afternoon in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lonzo Ball scored only eight points, but the freshman guard added nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals to what was a solid all-around performance. Show More Summary

Bob Huggins Becomes 10th Men's College Basketball Coach to Reach 800 Wins

West Virginia basketball coach Bob Huggins joined elite company with his 800th career win Saturday when the Mountaineers dominated UMKC 112-67. Huggins is the 10th men's basketball coach ever with at least 800 career wins. More to follow. Read more College Basketball news on

Butler vs. Indiana: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Two of the best programs in the state of Indiana, and the nation, face off in the second game of the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis at 5 p.m. ET. The No. 18-ranked Butler Bulldogs will look to add a Big Ten victory to their resume against the No. Show More Summary

Ohio State vs. UCLA: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Lonzo Ball and the second-ranked UCLA Bruins will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a neutral-site clash Saturday afternoon. Ohio State (8-2), which relies on a forward-heavy lineup, poses a unique challenge to the small-ball Bruins in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

CBS Sports Classic 2016: Teams, Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Four of the top programs in college basketball will be in action Saturday in Las Vegas in the third annual CBS Sports Classic. UCLA, North Carolina and Kentucky will all enter the event ranked in the top 10 in the country, with each squad having proved itself as a legitimate title contender this season with loads of talent. Show More Summary

Hypothetical College Basketball Bowl Game Matchups

Since the college football bowl games are beginning this weekend, we thought it might be a fun exercise to take the top bowl games and make them special college basketball matchups. With this being a fun exercise just intended to look...Show More Summary

College Basketball Players Not Living Up to Their Preseason Hype

Hype is one of those words that gets thrown around in sports to describe any extra attention a player or team might be getting before having the chance to prove worthy. It's the fuel that keeps the firing going during the offseason,Show More Summary

UNC Showdown Is Bam Adebayo's Chance to Prove Kentucky Is a True Title Contender

Kentucky is trying to figure out how good it can be in this stage of the season as it heads into its Saturday meeting with North Carolina. It's clear playing fast is effective for the Wildcats, their backcourt is super talented and the defense has some dominant characteristics. Show More Summary

One Thing We Learned About Each Top 25 College Basketball Team in Opening Month

More than a month of college basketball is in the books, but is it enough time to definitively judge how the 2016-17 season will go? Nope, but it is quite adequate for the purposes of assessing how well things have gone so far and enough...Show More Summary

2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Latest Projection for the Field

With the 2016-17 men's college basketball season roughly 25 percent complete, the projected No. 1 seeds for the NCAA tournament are Villanova, Duke, Baylor and UCLA. It has been about six weeks since our preseason projection of the 2017 NCAA tournament field, and quite a few things have changed. Show More Summary

Carlton Bragg Reinstated to Kansas After Battery Charge Is Dropped

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self announced Carlton Bragg Jr. was reinstated to the basketball program Wednesday after a battery charge against the forward was dropped, per Bret Strelow of the Winston-Salem Journal. Self also said...Show More Summary

NBA Scouts Are Debating Arizona's Lauri Markkanen as the Next Kristaps Porzingis

There aren't many big men who've created waves yet in the early 2017 NBA draft discussion. Arizona's Lauri Markkanen is one of the exceptions, though his skill set doesn't reflect a traditional big man's game. "This kid is a stud," an NBA executive told Bleacher Report. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Has Found the Secret to Rapid Division I Basketball Success

PHOENIX — College basketball's top division has 351 members for the 2016-17 season, an increase of nearly 11 percent since 2000. But even the most diehard fan would be hard-pressed to know much about the newest Division I entrants, most...Show More Summary

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