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POSTERIZED: Dennis Smith Jr. takes flight

While Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and the Kentucky stars are the freshmen getting all the publicity, Dennis Smith Jr. of N.C. State is quietly sitting as a potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Why? Because’s he’s a point guard that can do things like this: Wolfpack point guard @Dennis4Smith pic.twitter.com/STnZYoxQZH — Pack Pride […]

Why Cavs' three-game slide matters

20 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

Cleveland's struggles are enough to make you believe that this regular season is as relevant as ever.        

Former Thunder teammates in battle for NBA MVP

20 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses the early MVP battle between perennial All-Stars and former Thunder teammates Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden.        

Rabb scores 26 in California's 83-59 win over Alcorn State

Ivan Rabb scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the first half and California beat Alcorn State 83-59 on Saturday for its 25th consecutive home win        

No. 9 Baylor beats No. 7 Xavier 76-61; Bears 3rd Top 10 win

Manu Lecomte scored 24 points and ninth-ranked Baylor took over in the second half in a 76-61 victory over seventh-ranked Xavier 76-61 on Saturday        

Hughes leads as Missouri survives Western Kentucky, 59-56

Frankie Hughes had 18 points and four rebounds as Missouri narrowly escaped Western Kentucky in a 59-56 victory Saturday        

Leron Black's 18 helps Illinois beat VCU 64-46

Sophomore Leron Black tied a career high with 18 points and Illinois held Virginia Commonwealth to 30-percent shooting to win 64-46 Saturday in the HoopHall Miami Invitational at the Miami Heat's arena        

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Each 1st-Round Pick Based on Early NCAA Season

Two weeks into the college basketball season, prospects have officially begun building their cases for the 2017 NBA draft. The field already looks strong, despite Duke's three potential lottery picks still rehabbing from preseason injuries. The emergence of UCLA's Lonzo Ball has been the big storyline early on as well. Show More Summary

Wyoming sinks 16 3-pointers in beating Northern Iowa

Jason McManamen was 6 of 7 from the arc in scoring 21 points and Wyoming defeated Northern Iowa 81-73 on Saturday        

Western Carolina holds on to beat Appalachian State 58-53

Haboubacar Mutombo scored 13 points, Devin Peterson added 11 and Western Carolina held off Appalachian State 58-53 on Saturday        

No. 4 Kansas cruises to 89-74 victory over Stanford

Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Devonte Graham delivered an early 3-point barrage and finished with 15, and fourth-ranked Kansas pulled away late for an 89-74 victory over Stanford on Saturday        

Omaha beats Iowa for 1st victory over Big Ten team

Zach Jackson scored 21 points, Tra-Deon Hollins had 12 points and 11 assists and Omaha upset Iowa 98-89 on Saturday for its first win against a Big Ten team        

McVeigh's 3 pointers lead Nebraska past South Dakota 73-61

Nebraska opened up a 22-point lead in the first half, then watched South Dakota cut that lead to two before the Huskers were able to turn back the upset bid 73-61 on Saturday        

No. 25 West Virginia ends No. 6 Virginia's win streak, 66-57

Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and No. 25 West Virginia ended No. 6 Virginia's 24-game home winning streak with a 66-57 victory        

Clemons leads Campbell to 73-71 OT win over Colgate

Chris Clemons finished with 24 points, making two crucial free throws in overtime, to give Campbell a 73-71 win over Colgate on Saturday        

No. 15 Purdue uses 3-pointers to crush Morehead State, 90-56

Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 16 points, and No. 15 Purdue made 15 of 29 attempts from 3-point range in a 90-56 victory over Morehead State on Saturday        

Stephen F Austin beats Centenary 90-59

Dallas Cameron scored 15 points, Ivan Canete added 14, and Stephen F. Austin beat Division III-member Centenary 90-59 on Saturday to end a two-game skid        

Manu Lecomte’s 24 points leads No. 9 Baylor past No. 7 Xavier

The Bears now have beaten three teams ranked in the top ten when they played.

Players: Kerr's marijuana admission could spark dialogue

21 hours agoBasketball / NBA : USAToday: NBA

Steve Kerr's players believe his voice can go far in starting a serious, thoughtful dialogue in professional sports regarding pot use for pain relief        

Jaysom Tatum to play tonight for Duke

Duke announced on Saturday afternoon that Jayson Tatum will return to action against Maine. Tatum is a top five prospect and a potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He has been out since late October with a foot injury. Grayson Allen and Frank Jackson are not expected to play. Allen has been battling […]

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