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Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings twice turned to Louisville fans during Tuesday night's game and said, "At least we didn't pay our kids $100,000," according to multiple reporters in the area.
Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. said Tuesday in his first news conference since undergoing back surgery that it is "too early to tell" whether he will be able to play for the Tigers again this season.
Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson will undergo surgery Thursday after suffering a left foot fracture in practice. He is expected to miss eight weeks.
Esa Ahmad, the second-leading scorer for West Virginia last season, is eligible after sitting out the first half of the season for failing to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
If North Carolina has any hope of defending its title, another scorer needs to emerge. But the Tar Heels aren't alone when it comes to needing to solve a problem or two to win it all.
Sure, Kentucky has questions, but the Wildcats at least seem headed in the right direction. For Louisville, though, things haven't been easy and won't be getting easier.
USC forward Chimezie Metu, who was ejected for striking Washington State's Carter Skaggs in the groin in Sunday's game, has been suspended for half a game and must give up his role as team captain, the Trojans announced.
Michigan State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's Top 25.
Virginijus Seskus, the head coach of Prienu Vytautas, told ESPN that LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball will play on the court together and see significant minutes. The brothers are expected to debut in Lithuania on Jan. 9.
Maryland forward Ivan Bender will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
The rankings shifted after a wild weekend. No more unbeaten teams. Duke still looks vulnerable. Kentucky suddenly looked formidable. But Michigan State settled into the top spot. And by the looks of things, Sparty might not give it up.
The parity within college basketball this season showed through on Saturday, as four top-10 teams lost to reduce the number of undefeateds to zero.
Yes, Butler shot lights out to hand the No. 1 team its first loss. But led by Jalen Brunson, Nova is still the sound, versatile crew of recent vintage.
Kansas opened Big 12 play Friday at Texas with a stellar long-range effort, hitting 17 of 35 3-pointers in a 92-86 victory.
Kentucky stomped Louisville. That was clear. But what was surprising was the lack of buzz. And that can be placed at the feet of Rick Pitino.
Minnesota might get senior point guard Nate Mason back from an ankle injury on Saturday.
Arizona State's unbeaten start has happened thanks in part to increased depth, especially in the front court. Will Arizona have an answer on Saturday?
UConn guard Alterique Gilbert's season will end because of a shoulder injury for the second consecutive year. The school said Thursday that Gilbert will likely undergo surgery to repair damage to his left shoulder.
Maryland sophomore Justin Jackson has an injured shoulder that will keep him out for the rest of the season, the Terrapins said.
John Calipari says Kentucky has bigger fish to fry when it faces Louisville on Friday than Rick Pitino's absence.