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7-2, 1st in Big 12
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3dMyron Medcalf

The most exciting players in college basketball

The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.


Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win.

ISU VS IOWA (0:50)
The iron kind to Wigginton for layup (0:24)
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State of the conferences: Big 12

As the 2017-18 college basketball season gets underway, let's pause to consider the status of each major conference. Right now, the Big 12 looks deep.


Milwaukee thumps Iowa State 74-56

Brock Stull scored 17 points and Milwaukee thumped host Iowa State 74-56 on Monday, the Cyclones' first defeat in a home opener in 20 years.

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35dJeff Borzello

Not everyone made it to opening night

The opening night of college basketball was about which players didn't suit up or barely played -- and what that might mean moving forward.

Porter's debut cut short by injury (1:33)

Missouri wins despite Porter's injury

The highly anticipated debut of Michael Porter Jr. was brief. The Missouri Tigers did just fine without him Friday night in a 74-59 victory over Iowa State in the season opener.

Mizzou takes down Iowa State (1:32)
Porter gets first career points (0:15)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

College basketball is back! Top games today per espn.com/bpi Matchup Quality: 1. Iowa St @ Missouri (SECN) 2. Texas A&M vs West Virginia (ESPN) 3. Georgia Tech vs UCLA (ESPN)

Holly Rowe ESPN Reporter 

Really neat to work with former Purdue great, Robbie Hummel, he joins ESPN as a analyst this season. We put him to work today for Iowa State fans.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Prohm on Lindell Wigginton: "He's obviously really talented. I think he has a chance to do some really special things. But we're taking it one day at a time. I just want Lindell to max Lindell out."

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Puerto Rico Tip-Off moves to S.C. after Maria

Coastal Carolina University will play host to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in November, after the college basketball tournament was forced to relocate due to damage from Hurricane Maria.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

New to the ESPN 100 rankings is no.75 PG James Akinjo from the west coast. Not many had a better summer. MVP and winner of the Peach Jam. (Oakland Soldiers) High level competitor who works for everything. His recruiting update: Official visit to Connecticut on Sept 14-16. Virginia, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Cal, and Maryland are also on his mind.

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.8133rd
Rebounds Per Game37.6Tied-135th
Assists Per Game14.3Tied-169th
Points Allowed72.1186th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record18-18
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances18