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KU lands 1st 5-star recruit since NOA from NCAA

Kansas landed its first five-star recruit since receiving a notice of allegations this fall, as guard Bryce Thompson committed to play for the Jayhawks on Monday.

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Kentucky, Duke take over top 2 spots in AP poll

With wins last week in the Champions Classic, Kentucky and Duke have moved up to the top two spots in the latest AP poll. Michigan State, Louisville and Kansas round out the top five.

Kansas' Azubuike bodies defender on poster dunk (0:23)

Courtside: Greenberg and Dakich recap the Champions Classic and chat with Chris Beard

Dan Dakich and Seth Greenberg tip off the podcast by discussing the Champions Classic, Cole Anthony dropping 34 in his first game and Virginia holding Syracuse to its fewest points since 1945. Next, the guys are joined by Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard (10:46) to talk about how he doesn't plan on rewatching the title game until he wins the whole thing, what's changed with recruiting after last year's success, the concept of "coaching through tape," his love of Whataburger and the origins of the Fireside Chat. Later, Seth and Dan touch on Andrew Jones dropping 20 for Texas in his first game back after being diagnosed with leukemia, the championship probability of the four Champions Classic teams (33:44) and Baylor-Washington in the Armed Forces Classic.

Duke edges Kansas in Champions Classic (2:08)
Jones proud of Duke freshmen in win vs. Kansas (1:10)

No. 4 Duke edges third-ranked Kansas 68-66

Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half to help No. 4 Duke beat third-ranked Kansas 68-66 in the opener of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Stanley drives in for clutch and-1 (0:28)
Alley-oop, 3-ball extend Kansas lead (0:49)
KD and Wall in attendance for Championship Classic (0:32)
Back-to-back O'Connell buckets force Kansas into timeout (0:27)
McCormack meets Moore at the rim for block (0:22)
Agbaji cuts backdoor for dunk (0:21)

Courtside: Dakich and Greenberg preview the Champions Classic and talk to Villanova's Jay Wright

Dan Dakich and Seth Greenberg tip off the podcast by discussing the Champions Classic matchups, the great point guards on all four teams, how Trey Jones will adjust in the post-Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett era , why Kansas' veteran players could be the x-factor against Duke, how good Kentucky's defense can be (17:43), if losing Josh Langford hurts Michigan State more this year than last year, and why Aaron Henry looks better than ever. Next, the guys are joined by Villanova head coach Jay Wright (22:20) to talk about how his assistants look better than him, spending the summer as an assistant on Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, being a scrub assistant to the NBA stars on the Team USA, the time he begged 50 Cent not to curse at a preseason performance (30:18), where he is with the name, image, likeness issue (39:43), and when Range Rover gave his car deal to Ryan Arcidiacono (46:12). Finally, Dan and Seth close the show with the Student Section on the first round of ACC conference games (55:59).

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18dJohn Gasaway

Top 25 players for the 2019-20 season

From last year's stars (Cassius Winston, Markus Howard) to this year's top freshmen (Cole Anthony, James Wiseman), we rank the best players before the start of the season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.0Tied-241st
Rebounds Per Game41.0Tied-103rd
Assists Per Game14.0Tied-167th
Points Allowed65.0Tied-130th

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Tournament History

Final Fours14
Tournament Record103-45
Championship Seasons1952, 1988, 2008
Tournament Appearances46