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1-1, 1st in Big 12
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West Virginia beats Monmouth 71-53

Esa Ahmad had 16 points on Thursday night and Sagaba Konate added 14 with eight rebounds and four blocks to help West Virginia beat Monmouth 71-53 in the opening round of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

Konate blocks layup into second row (0:22)
Hammond demolishes rim (0:27)
Papas hits big Monmouth 3-pointer (0:27)
Massinburg's clutch 3 in OT helps Buffalo upset No. 13 Virginia (0:17)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

What a performance from C.J. Massinburg in Buffalo's overtime win at West Virginia. 43 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, nine 3-pointers. Buffalo has now won 22 of its last 26 games, including games against Arizona and at West Virginia.

Buffalo ties up West Virginia with 14 seconds left (0:18)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins: "The state of our game, I don't think it's ever been any better than what it is now." Of the ongoing federal investigation and court proceedings, Huggins said, "you're taking about four or five schools at the most."

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24dMyron Medcalf

Can anyone dethrone Kansas in the Big 12?

The Jayhawks have won or shared 14 consecutive conference hoops titles. This season's biggest test could come from neighboring Kansas State.

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Why your team won't make it to the Final Four

The AP preseason poll is out. Kansas, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke and the others in the top 10 are thinking Final Four. Not so fast. Every team has flaws.

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No. 32 recruit Tshiebwe picks WVU over Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe, a 6-foot-9 center out of Pennsylvania who averaged 21.3 points and 11.7 rebounds on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit, chose WVU over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois.

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Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.5
Rebounds Per Game42.5
Assists Per Game14.5
Points Allowed76.0Tied-246th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record29-28
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances28