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Villanova's 2016 NCAA title team earns virtual bragging rights over 2018 counterpart

For the past few years, members of Villanova's 2016 and 2018 national title teams have bickered about a hypothetical matchup: Who would win if the two teams faced each other on the hardwood? That still isn't clear. But bragging rights, for now, go to the 2016 squad after its 57-55 win over the 2018 team in a simulated video-game matchup on Monday. The 2016 squad, which recorded a 35-5 season punctuated by Kris Jenkins' miracle buzzer-beater to defeat North Carolina in the national title game, controlled the virtual matchup against the 2018 squad, which finished 36-4 and beat every team it faced in that year's NCAA tournament by double digits.

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Tennessee lands DT KaTron Evans; Vols' sixth top-300 recruit in two weeks

Tennessee has had a ton of momentum on the recruiting trail over the past two weeks and received a commitment Saturday from its sixth ESPN 300 commitment since April 26. KaTron Evans, the No. 15-ranked defensive tackle recruit and 231st overall prospect, announced his commitment to the Vols to continue the recruiting success Tennessee has seen as of late. With 19 total commitments now, Tennessee has the most committed prospects of any SEC program -- six more than Florida, eight more than Mississippi State and nine more than LSU.

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Ex-UNLV guard Jonah Antonio to join Wake Forest as graduate transfer
The Australian guard averaged 6.9 points as a part-time starter and was second on the team with 53 made 3-pointers, though he shot just 31.5% from behind the arc.

'City Game' between Pitt, Duquesne won't return in 2020
Duquesne announced Thursday that Pitt had backed out of a verbal agreement to renew the long-running series during the 2020-21 season. The game between the programs separated by just 3 miles in downtown Pittsburgh dates to 1932. The Panthers lead the series 55-32.

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College basketball recruiting rankings: Kentucky edges UNC, Duke for 2020's top class

In more years than not since John Calipari has been on the job at Kentucky, he's finished with the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. The Hall of Famer bolstered that track record officially on Tuesday as the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings went final for the 2020 cycle, with the Wildcats finishing on top for the sixth time in Calipari's 11 years leading UK. The Wildcats edged out North Carolina and Duke to claim the No. 1 spot, thus ending a four-year drought during which Duke laid claim to the top spot in three of the four years and Memphis last year slid in to boast the top class, led by No. 1 overall recruit James Wiseman. Kentucky finished second in each of the years during that span.

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