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words // Brennan Hiro Williams

The NCAA basketball season is off and running, and although the NBA recently announced its return, it appears that the college game is benefitting from its head start.

Upset city has already reared its head, and several great individual performances are sparking early Naismith Award discussions.

On the court, we’ve seen some great team shoes, while some players are even breaking out heat from their personal collections. Check out the action below in the latest edition of NCAA Watch.

Photos via Y! Sports.

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The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels get ready for a game wearing Nike basketball shoes and Nike Elite Crew Socks.

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Grinnell College’s Griffin Lentsch, wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light, torched the D-III record books with an 89-point performance.

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San Diego State’s Chase Tapley (Air Jordan Retro 6 Low) is guarded by Arizona’s Nick Johnson (Cool Grey Jordan 11).

The Cuse’s Dion Waiters sizes up the competition in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

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Cal’s senior leader Jorge Gutierrez glides in for a finger roll in the Jordan A Flight.

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Baylor’s athletic big man Perry Jones posts up in the adidas adiZero Rose 2.

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Miami’s Shane Larkin (Miami LeBron 9) attempts to steal the ball from Purdue’s Lewis Jackson (Jordan Retro 3).