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10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 14-20

Butler has a flair for the dramatic, Brad Stevens does not
<p> Butler's buzzer-beating finish over Gonzaga headlines this week's top stats, also Florida's dominance, struggles for point guards at Louisville and Missouri, and a clutch point guard performance from Syracuse.</p>

With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

College Basketball Midseason Report: All-Americans and Championship Picks

In Part Two of our midseason report we look at individual superlatives and pick every conference
<p> We're halfway to the start of the Final Four and the Player of the Year race is as cloudy as the race for the top spot. Trey Burke, Phil Pressey, Anthony Bennett, Ben McLemore, Doug McDermott and more are all in consideration.</p>

One of the critiques of the 2012-13 college basketball season has been a lack of eye-popping players vying for player of the year awards. Think of Player of the Year performances and competitions in recent years by Anthony Davis, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Greg Oden, Tyler Hansbrough and Michael Beasley.

Adding to the confusion, the top prospect for the NBA Draft is unsettled, too.

College Basketball Bracket Update and Power Rankings: Jan. 16

Louisville looks to retain top spot nationally against shorthanded Syracuse
<p> Syracuse's road trip to Louisville is the week's most important game, but Mountain West contenders will be in the spotlight along with Maryland and Creighton.</p>

If you listen closely, you can almost hear the whispers: Bracketology, bubble watch, resumes, seeding, RPI.

The college basketball season is halfway through January and the conference races are starting to be determined. Though most conferences have only made a dent into league play, we have a pretty good idea of which leagues are going to have a ton of bids (Big Ten) and which are not (SEC).

College Basketball Midseason Report: Surprises and disappointments

We're halfway to the Final Four, so it's time to look at the surprises and disappointments so far
<p> Minnesota and Illinois have added to the depth of the Big Ten, while Kentucky's slump has us skeptical about the SEC.</p>

The college basketball season is rolling along as we’ve reached the halfway point to the Final Four.

8 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 7-13

The week was not a good one for undefeated teams as Arizona, Duke, Michigan and Wyoming lost
<p> The final four undefeated teams -- Arizona, Duke, Michigan and Wyoming -- lost in a five-day span. Meanwhile, Indiana held off a late rally by Minnesota, and a Texas A&amp;M guard made history at Rupp Arena.</p>

With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

College Basketball Power Rankings and Bracket Update: Jan. 9

After a slow start, NC State hopes to prove it can challenge Duke atop the ACC
<p> After a slow start, NC State will look to show it can challenge Duke for ACC supremacy. Elsewhere, Minnesota and Colorado look to make statements.</p>

Non-conference schedules are all but wrapped up, meaning we’re starting to have a good idea of the college basketball teams playing for prime slots in the NCAA Tournament, those looking to avoid the NIT and those grasping for, well, anything.

7 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 1-6

Arizona and coach Sean Miller are flirting with their first loss of the season.
<p> Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 1-6</p>

With 347 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

College Basketball Game Preview: Ohio State-Illinois

Longtime Thad Matta assistant John Groce looks to regain early season form against former boss
<p> Illinois was one of the biggest surprises to start the season, but the Illini have struggled of late with two losses in the last three games. Ohio State also looking to make a statement in its Big Ten road opener.</p>
Ohio State coach Thad Matta

John Groce can win a tournament game or two. The Illinois coach proved that in the Maui Invitational this season and in two NCAA Tournaments at Ohio.

College Basketball Game of the Week Preview: Kansas at Ohio State

Aaron Craft, Jeff Withey show defensive prowess in top-10 matchup
<p> Ohio State hopes to reverse trend against this Kansas in top-10 matchup.</p>
Kansas center Jeff Withey

In the big picture, Kansas’ trip to Ohio State on Saturday is simply a good game against two top-10 teams, a national title contender visiting another title contenders gym.

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