Arizona State Sun Devils

26 Teams on the NCAA Tournament Bubble

Stock for Bob Huggins, West Virginia has rocketed in recent weeks
In or Out: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch

Even in the last few days, bubble season has taken an unexpected turn.

A week ago, a bubble watch would have had West Virginia and St. John’s on the outskirts of the NCAA Tournament. A few big wins later, and one of those teams is projected in our field.

By our count, 32 teams are “feeling good” for an at-large bid. Barring a major collapse, these teams should be in the NCAA Tournament field. With 22 teams accounting for automatic bids settled in conference tournaments, that leaves 14 spots for the bubble.

College Basketball: 2013-14 Arizona State Sun Devils Preview

Carson is star attaction as Sun Devils try to return to Tourney
College Basketball: 2013-14 Arizona State Preview


This preview and more on Arizona State and the Pac-12 are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.

College basketball: The Pac-12's best freshmen, transfers and more for 2013-14

Arizona's Sean Miller will contend for Final Four with new arrivals
Arizona's Sean Miller will contend for Final Four with new arrivals

The new faces that will dominate the discussion in the preseason in the Pac-12 may be the new coaches in Los Angeles. In a quiet coaching carousel, UCLA’s Steve Alford and USC’s Andy Enfield were two of the biggest movers.

But they might not be the biggest movers among new faces in the Pac-12.

2013 Pac-12 Conference Tournament Preview

UCLA is top seed in Pac-12, but conference had trouble producing a favorite all year
<p> 2013 Pac-12 Conference Tournament Preview</p>

March Madness is just getting started as the college basketball season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Pac-12.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 21-27

Victor Oladipo's all-around game leads our look at highs and lows around college basketball this week
<p> NC State hits a scoring milestone against North Carolina, Louisville's struggles highlight problems for top-25 teams, Northern Illinois and New Mexico set new marks for futility.</p>

With nearly 350 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's early season conference review: Pac-12

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the Pac-12 stands so far.
<p> Arizona has taken the top spot in the Pac-12 while UCLA struggles to gain its footing.</p>

After three seasons of being a major conference by name only, the Pac-12 is starting to make a comeback. Arizona’s win over Florida (aided by a late-game collapse by the Gators) on Saturday and Oregon’s win over UNLV in late November have given the league its best non-conference wins in a while.

10 College Basketball Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2012-13

Herb Sendek is under pressure to turn things around at Arizona State
<p> 2012-13 College Basketball Preview: 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat</p>

After a year in which the Pac-12 regular season champion failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, none of the programs in the league made a coaching change.

That’s partly a testament to some of the new coaches in the league or the built up credibility for some of the others. But it was a mild surprise after the entire league struggled en masse for another season.

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