College Basketball Articles

Denzel Valentine
It wouldn’t be fair to Tom Izzo to call Michigan State’s run to the Sweet 16 unlikely. Really, it is business as usual for the Spartans’ head coach.  But for this Michigan State team — a team that started January...
Athlon Sports
10 hours ago
Recent years have been a renaissance of basketball in the West. Arizona is a Final Four contender again. UCLA is back in the Sweet 16 in consecutive seasons for the first time since reaching three consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08. And Gonzaga...
David Fox
11 hours ago
Before this season, Louisville and NC State hadn’t faced each other in a game since 1988. The coaches at that time were Denny Crum and Jim Valvano. Thanks to ACC expansion, the two met during the regular season this year, and thanks to...
David Fox
11 hours ago
Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith was renowned for his relationship with everyone who played for him during his 36 years with the Tar Heels.  That extended to his will. After his passing on Feb. 7, Smith left $200 to each...
David Fox
13 hours ago
Tony Parker
Gonzaga is one of the nation’s most consistent basketball programs and, really, one of the great success stories in the sport. Who would believe that a West Coast Conference school in Spokane, Wash., would be an NCAA Tournament regular...
David Fox
13 hours ago
Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes already familiarized himself with the NCAA’s stenographers. Now he’s learning a little something about a hot mic. At Wednesday’s pregame press conference, Wisconsin’s players were asked a...
David Fox
14 hours ago
Sean Miller
The Sweet 16 will feature its share of powerhouse coaches. Nine of the coaches in the regional semifinals have a grand total of 41 Final Four appearances. Five of those have five or more appearances in the final weekend. On the other side,...
David Fox
15 hours ago
T.J. McConnell
Xavier coach Chris Mack didn’t spent time thinking of a diplomatic or clever way to respond to the awkward situation of facing his predecessor and former boss in the NCAA tournament. “Honestly, it stinks,” the Musketeers...
David Fox
1 day ago
Marcus Paige
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the...
Braden Gall
1 day ago
Bob Huggins
Sooner or later, the debate of Kentucky’s greatest team will become a major topic. If this year’s team goes 40-0, the debate might not last long. There’s also the 1995-96 Untouchables or 2012 national championship team or the...
David Fox
1 day ago
Mike Brey
This is probably not something that gets said very often in college sports: Notre Dame wants what Wichita State has. Notre Dame is a college athletics powerhouse, primarily due to the football program, though the men’s basketball program...
David Fox
1 day ago
Kansas Jayhawks
There are many reasons why fans gravitate to the college ranks over the professional ones.  While the level of athlete isn’t comparable in the college game, there are many other reasons why college basketball is more enjoyable than...
Braden Gall
1 day ago
Kansas Jayhawks
There are many reasons why fans gravitate to the college ranks over the professional ones.  While the level of athlete isn’t comparable in the college game, there are many other reasons why college basketball is more enjoyable than...
Braden Gall
1 day ago
Cat Barber
The East region will have an ACC flavor even though the ACC regular season champion is at home. Louisville and NC State will meet in the Sweet 16 on an ACC floor for a rare conference game in the NCAA Tournament. At the same time, Oklahoma...
David Fox
2 days ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament wiped away notion of Cinderellas, but if you’re looking for an underdog, perhaps you can find one in the South Region. Going up against Duke is the lowest seed remaining in the Tournament, a team...
David Fox
2 days ago
Kentucky’s bid for an undefeated season will have to go through West Virginia, the team that in 2010 beat what was arguably John Calipari’s best team in Lexington. In the other regional semifinal, Wichita State and Notre Dame will...
David Fox
2 days ago
The West region will be full of familiar faces on a number of fronts. For starters, each team in the Sweet 16 is no stranger to this stage. In the last five seasons alone, these four teams have been to the regional semifinal 12 times. But if...
David Fox
2 days ago
Bob Huggins
West Virginia entered the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with TV experts hyping the return of Bobby Hurley, and with Buffalo planted firmly in their minds. The country had not heard from Buffalo all season, but due to Hurley on the...
Jeremy Simon
3 days ago
Lon Kruger
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is over, and in some ways there are relatively few surprises. In a macro sense, it’s not surprise to see Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State or even UCLA here. The same...
David Fox
3 days ago
Mark Few
The hours are counting down in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and Gonzaga has plenty of energy. That’s what going to the Sweet 16 will do for you. After Gonzaga’s 87-68 win over Iowa in the round of 32, forward Kyle...
David Fox
4 days ago
For Kansas’ sake, the Jayhawks should beg to schedule Wichita State soon. In eight years, Gregg Marshall took a program that was already a solid mid-major and built it into a national power. That much was already established before...
David Fox
4 days ago
On Friday, Oregon looked like highlighters in the Ducks’ round of 64 win over Oklahoma State. On Sunday, the Ducks looked like their former national championship team. Oregon broke out throwback jerseys for the round of 32 game against...
David Fox
4 days ago
This year’s East region isn’t the craziest bracket in NCAA Tournament history, but it’s pretty darn close to the top. In a matter of hours, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the region, Villanova and Virginia, lost their round of...
David Fox
4 days ago
After No. 1 seed Villanova lost 71-68 to NC State in one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA Tournament, one piccolo player in Nova’s band briefly spoke for every Villanova fan out there. Her perseverance to play on, to do her job, in the...
David Fox
5 days ago
Jay Wright
If your bracket wasn’t already toast, it might be now. Villanova became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the NCAA Tournament, losing to an eight-seeded NC State 71-68. The Wildcats are the 17th No. 1 seed since 1985 to fail to reach...
David Fox
5 days ago

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