College Basketball Articles

Roy Williams
Opportunities for big-time non-conference wins are dwindling as the calendar closes on Christmas and league play begins. For Ohio State and North Carolina, with non-conference resumes that are uneven at best, the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago is...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
John Calipari
In an honest moment, UCLA coach Steve Alford might roll his eyes at Kentucky’s current dilemma heading into Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.The Wildcats lost junior forward Alex Poythress for the remainder of the season a week...
David Fox
3 days ago
Andrew Harrison
In an alternate reality, North Carolina fans had to enjoy a team in pale blue making a run at Kentucky in Rupp Arena. Alas, that game was three days too early, and the school was Columbia rather than the Tar Heels. Columbia jumped to an...
David Fox
1 week ago
Tim Miles
Nebraska is new to being a team people watch during the college basketball season, so let us offer a word of advice:Don’t lose at home to teams no one knew was a part of Division I basketball.The Cornhuskers, a surprise NCAA Tournament team...
David Fox
1 week ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Less than a full month into the college basketball season, and we’ve already had a handful of major statements.Kentucky, Duke and Arizona are as good as advertised. Maybe better. Texas, Louisville and Wisconsin are doing exactly what they...
David Fox
1 week ago
Josh Pastner
With the conference challenges and Thanksgiving tournaments and showcases behind us, most teams have assembled their non-conference resumes, for better or worse.Thanks to the holidays and finals, the December schedule lets up for many teams around...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
For a challenge between the strongest major conference from top to bottom a year ago (the Big 12) against the most top heavy (the SEC), this year’s event has surprisingly interesting matchups. The headliner, Texas’ trip to Kentucky...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Tom Crean
Lucky for Tom Crean, the tumultuous offseason is over. Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers can breathe a little easier, for the time being, and concentrate strictly on basketball.Just three weeks ago, Crean was feeling the pressure from an IU fan base...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Justise Winslow
College basketball coaches often shrug at the way conference realignment has relegated their sport to an afterthought, but it’s had at least one benefit to the game.The ACC-Big Ten Challenge already was one of the most interesting events of...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Marcus Paige
The early season basketball tournaments have in some ways become bowl season.There are the — let’s say — lower profile events with obscure teams and sparse crowds.The Battle 4 Atlantis, though, has risen to the Orange Bowl or...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Winning in the Maui Invitational is generally a sign of good things to come. The Maui Invitational was a kingmaker three times between 2005-11 as the eventual national champion also won in Maui. Last year’s winner, Syracuse, won Maui on...
David Fox
4 weeks ago
Kentucky Wildcats
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Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Here’s the terrifying part of Tuesday night: This is only the early season form for Kentucky and Duke. November is supposed to be a time when teams are working through lineups and combinations, when freshmen are figuring out their place...
David Fox
1 month ago
John Calipari
The Champions Classic finale between Kentucky and Kansas is sure to be a scouting bonanza even if John Calipari and Bill Self are trying to figure out how the pieces fit together. Dozens of NBA scouts are expected to be Indianapolis for a game...
David Fox
1 month ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Mike Krzyzewski is here. So is Tom Izzo. Duke has talent. Michigan State has plenty of upperclassmen...
David Fox
1 month ago
Ron Hunter
ATLANTA — To the outside, Ron Hunter shouldn’t feel queasy when he sees the leading figures of his Georgia State basketball team. On a team that went 17-1 in the Sun Belt last season, Hunter has a five-star, top-20 recruit at point...
David Fox
1 month ago
Athlon Sports would be the first to tell you to sit back and enjoy the college basketball regular season from start to finish. But let’s face it: The big prize — the only prize, it seems — is the NCAA Tournament. And that...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Archie Miller
It’s November and that means the college hoops season is knocking on the door. Next thing you know we will be engulfed in January conference play. Come March, we will all be filling out our brackets, looking for the perfect 12-5 upset,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Tom Izzo
Believe us, we don’t like repeating ourselves. Naming the same coach as No. 1 in the country for a third consecutive season is a little boring. We tried to justify a new coach at the No. 1 spot if only to freshen things up a bit. ...
David Fox
1 month ago
If the 2014-15 season is anything like the 2013-14 edition, we’re in luck. Just think of all that transpired a year ago: Wichita State’s run for history, a fantastic freshman class led by Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jahlil Okafor
College basketball is down one superstar freshman, but the game, as usual these days, won’t lack for electrifying first-year talent. Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay opted to play professionally in China rather than navigate the NCAA...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jost Pastner
Whether it’s football or basketball, recruiting is a wild game. So much so that we wouldn’t mind listening to a basketball assistant and a football assistant swap stories from the road. Certainly, both would have their share. ...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Ryan Boatright
Here’s the burning question about the 2014-15 UConn Huskies: Are they still hungry? Shabazz Napier called his team the Hungry Huskies during the post-national championship celebration at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in April....
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kevin Ollie
The American Athletic Conference may be top-heavy, but at least it doesn’t lack for storylines. For one, the AAC is the home of the defending national champion that loses star Shabazz Napier but returns coach Kevin Ollie and guard Ryan...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Shaquille Thomas
The obvious issue for Cincinnati in 2014-15 is how to replace first-team All-America guard Sean Kilpatrick, who finished his career as the second-leading scorer in school history behind the legendary Oscar Robertson. But that’s not how...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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