College Basketball Articles

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
5 hours 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
2 days ago
Kentucky Wildcats
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Athlon Sports
5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
Kelvin Sampson
When Kelvin Sampson tries to convince a high school prospect to play basketball for Houston, he’s probably not going to spend too much time talking about the glory days of Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Three Final Fours, two Hall of...
David Fox
3 weeks ago
Markus Kennedy
Larry Brown was already ahead of schedule at SMU, taking only two seasons to transform the moribund program. Twenty years removed from their last postseason appearance, the Mustangs last season won 27 games and advanced to the NIT title game. ...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
This time last year Josh Pastner had a backcourt some were describing as college basketball’s best thanks to the presence of four senior guards, all of whom had previously averaged double-figures in points at the Division I level. He was...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Lon Kruger
Now entering his fourth season and surveying a roster he’s built, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger likes what he sees. “We love the guys we have in the program,” Kruger says. “They’re a group that is easy to watch and...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
For a coach who promotes daily competition, the end of last season was difficult on Bruce Weber. Though Kansas State made it back to the NCAA Tournament, its roster wasn’t healthy enough to properly prepare for the postseason. “We...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Rick Barnes
Normally, one team enjoying a decade of dominance in a particular conference would be cause for concern. Kansas has won at least a share of 10 consecutive Big 12 titles, but the league is anything but dull even if the Jayhawks manage to win...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Kyle Wiltjer
Few trends have changed college basketball more in recent years than the wave of transfers each season. Some teams, like Iowa State and Florida, have made an art for of recruiting transfers as key cogs of their programs. Other teams are just...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee had never been in greater demand as a basketball player than the morning after Temple released him from his scholarship. That day in March, Lee woke up to 40 text messages and dozens of missed calls from people he didn’t know....
David Fox
3 weeks ago
John Groce
For the first time during his tenure at Illinois, John Groce has a roster loaded with familiar faces. Of the 13 players making up this year’s Illini, 11 have been a part of Groce’s system for at least one year, a stark contrast to Year...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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