College Basketball Articles

Tom Crean
The headline of the week in college hoops will be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s bid for 1,000 career wins. He’ll try to hit that landmark on the road, making Duke’s game at St. John’s a part of the theme of the weekend. ...
David Fox
1 day ago
Roy Williams
Even Mike Krzyzewski’s records are made to be broken. The Duke coach will be the first men’s college basketball coach to reach the 1,000-win mark, but he won’t be the last. One Division I coach is right on his heels. ...
David Fox
1 day ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is one step away from yet another milestone in his career after notching career win No. 999 on Monday with a 79-65 win over Pittsburgh. Entering the season, no coach in Division I men’s basketball had won...
David Fox
4 days ago
Jahlil Okafor
If the theme of last week was Duke and Kentucky getting a dose of reality, this weekend was a chance for both to re-establish themselves as national favorites. Both went on the road Saturday and delivered lopsided wins. Duke’s win,...
David Fox
5 days ago
A year ago, Duke’s first trip in school history to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse created an instant classic. The same may be true of the Blue Devils’ first trip to Louisville in more than 30 years. On Jan. 2, 1982, Duke...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
If the basketball season can top last week’s action this weekend, we're in for a wild ride. A week ago, Kentucky and Virginia flirted with their first losses of the season on Saturday. Duke delivered on Sunday. And again on Wednesday...
David Fox
1 week ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Regular season college basketball is going to have a tough time pulling eyes away from the NFL and college football playoffs. Credit the sport for making a good effort during the weekend. Two undefeated teams, Kentucky and Virginia,...
David Fox
1 week ago
Tony Bennett
This has been the week of close calls. Since Jan. 3, Kentucky and Virginia have both needed an overtime game to preserve undefeated records. Duke needed a late rally against Wake Forest to preserve its unblemished record. And those are just...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
Mark Turgeon
Sometimes, it’s nice to be proven wrong. No one wants to watch a coach lose a job, but it’s a fact of life in college basketball that programs are paying for performance. Fail to perform a few years in a row and someone will pay...
David Fox
2 weeks ago
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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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 months ago
Kentucky Wildcats
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Athlon Sports
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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