College Basketball Articles

Bo Ryan
In a postgame interview with CBS, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was critical of the officiating in his team's national championship game loss to Duke. In comments to CBS’ Tracy Wolfson, Ryan said the game had more body contact...
David Fox
2 months ago
Tyus Jones
Duke has needed to answer in tight spots before, but no pressure situation this season was quite like this. The answer was, again, the same. Let Tyus Jones take over. In a rare Duke year ruled by freshmen, the rookies led the way for the...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jahlil Okafor
How much Duke and Wisconsin can glean from their matchup in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge back in December may be negligible. Some tendencies and stylistic traits may be similar, but consider the personnel. In that meeting in Madison — an 80...
David Fox
2 months ago
Every NCAA Tournament loss stings. When the loss marks the end of an attempt to go 40-0 and that team is Kentucky, well, the final defeat stings more than most. Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison had to apologize after his choice remarks...
David Fox
2 months ago
Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison apologized for obscene language directed toward Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky caught on a live microphone during Saturday’s postgame press conference. After a question directed toward Karl-Anthony Towns...
David Fox
2 months ago
The most serious bid for 40-0 to date is complete and unsuccessful. At the hands of Wisconsin’s 71-64 win over Kentucky, the Wildcats will be merely the only team in college basketball history to go 38-0 in a season. That season ended at...
David Fox
2 months ago
Jahlil Okafor
As Kentucky lost its first game of the season Saturday night, the comparisons to the 1991 NCAA Tournament were apparent. That year, 34-0 UNLV, a team mthat like this year’s Kentucky seemed unstoppable. lost to Duke 79-77 in the Final...
David Fox
2 months ago
The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
2 months ago
John Calipari
In many ways, Kentucky-Wisconsin isn’t a rematch. The coaches are the same, the jerseys are the same and many of the players are the same from the Wildcats’ 74-73 win in last year’s Final Four. But at the same time, these are...
David Fox
3 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is trying to play coy that his team was not a Final Four contender from the start.  True, this was a Blue Devils team that lost three of six during a stretch in January, including a loss to Miami at home. But...
David Fox
3 months ago
For a sport that’s supposed to be in a state of crisis, college basketball has given us a doozy of a final weekend. Criticism of the sport has been almost as big as the season itself in 2014-15. The game is too slow. The final minutes of...
David Fox
3 months ago
During the next few days, many of the headlines for this Final Four will surround the powerhouse programs and Mount Rushmore of coaches who will vie for the national title. All of that is true. Rarely has the Final Four had this many...
David Fox
3 months ago
Heralded University of Texas freshman Myles Turner announced on Monday via Youtube that he will enter the upcoming NBA Draft which takes place in June. Turner’s decision comes the day after head coach Rick Barnes and Texas officially...
Aaron Carrara
3 months ago
If college basketball is taking a backseat in the sports world, no one told this year’s Final Four participants. The final weekend of college basketball promises to be one of the most important Final Fours in terms of history for the...
David Fox
3 months ago
Rick Barnes
When fans think of the best coaching destinations in college basketball, few may name Texas as one of the top names. True, the Longhorns are not Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana or UCLA. This is a school and a state where...
David Fox
3 months ago
Name an achievement at Gonzaga and Mark Few has done it: win conference titles, go to the NCAA Tournament, win postseason games, produced All-Americans and a player of the year, send players to the NBA Draft. There is one notable exception:...
David Fox
3 months ago
For most of the season, Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo said they didn’t have teams capable of doing what their previous teams had done in the postseason. They both have their share of Final Fours in their careers, so who could blame anyone for...
David Fox
3 months ago
Jerian Grant
Notre Dame may be the best team Kentucky has played all season. That’s worth saying right here right now since Notre Dame probably won’t touch that kind of talk, not after Kentucky answered West Virginia’s pre-game bravado...
David Fox
3 months ago
Sam Dekker
Opportunities like the one Arizona is facing don’t come around all that often. And this doesn’t just refer to an Elite Eight appearance. Instead, the Wildcats can clinch their first Final Four for the program since 2001 by avenging...
David Fox
3 months ago
Donnie Tyndall
Tennessee needs a coach ... again. The coaching turmoil with Tennessee’s football and men’s basketball continued Friday with the firing if basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season. Only months after his arrival at Tennessee...
David Fox
3 months ago
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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

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