College Basketball Articles

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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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