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John Calipari
The NBA draft early entry deadline has come and gone for college players. The last major recruit has picked his school. Transfers are starting to settle.In other words, teams are starting to have a better idea of their rosters for 2014-15.We last...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Willie Cauley-Stein
John Calipari likes to make a big deal of NBA Draft day. That’s with good reason. No current coach has quite the track record he does of ushering players from college to the draft.This year, the early entry deadline was reason for celebration...
David Fox
4 months ago
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As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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When UCLA and Stephen F. Austin met in the Sweet 16, the game represented two of the success stories for first-year coaches.UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose hire received lukewarm reviews, advanced the Bruins to the second weekend of the NCAA...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Archie Miller
The NCAA Tournament ended with one winner and 67 losers in the bracket, but not all of those results are created equal.Kansas’ loss in the round of 32 isn’t exactly the same as Mercer’s, for example.The true winner, in both the...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Kevin Ollie
The 2014 national championship was not a good one for the numbers people.A No. 7 seed and a No. 8 seed reached the national championship game, a development that in some ways rendered the regular season moot. UConn also didn’t fit the...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Sean Miller
The 2014 national champion has been crowned, so now it's time to take a quick look ahead at next season.Consider this a quick snapshot of the 2014-15 season. A handful of developments still need to happen before there’s a clearer picture...
David Fox
5 months ago
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The Connecticut Huskies are champions.Kevin Ollie, in just his first year eligible to make the tournament and just his second as a head coach, led his team to the top of the college basketball mountain. All UConn and Ollie did was become the first...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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Shabazz Napier
The Hungry Huskies outdueled the new Fab Five for one of the most unlikely NCAA championship runs in Tournament history.UConn defeated Kentucky 60-54 for the Huskies’ fourth national championship Monday, as a traditional power won the title...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Kevin Ollie
Prepare to see history.Whatever happens in Monday night’s national title game, either Kentucky or Connecticut will become one of the most rare champions in the NCAA Tournament.With 11 titles between the two, the Wildcats and Huskies aren...
David Fox
5 months ago
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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
5 months ago
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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
5 months ago
College Basketball
Let’s take a moment and be thankful this season didn’t turn out for Kentucky the way many predicted.How boring would all this be if Kentucky were a top seed, a team whose trip to the national championship game felt like a formality?...
David Fox
5 months ago
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For the second consecutive game in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-point shot. This time, Harrison's shot against Wisconsin will send the Wildcats to the national championship game following a 74-73 win....
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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DeAndre Daniels
If all hope looks lost for UConn in the national championship game, don’t believe it.Don’t say UConn is finished. Don’t change the channel. Don’t leave the arena.Against Florida, the Huskies clawed through an opponent and...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Kentucky may be the best-positioned No. 8 seed to play for a national title, but 1985 Villanova Big Blue Nation is not.Rollie Massimino’s 1985 Villanova team is the lowest-seeded program to win the national title, a feat Kentucky can match if...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.In an odd turn of...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Coaches in the Final Four by now have completed the scouting process and are starting to implement the game plans they hope will lead to a national championship. If you’re wondering what the coaches are seeing, Athlon Sports hopes to offer...
David Fox
5 months ago
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John Calipari
The freshman class will be present and accounted for in the Final Four, even if it’s not in the way anyone would have predicted.The high school graduating class of 2013 will have more players in Dallas than any other class, but their roles...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Shabazz Napier
The Final Four is a collection of fine players, but like the NCAA Tournament as a whole, the diverse pieces make for a more interesting puzzle.The stars have been stars on the way to the Final Four, including UConn’s Shabazz Napier, Wisconsin...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Kevin Ollie
Not that we really needed it, but the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight weekend showcased why the NCAA Tournament is one of sports’ greatest events.And not just because six games of the 12 came down to the final seconds.Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, one...
David Fox
5 months ago
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The Most Interesting Tidbits in the World about the Final Four Teams
The 2014 Final Four: What You Need to KnowSOUTHEAST WESTMIDWESTFloridaConnecticut WisconsinKentucky Albany 67-55Pittsburgh 61-45UCLA 79-68Dayton 62-52St. Joe's 89-81 (OT)Villanova 77-65Iowa State 81-67Michigan State 60-54Path to...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Aaron Harrison
Nothing has come easy for Kentucky this season, especially not in the NCAA Tournament.Sunday featured another Wildcats Tournament game, another thrilling finish.Aaron Harrison’s game-winning 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds sent Kentucky to the...
David Fox
5 months ago

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