College Basketball Articles

Thanksgiving hasn’t been the same since the Texas A&M and Missouri started hanging out with the SEC. Or since West Virginia and Pitt started rolling with the Big 12 and ACC, respectively. Conference realignment ended a handful of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tyler Ulis
Kentucky’s NBA Draft prospects left little room for drama. Seven Wildcats announced — simultaneously — that they’d head for the NBA Draft on Thursday, less than a week after their what would be their final game for Kentucky...
David Fox
1 year ago
Not all national champions are created equal, especially in college basketball. With 64 teams — and now 68 — competing for a national title, the odds for a random result in the postseason is almost certain. In some ways,...
David Fox
1 year ago
A champion has been crowned in college basketball, and while the shining moment will continue in Durham, the rest of the sport is starting to look to 2015-16. Some programs are under more pressure than others in the coming days and...
David Fox
1 year ago
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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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