College Basketball Articles

Sean Miller
After Saturday, the debate for the top active coach without a Final Four appearance likely will be settled.It’s one neither Bo Ryan nor Sean Miller want to win.The coaches at Wisconsin and Arizona have accomplished much in their careers, and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Patric Young
A team can’t reach six regional finals in nine seasons, including four in a row, without being either the dream crusher or dream maker.Consider the teams the Gators have faced in the NCAA Tournament since the year of Florida’s first...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tom Izzo
You may exhale now.In a wild night of Sweet 16 games, Kentucky and Michigan State advanced to the regional finals when both games came down to the final possessions and final possessions.First, Kentucky defeated rival Louisville 74-69 on a go-ahead...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Russ Smith played the role of rally killer early against Kentucky with a ridiculous dunk over Wildcats star freshman Julius Randle.Louisville pulled away early before Kentucky went on an 11-3 run. Smith halted any momentum for the Wildcats with a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Adreian Payne
For Michigan State, reaching the Final Four is almost a birthright.For Virginia, reaching the Final Four has been a long time coming.Of course, neither can seal a trip in Friday’s Sweet 16 game, but that’s just an illustration of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Russ Smith
Take note, college football, this is what you were missing from your postseason before the playoff took over.The state of Kentucky is a state of Alabama of sorts for college basketball. Just as Alabama and Auburn accounted for every national title...
David Fox
1 year ago
Fred Hoiberg
The careers of Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie have been connected nearly from the start.On Friday, they’ll meet in the Sweet 16, the first trip to the regional semifinal for both coaches.The pair met in high school when they took a visit to...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nik Stauskas
Transformation is one of the key words for both Michigan and Tennessee as they reached the Sweet 16.The top players for both teams have transformed themselves from last season. Michigan's Nik Stauskas added muscle to make him much more than a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
All year, it seems Arizona has been waiting for one thing or another to catch up to the Wildcats to prevent them from making a deep run in the postseason.First, the injury to veteran forward Brandon Ashley was supposed to hamper Arizona. Then, the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Arizona's athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon brought the Wildcats back to a 2-point deficit against San Diego State with this ridiculous alley oop and dunk.  HIGHLIGHT: A HUGE alley-oop brings Arizona within two in the second half...
David Fox
1 year ago
Frank Kaminsky
The best way for Wisconsin to prove this Badgers team is different was the kind of game that encouraged viewers to tune out.Wisconsin has struggled to advance in the NCAA Tournament in the past thanks in part to a methodical offense that hit a snag...
David Fox
1 year ago
Julius Randle
After Mercer got the best of Duke and Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils’ star freshman told reporters he his college career was “incomplete.”Parker, who could be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, could have picked few words...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nick Johnson
No one would doubt the coaching credentials for Sean Miller and Steve Fisher. Nor would anyone discount Arizona and San Diego State as two of the nation’s top programs right now West of the Rocky Mountains.Still, a bit of legitimacy is on the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Perhaps it’s inevitable Wisconsin and Baylor would meet in the Sweet 16 with the way the season has gone.Both teams started on hot streaks — Wisconsin at 16-0 and Baylor at 12-1 — before falling apart early in conference play.In...
David Fox
1 year ago
Kyle Anderson
Florida and UCLA are as familiar as two teams from opposite ends as the the country can be.The Gators and Bruins will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time since 2006, each at a different stage. Florida defeated UCLA in the 2006 title...
David Fox
1 year ago
Vee Sanford
The first game of the Sweet 16 is a classic example of why bubble talk is so captivating.All a team has to do is get into the field and anything can happen.In early March, neither Stanford nor Dayton were assured of spots in the field. Only a late...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bo Ryan
The NCAA Tournament will go on without Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams.At least as far as the Final Four is concerned, that means new blood.Of the 16 coaches left in the NCAA Tournament, only six have been to the Final Four. Some of...
David Fox
1 year ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books. And as usual, March Madness tipped off with a bang. Cinderellas were busy Big Dancing to the Sweet 16, while traditional powerhouses were belly-flopping and Bracket-busting all the way to...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Cuonzo Martin
For as much success as the SEC has on the football field, the league was one of the most maligned major conferences in college basketball this season.The league received only three NCAA Tournament bids with teams like Arkansas, LSU and Missouri...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State’s bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday with a loss to Kentucky in a thriller in the round of 32.The Shockers put together one of the great regular seasons in college basketball history, regardless of their strength of...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
After six days, the field of 68 has been whittled to 16, but some of the absences seem more notable than who is left.No more undefeated Wichita State. No more Doug McDermott. No more teams from North Carolina or Kansas.Streaks ended but some others...
David Fox
1 year ago
John Calipari
Anointed as the No. 1 team entering the season thanks to the best recruiting of all time, maybe Kentucky needed to be the underdog to unlock its potential.The Wildcats entered a game against undefeated Wichita State with seven seed lines separating...
David Fox
1 year ago
Cleanthony Early
Some of the best storylines in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament will be settled in the final day before the Sweet 16.Wichita State’s first game of the season against a national power will be a big one as the Shockers face the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Archie Miller
Jordan Sibert and Dayton had more to conquer that defeating Ohio State.After a nail-biting finish, Dayton defeated Syracuse 55-53 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.A bubble team entering the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 11th-seeded...
David Fox
1 year ago
Rick Pitino
Louisville handled the best shot from a coach who knew what the Cardinals were going to do before they did it. In the next game, Louisville handed the champions of the Atlantic 10, a league with six NCAA bids, its worst loss of the season....
David Fox
1 year ago

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