College Basketball Articles

Mike Moser
When Oregon’s season hit a critical point, the Ducks leaned on a fifth-year senior who has been around the block.Mike Moser, a veteran who has played for UCLA and UNLV, kept the Ducks in NCAA Tournament contention with back-to-back double...
David Fox
1 year ago
Gregg Marshall
The first weekend in March was not a bad way to start the greatest five weeks in the college basketball season.Wichita State wrapped up an undefeated regular season. Virginia came a little closer to winning the ACC. Louisville, Michigan State and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Cleanthony Early
When Wichita State reached the Final Four last season, the Shockers were a part of a trend, a team outside of the power structure reaching the final weekend of the college basketball season.George Mason did it. VCU did it. Butler did it twice.What...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marcus Smart
Expectations have changed drastically in Stillwater in the last two months.What looked like a team that would challenge Kansas’ reign atop the Big 12 at the start of the season is now fighting for an NCAA Tournament spot.Drawing a first-round...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bill Self
The NCAA Tournament field is ever-evolving at this time of year.A week or so ago, Arkansas was barely on the NCAA Tournament radar. After Thursday’s win over Kentucky, the Razorbacks can claim a spot in the field barring a major loss....
David Fox
1 year ago
Joe Harris
Virginia wasn’t one of the first major stories of the season in the ACC, but it may be the last.The Jabari Parker Watch was alive at Duke for most of the early part of the year, and Syracuse started 25-0 with a series of wild finishes.The...
David Fox
1 year ago
Joe Jackson
If Louisville is truly rounding into postseason form, Memphis will be the key test Saturday.The Cardinals flopped at home against the Tigers in the first meeting back on Jan. 9, losing 73-67. Memphis’ entire starting five scored in double...
David Fox
1 year ago
Coty Clarke
For several seasons, Arkansas has been close to the NCAA Tournament but not quite in the field.The culprit primarily has been any game away from Fayetteville. The Razorbacks are near-unbeatable at home. During the last three seasons, Arkansas is 50...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dana Altman
Oregon began the season as one of the nation’s surprise teams. Dana Altman’s mishmash of transfers, including players from Houston, UNLV, Detroit and a few junior colleges.After a 13-0 start, Oregon lost five in a row once the Ducks...
David Fox
1 year ago
Markel Starks
Simply being in NCAA Tournament contention in the final days of February has to be a pleasant surprise for Georgetown.The Hoyas have been out of sorts ever since losing to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament last season. The...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Williams
One of the main storylines early in the season was the unpredictability of North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky early in the year but also lost to UAB and Belmont — all before conference play started....
David Fox
1 year ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.Yet for some reason,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tony Bennett
With a little more than two weeks to Selection Sunday, the college basketball season almost certainly has a few more surprises even before the NCAA Tournament.Some of those, though, won’t be many of the best coaching jobs in each league. By...
David Fox
1 year ago
Andre Hollins
Minnesota won an NCAA Tournament game last season, and Tubby Smith was shown the door.The Gophers are flirting with the NCAA bubble, and first-year coach Richard Pitino has the Minnesota fanbase energized.Pitino has a chance to be the first first-...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jabari Brown
Hovering around .500 in the SEC is not great for an NCAA Tournament resume. Missouri could learn how damaging that could be as the Tigers sit on the bubble.As the Tigers head into tonight’s game against Georgia, Missouri is entering the must-...
David Fox
1 year ago
Chasson Randle
March is three days away and a handful of teams are down to their final three and four games before the conference tournaments.No doubt, it’s crunch time around the nation.Somehow, the NCAA selection committee is going to have to find a way...
David Fox
1 year ago
Leslie McDonald
When North Carolina’s season started, P.J. Hariston and Leslie McDonald were in NCAA suspension limbo.McDonald, though, was the clear No. 2 anytime the two suspensions were mentioned. Now that he’s been in the lineup for weeks, McDonald...
David Fox
1 year ago
Michigan State
Football is king in the SEC, but outside of pockets in Lexington and Gainesville, basketball never feels like a pressing issue.The Big Ten, on the other hand, is where a balance between football and basketball success is trending upward. The league...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jim Boeheim
College basketball will have a new No. 1 team today as Syracuse’s luck ran out — twice — last week.Florida has as strong a case as any team, turning in another complete performance in a 75-71 win at Ole Miss, the Gators...
David Fox
1 year ago
Adreian Payne
Not long ago, Michigan and Michigan State appeared to be the only teams in a duel for the Big Ten title.Technically, the Michigan schools are still locked in the conference title race, but Iowa has been able to close the gap as neither the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Perry Ellis
Kansas and Texas have identical records at 20-6, but the perception couldn’t be more different.In Austin, Rick Barnes could be the Big 12 coach of the year. In Lawrence, media are asking Bill Self about the more frustrating parts of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jabari Parker
The last time Syracuse and Duke met, it might as well have been a Final Four game.A massive arena, two 900-win coaches and a thriller down to the end of Syracuse’s 91-89 win in overtime. The rematch of the game of the year will have a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bob Warren arrived at Professor Perry Wallace’s office at American University in 2006, and delivered a message nearly 40 years in the making. “Forgive me, Perry,” Warren said, “There is so much more I could have done....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Russ Smith
Louisville has a knack for heating up as the calendar turns to March. It happened last season, as the Cardinals didn’t start to look like national championship contenders until weeks before the Big East Tournament.The Cardinals are in that...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bob Stoops
The Big 12 has not been short on surprises in the last year.On the football side, a league that appeared to have few top 10-caliber programs in the preseason produced one that spent much of the season there (Baylor) and another that finished there...
David Fox
1 year ago

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