College Basketball Articles

 Great scorers find a way to get the job done.These aren’t one-dimensional players who take 3-pointers or jump shots. These are the players you want to have the ball in their hands when the game is on the line.They’ll create their...
David Fox
1 year ago
 Perhaps traveling a long way is an asset toward becoming a top shooter in college basketball.That’s the trend for the year, it seems.Senior Joe Harris arrived at Virginia from Chelan, Wash., to become a 41-percent shooter in his career...
David Fox
1 year ago
 Perhaps the two names atop Athlon Sports’ list of point guards and floor leaders for the 2013-14 season says something about how the year will transpire.Oklahoma State and Arizona State are not likely candidates to have the nation...
David Fox
1 year ago
Earlier this week, Athlon Sports broke down the top 50 coaches in college basketball for 2013-14.This isn’t necessarily the flip side to that, but coaches certainly would rather be on that list than this one. The coaches on this list have...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
The national championship hardware remains in the state of Kentucky, but Athlon Sports’ top coach honors remain in East Lansing.Last season, we ranked Michigan State’s Tom Izzo the No. 1 coach in the country, and we saw little reason to...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Pac-12 is finally starting to pull out of its funk from recent seasons. For a few years, the Pac-12 more closely resembled a mid-major, producing only two NCAA Tournament teams in 2012 and 2010.Perhaps it’s no surprise the league’s...
David Fox
1 year ago
The SEC coaches countdown, much like the league in recent years, is a two-team race.Kentucky’s John Calipari and Florida’s Billy Donovan are the only coaches in the league who have built programs who can challenge for college basketball...
David Fox
1 year ago
For much of the last four seasons, the Mountain West could argue it belongs in the same breath as the power conferences.Indeed, the MWC has produced 16 NCAA Tournament teams in the last four seasons, including five last year, to mach the SEC in...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Big Ten once again has perhaps the deepest bench of coaches in the country.It shouldn’t be surprising, then, then that teams like Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin had a hotly contested battle for the regular...
David Fox
1 year ago
The new Big East has a leg up on other basketball leagues that don’t have major college football. That’s clear. Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, St. John’s and even Butler and Xavier are established basketball brands.The ...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Big 12 coach rankings start with Bill Self.That’s the easy part.After that, ranking the Big 12 coaches is a chore. Three of the league’s most accomplished career coaches — Bob Huggins, Rick Barnes and Tubby Smith have more...
David Fox
1 year ago
For a conference cobbled together from remnants of the Big East and Conference USA plus one Atlantic 10 program, the American Athletic Conference naturally has a disparate collection of coaches.In the Big East, Louisville’s Rick Pitino was in...
David Fox
1 year ago
ACC expansion solidified the league and added to the depth of both the football and basketball lineups.The basketball benches, though, is where ACC fans may notice the biggest upgrade. Both of the country’s 900-win coaches now work in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The new faces around the SEC illustrate a major problem that could develop in the league.Kentucky brought in its historic haul of six top-10 prospects and five of the top-10 prospects in the 247Composite rankings. Florida was no slouch, adding two...
David Fox
1 year ago
The new faces that will dominate the discussion in the preseason in the Pac-12 may be the new coaches in Los Angeles. In a quiet coaching carousel, UCLA’s Steve Alford and USC’s Andy Enfield were two of the biggest movers.But they might...
David Fox
1 year ago
A year after being the nation’s most competitive conference at the top, the Big Ten is counting on a handful of new faces to remain so in 2013-14.Michigan State returns nearly intact, but most of the Big Ten wasn’t so lucky. Indiana is...
David Fox
1 year ago
One thing is pretty clear about the new Big East: Projecting the league is going to be difficult.Georgetown and Marquette tied for the Big East title in the old conference, but both teams lose key players. Villanova, which defeated Georgetown and...
David Fox
1 year ago
With one school claiming the top three returning scorers in the Big 12, the rest of the league will depend on newcomers to challenge Oklahoma State’s veteran roster.Nowhere is that more clear than at Kansas where the Jayhawks’ outlook...
David Fox
1 year ago
Most coaches would envy Rick Pitino. Louisville won the national championship and returns every key player other than Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng. Those are major losses, for sure, but the Cardinals may start the season ranked in the top three.The...
David Fox
1 year ago
The ACC will be defined by new faces more than most: Primarily the arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame for 2013-14.Beyond the arrival of one basketball power and two consistent Big East programs, the ACC will have a handful of key new...
David Fox
1 year ago
In mid-March, Mitch McGary and Montrezl Harrell were a pair of freshmen still working through their rookie seasons.By April 8, they were key big men in the national championship game.The fortunes for McGary and Harrell took abrupt turns once...
David Fox
1 year ago
Even by recruiting class standards, the top prospects of 2012 ran the gamut.On one hand, the class produced the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft in UNLV’s Anthony Bennett (though fellow freshman Nerlens Noel of Kentucky seemed the more likely pick...
David Fox
1 year ago
College basketball had two coaches who were considered two of the brightest young minds in the minds in the game, a pair atop any list of coaches under 40.One, though, is now one of the top pro coaches under 40. Butler's Brad Stevens and VCU...
David Fox
1 year ago
ACC member Syracuse. Sound strange, doesn’t it? About as strange as a Big East with Creighton among its members.Try to fight it, both are true.This is a time for college basketball fans to either celebrate or hang their heads. Most of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Thursday’s NBA Draft was full of surprises from the start. The Cavaliers shocked everyone by taking UNLV’s Anthony Bennett with the first pick. The Bobcats followed by taking Cody Zeller fourth.From the college perspective, the draft...
David Fox
1 year ago

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