College Basketball Articles

Deshaun Thomas
Go ahead and do the math: 48 college underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft in 2013 for the opportunity at 30 first-round picks and guaranteed contracts.With a handful of college seniors and international players in the first round, plenty of...
David Fox
1 year ago
Keith Appling
Some of the names and faces have changed, but the Big Ten is again one of the most intriguing league races.Michigan State and Michigan are undefeated in league play, but teams like Iowa and Wisconsin lurk on the outside. And despite recent...
David Fox
1 year ago
Kyle Anderson
The college basketball season has reached its midpoint as teams are well into conference play.We’ve named All-Americans. We’ve picked breakout players. And we’ve picked our disappointments of the year so far.So what does that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
A team hitting blackjack on 3-pointers is as good a time as any to look at key numbers during the week.Creighton rained 3-pointers on Villanova on Monday as the new Big East frontrunner knocked off one of the league’s traditional powers and...
David Fox
1 year ago
The line about shot blockers is that they can cover up a ton of their team's mistakes.Beyond the defensive end, freshman Joel Embiid did his share of covering for his Kansas teammates on Saturday against Oklahoma State.Perry Ellis scored only...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Not long ago, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa State stood among the ranks of the unbeaten.Now, Bo Ryan, Thad Matta and Fred Hoiberg may wonder when they’re going to win another game.Around the same time — in December and earlier...
David Fox
1 year ago
Naadir Tharpe
Basketball fans, clear your schedule for Saturday around 4 p.m. Eastern.Certainly, there’s other action this weekend, but the 4 p.m. time slot will pack the most action. Rather than going up against the NFL playoffs, college basketball all...
David Fox
1 year ago
Andrew Wiggins
Even against the toughest schedule in the country, Kansas’ 9-4 start had to be troubling. The play of Kansas’ star-studded freshman class, in particular, was puzzling.The schedule isn’t getting any easier midway through January,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
Three undefeated teams remain to start this week, and at least one will stay that way by Sunday morning.Top-ranked Arizona is off this weekend after defeating Arizona State on Thursday. After Wisconsin and Iowa State lost their unbeaten status last...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Nik Stauskas
The list of breakout players for 2013-14 got an early start.The first name on the countdown of the biggest surprise players, at least chronologically, started Nov. 19 when Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky scored 43 points on North Dakota. Opponent...
David Fox
1 year ago
K.J. McDaniels
More than any recent week, upsets shook up this week’s NCAA Tournament projections.Clemson upset Duke, Indiana upset Wisconsin and Arkansas upset Kentucky to shape some of the NCAA Tournament hopes for a handful of teams in different ways....
David Fox
1 year ago
Buzz Williams
No one had to wait until Dec. 28 to see the 2013-14 didn’t really go as anyone expected.By then, Kansas had already lost three times, Duke twice and North Carolina had proven itself as the most unpredictable team in the country.But Dec. 28...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marcus Smart
The way the story of the 2013-14 season has been told, a casual fan might think the entirety of the Midseason All-America team would be made up of freshman.Certainly, the rookies were a key storyline during the preseason and a conversation only...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Jan. 11-12 weekend in college basketball may have been the most important to date during the season so far, or at least since November.The ranks of the undefeated dropped by one with Iowa State’s loss Saturday to Oklahoma. That leaves...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Devyn Marble
If there could be a knock on a team that was already well on its way to its best season since 2005-06, it was that Iowa lacked two things: A win over a major contender and a statement road win.Iowa claimed both Sunday.Before facing Ohio State in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bo Ryan
Some of the best coaching in 2013-14 is anything but a youth movement.Veteran coaches — seasoned veterans, even — have done some of their best work at the midpoint of 2013-14.True, some of our picks for the top coaches of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Aaron Gordon
College basketball has hit its midseason, and there’s still little consensus on the top freshman college player in the country.Aaron Gordon and Tyler Ennis are leading two of the last five undefeated teams. Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins...
David Fox
1 year ago
Aaron Craft
For those a little late to the party: Welcome to basketball season.College football is over, and conference play has started. For the casual fan, this is when the basketball lightbulb goes on.This weekend won’t have a true headline game,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Williams
Syracuse, you’re on notice.North Carolina lost 63-57 at home to Miami on Wednesday night, the Tar Heels’ second consecutive loss to an unranked team. Meanwhile, Syracuse is undefeated, playing at home on Saturday, and on paper shouldn...
David Fox
1 year ago
Let’s start with this: An undefeated season in college basketball is extremely, extremely unlikely.So much so, we’re about ready to call matching Indiana’s 32-0 season from 1975-76 impossible.Five teams remain in the hunt, though...
David Fox
1 year ago
When folks are looking for a place to vacation, maybe they consult well-traveled friends. When they’re looking for a place to eat, maybe they ask their favorite foodie or consult Yelp.The bottom line, when you’re looking for the best,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Johnny Jones
No question the top storyline in 2013-14 for the casual fan — and even a handful of NBA fans — is the glut of elite freshmen.Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon have become appointment viewing. Anyone paying...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marcus Paige
The last few weeks have given a few big-name programs and coaches much to think about on the practice court.Louisville is recalibrating without Chane Behanan for a team that already showed flaws that could prevent the Cardinals from defending their...
David Fox
1 year ago
Eric Atkins
Notre Dame had been having enough trouble this season even with Jerian Grant.The Irish’s normally stout homecourt advantage hasn’t even been in play as the Irish lost to Indiana State and North Dakota State.Then came disaster: Notre...
David Fox
1 year ago
Keith Wenning
Arkansas State finds itself in familiar territory while Ball State will be looking to make program history in this year’s GoDaddy Bowl. The last bowl before the BCS National Championship Game, the Red Wolves are in Mobile, Ala., in January...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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