College Basketball Articles

The number of teams chasing perfection diminished by half Thursday night, and now one of those can relax a bit.Wichita State now has all the attention as the lone undefeated team after Boston College shocked Syracuse on Wednesday night for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
James Michael McAdoo
Mid-February already was abnormally late for the first Duke-North Carolina game. The original tipoff for Feb. 12 was only the second time since 1988 the first meeting of the rivalry was played as late as February.Then came the snow in the Tobacco...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mark Dantonio
The SEC has football dominance. The ACC has the defending football national champion and three Basketball Hall of Fame coaches. The American has the defending basketball national champion.However, one of the strongest leagues in terms of football...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tim Miles
It happens every basketball season around this time.Just when you think you’ve got the NCAA Tournament bubble figured out, a few teams make a run late in the season to be considered.Some of those teams will prove to be on a hot streak,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Steve Spurrier
When we started this series on the top coaching tandems, we knew it would be tough, especially given our guiding principle that the football coach and the basketball coaches should be considered to be on equal footingFor most schools, they’re...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Kilpatrick
This season will not be a repeat of J.J. Redick vs. Adam Morrison. Or Jimmer Fredette vs. Kemba Walker.Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the clear frontrunner for national player of the year honors as one of the nation’s leading scorers for...
David Fox
1 year ago
Gregg Marshall
Syracuse and Wichita State remain undefeated. Doug McDermott scored a bunch. And Florida handled a couple of SEC teams.On the surface, the last week was pretty typical as far as the 2013-14 season goes.But behind all those things we’ve come...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
Not that this is going to assuage fans of our No. 12 team here, but the difference between the 12th coaching tandem in the Pac-12 and the fourth is razor thin.Indeed, there’s a lot to like about the final Pac-12 coaching tandem on this list....
David Fox
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
Doug McDermott bobblehead day left Jay Wright’s head spinning again.If there’s one thing we know about the Big East this season, it’s that Creighton has Villanova’s number. The first time around, the Bluejays launched 21 3-...
David Fox
1 year ago
No league has changed its identity more in recent decades than the ACC.What was once a regional league dominated by basketball powers, the ACC has looked to the outside to build a league that can match in football. Florida State, Miami and Virginia...
David Fox
1 year ago
Casey Prather
With all the talk of the NCAA Tournament, the bubble watch and which freshmen will be selected first in the NBA Draft, it’s too easy to forget that conference championships are important.This weekend seemed to be a good time to reinforce that...
David Fox
1 year ago
Doug McDermott
More and more, the college basketball regular season fades into the background for the general sports public.Early entries to the NBA Draft have left the sport with few players who become household names by the time they are upperclassmen.Creighton...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champions
The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contests lifts off on Saturday, Feb. 15, in New Orleans. The Raptors' defending Slam Dunk Contest champion Terrence Ross, Pacers’ 360 windmill man Paul George, Wizards' John Wall, Trail Blazers' Damian...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Scottie Wilbekin
Snow through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic derailed basketball schedules Wednesday and Thursday, pushing the first Duke-North Carolina matchup into the third week of February.The weekend may make up for missed time.Quality games highlight both...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jim Boeheim
Tyler Ennis made sure Wednesday there wouldn’t be a change atop the Athlon Sports power rankings this weekend.His unlikely 35-footer as time expired to defeat Pittsburgh keeps Syracuse undefeated and at the No. 1 spot in the power rankings...
David Fox
1 year ago
Steve Lavin
This regular season has been unusually unpredictable, especially when it comes to the top teams from back in November.Athlon Sports isn’t above changing it’s opinions based on more games and more of the season. For better or worse,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Even in the last few days, bubble season has taken an unexpected turn.A week ago, a bubble watch would have had West Virginia and St. John’s on the outskirts of the NCAA Tournament. A few big wins later, and one of those teams is projected in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jabari Parker
No one is going to confuse today’s game with Paul Westphal’s Loyola Marymount teams, but the tide may be turning.Scoring had been creeping lower and lower in recent years, to a point where the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee hoped an...
David Fox
1 year ago
Melvin Ejim
At the end of January, Iowa State appeared to be falling back to earth after a 14-game wining streak to start the season.After a 2-4 swoon, the Cyclones may be playing some of their best basketball of the season thanks in part to the play of Melvin...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marshall Henderson
Let’s face it: There aren’t many reasons college basketball would dominate the SportsCenter conversation these days. Even with the Super Bowl over, there’s the NBA and the Winter Olympics to dominate coverage.Then, Marcus Smart...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marcus Smart
In an interview before the season, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart said Texas Tech was his least favorite opposing arena.“The atmosphere just isn’t there,” he said.On Saturday, the atmosphere at Texas Tech was too much.Smart,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Devyn Marble
After last week, maybe college basketball needs a bit of a breather for the weekend.Syracuse’s overtime win over Duke was the game of the year, but Saturday and Sunday also wrecked the top 25 with seven ranked teams losing to unranked foes....
David Fox
1 year ago
C.J. Fair
Determining the top spot this week was easy. Arizona lost. Syracuse won its biggest game of the season. And that’s that.The rest of the rankings, though, remain difficult to determine. Wichita State, San Diego State and Florida are slicing...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jordan McRae
What’s the fun in pinpointing that Doug McDermott is a strong contender for Big East Player of the Year? That’s a little obvious considering he’s the nation’s second leading scorer.Of course, McDermott isn’t the only...
David Fox
1 year ago
Rick Barnes
For most teams, January is the first normal month of the college basketball season.No breaks for finals. No trips to far-flung locations for tournaments in front of sparse crowds. And no wild fluctuations between the caliber of competition in non-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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