College Basketball Articles

Aaron Thomas
Two straight trips to the NIT have certainly dampened some of the momentum Florida State had built by rattling off four straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2009-12. However, expectations surrounding Leonard Hamilton’s club remain high,...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jerian Grant
After compiling a 38–16 record in its last three seasons in the Big East, Notre Dame had a rocky initial foray into the ACC. A conference-opening victory over Duke quickly spiraled into a 6–12 league record, due in large part to an...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rod Hall
Last spring, Brad Brownell surely felt some vindication. Entering the 2013-14 season, little to nothing was expected of Clemson. A Tiger team with no seniors on its roster coming off a miserable 13–18 season was picked to finish 14th in the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jahlil Okafor
The ACC is bigger than ever and arguably better than ever. At the same time, the conference rarely has been so unpredictable. The arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame was one of the top storylines in the conference last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
James Robinson
It took Pittsburgh little time to make a resounding impression in its ACC debut. The Panthers opened with a 16–1 record, including 4–0 in the league, and raised eyebrows from Tobacco Road to Tallahassee. Then, they dropped six...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Matt Stainbrook
Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers, picked seventh by the league’s media in the fall, went on to tie for third with a 10–8...
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1 year ago
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
The first year of the new Big East alignment brought a little bit of everything: a national player of the year and one of college basketball’s all-time greats (Creighton’s Doug McDermott), a national top 10 team (Villanova) and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
John Thompson III
Georgetown’s 2013-14 season began with uncertainty — and it resulted in the Hoyas missing the NCAA Tournament. The team never seemed to get any momentum. The Hoyas lost to Northeastern, then beat Kansas State and VCU. They lost six...
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1 year ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein is a rarity for Kentucky under John Calipari — a seasoned junior with pro potential. Such a situation may not have occurred if not for an ankle injury in the Sweet 16 that ended Cauley-Stein’s NBA Draft hopes (and...
David Fox
1 year ago
Frank Kaminsky was an anonymous Wisconsin big man entering last season. The 7-foot junior had barely played his first two years in Madison, but he became a household name by the end of the season — when he helped lead the Badgers into the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 1 Kentucky begins 2014-15 where it started last season — at the top. Even though last...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 2 Wisconsin returns nearly every key player from a team that reached last year’s Final...
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1 year ago
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 3 Arizona enters the 2014-15 season as the established power in the Pac-12. It’s been a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rasheed Sulaimon
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 4 Duke reloads for another season with another highly touted freshman. This time, though, may...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Bill Self
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 5 Kansas won its 10th consecutive Big Ten title and managed to stay in the top 10 for most of...
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1 year ago
Marcus Paige
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 6 North Carolina is looking to reclaim its status as a powerhouse program after two subpar...
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1 year ago
Fred VanVleet
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 7 Wichita State keeps making history. The Shockers are two years removed from a Final Four, a...
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1 year ago
The Washington Wizards broke out of prolonged mediocrity in 2013-14, surprising many with their first-round playoff dismissal of the Chicago Bulls, and subsequent hard-fought loss to the Indiana Pacers. Over the summer, they lost integral wingman...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Michael Frazier
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 8 Florida has every reason to believe it can pick up where it left off after reaching the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Fresh off an oustanding summer spent as part of Team USA’s dominant run through the FIBA World Cup in Spain, Kenneth Faried has just gotten paid — big time. The relentless power forward, who started next to Anthony Davis for the...
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1 year ago
Montrezl Harrell
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 9 Louisville will play under its fourth different conference banner under Rick Pitino when...
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1 year ago
John Calipari
Sorry to break it to fans outside of Lexington and Gainesville, but SEC basketball is a little stale. Kentucky and Florida have established a two-team power structure at the top of the league so close that the two teams have the same league...
David Fox
1 year ago
Javan Felix
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 10 Texas is a contender in the Big 12 and on the national stage again. Both prospects were...
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1 year ago
Terran Petteway
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 11 Nebraska ended a 16-year NCAA Tournament drought last season, but the Cornhuskers return...
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1 year ago
Darrun HIlliard
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 12 Villanova is built to win the Big East for a second consecutive season, something the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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