College Basketball Articles

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
Sam Dekker
Finals are finished. The holiday break has ended. And conference play is beginning.Time for college basketball to take center stage.The first two Saturdays of January have had plenty of eventful games -- last week brought us a meeting between...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mitch McGary
The New Year is a good time for optimism. Someone should remind these college basketball teams about that in the coming weeks.They’ll need all the help they can get.On Thursday, we picked nine teams that will be on the rise in the first weeks...
David Fox
1 year ago
Billy Donovan
The change in the calendar isn’t really college basketball’s midpoint, but it is the most logical time for teams to take stock of what they have and turn the page as conference play begins.Meanwhile, late December is the time of year...
David Fox
1 year ago
Julius Randle
Conference play for many leagues will begin this week, meaning most teams have had plenty of time to take stock of where they stand.The non-conference schedule has established, more or less, the contenders for the top teams in the NCAA Tournament...
David Fox
1 year ago
John Calipari
The Louisville-Kentucky matchup will still have the Bluegrass State at a fever pitch, but Big Blue Nation and Cardinals fans may be holding back just a little bit.Both sides have enough questions about their own teams to feel too confident about...
David Fox
1 year ago
Could there be room for a third or fourth team in the two-team race for the Big 12 title?The return of Marcus Smart to Oklahoma State and the arrival of Andrew Wiggins at Kansas appeared to set up those two programs atop the Big 12 this season.One...
David Fox
1 year ago
Suffice to say, the SEC has not shaken out the way anyone would have predicted in mid-December.Missouri is the last undefeated team in the league, and Kentucky has the same amount of losses as Vanderbilt and Auburn. Granted, not every loss or...
David Fox
1 year ago
Let’s get this out of the way: The greatest conference in college basketball history the ACC is not. ... yet.Don’t blame the powerhouses, though. Even though North Carolina has two losses it would like to forget, the Tar Heels have...
David Fox
1 year ago
Steve Fisher
The Mountain West has had a legitimate claim on being the top conference out West in recent years. That’s not going to happen this season.With the Pac-12 making its long-awaited comeback and turnover at key programs in the Mountain West, the...
David Fox
1 year ago
A handful of Big Ten teams are still striving for an identity at this stage of the season, meaning the league may not have a quite the depth top-flight teams as it did last season.The Big Ten, though, may be the most watchable league in the country...
David Fox
1 year ago
One shot from a point guard in a slump has helped change the perception of the new Big East.Ryan Arcidiacono has been in a shooting funk before Villanova coach Jay Wright drew up a play for him in the waning seconds against Kansas in the Battle 4...
David Fox
1 year ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
At first, the question for Kentucky’s trip to North Carolina on Saturday is: How did we get here?The Wildcats and the Tar Heels have four losses between them. Kentucky’s two losses, even on neutral courts to major teams, are probably...
David Fox
1 year ago
It’s finals week for many schools across the country, so this has been a relatively quiet few days for many of the top freshmen.Aaron Gordon doesn’t need to be the No. 1 player for Arizona, but he does play for the No. 1 team in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Shaka Smart
The Atlantic 10 was one of the biggest losers in conference realignment. Losing Xavier, Temple and Butler robbed the league of three of its most high-profile and well-respected programs.The A-10 may not have the stature it once did, but not all is...
David Fox
1 year ago
The American Athletic Conference so far is performing like a league born from a diverse group of programs with different resources and expectations.Not that we’d expect anything else, since this is a league smashed together among programs...
David Fox
1 year ago
The award for the most bizarre start to the season undoubtedly goes to North Carolina.The Tar Heels lost at home to a team Athlon picked second in its division in the Ohio Valley (Belmont) and a week later defeated our preseason No. 2 team (...
David Fox
1 year ago
Aaron Gordon
The freshman power rankings are going to change from week to week. That seemed inevitable before the season started, and it’s been even more clear through a little more than a month.Andrew Wiggins had his time in the spotlight. Jabari Parker...
David Fox
1 year ago
Nik Stauskas
Before the season started, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski talked of the newly expanded ACC as perhaps the best conference in the history of the game.To accomplish that, the ACC may have to overcome the Big Ten. The Big Ten was the nation’s top...
David Fox
1 year ago
Between the empty arenas for made-for-TV tournaments and the diversions of football and food, fans can be forgiven for paying little attention to the basketball attention of the weekend.The selection committee will be paying attention, though....
David Fox
1 year ago
The Maui Invitational wraps up Wednesday evening, but the rest of Thanksgiving weekend will provide plenty of opportunities to gorge on basketball through Sunday.The Battle 4 Atlantis again brings us the top tournament with Kansas leading the way...
David Fox
1 year ago

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