College Basketball Articles

Michigan and Syracuse arrive at the Final Four both as No. 4 seeds, both as teams that rebounded from late-season struggles. The path has been similar since about February, but not necessarily in the long term. Despite no Final Fours since the...
David Fox
1 year ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for April 5. • The "Evil Dead" remake opens today. Those who weren't planning to see it might want to check out this slideshow of one of the stars, Jessica Lucas. It might...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
A day after a video compilation of player mistreatment aired on ESPN, Rutgers fired coach Mike Rice on March 3. After the program recovers from a public relations nightmare which cost the job of the basketball coach, the work will begin to...
David Fox
1 year ago
The cast of characters in this year’s Final Four covers a wide range of careers and personalities, and pretty much all are at the top of their games. Michigan’s Trey Burke is the only Associated Press All-American still left competing for a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Being a Missouri Valley team and a No. 9 seed isn't the only way Wichita State is an outlier in the Final Four. Gregg Marshall’s roster is an anomaly in this year's national semifinals. Unlike the the other three Final Four teams, Wichita...
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville romped in the second half against Duke to defeat the Blue Devils 85-63 for a trip to its second Final Four, but the news of the day was the devastating injury to Cardinals guard Kevin Ware. Attempting to defend a three-point shot,...
David Fox
1 year ago
The field is set for the 2013 Final Four, and three quarters of it managed to surprise us. Michigan and Syracuse struggled near the end of the regular season, but the Wolverines’ freshmen and the Orange’s defense carried the way to the...
David Fox
1 year ago
The second day of the Elite Eight may feel more like a Final Four or national championship weekend. The South and Midwest regional finals feature four teams that were ranked No. 1 for stretches this season (Louisville, Duke and Michigan)...
David Fox
1 year ago
Wichita State will be the party crasher. The Shockers defeated Ohio State 70-66 to advance to the Final Four and ensure the teams competing for the national title will have an outsider among them yet again. Syracuse clinched a spot in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
We’re one step closer to the Final Four, and the final days before the national championship could wind up as unexpected as the entire season. For the four teams playing for the national semifinals Saturday, defense has led the way. Syracuse...
David Fox
1 year ago
Michigan shouldn’t have even been in this position. The Wolverines were beat -- several times -- against Kansas. But Trey Burke kept Michigan alive. With a deep three-pointer over the 6-8 Kevin Young, Burke tied a game it hadn’t led since...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Sweet 16, as always, finds a way to capture the imagination. The NCAA Tournament moves into the second weekend with its share of storylines, even if the biggest one from Dunk City seems to overshadow all. Few people saw Wichita State,...
David Fox
1 year ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for March 29. • They're about to start playing games that count in MLB. These lovely WAGs will be watching, including David Wright's fiancee, Molly Beers (pictured)....
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Freshmen have led teams to national championships. They’ve won National Player of the Year honors and Defensive Player of the Year honors. Even more rookies have gone on to be top picks in the NBA Draft. Kentucky’s Anthony Davis did all those...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ohio State has another postseason hero. After Aaron Craft made the game-winning three-pointer to defeat Iowa State in the round of 32, LaQuinton Ross had a monster second half and the game-winning three-pointer to defeat Arizona 73-70 and move...
David Fox
1 year ago
Like everyone's brackets, some of Athlon Sports' NCAA Tournament picks did not fare so well (Thanks, West region). That's not going to stop us from giving it another try. Our editorial staff picked every game in the Sweet 16, hopefully with...
David Fox
1 year ago
The Sweet 16, as always, finds a way to capture the imagination. The NCAA Tournament moves into the second weekend with its share of storylines, even if the biggest one from Dunk City seems to overshadow all. Few people saw Wichita State,...
David Fox
1 year ago
The job of finding a new basketball coach at USC just got a little more difficult for athletic director Pat Haden. The Trojans fired Kevin O’Neill -- hired to shepherd the program after Tim Floyd was fired amid NCAA sanctions -- midseason. Any...
David Fox
1 year ago
There are many reasons why fans gravitate to the college ranks over the professional ones. For those of us who love college sports, NCAA basketball is a vastly superior product over the NBA. Yes, the NBA features the best athletes in the world...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Minnesota raised eyebrows with the firing of Tubby Smith on March 25. The question being, why would Minnesota fire a national title coach who had more fortune than most in program history. The Gophers have a limited track record of basketball...
David Fox
1 year ago
UCLA is in the market for a new coach after the legendary program fired Ben Howland on March 25. Finding the right fit won’t be easy, and the job isn’t for the timid. UCLA fired a coach who went to three consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08...
David Fox
1 year ago
While none of the 112 No. 16 seeds has won a game in the NCAA Tournament (more on that below), six No. 15 seeds have shocked No. 2s since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. And two of them took place during this year's March Madness. Here's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament has caused us to rethink some things, specifically all those brackets with Gonzaga, New Mexico and Georgetown making deep runs. We’ve learned a little bit -- we know where Florida Gulf Coast actually is...
David Fox
1 year ago
EAST Washington, D.C. Top Dog — Indiana (1) The Hoosiers are headed to their second straight Sweet 16. But IU has not advanced to the Elite Eight since 2002, when Indiana was an unlikely national runner-up to Maryland. After cruising past...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago

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