College Basketball Articles

The Bluegrass State could be on its way to becoming the basketball version of Alabama. The football championship hasn’t left the state of Alabama four years, with the Crimson Tide winning the BCS in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and Auburn winning in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Legacies are made in March. Or in this case, unmade. For all the accomplishments for coaches, players and teams through the 2012-13 season, so much of the perception and reputations are built on the stage of the NCAA Tournament. Through the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Only one true winner will be happy at the end of the NCAA Tournament, so the cliche goes. That much may be true. All but one locker room at the end of the tournament will have its share of sad faces and tears. We disagree that only one...
David Fox
1 year ago
That was ... fun. Louisville’s 82-76 win over Michigan was simply one of the best national title games in several years. Stars Trey Burke and Peyton Siva played at a high level with Burke hitting deep three-pointers and Siva stuffing the stat...
David Fox
1 year ago
Shortly before CBS cut to Trey Burke receiving the Naismith Award as the top player in the country, the Michigan point guard wasn’t even the best point guard on his own team in first half of the title game. With Burke on the bench with two...
David Fox
1 year ago
Despite the wild ride of the Final Four, the national championship game feels like a heavyweight bout. On Saturday, Louisville walk-on Tim Henderson and Michigan’s little-used freshman Caris LeVert combined for 14 points. In a national...
David Fox
1 year ago
For two athletic programs that are among the most successful in the country, the 2013 national title game will end droughts for both. Louisville is playing in the national championship game for the first time since winning the title in 1986, a...
David Fox
1 year ago
Louisville had overcome a 12-point deficit against Wichita State, but a questionable call in the final 10 seconds helped seal the Cardinals' win in the Final Four and a trip to the national title game. Luke Hancock, who was one of Louisville's...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Louisville and Wichita State endured gut-checks in the form of three-game losing streaks earlier this season. Until the Final Four, that’s one of the few things the Cardinals and Shockers have had in common. Louisville lost to Syracuse,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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

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