College Basketball Articles

The day after Selection Sunday is not a great time to get caught up on the college basketball season. As you start to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets for your pools, Athlon Sports did some of the homework for your basketball cram session....
David Fox
1 month ago
Now that Selection Sunday is over, it's time for March Madness to kick into high gear. It's that time of year when everyone —even your IT guy and Midge in accounting — starts caring about college basketball. Most...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky skipped the tradition of cutting down nets after it won the SEC tournament championship Sunday. Instead, team managers cut down nets after Kentucky’s 78-63 win over Arkansas and brought it to the locker...
David Fox
1 month ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ever since Memphis missed critical free throws in the 2008 national championship game against Kansas to send the game to overtime — a game and title the Jayhawks eventually won — free throw shooting has been...
David Fox
1 month ago
Poor, poor Stony Brook. The Seawolves latest attempt to reach their first NCAA Tournament ended in the most cruel way. Albany’s Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Great Danes a 51-50 win in the America...
David Fox
1 month ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Auburn may be staring down the most lopsided final score in the SEC tournament. If that’s the way Saturday’s semifinal plays out, it will be the most one of the meaningful blowouts in the history of Auburn...
David Fox
1 month ago
Bob Huggins
The shooting woes of the 2015 West Virginia basketball team are very well documented by anyone that follows the Mountaineers and has left head coach Bob Huggins searching for answers. After the Mountaineers' gut-wrenching loss to Baylor in the...
Jeremy Simon
1 month ago
College basketball, especially this time of year, is all about mismatches. In general, that means a power forward with quickness or a big guy who can step out to take a 3. With 351 teams in college basketball, the sample size leads to...
David Fox
1 month ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Let’s get weird, NCAA selection committee. In one day, the SEC lost probably one and perhaps two teams in consideration for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M lost 66-59 to an Auburn team that won four SEC games...
David Fox
1 month ago
March Madness
The NCAA Tournament is almost here. Selection Sunday is around the corner. Only one person will win your office bracket pick ‘em pool. But everyone can have a funny March Madness bracket team name. Here are 68 names that should get a laugh,...
Nathan Rush
1 month ago
College basketball seems to be in a state of crisis. The sport is fading into a niche market with only March Madness able to capture widespread national attention. The reasons are many: The sport lacks the stars power it did when players...
David Fox
1 month ago
Tom Crean
Earlier, Athlon Sports looked at the teams that are surging into the NCAA Tournament. This is the flip side. These are teams that are limping their way into the field, provided some of them making at all. For whatever reason — cold...
David Fox
1 month ago
March Madness is upon us, which means a healthy dose of quick channel surfing ... or switching among live streams, if that’s your thing. Either way, you’re counting on a broadcast team to deliver the goods on the moment — the...
David Fox
1 month ago
Sometimes winning in the NCAA Tournament is more about who has the hottest team rather than the best team. Take, for example, last year’s national finalists. UConn and Kentucky did nothing during the regular season to indicate they...
David Fox
1 month ago
Saturday’s slate of regular-season finales finished up what’s been a brutal Big 12 regular season schedule. With just three days until tournament play begins, March Madness is officially here.Wednesday marks the start of the...
Jeremy Simon
1 month ago
Archie Miller
College basketball coaches are always in a process of becoming. Every coach in the profession is looking for the next milestone. Well, every coach except for Mike Krzyzewski. If you follow the sport closely, you probably have an opinion...
David Fox
1 month ago
This college basketball season has been one of mixed emotions. We’ve celebrated the careers of legends Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian while mourning their passing. We watched Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Philadelphia’s Herb...
David Fox
1 month ago
If Kentucky and Duke meet in the Final Four or the national championship game this season, the matchup will be between a pair of coaches who have met only twice in their illustrious careers and never in the postseason. It will also be between...
David Fox
1 month ago
Jim Boeheim
Syracuse basketball will never be the same. The NCAA committee on infractions hammered Syracuse on Friday, suspending coach Jim Boeheim for nine ACC games next season and restricting scholarships for widespread violations regarding academics...
David Fox
1 month ago
Jahlil Okafor
So much for the “Year of Readiness.” As major conference commissioners float the idea of ending freshman eligibility — an idea deemed obsolete in the 1970s — freshmen are continuing to dominate the college...
David Fox
1 month ago
Gabe York
 Every team that makes a run in the NCAA Tournament needs a role player to become the hero for a game or two. For 2014 national champion Connecticut, it was DeAndre Daniels. The forward was a solid player entering the tournament, but he...
David Fox
1 month ago
Rick Barnes
Other than which player will line up under center for Charlie Strong’s football team in the season opener against Notre Dame on September 5th, there isn’t a hotter topic in Austin than the future of the Texas Longhorns’ basketball...
Aaron Carrara
1 month ago
Every team has a weakness. Even Kentucky. Winning and losing in the NCAA Tournament is almost always about the matchups. A bad draw or a little bad luck in the first weekend of the Tournament can turn a potential championship season into a...
David Fox
1 month ago
Juwan Staten BlueGoldSports.com
As the regular season comes to an end West Virginia currently sits in a three-way for third place in the Big 12 with two games remaining. The two-game gap between the Mountaineers and Kansas means WVU still has a shot a share of the Big 12 regular...
Jeremy Simon
1 month ago
Forget the question of why isn’t Cliff Alexander playing for Kansas. Now, the quesiton why isn’t Cliff Alexander available at all. The Jayhawks’ freshman forward will not play Saturday against Texas due to what Kansas...
David Fox
1 month ago

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