College Basketball Articles

Which NCAA Tournament bubble team had the most damaging loss over the weekend? Mark Ross: Could defending national champion UConn not make the NCAA Tournament? After Saturday’s 79–64 home loss to Marquette, the Huskies definitely have some work...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
By Mitch Light Selection Sunday is just over three weeks away. Here's a conference-by-conference projection at the NCAA Tournament's Field of 68. ACC (6) In: Duke Florida State, Miami, North Carolina NC State, Virginia Worth a mention: None...
Mitch Light
3 years ago
Each college basketball weekend is taking on more meaning with less than a month to go until league tournaments begin. Saturday saw several big-time clashes, highlighted by Kentucky surviving in a great SEC game at Vanderbilt, Michigan State...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Which team had the best weekend, as far as improving its NCAA profile? Nathan Rush: Notre Dame’s 50–48 victory at Connecticut on Saturday was another impressive win for the Fighting Irish’s NCAA Tournament résumé. Coach Mike Brey’s club also...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
By David Schuman Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6, 5-3 Big East) travel up to snowy Syracuse to take on the No. 4 Orange (21-1, 8-1 Big East). The matchup has admittedly lost some of its luster since West Virginia got...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
If any normal team were to start three freshmen and two sophomores, conference road games would surely be a daunting prospect. Fortunately for Coach John Calipari, his newly minted No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 SEC) are anything but normal....
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
It was a wild weekend around college basketball, with several upsets and plenty of last drama. Some of the most notable results were Florida State winning at Duke, Syracuse tasting its first defeat, Baylor losing at home to Missouri,...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
For a much-hyped Top 10 matchup, this one wasn’t really close. The No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes (16-3, 4-2 Big Ten) creamed the No. 8 Indiana Hoosiers (15-3, 3-3 Big Ten) 80-63 on their home court. With both teams coming off disappointing losses,...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
There were a few minutes in the second half of Wednesday night’s game between Syracuse and Villanova where it looked like the Wildcats would make it an exciting finish. But the Syracuse Orange (18-0, 5-0 Big East) did what they’ve done against...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Athlon Sports’ Braden Gall had a chance to sit down with CBS College Basketball analyst Clark Kellogg to preview the 2011-2012 NCAA Basketball season. You can follow Braden on twitter at @AthlonBraden. Braden Gall: The college basketball season...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
There’s no greater ambassador and evangelist for college basketball than Dick Vitale, who was on the mic for ESPN’s first college hoops broadcast on Dec. 5, 1979 (DePaul 90, Wisconsin 77) and has been sharing his passion for the game with...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
2011-12 Athlon Sports Preaseason Top 25 Click on each team for their preview 1. North Carolina 2. Kentucky 3. Ohio State 4. Connecticut 5. Syracuse 6. Duke 7. Vanderbilt 8. Louisville 9. Florida 10. Pittsburgh 11. Baylor...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim will bring one of his most experienced teams into his 36th campaign. The Orange will feature four returning starters along with several reserves who played key roles off the bench last season. In addition, Boeheim has...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Everything was in place for the most memorable Ohio State basketball season in half a century until the Sweet 16 left a very bitter taste in the mouths of the Buckeyes and their title-hungry fans. OSU darted out to a 24–0 start, receiving...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
There was no press conference. No proclamations on Twitter. Nothing fancy. Just a simple press release. On April 20, Vanderbilt sent an email to announce that Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor would be back in school for the 2011-12...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Expectations remain the same as previous seasons for the defending national champion UConn Huskies. “To make the NCAA Tournament and go as deep as we can,” coach Jim Calhoun says. “That’s exactly what I said last year. Actually, we went pretty...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
It's prediction time as we look into our crystal ball for the Big East's 2011-2012 season and predict who will come out on top and get individual honors. BIG EAST 2011-12 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 1. Connecticut This edition of the Huskies...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
It's prediction time as we look into our crystal ball for the ACC's 2011-2012 season and predict who will come out on top and get individual honors. ACC 2011-12 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 1. North Carolina Tar Heel fans are already reserving...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Few programs reflect the way the expectations game works in college basketball today better than Rick Pitino’s University of Louisville program. Big East coaches picked the Cardinals to finish eighth last season. They came in third. Twice,...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Is it “Final Four or Bust” for Jamie Dixon and his Pittsburgh basketball program? Hardly, but the ninth-year coach is aware of an antsy fan base. “I know everyone wants us to win a national championship,” says Dixon, who’s advanced to three Sweet...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Last season, Alabama became the first SEC team to win more than 10 games in league play — the Tide went 12–4 — and not make the NCAA Tournament. Anthony Grant’s club was done in by a bloated RPI (No. 80) that was a product of some bad losses in...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
They weren’t exactly pouring champagne around Westwood last year, but after UCLA rebounded from one of its worst seasons in six decades, the bubbly might just be back on ice. And with Derrick Williams and a host of other top players in the Pac-12...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Baylor coach Scott Drew has spent the last two years assembling one of the most talented teams in all of college basketball. Now comes the next step: Doing something with it. Not many teams enter the 2011-12 season with an opportunity as golden...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
No one would blame Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State men’s basketball team if they took some time to sit back and cherish the successes of the 2010-11 campaign. The Seminoles staked their claim as the third-best program in the ACC, behind...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago

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