College Basketball Articles

Jim Boeheim
The days and weeks following the end of college basketball season can be an unfriendly time for coaches.There are draft early entries, regular transfers, graduate transfers, and, of course, the possibility that some coaches will be asked to look...
David Fox
6 months ago
Mike Anderson
No program last season was more ascendant than UConn, even if the Huskies didn’t look the part until the final six games of the season.The Huskies were banned from the NCAA Tournament in 2013 due to low APR scores. They came back to go 12-6...
David Fox
6 months ago
Buzz Williams
The coaching carousel is funny sometimes. Last season brought a few major job openings — chief among them, UCLA — but few big names moving to new jobs.This season seems to be the opposite. The names involved in the coaching carousel...
David Fox
7 months ago
Bill Self
The SEC-Big 12 Challenge doesn’t have the long-standing status of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, but at least in 2014, the event could match in marquee games.We had a hard time picking between Texas-Kentucky and Florida-Kansas as the top game in...
David Fox
7 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Never mind that the games won’t occur for another seven months. Three of the teams involved in the ACC-Big Ten challenge aren’t even officially in their new leagues.If, in some way, Virginia and Maryland played a basketball game today,...
David Fox
7 months ago
John Calipari
The NBA draft early entry deadline has come and gone for college players. The last major recruit has picked his school. Transfers are starting to settle.In other words, teams are starting to have a better idea of their rosters for 2014-15.We last...
David Fox
7 months ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
John Calipari likes to make a big deal of NBA Draft day. That’s with good reason. No current coach has quite the track record he does of ushering players from college to the draft.This year, the early entry deadline was reason for celebration...
David Fox
7 months ago
As usual, Kentucky will have talent, and Kentucky will have guards.Now, Kentucky will have experience.On Friday, Andrew and Aaron Harrison announced they would return to Kentucky for their sophomore seasons, meaning only Julius Randle and James...
David Fox
7 months ago
Bruce Pearl
On Saturday, the state of Alabama will celebrate perhaps its favorite sport second only to college football — spring football. Even on A-Day at Auburn, the Tigers have reason for optimism beyond the team that reached the BCS Championship Game...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Cuonzo Martin
Stop if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a high-profile coach. Since 2008, the Volunteers have needed to hire seven football and men’s basketball coaches.And that doesn’t count the retirement of legendary women...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
When UCLA and Stephen F. Austin met in the Sweet 16, the game represented two of the success stories for first-year coaches.UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose hire received lukewarm reviews, advanced the Bruins to the second weekend of the NCAA...
David Fox
8 months ago
Archie Miller
The NCAA Tournament ended with one winner and 67 losers in the bracket, but not all of those results are created equal.Kansas’ loss in the round of 32 isn’t exactly the same as Mercer’s, for example.The true winner, in both the...
David Fox
8 months ago
Kevin Ollie
The 2014 national championship was not a good one for the numbers people.A No. 7 seed and a No. 8 seed reached the national championship game, a development that in some ways rendered the regular season moot. UConn also didn’t fit the...
David Fox
8 months ago
Sean Miller
The 2014 national champion has been crowned, so now it's time to take a quick look ahead at next season.Consider this a quick snapshot of the 2014-15 season. A handful of developments still need to happen before there’s a clearer picture...
David Fox
8 months ago
The Connecticut Huskies are champions.Kevin Ollie, in just his first year eligible to make the tournament and just his second as a head coach, led his team to the top of the college basketball mountain. All UConn and Ollie did was become the first...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Shabazz Napier
The Hungry Huskies outdueled the new Fab Five for one of the most unlikely NCAA championship runs in Tournament history.UConn defeated Kentucky 60-54 for the Huskies’ fourth national championship Monday, as a traditional power won the title...
David Fox
8 months ago
Kevin Ollie
Prepare to see history.Whatever happens in Monday night’s national title game, either Kentucky or Connecticut will become one of the most rare champions in the NCAA Tournament.With 11 titles between the two, the Wildcats and Huskies aren...
David Fox
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months ago
Let’s take a moment and be thankful this season didn’t turn out for Kentucky the way many predicted.How boring would all this be if Kentucky were a top seed, a team whose trip to the national championship game felt like a formality?...
David Fox
8 months ago
For the second consecutive game in the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-point shot. This time, Harrison's shot against Wisconsin will send the Wildcats to the national championship game following a 74-73 win....
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
DeAndre Daniels
If all hope looks lost for UConn in the national championship game, don’t believe it.Don’t say UConn is finished. Don’t change the channel. Don’t leave the arena.Against Florida, the Huskies clawed through an opponent and...
David Fox
8 months ago
Kentucky may be the best-positioned No. 8 seed to play for a national title, but 1985 Villanova Big Blue Nation is not.Rollie Massimino’s 1985 Villanova team is the lowest-seeded program to win the national title, a feat Kentucky can match if...
David Fox
8 months ago
Not many teams can say they’ve defeated every team on their schedule.If Florida make it to Monday night (and so does Wisconsin), the Gators can say they’ve answered all comers even if they've lost twice this season.In an odd turn of...
David Fox
8 months ago
Coaches in the Final Four by now have completed the scouting process and are starting to implement the game plans they hope will lead to a national championship. If you’re wondering what the coaches are seeing, Athlon Sports hopes to offer...
David Fox
8 months ago

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