College Basketball Articles

Building a consistent winner in one college sport is tough enough. Building two in the most high-profile sports? That’s something special. Only so many programs can contend for both college football and college basketball...
David Fox
6 months ago
Nebraska basketball will wear throwbacks to the 1954-55 team for Sunday’s game against Iowa. The replicas are designed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of coach Jerry Bush’s first Cornhuskers team during Legends Weekend. Stan...
David Fox
6 months ago
In North Carolina’s first home game since the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith, the Tar Heels ran a fitting tribute to the man whose name graces the arena. The Tar Heels ran Smith’s famous Four Corners offense on their first...
David Fox
6 months ago
Recent years have brought an influx of impact football coaches into the Pac-12 — Rich Rodriguez, Todd Graham and Jim L. Mora have all taken their schools to new heights. Mark Helfrich and David Shaw picked up where their predecessors...
David Fox
6 months ago
Urban Meyer
For several years, the Big Ten has had a roster of basketball coaches that could rival only the ACC. Now, the league is working to make sure its roster of football coaches rivals only the SEC. Names like Tom Izzo, Bo Ryan, John Beilein...
David Fox
6 months ago
Step back five years and the list of football-basketball coaching tandems in the ACC looks pretty crazy. That Mike Krzyzewski is the basketball representative at Duke probably makes sense, but what about the Blue Devils having a successful...
David Fox
6 months ago
Justise Winslow
It’s not just you: The Duke-North Carolina rivalry is played a little later these days. The two Tobacco Road foes meet for the first time on Feb. 18 this season. Last year, they didn’t meet for the first time until Feb. 20. Compare...
David Fox
6 months ago
Seton Hall suspended guard Sterling Gibbs for two games for throwing a punch at Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono while fighting for a loose ball during the Wildcats’ 80-54 win Monday. Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for the...
David Fox
6 months ago
Bruce Pearl
The SEC in general is regarded as the nation’s most football-mad conference. That much is true, but no longer is that coming at the expense of basketball. Football coaches in the league generally will have among the highest salaries in...
David Fox
6 months ago
Michigan freshman basketball player Austin Hatch will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Most Courageous Award for 2015 for his perseverance in the face of unthinkable adversity. If you haven’t heard about Hatch’s...
David Fox
6 months ago
The Big 12 academic year has been an experiment in contrasts in recent years. In football, new powers have taken over with Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State claiming championships since 2011. Yet in basketball, the old guard — the only...
David Fox
6 months ago
Kevin Pangos
For better and worse, consistency explains Mark Few’s tenure at Gonzaga. Over the past 16 seasons, Few has amassed 427 wins, 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 conference regular season titles and 11 conference tournament...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
At this time last year, the folks with the Wooden Award and Naismith Award could have started engraving Doug McDermott’s name on the national player of the year trophy. The Creighton forward started the season as one of the favorites and...
David Fox
6 months ago
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian spoke with Athlon Sports Monthly and CBSSports.com college basketball columnist Gary Parrish in an exclusive March 2011 interview, detailing his career, his thoughts on current coaches and his bouts with the NCAA....
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Tom Izzo
The bubble watch is on. Selection Sunday is less than five weeks away and the bracket is starting to take shape. We’re pretty sure we know the teams in contention for the No. 1 seeds and teams that are safely in, which of course...
David Fox
6 months ago
John Calipari
Kentucky isn’t the only team chasing history in the SEC. The Wildcats took another team’s best shot Saturday in a 67-61 win over Florida, but as has been the case in close calls all season, Kentucky continued its march to an...
David Fox
6 months ago
Dean Smith
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era. Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the...
David Fox
6 months ago
Revenge was the name of the game this week in college basketball. Not too long ago, the cracks appeared to be showing for teams like Duke, Villanova and Iowa State as they took key losses. A few weeks later, those losses now look like wake-up...
David Fox
6 months ago
Jim Boeheim
On Saturday, Syracuse will play its first meaningless game of the season. Wait, that’s not entirely true. The game means something for Pittsburgh, a team clinging to the NCAA Tournament fringe but more than likely host an NIT game. ...
David Fox
7 months ago
Jay Wright
This weekend of college basketball may be a key lesson in the important of matchups in college basketball. Let’s start with Duke: A team that’s had trouble with stopping opposing guards. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant knows first...
David Fox
7 months ago
Larry Brown
The NCAA Tournament can be something like a big family reunion, gathering names and faces we haven’t seen in years. As always, this year’s Tournament will have its share of long lost faces we may have had fond memories of in the...
David Fox
7 months ago
Billy Donovan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For most of Tuesday’s game at Vanderbilt, Florida coach Billy Donovan appeared to operate at a simmer. He spent stretches of the second half seated in his folding chair on the Florida bench at the baseline....
David Fox
7 months ago
Quinn Cook
As the calendar turns to February, Kentucky stands alone. The Wildcats are the only undefeated team remaining after Virginia’s 69-63 loss to Duke on Saturday, allowing Kentucky to enter rare territory. In the last 10 seasons, only...
David Fox
7 months ago
Montrezl Harrell
The college basketball Saturday has turned into the Day of Dunksand that’s before the primetime slate has started. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell gave us perhaps the alley oop of the season, but all good things have to wait. ...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jerian Grant
Great college basketball teams can only go as far as their star players take them. Where would UConn be last March without Shabazz Napier’s constant heroics? As the calendar flips to February and conference play intensifies, coaches are...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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