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Coty Clarke
For several seasons, Arkansas has been close to the NCAA Tournament but not quite in the field.The culprit primarily has been any game away from Fayetteville. The Razorbacks are near-unbeatable at home. During the last three seasons, Arkansas is 50...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Dana Altman
Oregon began the season as one of the nation’s surprise teams. Dana Altman’s mishmash of transfers, including players from Houston, UNLV, Detroit and a few junior colleges.After a 13-0 start, Oregon lost five in a row once the Ducks...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Markel Starks
Simply being in NCAA Tournament contention in the final days of February has to be a pleasant surprise for Georgetown.The Hoyas have been out of sorts ever since losing to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament last season. The...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Roy Williams
One of the main storylines early in the season was the unpredictability of North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky early in the year but also lost to UAB and Belmont — all before conference play started....
David Fox
5 months ago
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Gregg Marshall
Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.Yet for some reason,...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Tony Bennett
With a little more than two weeks to Selection Sunday, the college basketball season almost certainly has a few more surprises even before the NCAA Tournament.Some of those, though, won’t be many of the best coaching jobs in each league. By...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Andre Hollins
Minnesota won an NCAA Tournament game last season, and Tubby Smith was shown the door.The Gophers are flirting with the NCAA bubble, and first-year coach Richard Pitino has the Minnesota fanbase energized.Pitino has a chance to be the first first-...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Jabari Brown
Hovering around .500 in the SEC is not great for an NCAA Tournament resume. Missouri could learn how damaging that could be as the Tigers sit on the bubble.As the Tigers head into tonight’s game against Georgia, Missouri is entering the must-...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Chasson Randle
March is three days away and a handful of teams are down to their final three and four games before the conference tournaments.No doubt, it’s crunch time around the nation.Somehow, the NCAA selection committee is going to have to find a way...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Leslie McDonald
When North Carolina’s season started, P.J. Hariston and Leslie McDonald were in NCAA suspension limbo.McDonald, though, was the clear No. 2 anytime the two suspensions were mentioned. Now that he’s been in the lineup for weeks, McDonald...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Michigan State
Football is king in the SEC, but outside of pockets in Lexington and Gainesville, basketball never feels like a pressing issue.The Big Ten, on the other hand, is where a balance between football and basketball success is trending upward. The league...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Jim Boeheim
College basketball will have a new No. 1 team today as Syracuse’s luck ran out — twice — last week.Florida has as strong a case as any team, turning in another complete performance in a 75-71 win at Ole Miss, the Gators...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Adreian Payne
Not long ago, Michigan and Michigan State appeared to be the only teams in a duel for the Big Ten title.Technically, the Michigan schools are still locked in the conference title race, but Iowa has been able to close the gap as neither the...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Perry Ellis
Kansas and Texas have identical records at 20-6, but the perception couldn’t be more different.In Austin, Rick Barnes could be the Big 12 coach of the year. In Lawrence, media are asking Bill Self about the more frustrating parts of the...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Jabari Parker
The last time Syracuse and Duke met, it might as well have been a Final Four game.A massive arena, two 900-win coaches and a thriller down to the end of Syracuse’s 91-89 win in overtime. The rematch of the game of the year will have a...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Bob Warren arrived at Professor Perry Wallace’s office at American University in 2006, and delivered a message nearly 40 years in the making. “Forgive me, Perry,” Warren said, “There is so much more I could have done....
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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Russ Smith
Louisville has a knack for heating up as the calendar turns to March. It happened last season, as the Cardinals didn’t start to look like national championship contenders until weeks before the Big East Tournament.The Cardinals are in that...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Bob Stoops
The Big 12 has not been short on surprises in the last year.On the football side, a league that appeared to have few top 10-caliber programs in the preseason produced one that spent much of the season there (Baylor) and another that finished there...
David Fox
5 months ago
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The number of teams chasing perfection diminished by half Thursday night, and now one of those can relax a bit.Wichita State now has all the attention as the lone undefeated team after Boston College shocked Syracuse on Wednesday night for the...
David Fox
5 months ago
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James Michael McAdoo
Mid-February already was abnormally late for the first Duke-North Carolina game. The original tipoff for Feb. 12 was only the second time since 1988 the first meeting of the rivalry was played as late as February.Then came the snow in the Tobacco...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Mark Dantonio
The SEC has football dominance. The ACC has the defending football national champion and three Basketball Hall of Fame coaches. The American has the defending basketball national champion.However, one of the strongest leagues in terms of football...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Tim Miles
It happens every basketball season around this time.Just when you think you’ve got the NCAA Tournament bubble figured out, a few teams make a run late in the season to be considered.Some of those teams will prove to be on a hot streak,...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Steve Spurrier
When we started this series on the top coaching tandems, we knew it would be tough, especially given our guiding principle that the football coach and the basketball coaches should be considered to be on equal footingFor most schools, they’re...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Sean Kilpatrick
This season will not be a repeat of J.J. Redick vs. Adam Morrison. Or Jimmer Fredette vs. Kemba Walker.Creighton’s Doug McDermott is the clear frontrunner for national player of the year honors as one of the nation’s leading scorers for...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Gregg Marshall
Syracuse and Wichita State remain undefeated. Doug McDermott scored a bunch. And Florida handled a couple of SEC teams.On the surface, the last week was pretty typical as far as the 2013-14 season goes.But behind all those things we’ve come...
David Fox
5 months ago

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