College Basketball Articles

Perhaps it’s inevitable Wisconsin and Baylor would meet in the Sweet 16 with the way the season has gone.Both teams started on hot streaks — Wisconsin at 16-0 and Baylor at 12-1 — before falling apart early in conference play.In...
David Fox
9 months ago
Kyle Anderson
Florida and UCLA are as familiar as two teams from opposite ends as the the country can be.The Gators and Bruins will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time since 2006, each at a different stage. Florida defeated UCLA in the 2006 title...
David Fox
9 months ago
Vee Sanford
The first game of the Sweet 16 is a classic example of why bubble talk is so captivating.All a team has to do is get into the field and anything can happen.In early March, neither Stanford nor Dayton were assured of spots in the field. Only a late...
David Fox
9 months ago
Bo Ryan
The NCAA Tournament will go on without Mike Krzysewski, Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams.At least as far as the Final Four is concerned, that means new blood.Of the 16 coaches left in the NCAA Tournament, only six have been to the Final Four. Some of...
David Fox
9 months ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books. And as usual, March Madness tipped off with a bang. Cinderellas were busy Big Dancing to the Sweet 16, while traditional powerhouses were belly-flopping and Bracket-busting all the way to...
Nathan Rush
9 months ago
Cuonzo Martin
For as much success as the SEC has on the football field, the league was one of the most maligned major conferences in college basketball this season.The league received only three NCAA Tournament bids with teams like Arkansas, LSU and Missouri...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State’s bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday with a loss to Kentucky in a thriller in the round of 32.The Shockers put together one of the great regular seasons in college basketball history, regardless of their strength of...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
After six days, the field of 68 has been whittled to 16, but some of the absences seem more notable than who is left.No more undefeated Wichita State. No more Doug McDermott. No more teams from North Carolina or Kansas.Streaks ended but some others...
David Fox
9 months ago
John Calipari
Anointed as the No. 1 team entering the season thanks to the best recruiting of all time, maybe Kentucky needed to be the underdog to unlock its potential.The Wildcats entered a game against undefeated Wichita State with seven seed lines separating...
David Fox
9 months ago
Cleanthony Early
Some of the best storylines in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament will be settled in the final day before the Sweet 16.Wichita State’s first game of the season against a national power will be a big one as the Shockers face the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Archie Miller
Jordan Sibert and Dayton had more to conquer that defeating Ohio State.After a nail-biting finish, Dayton defeated Syracuse 55-53 to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.A bubble team entering the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 11th-seeded...
David Fox
9 months ago
Rick Pitino
Louisville handled the best shot from a coach who knew what the Cardinals were going to do before they did it. In the next game, Louisville handed the champions of the Atlantic 10, a league with six NCAA bids, its worst loss of the season....
David Fox
9 months ago
Luke Hancock
If Thursday brought chaos, Saturday is the aftermath.The first full day of the NCAA Tournament brought four overtime games, three double-digit seeds advancing and two title teams in trouble.Saturday is what’s left, starting with a Florida...
David Fox
9 months ago
Dunk City may have only been an appetizer.The same league that sent Florida Gulf Coast to the NCAA Tournament last year also provided the biggest upset so far when 14th-seeded Mercer took out Duke in the round of 64.Mercer joined Lehigh, VCU and...
David Fox
9 months ago
Mike Krzyzewski
The NCAA Tournament began in earnest Thursday with three double-digit seeds advancing, four overtime games and two national championship contenders looking mighty vulnerable.All in all, a fairly eventful day.Maybe Friday’s games will be just...
David Fox
9 months ago
The first night of the NCAA Tournament brought one of the biggest upsets of the day, the biggest collapse and an upset avoided.Here’s what you may have missed.Most clutch performance: Luke Hancock, LouisvilleLuke Hancock was the NCAA...
David Fox
9 months ago
Patric Young
The early session in Orlando displayed two scores not uncommon for a No. 1 seed against a No. 16 and a No. 8 against a No. 9.Pittsburgh, though, looked like the top seed in the region while No. 1 Florida looked more like a team that slogged through...
David Fox
9 months ago
Wesley Saunders
Tommy Amaker’s remake of Harvard basketball continued as the Crimson defeated No. 6 seed Cincinnati 61-57 for Harvard’s second NCAA Tournament win in two seasons.Harvard upset No. 3 seed New Mexico last season in the Crimson’s...
David Fox
9 months ago
Thanks, Dayton.Only one game into Thursday and the amount of people crowing about a billion dollar bracket has been slashed to a minimum.Dayton defeated Ohio State 60-59 for the first upset of the NCAA Tournament, sending off a deluge of people...
David Fox
9 months ago
Everyone has their own treasured March Madness memories — even the memory-makers themselves. Athlon Sports persuaded many of today’s great players and coaches to share their favorite NCAA Tournament memories, even as they anticipate...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Brutus Buckeye
One of the greatest sports weekends of the year arrives Thursday at noon Eastern, and while we can’t tell you where to find truTV (program guide, folks), Athlon Sports can guide you through the day in March Madness.The day starts with an All-...
David Fox
9 months ago
Tony Barbee
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.The...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Tony Barbee
Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.The...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
The Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast took a quick break from college football spring football previews to quickly delve into college basketball.Before delving into picks for every game in the NCAA Tournaments, co-hosts Braden Gall and David Fox give...
David Fox
9 months ago
Doug McDermott
The five-man All-America team is just too constricting.That’s why in each year’s preseason annuals, Athlon Sports awards the top 10 players at each “superlative.”Rather than stick a player at guard or forward, these...
David Fox
9 months ago

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