College Basketball Articles

College Basketball
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
College Basketball
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
College Basketball
Sean Miller
Not that this is going to assuage fans of our No. 12 team here, but the difference between the 12th coaching tandem in the Pac-12 and the fourth is razor thin.Indeed, there’s a lot to like about the final Pac-12 coaching tandem on this list....
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Doug McDermott
Doug McDermott bobblehead day left Jay Wright’s head spinning again.If there’s one thing we know about the Big East this season, it’s that Creighton has Villanova’s number. The first time around, the Bluejays launched 21 3-...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
No league has changed its identity more in recent decades than the ACC.What was once a regional league dominated by basketball powers, the ACC has looked to the outside to build a league that can match in football. Florida State, Miami and Virginia...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Casey Prather
With all the talk of the NCAA Tournament, the bubble watch and which freshmen will be selected first in the NBA Draft, it’s too easy to forget that conference championships are important.This weekend seemed to be a good time to reinforce that...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Doug McDermott
More and more, the college basketball regular season fades into the background for the general sports public.Early entries to the NBA Draft have left the sport with few players who become household names by the time they are upperclassmen.Creighton...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
College Basketball
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champions
The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contests lifts off on Saturday, Feb. 15, in New Orleans. The Raptors' defending Slam Dunk Contest champion Terrence Ross, Pacers’ 360 windmill man Paul George, Wizards' John Wall, Trail Blazers' Damian...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
College Basketball
Scottie Wilbekin
Snow through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic derailed basketball schedules Wednesday and Thursday, pushing the first Duke-North Carolina matchup into the third week of February.The weekend may make up for missed time.Quality games highlight both...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Jim Boeheim
Tyler Ennis made sure Wednesday there wouldn’t be a change atop the Athlon Sports power rankings this weekend.His unlikely 35-footer as time expired to defeat Pittsburgh keeps Syracuse undefeated and at the No. 1 spot in the power rankings...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Steve Lavin
This regular season has been unusually unpredictable, especially when it comes to the top teams from back in November.Athlon Sports isn’t above changing it’s opinions based on more games and more of the season. For better or worse,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
College Basketball
Even in the last few days, bubble season has taken an unexpected turn.A week ago, a bubble watch would have had West Virginia and St. John’s on the outskirts of the NCAA Tournament. A few big wins later, and one of those teams is projected in...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Jabari Parker
No one is going to confuse today’s game with Paul Westphal’s Loyola Marymount teams, but the tide may be turning.Scoring had been creeping lower and lower in recent years, to a point where the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee hoped an...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Melvin Ejim
At the end of January, Iowa State appeared to be falling back to earth after a 14-game wining streak to start the season.After a 2-4 swoon, the Cyclones may be playing some of their best basketball of the season thanks in part to the play of Melvin...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Marshall Henderson
Let’s face it: There aren’t many reasons college basketball would dominate the SportsCenter conversation these days. Even with the Super Bowl over, there’s the NBA and the Winter Olympics to dominate coverage.Then, Marcus Smart...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Marcus Smart
In an interview before the season, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart said Texas Tech was his least favorite opposing arena.“The atmosphere just isn’t there,” he said.On Saturday, the atmosphere at Texas Tech was too much.Smart,...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Roy Devyn Marble
After last week, maybe college basketball needs a bit of a breather for the weekend.Syracuse’s overtime win over Duke was the game of the year, but Saturday and Sunday also wrecked the top 25 with seven ranked teams losing to unranked foes....
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
C.J. Fair
Determining the top spot this week was easy. Arizona lost. Syracuse won its biggest game of the season. And that’s that.The rest of the rankings, though, remain difficult to determine. Wichita State, San Diego State and Florida are slicing...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Jordan McRae
What’s the fun in pinpointing that Doug McDermott is a strong contender for Big East Player of the Year? That’s a little obvious considering he’s the nation’s second leading scorer.Of course, McDermott isn’t the only...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Rick Barnes
For most teams, January is the first normal month of the college basketball season.No breaks for finals. No trips to far-flung locations for tournaments in front of sparse crowds. And no wild fluctuations between the caliber of competition in non-...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
College Basketball
Sean Kilpatrick
This is the stage of the season where every coach starts to dread the unexpected.More or less, we know what to expect from top teams around the country. Of course, there will be upsets and surprises, but for the most part we can count on the good...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Cleanthony Early
Perhaps the greatest threat to Syracuse’s undefeated start won’t be games like Saturday, when the Orange defeated Duke in overtime in a wild atmosphere at the Carrier Dome.Instead, the end for Syracuse’s winning streak may be...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
Drew Crawford
Stringing together wins in the Big Ten hasn’t been easy this season, even for the most historically consistent of teams.Wisconsin and Ohio State have faltered since undefeated starts. A different Indiana team shows up nearly any night.And...
Mitch Light
5 months ago
College Basketball
Jim Boeheim
Jim Boeheim called the win over Duke one of the best games he’d coached at the Carrier Dome. ESPN’s Dick Vitale called it one of the best games he’d ever called.The only question: Why did it take so long for such a game to occur?...
David Fox
5 months ago
College Basketball
The race for the national freshman of the year has been in flux for most of the season, which is great news for lists like these.Jabari Parker started on a hot streak before Aaron Gordon took center stage in a head-to-head matchup between Duke and...
David Fox
6 months ago

Pages