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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
6 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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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
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C.J. Fair
Take a break from Super Bowl preparations Saturday — and Sunday — to watch a little college basketball. Trust us.While last weekend was short on top matchups, this week promises plenty of key storylines on heading into the biggest...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Nick Johnson
The number of undefeated teams remaining in college basketball has remained steady at three since Jan. 14.Saturday may be the single day that’s most likely to change.Granted, the three undefeated teams — Arizona, Syracuse and Wichita...
David Fox
6 months ago
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John Calipari
The ceiling for the 2013-14 Kentucky team continues to be a moving target.Before the season, Kentucky's fantastic freshmen had Big Blue Nation thinking national championship and quietly talking about running the table.The gaudy record was put...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Johnny O'Bryant III
The season has reached that stage of the year where one question is inevitable: How is the selection committee going to find 68 teams to play in this Tournament?Teams we thought were in good shape weeks ago are working their way out. Colorado...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Joe Harris
Of all the first-round upsets in last season’s tournament people picked, almost no one took Harvard over New Mexico. La Salle was just as much of a surprising moving from the First Four to the Sweet 16.And then there’s Florida Gulf...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Mike Krzyzewski
The weekend in college basketball ended with another coaching milestone for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, one he extended Monday with a victory over Pittsburgh.Saturday, though, will be perhaps just as notable. The first meeting between Krzyzewski...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Nik Stauskas
The list of star players not present in East Lansing was staggering Saturday: Branden Dawson, Mitch McGary and Adreian Payne all were out for two teams that have been the walking wounded for most of the season.Spartans point guard Keith Appling...
David Fox
7 months ago
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The weekend of college basketball delivered only one true marquee matchup, but the weekend didn't lack for news. Although Michigan and Michigan State delivered in every way we hoped it would, other teams made key strides on Saturday and Sunday....
David Fox
7 months ago
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Mike Krzyzewski
Recent weeks have presented the classic conundrum for those who spend time ranking teams: Do you rank a team based on what they have been all season, what they can be or what they are right now?Tough life, right?Teams like Wisconsin and Iowa State...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Five freshmen were among the midseason top 25 released by the Wooden Award earlier this week, but the nation’s top freshman — at least this week — was not among them.Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Kansas...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Gary Harris
This weekend will feature only two games between ranked teams, but one of them is a doozy.After Michigan defeated Iowa on Wednesday and Michigan State dodged Indiana on Wednesday, the top two teams in the Big Ten standings will meet in East Lansing...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Deshaun Thomas
Go ahead and do the math: 48 college underclassmen declared for the NBA Draft in 2013 for the opportunity at 30 first-round picks and guaranteed contracts.With a handful of college seniors and international players in the first round, plenty of...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Keith Appling
Some of the names and faces have changed, but the Big Ten is again one of the most intriguing league races.Michigan State and Michigan are undefeated in league play, but teams like Iowa and Wisconsin lurk on the outside. And despite recent...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Kyle Anderson
The college basketball season has reached its midpoint as teams are well into conference play.We’ve named All-Americans. We’ve picked breakout players. And we’ve picked our disappointments of the year so far.So what does that...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Doug McDermott
A team hitting blackjack on 3-pointers is as good a time as any to look at key numbers during the week.Creighton rained 3-pointers on Villanova on Monday as the new Big East frontrunner knocked off one of the league’s traditional powers and...
David Fox
7 months ago
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The line about shot blockers is that they can cover up a ton of their team's mistakes.Beyond the defensive end, freshman Joel Embiid did his share of covering for his Kansas teammates on Saturday against Oklahoma State.Perry Ellis scored only...
Mitch Light
7 months ago
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Not long ago, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Iowa State stood among the ranks of the unbeaten.Now, Bo Ryan, Thad Matta and Fred Hoiberg may wonder when they’re going to win another game.Around the same time — in December and earlier...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Naadir Tharpe
Basketball fans, clear your schedule for Saturday around 4 p.m. Eastern.Certainly, there’s other action this weekend, but the 4 p.m. time slot will pack the most action. Rather than going up against the NFL playoffs, college basketball all...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Andrew Wiggins
Even against the toughest schedule in the country, Kansas’ 9-4 start had to be troubling. The play of Kansas’ star-studded freshman class, in particular, was puzzling.The schedule isn’t getting any easier midway through January,...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Sean Miller
Three undefeated teams remain to start this week, and at least one will stay that way by Sunday morning.Top-ranked Arizona is off this weekend after defeating Arizona State on Thursday. After Wisconsin and Iowa State lost their unbeaten status last...
Mitch Light
7 months ago
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Nik Stauskas
The list of breakout players for 2013-14 got an early start.The first name on the countdown of the biggest surprise players, at least chronologically, started Nov. 19 when Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky scored 43 points on North Dakota. Opponent...
David Fox
7 months ago

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