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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
5 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
5 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
5 months ago
College Basketball
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
5 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
6 months ago
College Basketball
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
College Basketball
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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
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K.J. McDaniels
More than any recent week, upsets shook up this week’s NCAA Tournament projections.Clemson upset Duke, Indiana upset Wisconsin and Arkansas upset Kentucky to shape some of the NCAA Tournament hopes for a handful of teams in different ways....
David Fox
6 months ago
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Buzz Williams
No one had to wait until Dec. 28 to see the 2013-14 didn’t really go as anyone expected.By then, Kansas had already lost three times, Duke twice and North Carolina had proven itself as the most unpredictable team in the country.But Dec. 28...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Marcus Smart
The way the story of the 2013-14 season has been told, a casual fan might think the entirety of the Midseason All-America team would be made up of freshman.Certainly, the rookies were a key storyline during the preseason and a conversation only...
David Fox
6 months ago
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The Jan. 11-12 weekend in college basketball may have been the most important to date during the season so far, or at least since November.The ranks of the undefeated dropped by one with Iowa State’s loss Saturday to Oklahoma. That leaves...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Roy Devyn Marble
If there could be a knock on a team that was already well on its way to its best season since 2005-06, it was that Iowa lacked two things: A win over a major contender and a statement road win.Iowa claimed both Sunday.Before facing Ohio State in...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Bo Ryan
Some of the best coaching in 2013-14 is anything but a youth movement.Veteran coaches — seasoned veterans, even — have done some of their best work at the midpoint of 2013-14.True, some of our picks for the top coaches of the...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Aaron Gordon
College basketball has hit its midseason, and there’s still little consensus on the top freshman college player in the country.Aaron Gordon and Tyler Ennis are leading two of the last five undefeated teams. Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins...
David Fox
6 months ago
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Aaron Craft
For those a little late to the party: Welcome to basketball season.College football is over, and conference play has started. For the casual fan, this is when the basketball lightbulb goes on.This weekend won’t have a true headline game,...
David Fox
6 months ago

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