College Basketball Articles

Brandon Ashley
The Pac-12 hierarchy can be somewhat predictable. Arizona and UCLA usually find their way at or near the top. Washington State and Oregon State generally land at or near the bottom.  Those trends figure to continue in 2014-15 with...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Years before Bruce Pearl took the Auburn job, the coach had already secured the approval of the most important face of Tigers basketball. Pearl was midway through his tenure at Tennessee, and he had the Volunteers humming. The program's...
David Fox
9 months ago
John Calipari
Depth is considered the strength of SEC football. Not so in SEC basketball. Kentucky and Florida are the clear giants in this league while everyone else is just trying to claw their way into that second tier. The Wildcats and Gators...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Jordan Mickey
Johnny Jones entered his second season in Baton Rouge with a once-dormant fanbase buzzing at the return of All-SEC junior forward Johnny O’Bryant III and the addition of coveted in-state recruit Jarell Martin, a McDonald’s All-American...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
For Athlon Sports, any offseason is one of our favorite times of the year. Of course, we enjoy the season and March Madness as much as any college basketball fan, but the bread-and-butter for Athlon since 1967 has been helping readers prepare...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Cat Barber
NC State can’t replace T.J. Warren — the ACC Player of the Year and the school’s first NBA Lottery pick since 1996 — with just one player. So the Wolfpack, coming off of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance, won...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Aaron Thomas
Two straight trips to the NIT have certainly dampened some of the momentum Florida State had built by rattling off four straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2009-12. However, expectations surrounding Leonard Hamilton’s club remain high,...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Jerian Grant
After compiling a 38–16 record in its last three seasons in the Big East, Notre Dame had a rocky initial foray into the ACC. A conference-opening victory over Duke quickly spiraled into a 6–12 league record, due in large part to an...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Rod Hall
Last spring, Brad Brownell surely felt some vindication. Entering the 2013-14 season, little to nothing was expected of Clemson. A Tiger team with no seniors on its roster coming off a miserable 13–18 season was picked to finish 14th in the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Jahlil Okafor
The ACC is bigger than ever and arguably better than ever. At the same time, the conference rarely has been so unpredictable. The arrival of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame was one of the top storylines in the conference last...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
James Robinson
It took Pittsburgh little time to make a resounding impression in its ACC debut. The Panthers opened with a 16–1 record, including 4–0 in the league, and raised eyebrows from Tobacco Road to Tallahassee. Then, they dropped six...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Matt Stainbrook
Few believed Xavier would finish in the top half of the retooled Big East based on last year’s preseason predictions. But the Musketeers, picked seventh by the league’s media in the fall, went on to tie for third with a 10–8...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
The first year of the new Big East alignment brought a little bit of everything: a national player of the year and one of college basketball’s all-time greats (Creighton’s Doug McDermott), a national top 10 team (Villanova) and...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
John Thompson III
Georgetown’s 2013-14 season began with uncertainty — and it resulted in the Hoyas missing the NCAA Tournament. The team never seemed to get any momentum. The Hoyas lost to Northeastern, then beat Kansas State and VCU. They lost six...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Willie Cauley-Stein
Willie Cauley-Stein is a rarity for Kentucky under John Calipari — a seasoned junior with pro potential. Such a situation may not have occurred if not for an ankle injury in the Sweet 16 that ended Cauley-Stein’s NBA Draft hopes (and...
David Fox
9 months ago
Frank Kaminsky was an anonymous Wisconsin big man entering last season. The 7-foot junior had barely played his first two years in Madison, but he became a household name by the end of the season — when he helped lead the Badgers into the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 1 Kentucky begins 2014-15 where it started last season — at the top. Even though last...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 2 Wisconsin returns nearly every key player from a team that reached last year’s Final...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 3 Arizona enters the 2014-15 season as the established power in the Pac-12. It’s been a...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Rasheed Sulaimon
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 4 Duke reloads for another season with another highly touted freshman. This time, though, may...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Bill Self
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 5 Kansas won its 10th consecutive Big Ten title and managed to stay in the top 10 for most of...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Marcus Paige
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 6 North Carolina is looking to reclaim its status as a powerhouse program after two subpar...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Fred VanVleet
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 7 Wichita State keeps making history. The Shockers are two years removed from a Final Four, a...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
The Washington Wizards broke out of prolonged mediocrity in 2013-14, surprising many with their first-round playoff dismissal of the Chicago Bulls, and subsequent hard-fought loss to the Indiana Pacers. Over the summer, they lost integral wingman...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Michael Frazier
College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17.  No. 8 Florida has every reason to believe it can pick up where it left off after reaching the...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago

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