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Let’s get this out of the way: The greatest conference in college basketball history the ACC is not. ... yet.Don’t blame the powerhouses, though. Even though North Carolina has two losses it would like to forget, the Tar Heels have...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Steve Fisher
The Mountain West has had a legitimate claim on being the top conference out West in recent years. That’s not going to happen this season.With the Pac-12 making its long-awaited comeback and turnover at key programs in the Mountain West, the...
David Fox
4 months ago
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A handful of Big Ten teams are still striving for an identity at this stage of the season, meaning the league may not have a quite the depth top-flight teams as it did last season.The Big Ten, though, may be the most watchable league in the country...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
One shot from a point guard in a slump has helped change the perception of the new Big East.Ryan Arcidiacono has been in a shooting funk before Villanova coach Jay Wright drew up a play for him in the waning seconds against Kansas in the Battle 4...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Willie Cauley-Stein
At first, the question for Kentucky’s trip to North Carolina on Saturday is: How did we get here?The Wildcats and the Tar Heels have four losses between them. Kentucky’s two losses, even on neutral courts to major teams, are probably...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
It’s finals week for many schools across the country, so this has been a relatively quiet few days for many of the top freshmen.Aaron Gordon doesn’t need to be the No. 1 player for Arizona, but he does play for the No. 1 team in the...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Shaka Smart
The Atlantic 10 was one of the biggest losers in conference realignment. Losing Xavier, Temple and Butler robbed the league of three of its most high-profile and well-respected programs.The A-10 may not have the stature it once did, but not all is...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
The American Athletic Conference so far is performing like a league born from a diverse group of programs with different resources and expectations.Not that we’d expect anything else, since this is a league smashed together among programs...
David Fox
4 months ago
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The award for the most bizarre start to the season undoubtedly goes to North Carolina.The Tar Heels lost at home to a team Athlon picked second in its division in the Ohio Valley (Belmont) and a week later defeated our preseason No. 2 team (...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Aaron Gordon
The freshman power rankings are going to change from week to week. That seemed inevitable before the season started, and it’s been even more clear through a little more than a month.Andrew Wiggins had his time in the spotlight. Jabari Parker...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Nik Stauskas
Before the season started, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski talked of the newly expanded ACC as perhaps the best conference in the history of the game.To accomplish that, the ACC may have to overcome the Big Ten. The Big Ten was the nation’s top...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
Between the empty arenas for made-for-TV tournaments and the diversions of football and food, fans can be forgiven for paying little attention to the basketball attention of the weekend.The selection committee will be paying attention, though....
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
The Maui Invitational wraps up Wednesday evening, but the rest of Thanksgiving weekend will provide plenty of opportunities to gorge on basketball through Sunday.The Battle 4 Atlantis again brings us the top tournament with Kansas leading the way...
David Fox
4 months ago
College Basketball
Battle 4 Atlantis Facts and FiguresSite: Paradise Island, BahamasTV: NBC Sports NetworkChampionship game: Saturday, 9:30 p.m.First-round gamesVillanova vs. USC (1 p.m.)Kansas vs. Wake Forest (3:30 p.m.)Xavier vs. Iowa (7 p.m.)Tennessee vs. UTEP (9:...
David Fox
4 months ago
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Jabari Parker
In the last week, Duke all but wrapped up the No. 1 signing class for 2014 by adding Justise Winslow (the No. 11 recruit in the nation) to a class that already included center Jahlil Okafor (No. 1) and point guard Tyus Jones (No. 5).Duke fans, no...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Star power will not be lacking in college basketball this season. The star-studded freshman class and the return of Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Russ Smith and so on made that clear in the preseason.The first two-plus weeks of the season only...
David Fox
5 months ago
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If Tuesday’s Champions Classic proved anything, it’s that the 2013-14 season is going to be a year for freshmen.Not since the Kevin Durant/Greg Oden season in 2006-07 have so many great freshmen on top teams has college basketball seen...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Lakers guard Xavier Henry threw down a monstrous dunk over Pelicans rookie center Jeff Withey at the Staples Center on Tuesday. It was a thing of beauty.  
Rich McVey
5 months ago
College Basketball
The convenient storyline of Kentucky’s matchup against Michigan State will be one of raw talent vs. college experience.Kentucky started four freshmen in two games this season from a group that’s expected to challenge for the national...
David Fox
5 months ago
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A star freshman. A sophomore expected to take the next step. A transfer at forward expected to play a major role. And all of it expected to come together for a national championship run.Duke and Kansas aren’t exactly mirror images, except in...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Although basketball season started Friday, tonight will mark the unofficial start of 2013-14.ESPN will begin its 24-hour tip-off marathon at 11 p.m. Eastern when BYU visits Stanford with a handful of juicy matchups culminating in the marquee games...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Like most hardcore college basketball fans, those of us around the Athlon Sports office like to contrast and compare.Sure, we have strong feelings about our top 25 and league picks — and we hope we’re right — but we like picking...
David Fox
5 months ago
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Adreian Payne
Let’s get this out of the way: College basketball’s opening day is a dud. It doesn’t have the pageantry of baseball or the pent-up anticipation for football. For the most part, the matchups are lackluster. Not even every team...
David Fox
5 months ago
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It’s difficult enough to build a bracket in mid-March when conference tournaments are starting, the RPI is available and strength of schedule is established.That won’t stop Athlon from taking an attempt to build the bracket in November...
David Fox
5 months ago
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This Q&A and more on Louisville and the American Athletic Conference are available in the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preseason Annual. The magazine is available online or on newsstands everywhere.Louisville’s Russ Smith was...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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