College Basketball Articles

Ray Gallegos
Crunch time is here.Conference tournaments are starting this week in 13 league. But with most of those tournaments featuring a winner-take-all for an NCAA bid, the bubble watch is taking place in the final week of the regular season for the major...
David Fox
8 months ago
John Calipari
Kentucky entered the season hoping to be in rare company. The idea of the top recruiting class in the history of college basketball challenging 40-0 always seemed far fetched.But at the start of the season Kentucky certainly appeared much closer to...
David Fox
8 months ago
Billy Donovan
While many teams are fighting for a spot in the NCAA Tournament from the bubble, another key part of the bracket is still being determined.A No. 1 seed carries with it not just prestige, but also a decisive advantage history wise to advance to the...
David Fox
8 months ago
Mike Moser
When Oregon’s season hit a critical point, the Ducks leaned on a fifth-year senior who has been around the block.Mike Moser, a veteran who has played for UCLA and UNLV, kept the Ducks in NCAA Tournament contention with back-to-back double...
David Fox
8 months ago
Gregg Marshall
The first weekend in March was not a bad way to start the greatest five weeks in the college basketball season.Wichita State wrapped up an undefeated regular season. Virginia came a little closer to winning the ACC. Louisville, Michigan State and...
David Fox
8 months ago
Cleanthony Early
When Wichita State reached the Final Four last season, the Shockers were a part of a trend, a team outside of the power structure reaching the final weekend of the college basketball season.George Mason did it. VCU did it. Butler did it twice.What...
David Fox
8 months ago
Marcus Smart
Expectations have changed drastically in Stillwater in the last two months.What looked like a team that would challenge Kansas’ reign atop the Big 12 at the start of the season is now fighting for an NCAA Tournament spot.Drawing a first-round...
David Fox
9 months ago
Bill Self
The NCAA Tournament field is ever-evolving at this time of year.A week or so ago, Arkansas was barely on the NCAA Tournament radar. After Thursday’s win over Kentucky, the Razorbacks can claim a spot in the field barring a major loss....
David Fox
9 months ago
Joe Harris
Virginia wasn’t one of the first major stories of the season in the ACC, but it may be the last.The Jabari Parker Watch was alive at Duke for most of the early part of the year, and Syracuse started 25-0 with a series of wild finishes.The...
David Fox
9 months ago
Joe Jackson
If Louisville is truly rounding into postseason form, Memphis will be the key test Saturday.The Cardinals flopped at home against the Tigers in the first meeting back on Jan. 9, losing 73-67. Memphis’ entire starting five scored in double...
David Fox
9 months ago
Coty Clarke
For several seasons, Arkansas has been close to the NCAA Tournament but not quite in the field.The culprit primarily has been any game away from Fayetteville. The Razorbacks are near-unbeatable at home. During the last three seasons, Arkansas is 50...
David Fox
9 months ago
Dana Altman
Oregon began the season as one of the nation’s surprise teams. Dana Altman’s mishmash of transfers, including players from Houston, UNLV, Detroit and a few junior colleges.After a 13-0 start, Oregon lost five in a row once the Ducks...
David Fox
9 months ago
Markel Starks
Simply being in NCAA Tournament contention in the final days of February has to be a pleasant surprise for Georgetown.The Hoyas have been out of sorts ever since losing to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament last season. The...
David Fox
9 months ago
Roy Williams
One of the main storylines early in the season was the unpredictability of North Carolina. The Tar Heels defeated Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky early in the year but also lost to UAB and Belmont — all before conference play started....
David Fox
9 months ago
Gregg Marshall
Wichita State is one game away from doing something that hasn’t been done in a decade and an Missouri Valley Tournament away from doing something that hasn’t been done since Jerry Tarkanian’s heyday at UNLV.Yet for some reason,...
David Fox
9 months ago
Tony Bennett
With a little more than two weeks to Selection Sunday, the college basketball season almost certainly has a few more surprises even before the NCAA Tournament.Some of those, though, won’t be many of the best coaching jobs in each league. By...
David Fox
9 months ago
Andre Hollins
Minnesota won an NCAA Tournament game last season, and Tubby Smith was shown the door.The Gophers are flirting with the NCAA bubble, and first-year coach Richard Pitino has the Minnesota fanbase energized.Pitino has a chance to be the first first-...
David Fox
9 months ago
Jabari Brown
Hovering around .500 in the SEC is not great for an NCAA Tournament resume. Missouri could learn how damaging that could be as the Tigers sit on the bubble.As the Tigers head into tonight’s game against Georgia, Missouri is entering the must-...
David Fox
9 months ago
Chasson Randle
March is three days away and a handful of teams are down to their final three and four games before the conference tournaments.No doubt, it’s crunch time around the nation.Somehow, the NCAA selection committee is going to have to find a way...
David Fox
9 months ago
Leslie McDonald
When North Carolina’s season started, P.J. Hariston and Leslie McDonald were in NCAA suspension limbo.McDonald, though, was the clear No. 2 anytime the two suspensions were mentioned. Now that he’s been in the lineup for weeks, McDonald...
David Fox
9 months ago
Michigan State
Football is king in the SEC, but outside of pockets in Lexington and Gainesville, basketball never feels like a pressing issue.The Big Ten, on the other hand, is where a balance between football and basketball success is trending upward. The league...
David Fox
9 months ago
Jim Boeheim
College basketball will have a new No. 1 team today as Syracuse’s luck ran out — twice — last week.Florida has as strong a case as any team, turning in another complete performance in a 75-71 win at Ole Miss, the Gators...
David Fox
9 months ago
Adreian Payne
Not long ago, Michigan and Michigan State appeared to be the only teams in a duel for the Big Ten title.Technically, the Michigan schools are still locked in the conference title race, but Iowa has been able to close the gap as neither the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Perry Ellis
Kansas and Texas have identical records at 20-6, but the perception couldn’t be more different.In Austin, Rick Barnes could be the Big 12 coach of the year. In Lawrence, media are asking Bill Self about the more frustrating parts of the...
David Fox
9 months ago
Jabari Parker
The last time Syracuse and Duke met, it might as well have been a Final Four game.A massive arena, two 900-win coaches and a thriller down to the end of Syracuse’s 91-89 win in overtime. The rematch of the game of the year will have a...
David Fox
9 months ago

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