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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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 months ago
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Roy Williams
Syracuse, you’re on notice.North Carolina lost 63-57 at home to Miami on Wednesday night, the Tar Heels’ second consecutive loss to an unranked team. Meanwhile, Syracuse is undefeated, playing at home on Saturday, and on paper shouldn...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Let’s start with this: An undefeated season in college basketball is extremely, extremely unlikely.So much so, we’re about ready to call matching Indiana’s 32-0 season from 1975-76 impossible.Five teams remain in the hunt, though...
David Fox
7 months ago
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When folks are looking for a place to vacation, maybe they consult well-traveled friends. When they’re looking for a place to eat, maybe they ask their favorite foodie or consult Yelp.The bottom line, when you’re looking for the best,...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Johnny Jones
No question the top storyline in 2013-14 for the casual fan — and even a handful of NBA fans — is the glut of elite freshmen.Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon have become appointment viewing. Anyone paying...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Marcus Paige
The last few weeks have given a few big-name programs and coaches much to think about on the practice court.Louisville is recalibrating without Chane Behanan for a team that already showed flaws that could prevent the Cardinals from defending their...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Eric Atkins
Notre Dame had been having enough trouble this season even with Jerian Grant.The Irish’s normally stout homecourt advantage hasn’t even been in play as the Irish lost to Indiana State and North Dakota State.Then came disaster: Notre...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Keith Wenning
Arkansas State finds itself in familiar territory while Ball State will be looking to make program history in this year’s GoDaddy Bowl. The last bowl before the BCS National Championship Game, the Red Wolves are in Mobile, Ala., in January...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
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Sam Dekker
Finals are finished. The holiday break has ended. And conference play is beginning.Time for college basketball to take center stage.The first two Saturdays of January have had plenty of eventful games -- last week brought us a meeting between...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Mitch McGary
The New Year is a good time for optimism. Someone should remind these college basketball teams about that in the coming weeks.They’ll need all the help they can get.On Thursday, we picked nine teams that will be on the rise in the first weeks...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Billy Donovan
The change in the calendar isn’t really college basketball’s midpoint, but it is the most logical time for teams to take stock of what they have and turn the page as conference play begins.Meanwhile, late December is the time of year...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Julius Randle
Conference play for many leagues will begin this week, meaning most teams have had plenty of time to take stock of where they stand.The non-conference schedule has established, more or less, the contenders for the top teams in the NCAA Tournament...
David Fox
7 months ago
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John Calipari
The Louisville-Kentucky matchup will still have the Bluegrass State at a fever pitch, but Big Blue Nation and Cardinals fans may be holding back just a little bit.Both sides have enough questions about their own teams to feel too confident about...
David Fox
7 months ago
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Could there be room for a third or fourth team in the two-team race for the Big 12 title?The return of Marcus Smart to Oklahoma State and the arrival of Andrew Wiggins at Kansas appeared to set up those two programs atop the Big 12 this season.One...
David Fox
8 months ago
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Suffice to say, the SEC has not shaken out the way anyone would have predicted in mid-December.Missouri is the last undefeated team in the league, and Kentucky has the same amount of losses as Vanderbilt and Auburn. Granted, not every loss or...
David Fox
8 months ago
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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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago

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