College Basketball Articles

John Calipari
Kentucky isn’t the only team chasing history in the SEC. The Wildcats took another team’s best shot Saturday in a 67-61 win over Florida, but as has been the case in close calls all season, Kentucky continued its march to an...
David Fox
1 year ago
Dean Smith
Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era. Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Revenge was the name of the game this week in college basketball. Not too long ago, the cracks appeared to be showing for teams like Duke, Villanova and Iowa State as they took key losses. A few weeks later, those losses now look like wake-up...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jim Boeheim
On Saturday, Syracuse will play its first meaningless game of the season. Wait, that’s not entirely true. The game means something for Pittsburgh, a team clinging to the NCAA Tournament fringe but more than likely host an NIT game. ...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jay Wright
This weekend of college basketball may be a key lesson in the important of matchups in college basketball. Let’s start with Duke: A team that’s had trouble with stopping opposing guards. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant knows first...
David Fox
1 year ago
Larry Brown
The NCAA Tournament can be something like a big family reunion, gathering names and faces we haven’t seen in years. As always, this year’s Tournament will have its share of long lost faces we may have had fond memories of in the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Billy Donovan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For most of Tuesday’s game at Vanderbilt, Florida coach Billy Donovan appeared to operate at a simmer. He spent stretches of the second half seated in his folding chair on the Florida bench at the baseline....
David Fox
1 year ago
Quinn Cook
As the calendar turns to February, Kentucky stands alone. The Wildcats are the only undefeated team remaining after Virginia’s 69-63 loss to Duke on Saturday, allowing Kentucky to enter rare territory. In the last 10 seasons, only...
David Fox
1 year ago
Montrezl Harrell
The college basketball Saturday has turned into the Day of Dunksand that’s before the primetime slate has started. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell gave us perhaps the alley oop of the season, but all good things have to wait. ...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Jerian Grant
Great college basketball teams can only go as far as their star players take them. Where would UConn be last March without Shabazz Napier’s constant heroics? As the calendar flips to February and conference play intensifies, coaches are...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Tyus Jones
Strange times are afoot in the ACC. The Tobacco Road power structure in the league may still command ratings and attention, but it hasn’t yielded a league regular season or tournament championship since 2012. The reigning champion...
David Fox
1 year ago
Justin Anderson
One perk of the Super Bowl taking over the airwaves all day Sunday is a mega-Saturday of college basketball. Nearly every key game of the weekend — with the exception of Michigan-Michigan State — will be crammed into one day...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jordan Mickey
NASHVILLE — No result would have been more typical of LSU basketball than losing at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Tigers defeated Florida with surprising ease, ending the Gators’ 20-game home winning streak with...
David Fox
1 year ago
Quinn Cook
In case you missed it, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made a bit of news in college basketball this weekend. Coach K’s 1,000th win was the headline of the college basketball week, but what might have been missed was Duke’s role in...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tom Crean
The headline of the week in college hoops will be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s bid for 1,000 career wins. He’ll try to hit that landmark on the road, making Duke’s game at St. John’s a part of the theme of the weekend. ...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Williams
Even Mike Krzyzewski’s records are made to be broken. The Duke coach will be the first men’s college basketball coach to reach the 1,000-win mark, but he won’t be the last. One Division I coach is right on his heels. ...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is one step away from yet another milestone in his career after notching career win No. 999 on Monday with a 79-65 win over Pittsburgh. Entering the season, no coach in Division I men’s basketball had won...
David Fox
1 year ago
Jahlil Okafor
If the theme of last week was Duke and Kentucky getting a dose of reality, this weekend was a chance for both to re-establish themselves as national favorites. Both went on the road Saturday and delivered lopsided wins. Duke’s win,...
David Fox
1 year ago
A year ago, Duke’s first trip in school history to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse created an instant classic. The same may be true of the Blue Devils’ first trip to Louisville in more than 30 years. On Jan. 2, 1982, Duke...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
If the basketball season can top last week’s action this weekend, we're in for a wild ride. A week ago, Kentucky and Virginia flirted with their first losses of the season on Saturday. Duke delivered on Sunday. And again on Wednesday...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mike Krzyzewski
Regular season college basketball is going to have a tough time pulling eyes away from the NFL and college football playoffs. Credit the sport for making a good effort during the weekend. Two undefeated teams, Kentucky and Virginia,...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tony Bennett
This has been the week of close calls. Since Jan. 3, Kentucky and Virginia have both needed an overtime game to preserve undefeated records. Duke needed a late rally against Wake Forest to preserve its unblemished record. And those are just...
David Fox
1 year ago
Mark Turgeon
Sometimes, it’s nice to be proven wrong. No one wants to watch a coach lose a job, but it’s a fact of life in college basketball that programs are paying for performance. Fail to perform a few years in a row and someone will pay...
David Fox
1 year ago
Roy Williams
Opportunities for big-time non-conference wins are dwindling as the calendar closes on Christmas and league play begins. For Ohio State and North Carolina, with non-conference resumes that are uneven at best, the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago is...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
John Calipari
In an honest moment, UCLA coach Steve Alford might roll his eyes at Kentucky’s current dilemma heading into Saturday’s CBS Sports Classic in Chicago.The Wildcats lost junior forward Alex Poythress for the remainder of the season a week...
David Fox
1 year ago

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