College Basketball Articles

Bo Ryan
Bo Ryan’s 15th season at Wisconsin already figured to be an interesting one because of all the key parts he had to replace from a team that fell one victory short of winning a national title last season. But the Badgers’ storyline...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
So this is the new normal for the Syracuse Orange. The cloud of an NCAA investigation, and the uncertainty that came with it, has been lifted. Syracuse will be docked three scholarships per year for the next four years. Among the NCAA’s...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Malcolm Brogdon
Depending on which side of the debate you were on, Virginia was either bad for college basketball last season, or, like Wisconsin, an example of old-school cool. With their deliberate style of play and stifling defense, the Cavaliers aren...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Demetrius Jackson
The inroads made by Notre Dame during its ACC championship run and trip to the Elite Eight — where the Irish fell by just two points to then-undefeated Kentucky — planted seeds of production and confidence that should continue to sprout...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Devon Bookert
Few teams in the country return more production or experience than Florida State — the Seminoles’ top six scorers are back, and eight returning players have been starters at some point. But it’s what’s being added to the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rick Pitino
Few coaches have shown an ability to adapt quite like Rick Pitino Nobody embraced the 3-point shot more quickly than Pitino. The man pressed the tempo when other coaches slowed it down. And he won. Pitino’s latest adaptation? Proving he...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Old-school ACC fans who remember the days of a Tobacco Road-focused lineup may find themselves pinching themselves at times this season. Conference expansion in the ACC has been football focused, even if basketball powerhouses like Louisville...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tonye Jekiri
At this time last year, coach Jim Larranaga had a team of unknowns. He had three returning players, one of whom was injured, and nine newcomers who had never worn the Hurricanes uniform. He had little idea what to expect. He does now. Almost...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Cat Barber
Mark Gottfried feels good about the progress the NC State program has made under his watch. The Wolfpack have been to the NCAA Tournament four years in a row and twice have reached the Sweet 16, including last year’s run highlighted by an...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Alex Poythress
The formula never changes. John Calipari loses most of his roster to the NBA. He does not flinch for a second. He merely collects another top-three recruiting class, plugs in extremely capable and eager replacements, and the University of Kentucky...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Amile Jefferson
By riding a group of star freshmen to the school’s fifth national title, Duke finally seems to have found a winning formula in the age of one-and-dones. With another crop of highly touted newcomers coming in to play alongside a group of solid...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Marcus Paige
Roy Williams likes to say that he would rather coach a talented team than an experienced team if forced to choose between the two. What he likes best, though, is coaching experienced talent. That winning combination produced NCAA championships for...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Maryland endured plenty of change entering last season: A massive roster overhaul coupled with entry into the Big Ten after more than six decades in the ACC. The Terrapins’ results changed, too. They won 28 games, finished a surprising second...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ryan Anderson
Besides the NBA’s one-and-done rule, few trends in college basketball have changed the game quite like the explosion of transfers, graduate or otherwise. Two of the biggest beneficiaries of transfers — Fred Hoiberg and to a lesser...
David Fox
1 year ago
Ben Simmons
Months after three freshmen helped Duke to a national championship, the 2015-16 freshman class is littered with question. Two of the top freshmen in the country — Kentucky’s Skal Labissiere and Kansas’ Chieck Diallo —...
David Fox
1 year ago
Tyler Ulis
The NBA Draft, as usual, culled the freshman class of 2014. The annual exodus of top prospects left only one of the top 10 and seven of the top 20 prospects from the 247Sports composite. The sophomore class, however, has its share of potential...
David Fox
1 year ago
Frank Mason
If Kansas is able to extend its streak of Big 12 championships to 12 titles, the key player may be one of the two point guards on the All-Junior team. One is the Kansas point guard, Frank Mason. The other is the point guard of the team that...
David Fox
1 year ago
Marcus Paige
One of the recent clichés in college basketball is that the four-year senior is disappearing. True, underclassmen led the way for Final Four squads for Duke and Kentucky, but the postseason award circuit has its share of seniors. Three of the...
David Fox
1 year ago
Josh Pastner
Earlier this week, Athlon Sports ran down the top 50 coaches in college basketball for 2015-16. This isn’t necessarily the flip side of that argument, but these are the coaches who are facing the most pressure in this upcoming season.The...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
Not all decisions in these coach rankings are easy. If we wanted it to be easy, we’d simply put together a list of wins and go from there. But not all wins are equal and not all coaching jobs are equal. In determining our top 50...
David Fox
1 year ago
John Calipari
In 2015-16, the head man in Lexington will be the most accomplished coach in the league. At least in that way, the SEC coach lineup is fairly standard. Yet the 13 coaches around John Calipari represent a drastic shift in the SEC’s...
David Fox
1 year ago
These are interesting times for coaches on top of the Big Ten. Tom Izzo is coming off a frustrating regular season and a triumphant trip to the Final Four. Bo Ryan is coming off the best two-year stretch of his career and a (perhaps premature...
David Fox
1 year ago
Sean Miller
Compared to the lineups in other power conferences, the Pac-12 coaching lineup has a few key items missing on its collective résumés. Namely, a coach who has been to the Final Four. The Pac-12 is the only one of the top nine conferences...
David Fox
1 year ago
When the Big East reconfigured three years ago, the league had its share of questions. Among them, did the league have the powerhouse coaches to be a powerhouse conference? Brad Stevens had left for the NBA. Jay Wright’s program was...
David Fox
1 year ago
Bill Self
In Big 12 basketball, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Missouri and Texas A&M left the league long ago (relatively speaking). Coaches Rich Barnes and Fred Hoiberg have gone to new places. For more than a decade,...
David Fox
1 year ago

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