1. Illinois Basketball: No Alexander, No Snider, No Problem for John Groce's Illini

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball took a hit on Friday. First, John Groce and company lost Quentin Snider to Louisville in the morning...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 8,306 reads 7 comments

  2. Big Ten Basketball: Power Ranking Teams 10 Days into Season

    Ten days into the college basketball season, and the Big Ten Conference has compiled an impressive 36-4 record thus far. The West Coast Conference is the only other league to have as few losses at fourM...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 8,037 reads 40 comments

  3. Kansas Basketball: Why Perry Ellis Is Jayhawks X-Factor

    Perry Ellis' freshman season averages were 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.4 steals in 13.6 minutes of playing time. Ellis shot 48 percent from the field and 74 percent from the foul line, while committing 1...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,923 reads 7 comments

  4. North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heels Stunned at Home by Belmont Bruins

    North Carolina and Belmont took the court Sunday afternoon as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The Bruins walked out of Chapel Hill with a win, stunning the previously unbeaten Tar Heels 83-80...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,182 reads 4 comments

  5. Quentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with Louisville

    According to Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk, Quentin Snider has decided to sign with Rick Pitino 's Louisville Cardinals, breaking his previous verbal commitment to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 11,483 reads 29 comments

  6. Ohio State vs. Marquette: Breaking Down Saturday's Matchup

    This time last year, the Marquette Golden Eagles and Ohio State Buckeyes were all set to play in the Carrier Classic aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,830 reads 8 comments

  7. Cliff Alexander: What Landing 5-Star Stud Would Mean for Fighting Illini

    Cliff Alexander will announce his college choice on Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CST, just 15 minutes after fellow 5-star recruits Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones announce where they will be playing their college ball next season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 6,545 reads 3 comments

  8. Michigan State Basketball: Why Spartans Will Beat Top-Ranked Kentucky Wildcats

    Michigan State vs Kentucky. The Spartans are ranked second just days into the college basketball season, while the Wildcats' 2-0 start has kept them the top-ranked team...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,599 reads 0 comments

  9. Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Fighting Illini's 2-0 Start to Regular Season

    John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini kicked off their season at the newly named State Farm Center on Friday Nov. 8, as the Orange and Blue defeated Alabama State, 80-63...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,326 reads 2 comments

  10. Kansas Basketball: How Andrew Wiggins Will Impact Jayhawks on Defense in 2013-14

    Andrew Wiggins was the most talked about prep player since LeBron James , though, that stage of his career is now over. Wiggins' collegiate debut came on Friday night, in an 80-63 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks ...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 5,402 reads 4 comments

  11. UNC Basketball: How Tar Heels Can Cope Without PJ Hairston, Leslie McDonald

    As the season tipped off Friday night, Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels were without two of their top players. After an offseason full of trouble, it was no surprise that P...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 8,415 reads 8 comments

  12. Big Ten Basketball: Predicting Starting Lineups and Rotations

    Last season, the Big Ten was the nation's best conference. Sure, no member of the league has won a National Championship since Michigan State defeated Florida in the 2000 title, though Michigan did give Louisville all it could take in the 2013 finals...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,495 reads 4 comments

  13. Maryland Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Terrapins

    Mark Turgeon's Maryland Terrapins were disappointing a year ago, with the season ending in the NIT Semifinals...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 5,273 reads 4 comments

  14. Tennessee Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Volunteers

    Cuonzo Martin's Tennessee Volunteers have high expectations and plenty of promise to back it up in 2013-14...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,764 reads 2 comments

  15. Georgetown Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Hoyas

    John Thompson III and Georgetown finished in a three-way tie atop the Big East standings in 2012-13. The Hoyas shared the league title with Louisville, who ended the season as the ...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,076 reads 1 comments

  16. Illinois Basketball: Illini Win Without Tracy Abrams, Prepare for Season Opener

    Back on October 24, the Fighting Illini won their first exhibition, 101-66, over McKendree. On Sunday, the Illini welcomed Northwood (Mich.) to the State Farm Center for their second and final exhibition contest...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,047 reads 1 comments

  17. Big Ten Basketball's Most Likely Triple-Double Candidates

    A triple-double is one of the most exciting and impressive statistical accomplishments that a player can achieve in a basketball contest...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,188 reads 2 comments

  18. Notre Dame Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Irish

    Mike Brey has built a consistent force in South Bend, as the Irish made their sixth NCAA tournament appearance in seven seasons in March of 2013...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 2,274 reads 3 comments

  19. Louisville Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2013-14 Cardinals

    Rick Pitino 's Louisville Cardinals stood atop the college basketball world last April, defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the national championship as they proved to be deserving of the tournament's No...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 4,624 reads 28 comments

  20. Ranking Top 160 BCS Conference College Basketball Players

    College basketball season is right around the corner, with games tipping off in exactly one week. As per the past few seasons, I have taken part in a fantasy college basketball league...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 10,241 reads 68 comments

  21. P.J. Hairston: Season Scenarios for Suspended Tar Heel Star

    P.J. Hairston 's name made headlines this summer, but for all the wrong reasons. With college basketball season just around the corner, the extent of Hairston 's suspension is still very much up in the air...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 8,797 reads 5 comments

  22. Duke Basketball: Toughest ACC Player Matchups by Position

    Duke basketball currently sits fourth in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, behind the trio of Kentucky, Michigan State and Louisville...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 4,931 reads 46 comments

  23. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the Top 100 Players in the B1G

    Several weeks back, I wrote an article recapping a 25 player mock draft that I took part in. Every player selected in the draft played for a Big Ten team...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 12,090 reads 152 comments

  24. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini Score 101 Points in Exhibition Opener

    One week after matching up against each other in the Orange and Blue Scrimmage, the 2013-14 version of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball faced their first test, albeit in an exhibition game...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 5,542 reads 2 comments

  25. Kentucky Basketball: Which Star Freshman Will Have the Most Struggles?

    John Calipari has done it again. The Kentucky Wildcats once again boast the nation's top recruiting class, adding seven top-150 recruits, according to Rivals.com, six of whom are ranked in the top 19 alone...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 1 year ago 8,188 reads 16 comments