1. 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 8 months ago 6,476 reads 3 comments

  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 9 months ago 5,325 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 8,346 reads 8 comments

  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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...

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  12. 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 9 months ago 2,255 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 4,451 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 9,973 reads 68 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 8,731 reads 5 comments

  16. 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...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. Duke Basketball: Biggest Challenges for Mike Krzyzewski in 2013-14

    Duke basketball finished the 2012-13 season with a 30-6 record and an Elite Eight appearance before faltering to the eventual national champions, the Louisville Cardinals...

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  21. Illinois Basketball: Orange and Blue Scrimmage Recap

    On Thursday evening, Fighting Illini fans were able to get their first look at the 2013-14 squad. The game is broken down into four quarters, with the players alternating teams following each quarter...

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  22. Jameel McKay: What His Decision to Transfer Means for Golden Eagles' Success

    Jameel McKay has decided to transfer from Marquette University before ever playing in a game as a member of the Golden Eagles. McKay, a 6'8" forward, transferred to Marquette after playing two seasons of junior college ball at Indian Hills CC in Iowa..

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 6,057 reads 7 comments

  23. Marquette Basketball: Predictions for Golden Eagles' Team Awards

    Marquette basketball finished the 2012-13 season with an Elite appearance and share of a Big East regular season championship...

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  24. Illinois Basketball: Predictions for Fighting Illini Team Awards

    Brandon Paul, the 2012-13 Fighting Illini MVP, will no longer be suiting up in Champaign -Urbana this season, after a successful four year career that landed him a professional career in Russia...

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  25. Illinois Basketball: Power Ranking Fighting Illini Roster

    Ahmad Starks and the Fighting Illini were not given the message they wanted to hear from the NCAA last week, when Starks' medical hardship waiver was denied leaving him unable to play in the 2013-14 season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 6,385 reads 2 comments