1. Ohio State Basketball: Why Buckeyes' Bench Will Be the Key to Postseason Success

    Ohio State's second victory of the season over Illinois had very little in the way of aesthetic value, as might be expected from a game that finishes with a 48-39 score. Games that predated the shot clock featured more offense...

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  2. Duke Basketball: How Adjusted Schedule Affects 2014 NCAA Tournament Outlook

    It's a widespread expectation that Duke freshman Jabari Parker will be in the NBA next season. What's unlikely is that he anticipated playing an NBA schedule in college...

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  3. 1 Potential Breakout Tournament Star on Each Top 25 NCAA Basketball Team

    The NCAA tournament draws those casual fans who only know team colors, as well as a contingent that supports a team from afar without focusing closely on the ebbs and flows of every player on the roster...

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  4. Duke Basketball: Why UNC Poses a Problem for Jabari Parker

    Earlier in the season, it appeared that the twin battles between age-old rivals Duke and North Carolina would barely make a ripple on the national college basketball scene...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 5 months ago 7,147 reads 35 comments

  5. Derrick Walton Jr. Lifting Michigan to New Heights After Win over Ohio State

    Entering Tuesday night's game between bitter rivals Michigan and Ohio State, the Wolverine sophomore class was the main story...

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  6. Every Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Impressive Statistic

    With 38 days left until Selection Sunday, teams' NCAA tournament resumes are beginning to come into sharper focus...

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  7. Ohio State Basketball: Is OSU Back on Track After Shannon Scott's Move to Bench?

    Last week, the wheels were falling off of Ohio State's basketball season, and it took the entire pit crew to put them back on...

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  8. Duke Basketball: Is Point Guard Becoming a Problem Area for Blue Devils?

    Much has been made of Duke basketball's lack of low-post muscle. To be sure, Syracuse freely exploited that condition on Saturday during its epic 91-89 overtime win over the Blue Devils...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 5 months ago 10,241 reads 19 comments

  9. 1 Potential Trap Game for Each Top-25 College Basketball Team

    The phrase "trap game" means different things to different people, especially in college basketball. The way it's most often applied is to describe a game that a team may overlook in favor of something else on the schedule...

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  10. Duke Basketball: How Blue Devils Should Attack Syracuse's Zone Defense

    The Duke Blue Devils stumbled in their first effort to defend the ACC from its ex-Big East intruders when they dropped a heartbreaker at Notre Dame...

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  11. Shorthanded Michigan State Survives Iowa: How Good Will MSU Be When Healthy?

    No Michigan State basketball fan wants to use injuries as an excuse for a loss (or at least they shouldn't), but heading into a tough Big Ten matchup at Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena, No...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 5 months ago 7,128 reads 32 comments

  12. 1 Misconception About Every Top 25 College Basketball Team

    Some college basketball teams' reputations precede them, whether those images are legitimate or not. Even midway through the season, an image can be hard to shake...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 6 months ago 20,076 reads 16 comments

  13. Ohio State Basketball: Breaking Down the Buckeyes' Backcourt Struggles

    Wasn't it just two weeks ago that Ohio State was undefeated, among the top five teams in college basketball and boasting a backcourt that was impossible to score against? Fast forward to today, and the Buckeyes are on the ropes...

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  14. Duke Basketball: How Faster Offensive Tempo Will Help on Both Ends of the Floor

    For all the talk of Duke basketball's limitations in height and bulk, there have been a surprising number of games in which the Blue Devils have allowed their opponents to dictate tempo...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 6 months ago 3,249 reads 9 comments

  15. Ranking the 25 Best 3-Point Shooters in College Basketball in 2013-14

    The three-point shot is often called college basketball's great equalizer, and the best shooters can be dangerous players in unassuming bodies...

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  16. Ohio State Basketball: Will Balanced Scoring Help or Hurt Buckeyes in March?

    If you think you had a bad week, try being an Ohio State basketball player. The Buckeyes dropped consecutive decisions to Michigan State and Iowa in games that showcased an offense as prone to sputtering as a 1970 AMC Gremlin ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 6 months ago 1,392 reads 8 comments

  17. Duke Basketball: Will 2013-14 Blue Devils Be Coach K's Biggest Underachievers?

    “We’re not a good team right now.” That was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski 's blunt assessment of his team—as reported by Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News ...

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  18. Biggest Lessons Ohio State Needs to Learn from Michigan State Loss

    "There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time...

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  19. Each Top 25 College Basketball Team's Most Difficult Conference Matchup

    When conference play gets started, college basketball's elite show us what they're really made of. There are no more blowout wins over schools with compound-directional names (no offense, Southeast Missouri State) to pad the record...

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  20. Duke Basketball: Did Notre Dame Establish Blueprint to Shut Down Jabari Parker?

    The Duke Blue Devils bucked conventional wisdom by leaving their best player, freshman Jabari Parker, on the bench in the waning moments of their ACC opener against Notre Dame...

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  21. How Ohio State Compares to the Rest of the Big Ten at Each Position

    Now that Big Ten Conference play has begun, the Ohio State Buckeyes are in prove-it mode. They're trying to prove that the unbeaten start, lofty national ranking and sterling defensive efficiency weren't just functions of sketchy opposition...

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  22. One Reason Each Top 25 Team Will Win Its Conference in 2013-14

    New Year's Day is the semi-official turning point of the college basketball season. Teams are either finishing their nonconference action or beginning conference play when the old year's hourglass runs out...

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  23. Ohio State Basketball: What Will Marc Loving's Impact Be in B1G Play?

    It's fair to say that Ohio State is a next-man-up program. One season's class of seniors or the occasional gifted junior moves on and another crop of talented underclassmen bubble to the surface...

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  24. The Most Underrated Player on Every Top 25 College Basketball Team

    Every Top 25 college basketball team reaches that status through the work of one or two stars, guys who qualify as the faces of the program...

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  25. Duke Basketball: How Will Coach K Manage Shooting Guards in ACC Play?

    Following Duke's Big Ten-ACC Challenge win over Michigan, Andre Dawkins summed up the Blue Devils' shooting guard logjam succinctly. "It's basketball," Dawkins told The News & Observer ...

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