1. 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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  2. 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 9 months ago 10,406 reads 19 comments

  3. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 26,578 reads 16 comments

  4. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 6,901 reads 18 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 7,182 reads 32 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 20,141 reads 16 comments

  7. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 9 months ago 3,870 reads 20 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 3,313 reads 9 comments

  9. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 17,289 reads 56 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 1,442 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 4,301 reads 35 comments

  12. 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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  13. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 18,175 reads 18 comments

  14. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 4,133 reads 6 comments

  15. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 7,967 reads 35 comments

  16. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 1,164 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 5,527 reads 3 comments

  18. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 20,330 reads 5 comments

  19. 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 ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 10 months ago 4,365 reads 8 comments

  20. Duke Basketball: What Should Blue Devils Expect from Big-Man Trio in ACC Play?

    If we combined the three warm bodies that pass for big men on the Duke basketball roster, they would make a pretty decent center. Let's call him "Amjoshall Plumjeffston...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 4,333 reads 19 comments

  21. The Biggest Concern for Every Top 25 College Basketball Team

    Cracking the Associated Press' national Top 25 is an accomplishment for some teams and a birthright for others. No matter the expectations in the preseason, after six weeks, a clearer picture of each team's capabilities begins to crystallize...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 8,923 reads 13 comments

  22. Ohio State Basketball: Amir Williams Is the Buckeyes' Key to Success in 2013-14

    Former NBC Sports college hoop blogger Troy Machir — now with The Sporting News — and I exchanged Twitter one-liners last month regarding Ohio State center Amir Williams...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 2,680 reads 3 comments

  23. The Greatest Performance from Every Decade in NCAA Tournament History

    Danny Manning was already a superstar entering his senior season at Kansas. He was a two-time All-American selection and likewise had earned a pair of Big 8 Player of the Year awards...

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  24. College Basketball Coaches Whose Stock Is Soaring Early in 2013-14

    The profession of coaching in any sport is alternately described as a ladder, for those who are moving up to bigger jobs, or a carousel for those who are moving out of their current positions...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 11 months ago 3,886 reads 4 comments

  25. The 10 Biggest Takeaways from College Basketball in Week 4

    College basketball's fourth full week finally brought us a shakeup at the top of the polls, as Michigan State lost to this season's most bipolar program, North Carolina...

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