1. 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 11 months ago 5,658 reads 3 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 20,390 reads 5 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 4,414 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 4,361 reads 19 comments

  5. 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 8,944 reads 13 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 2,706 reads 3 comments

  7. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 5,152 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 3,907 reads 4 comments

  9. 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...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 11,005 reads 11 comments

  10. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Top 2014 Classes

    College basketball recruiting is an eagerly scrutinized facet of the game because, as a great philosopher once said, hope springs eternal. Coaches hope that every touted recruit who signs to play for them exceeds even the loftiest billing...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 5,067 reads 7 comments

  11. College Basketball Stars Already Exceeding Expectations in 2013-14

    Last week, we talked about some college basketball players who've underachieved to start the 2013-14 season...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 8,605 reads 12 comments

  12. Ranking the 10 Greatest Mid-Major Coaching Tenures in NCAA Basketball History

    The line of demarcation between college basketball's "major" and "mid-major" ranks is blurry at best. Every observer has his or her own definition of what puts a program in one camp or the other...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 2,162 reads 2 comments

  13. NCAA Basketball Stars Stumbling out of the Gate in 2013-14

    Not everybody can hit the ground running every season. When the college basketball bus begins its trip down the road to the Final Four, there are always several kids running to catch it and one or two who simply slept through the alarm clock...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 26,374 reads 8 comments

  14. Power Ranking the Most Outstanding Players from NCAA Tournaments in the 1990s

    If, in October 2012, you told the average college basketball fan that Louisville was going to win the national championship, most would have thought it a valid pick. Most except Kentucky's Big Blue Nation, of course, but that's another story...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 2,229 reads 0 comments

  15. The Most Surprising Early Stats in the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    It's still early days in the college basketball season. Most of the top teams are still plowing through opponents that make Angola vs. the United States at the 1992 Olympics look like a tight matchup...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 5,587 reads 13 comments

  16. Winners and Losers of College Basketball's 2013 Early Signing Period

    When college basketball's national signing period begins, it brings excitement and trepidation in equal measure for prospects and programs alike...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 19,800 reads 17 comments

  17. 2013 NCAA Tournament Teams Least Likely to Be Dancing in 2014

    First, a confession: this picture of Marquette's Todd Mayo is deliberately misleading. This list of teams will not feature the Golden Eagles. The picture merely fit the appropriate mood of defeat and dejection...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 5,839 reads 4 comments

  18. Cliff Alexander More Than a Consolation Prize for Kansas in Okafor Sweepstakes

    Kansas coach Bill Self has long had success in recruiting in Chicago, going all the way back to his days at Illinois...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 5,409 reads 12 comments

  19. Power Ranking the Last 10 College Basketball Player of the Year Award Winners

    Last week, we talked a bit about some of college basketball's top players, candidates for the nation's most prestigious individual honor — the John R. Wooden Award...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 17,269 reads 15 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar NCAA Basketball Teams Who Could Sneak into 2014 Tournament

    Every college basketball season has a few surprises. Teams that are expected to merely make up the numbers in their conferences become surprising contenders and find their way into the NCAA tournament...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 8,231 reads 18 comments

  21. Wooden Award Watch List 2013-14: Preseason Rankings of Top Candidates

    College basketball season is truly heralded by the preseason watch lists of its major individual awards, particularly the various player of the year trophies...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 2,824 reads 2 comments

  22. Top Storylines for 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    We're less than 48 hours from the first tipoff on college basketball's version of Opening Day. In case you're wondering, Eastern Michigan vs. Division III's Albion College gets it all started at noon ET...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 3,371 reads 6 comments

  23. 10 Bold Predictions for the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    It's November. Everybody's got college basketball predictions. "Bold" ones are easy to make, too. All one has to do is throw out an inflammatory comment guaranteed to skewer a vocal fanbase's sacred cows and wait for the clicks and comments to roll in.

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 12,739 reads 22 comments

  24. Ranking the 10 Greatest Individual Seasons in College Basketball History

    Definitions of college basketball dominance evolve with the game. Statistics from prior decades look ludicrous when viewed through the prism of today's slower, weaker-shooting and overcoached game...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 12,332 reads 21 comments

  25. Ranking the 10 Most-Hyped Teams in College Basketball History

    In a sport like college basketball, where so much expectation is based on nebulous terms like "potential" and "upside," hype is inescapable. A climate soaked in social media seemingly puts nothing but hype in our faces day in and day out...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 8,535 reads 9 comments