1. 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 11 months ago 5,033 reads 7 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 8,606 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 2,124 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 26,381 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 2,208 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 5,558 reads 13 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 19,773 reads 17 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 5,823 reads 4 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 5,376 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 17,170 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 8,180 reads 18 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 2,795 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 3,409 reads 6 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 12,710 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 12,228 reads 21 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 8,451 reads 9 comments

  17. College Basketball Recruiting: High School Teams Loaded with Talent in 2013-14

    The early signing period for the 2014 college basketball recruiting class is almost upon us, and there are still several top prospects pondering their decisions...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 12 months ago 11,037 reads 17 comments

  18. College Basketball Teams with Scary Small-Ball Lineups in 2013-14 Season

    In today's college basketball, traditional position definitions are breaking down. Terms such as power forward, center and shooting guard are being replaced by 6'10" guys who can shoot ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 6,591 reads 51 comments

  19. NCAA Basketball Teams Able to Replace Current Stars with 2014 Stud Recruits

    Some college basketball programs make recruiting look so easy. The elite programs are able to sustain themselves with a continuous stream of four- and five-star prospects, collecting ...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 30,847 reads 6 comments

  20. Predicting the Double-Double Machines in 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    The double-double is a statistical accomplishment that every basketball player wears with pride. A guy who puts one up has indelible proof that he did serious work for his team that night...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 6,103 reads 59 comments

  21. Small-School Transfers Set to Make an Impact at Major NCAA Basketball Programs

    Last week, I brought you a group of college basketball players who left power-conference schools for smaller leagues in a chase for playing time. We call this phenomenon transferring down...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 4,359 reads 5 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Greatest One-and-Done Players in College Basketball History

    When we use the term one-and-done around college basketball circles today, it's usually in reference to the past seven years of the game's history...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 43,287 reads 44 comments

  23. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 2014 Commits Who'll Be Go-to Guys as Freshmen

    College basketball's 2014 recruiting class is coming together, but there are still a number of marquee names on the market...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 6,886 reads 1 comments

  24. Recently Hired College Basketball Coaches Facing the Highest Expectations

    When a new coach takes over, he can be savior of a downtrodden college basketball program or merely a caretaker of his predecessor's positive momentum. Regardless, fans expect success eventually...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 2,832 reads 4 comments

  25. Power Conference Transfers Most Likely to Lead Small Schools to NCAA Tournament

    We're all familiar with the up-transfers, guys who dominate for programs struggling to see NCAA tournament action and head to a more successful school for March exposure, if not always playing time...

    Scott Henry Written by Scott Henry about 1 year ago 4,505 reads 10 comments