1. How Frank Mason Went from Unwanted Recruit to the Kansas Jayhawks' Leading Man

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend found himself in a back gym at the Adidas Fab 48 in the summer of 2012 in Las Vegas to watch current USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 22,860 reads 15 comments

  2. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Player of the Year in 2014-15 Season

    The Player of the Year race is still a two-man contest, as it has been for some time. It's Frank Kaminsky or Jahlil Okafor...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 44,825 reads 99 comments

  3. D'Angelo Russell Flying in Rarefied Air Occupied by James Harden and Steph Curry

    D'Angelo Russell's college basketball premiere was in an empty gym at West Virginia. Russell didn't know it then, but he was going up against a full-court-pressing defense ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 74,214 reads 136 comments

  4. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Centers in 2014-15

    The center position in college basketball has less depth than any other position in the country, but it's hard to find a better top six at any position in the country...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 38,419 reads 122 comments

  5. Duke Shows It's Built for March Success in Edging UNC in Revealing Thriller

    The game that North Carolina delivered on a silver platter will go down as yet another thriller in this great rivalry. It'll go down as a great Duke comeback. And it was. It'll go down as a Tar Heel collapse...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 51,515 reads 196 comments

  6. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Power Forwards in 2014-15

    Power forward has become the most diverse position in college basketball. You still have your traditional "power" forwards...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 23,661 reads 46 comments

  7. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 15 Top 25

    We're exactly one month away from Selection Sunday. You know what that means. Everyone's favorite made-up word in college basketball—"Bracketology"—will dominate the conversation over the next month...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 54,742 reads 161 comments

  8. Jerian Grant Leaving His Mark at Notre Dame in Memorable Redemption Season

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Unc , you know if I was out there, it would have been different. Jerian Grant sat in the family room of his uncle Horace Grant's home last February ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 42,971 reads 14 comments

  9. Latest Rankings for College Basketball's Player of the Year in 2014-15 Season

    Welcome back to the Jahlil Okafor-Frank Kaminsky debate. A couple of weeks ago, I was ready to put Notre Dame's Jerian Grant in the conversation for Player of the Year—I even ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 28,913 reads 67 comments

  10. College Basketball Loses a Controversial but All-Time Great in Jerry Tarkanian

    With Wednesday's death of Jerry Tarkanian , announced by his son , Danny, college basketball lost one of its greatest coaches. The second half of that statement is no longer met with derision and skepticism...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 24,387 reads 44 comments

  11. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Small Forwards in 2014-15

    When I put together player rankings in the preseason, ranking the small forwards was difficult. The depth at that position in college basketball just doesn't compare to the other four spots on the floor...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 41,526 reads 68 comments

  12. Dean Smith's Coaching Tree Displays Incredible Reach Across Decades

    Basketball lost one of its most influential leaders Saturday night when Dean Smith died at the age of 83...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 35,013 reads 38 comments

  13. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Shooting Guards in 2014-15

    College basketball may have a scoring problem, but don't fault the nation's best shooting guards. Up and down this list of the top 20 shooting guards in college basketball, the numbers are just silly...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 22,482 reads 64 comments

  14. New-Look Kansas Becoming Its Usual Dominant Force, Thriving Behind Early Changes

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self won 10 straight Big 12 titles one way. Get an All-American big man to Lawrence. Throw the ball into the low post. Let the big dog eat...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 9,609 reads 8 comments

  15. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 13 Top 25

    The Big 12 is considered the best league in the country, but no league compares to the ACC at the top. In this week's power rankings, four of the Top 10 teams are from the ACC. Five of the Top 12 are in the ACC...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 70,561 reads 169 comments

  16. Resilient Duke Reaffirms Contender Status with Big Win over Virginia

    Three of five. Three in a row. Four of five. Three of seven. Two of three. Two of three. Three of four. Three in a row. Those are the losing skids of eight of the last nine national champions, going backward in chronological order...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 16,060 reads 102 comments

  17. The Greatest Show in NCAA Basketball Now a Title Threat as Notre Dame Downs Duke

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey strutted back onto the court following his team's come-from-behind 77-73 win over Duke on Wednesday night, and he had a message for the media lining the tunnel...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 17,250 reads 31 comments

  18. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Point Guards in 2014-15

    Before this season, I wrote that shooting guard is the deepest position in college basketball. After trying to determine the best 20 points guards this week, I'd like a mulligan. Point guard is the deepest position in the country...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 40,674 reads 177 comments

  19. Why Mike Krzyzewski's Win Total Will Never Be Touched

    First to 1,000. Mike Krzyzewski arrived at the milestone Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden as his No. 5-ranked Duke Blue Devils toppled St. John's, 77-68...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 70,769 reads 140 comments

  20. Is the Big 12 Field Still the Favorite over Kansas After Jayhawks Down Texas?

    Apologies to Kansas and head coach Bill Self. Two weeks ago, I wrote that I'd take the field over Kansas for this Big 12 title race. About that... There are some things you should doubt...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 31,385 reads 46 comments

  21. Midseason Rankings for College Basketball's Player of the Year in 2014-15 Season

    We're nearly three months deep into the college basketball season, and much like everyone thought in the preseason, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky pace the Player of the Year race...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 56,397 reads 144 comments

  22. How Bob Huggins Has Made West Virginia College Basketball's Biggest Surprise

    Bob Huggins sought out an old friend this summer at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Based on the roster Huggs had put together, he decided this offseason that he wanted to employ ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 26,370 reads 33 comments

  23. Cliff Alexander's Learned Lessons Propel Kansas to New Heights

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Cliff Alexander slapped his coach's backside and then sprinted off the court after a wacky 85-78 win over Oklahoma on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. His motor, it should be noted, was still revving...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 9,505 reads 6 comments

  24. New-Look Iowa State a Legit Big 12 Title Threat After Downing Kansas

    Two months ago, Iowa State big man Jameel McKay was like this mythical creature sent to Ames to take Fred Hoiberg's team to heights it had never reached before...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 8,676 reads 30 comments

  25. Out-of-Nowhere NBA Prospect Jakob Poeltl Helping Make Utah Relevant Again

    Holy cow. Those two words first came to mind for University of Utah assistant coach Andy Hill when he watched 7'0", 235-pound Jakob Poeltl in the summer of 2013 at the Under-18 European Championships in Macedonia...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 59,171 reads 53 comments