1. 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 1 month ago 58,317 reads 53 comments

  2. Louisville Showdown Is the Worst-Case Scenario for Suddenly Struggling Duke

    "If there was any team I felt confident about beating, it was Duke because of the way they play and the way we play. I feel like we match up great with them, and we showed today...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 18,335 reads 65 comments

  3. Moore Hoops: What to Make of Kentucky's Ups, Downs and Chances to Go Undefeated

    Kentucky will go undefeated. Yep, I wrote it . And after those two overtime games last week, I've been feeling a little squeamish about my prediction...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 12,316 reads 165 comments

  4. How Georges Niang Became the Biggest Mismatch in College Basketball

    AMES, Iowa — Georges Niang called a few weeks ago before a dreaded calculus final. "Why couldn't I have been one-and-done?" Niang joked. "... Too short and not athletic enough...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 100,680 reads 36 comments

  5. With or Without Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin Will Win the Big Ten

    Bo Ryan gets more out of his roster than any coach in the country. That's a point that is critical to any debate worth having about whether Wisconsin is still the favorite in the ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 6,862 reads 13 comments

  6. A Unique Talent with Superstar Numbers, D'Angelo Russell Is Carrying Ohio State

    Ohio State coach Thad Matta was asked on Monday's Big Ten conference call the difference between superstar freshman guard D'Angelo Russell when he's scoring and when he's not...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 7,238 reads 17 comments

  7. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 10 Top 25

    Welcome back, parity. The narrative of this college basketball season has been that there are actually some elite teams on a level above everyone else...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 57,879 reads 142 comments

  8. Moore Hoops: College Basketball Teams More Dangerous Than Their Record Suggests

    It's early January and you know what that means: The eventual national champion has just lost back-to-back games! Well, that would be the case if our 2015 champ is following the ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 18,187 reads 31 comments

  9. Buckle Up for a Wild Big 12 Title Race; Kansas' Long Reign in Serious Jeopardy

    The Big 12 has the catchy slogan of "one true champion." The league even bought the URL. And for 10 straight years on the basketball side, it has had just that: one champ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 8,542 reads 28 comments

  10. With Louisville out of the Way, Kentucky Really Should Go Undefeated

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky point guard guard Andrew Harrison took a bad shot, and John Calipari angrily high-stepped it down his sideline with less than three minutes to go on Saturday afternoon...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 29,158 reads 180 comments

  11. Louisville's Blueprint to Upset Dominant Kentucky in Rivalry Showdown

    Rick Pitino needs to channel Rollie Massimino this week. It's not March yet, so a win on Saturday for fourth-ranked Louisville wouldn't carry with it the historic relevance of ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 24,004 reads 63 comments

  12. Moore Hoops: Loaded but Youthful UNC Could Be Next Year's No. 1

    CHICAGO — The microscope that follows North Carolina basketball makes it difficult to pull back and look at the big picture of the program...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 14,629 reads 38 comments

  13. Kentucky Continues Flexing Its Muscles on the Big Stage with Demolition of UCLA

    CHICAGO — John Calipari finished his press conference following Kentucky's drop-kicking of UCLA on Saturday afternoon by informing the media that his players are "not machines" and "not computers...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 27,207 reads 57 comments

  14. Georgia State Sharpshooter R.J. Hunter Won't Be a Mystery for Long

    R.J. Hunter doesn't have much time for anything other than swishing jumpers. So for the last three years, almost every night around midnight while most of his peers are cramming for ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 78,174 reads 48 comments

  15. Moore Hoops: Are NBA Mock Drafts Bad for College Basketball?

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Every year a handful of college basketball players make dumb decisions based off bad information when it comes to the NBA draft...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 35,766 reads 21 comments

  16. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 5 Top 25

    Kentucky, you have a challenger. That's the best news that came out of this past week of college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 36,254 reads 52 comments

  17. Wayne Selden: Kansas Hoping Rebirth vs. Florida Puts an End to Questions

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Before the season opener for Kansas last month, an NBA scout turned to me on press row and asked: "What is Wayne Selden ?" Once thought to be a possible ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 4,973 reads 14 comments

  18. Star Frosh Stanley Johnson Ready to Explode at Arizona Behind Talent and Drive

    Finesse isn't what makes Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson special. But back in April at a practice leading up to the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, Johnson went out of his way ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 21,281 reads 19 comments

  19. Duke vs. Wisconsin Film Study: Mismatches That Hold the Key to Top 5 Showdown

    The nonconference season's most high-profile game will take place Wednesday when fourth-ranked Duke travels to second-ranked Wisconsin for a battle between the two best offenses in college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 19,343 reads 117 comments

  20. Kansas Adopting Defense as the Best Way to Play to Its Potential

    Watching Kansas corral, spook and intimidate Michigan State over the final 20 minutes of Sunday's Orlando Classic was strangely surreal...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 4,400 reads 9 comments

  21. Mark Turgeon Escaping Hot Seat as Maryland Turns Tide Behind Talented Freshmen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As soon as Maryland secured the rebound that sealed a win over No. 13 Iowa State on Tuesday night, Mark Turgeon turned toward his bench and let out a "Yes!" ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 4,391 reads 5 comments

  22. Duke Already Proving It's Much More Than Just the Jahlil Okafor Show

    The thing that Duke was missing last year was a true rim protector on defense and a low-post scorer on offense. Jahlil Okafor has brought both of those things to the table, and he's made Duke a much more complete team than a year ago...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 12,426 reads 12 comments

  23. B/R's 2014-15 Preseason College Basketball All-American Picks

    The turnover in college basketball during the one-and-done era makes it tough to pick preseason All-American teams...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 38,029 reads 35 comments

  24. Ranking the Top Transfers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    Every year the talent pool gets a little deeper when it comes to transfers. It's an easier way to reload or rebuild, because transfers have experience and there's less of an unknown as to what you're going to get...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 18,833 reads 20 comments

  25. Ranking the Top Breakout Players in College Basketball in 2014-15

    It's time to unveil this season's Deshaun Thomas breakout All-Stars. Thomas, as college basketball fans know, was a great scorer a few years back for Ohio State...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 16,511 reads 19 comments