1. Baylor Upset Has Yale Primed for Cinderella Run Against Now-Vulnerable Duke

    The tournament has its underdog. And they just so happen to be Bulldogs. Yale outsmarted Baylor on Thursday afternoon with beautiful back cuts and precision passing on the way to a 79-75 win over the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 32,855 reads 71 comments

  2. NCAA Basketball Championship 2016: Who Best Fits the Blueprint of a Winner?

    The idea that this NCAA tournament is wide open is backed up by the numbers. Ken Pomeroy's Pythagorean rating, which he uses to compile his rankings, allows us to compare teams from different seasons dating back to 2001-02...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 55,680 reads 96 comments

  3. NCAA Bracket Predictions 2016: Sleeper Teams to Watch

    If this season in college basketball really is so wide-open with a lot of parity ( drink! ), then it's justified to go sleeper-crazy in your bracket...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 103,543 reads 59 comments

  4. 2016 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Best Picks for Every Matchup

    I have a tendency to go chalky when it comes to the bracket. My philosophy is always to pick the teams I trust the most to get far in the tournament. Some years that works out...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 378,856 reads 320 comments

  5. NCAA Tournament 2016: Get to Know All 68 Teams in the Bracket

    Welcome to the speed-dating version of the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket. This is one of the most wide-open tourneys in recent memory—get ready to hear about parity a lot over the next few weeks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 87,443 reads 81 comments

  6. There Are No Elite College Basketball Teams—Fact or Myth?

    The narrative that there is not an elite team in college basketball this season has seen two real challengers lately. Michigan State has one of the two best players in college basketball and has blown the doors off everyone in the last month...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 43,857 reads 46 comments

  7. New Mexico State's Pascal Siakam Is the Best Player You've Never Heard of

    Pascal Siakam is a double-double machine. Twenty-five times in 31 games this season, Siakam has posted double figures in points and rebounds. And come June, he may hear his name called in the NBA draft...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 51,148 reads 19 comments

  8. B/R's 2015-16 College Basketball Awards

    The 2015-16 college basketball season will be remembered as the year of the senior, and the old fellas are well-represented in the Bleacher Report postseason awards...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 101,854 reads 277 comments

  9. Iowa State's Monte Morris Is the Ultimate Giver on and off the Court

    AMES, Iowa — Eleven tractor trailers filled with gallons of water jugs and water bottles pulled up to a food bank in Flint, Michigan, at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18. The No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 18,412 reads 4 comments

  10. It Takes a Village to Make a Basketball Star, Just Ask Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A month ago, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery called Jarrod Uthoff into his office. His senior star had failed to score in double digits for the only time all season in a loss to Maryland, and McCaffery sensed he needed a pick-me-up...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 11,335 reads 16 comments

  11. Buddy Hield and the Magical Season That Almost Didn't Happen

    NORMAN, Okla. — When Oklahoma's bus pulled up to Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum for the team's shootaround earlier this month, National Player of the Year favorite Buddy Hield ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 67,243 reads 57 comments

  12. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 16 Top 25

    If you're tired of the parity narrative in college basketball this season, it's probably best you tune out until next year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 76,663 reads 189 comments

  13. From Projected Top Pick to Struggling Reserve: The Decline of Skal Labissiere

    The trajectory of Skal Labissiere since he arrived at Kentucky has been the equivalent of a hot new stock taking an unexpected nosedive once it reaches the market...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 327,947 reads 200 comments

  14. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Kansas' Cheick Diallo

    Freshman center Cheick Diallo is as big a mystery now as he was the day he stepped foot on the University of Kansas campus...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 25,235 reads 28 comments

  15. Mid-February Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2015-16

    Buddy Hield was having one of his worst shooting nights of the year on Monday, and the Oklahoma Sooners were about to lose their second game in a row...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 44,545 reads 95 comments

  16. Louisville's Self-Imposed Tournament Ban an Unfair Solution to Larger Problem

    The decision by Louisville to self-impose a postseason ban for its basketball program this season seemed harsh. Don't be fooled. It was entirely self-serving...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 33,745 reads 39 comments

  17. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Stephen Zimmerman

    Stephen Zimmerman will be entering the NBA in the perfect era for his skill set. Back in the day, NBA teams were searching for back-to-the-basket post players who they could dump the ball down to and have that guy get them buckets...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 16,114 reads 16 comments

  18. Wayne Selden Finally Thriving After Blocking out Pressure of NBA Expectations

    LAWRENCE, Kan.—Kansas guard Wayne Selden's name came up in a discussion with an NBA scout last summer at the Nike Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, California, and it wasn't flattering...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 14,890 reads 14 comments

  19. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 13 Top 25

    The hot potato at the top of the rankings has come to a stall. Thanks to the flame-throwing finger tips of Buddy Hield, this is the third straight week that North Carolina and Oklahoma top our Bleacher Report rankings...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 39,357 reads 137 comments

  20. Kentucky-Kansas Blue Blood Showdown the Best in CBB Despite Flaws

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas beat Kentucky in overtime, 90-84, Saturday night in what should go down as an instant classic simply because when the Wildcats and Jayhawks play overtime at Allen Fieldhouse, no matter how they get there, it's a classic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 21,702 reads 73 comments

  21. Who Has the POY Edge as Favorites Buddy Hield, Ben Simmons Square off Saturday?

    The wacky midseason SEC/Big 12 challenge is giving college basketball a treat Saturday when No. 1 Oklahoma travels to LSU, and we get to see Buddy Hield go up against Ben Simmons...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 11,328 reads 45 comments

  22. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Cal's Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown kills it in the layup line. Brown looks the part of a pro. He passes every test in the size and athleticism categories that NBA teams covet at the wing position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 26,178 reads 53 comments

  23. Xavier Is a Legit Final Four Contender, and That Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

    Xavier made a surprising run to the Sweet 16 last March on the back of a tall, goofy Uber driver and an unusual defense (the 1-3-1 zone). Actually, let's try that again... Xavier did what it usually does last March, getting to the Sweet 16...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 11,168 reads 17 comments

  24. Kansas Tightening Its Rotation Could Be Spark It Needs to Reach Full Potential

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks have been trying to find themselves over the last week. Like college graduates driving cross country in search of the meaning of life while their parents sit at home and just pray they find jobs...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 14,098 reads 34 comments

  25. Has Once-Mighty Michigan State Lost Its Mojo?

    Michigan State is in a weird spot right now. After starting the season 13-0, the Spartans have now lost three straight games. With No. 7 Maryland coming to town on Saturday, this team is in danger of losing four straight...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 months ago 5,484 reads 50 comments