1. Jakob Poeltl's NBA Draft Gamble Looks Better and Better as Utah Soph Thrives

    Jakob Poeltl spent months last spring debating whether to leave for the NBA or stay for his sophomore season at Utah...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 18,365 reads 24 comments

  2. Shockers Revival: How Wichita State Went from Flailing to Fierce in a Month

    WICHITA, Kan. — The three letters that no one in Wichita wants to hear come March are N-I-T. But two weeks ago, Wichita State sat at 2-4, and head coach Gregg Marshall read ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 12,389 reads 17 comments

  3. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 6 Top 25

    This past week was a reminder of why it's smart this time of year to vote based on resumes and not as much with the eye test. Had we used the eye test a week ago, for instance, the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 57,745 reads 112 comments

  4. The Inevitable End Is Near for Tom Crean at Indiana

    DURHAM, N.C. — They slapped the floor. In the midst of one of the most historically inept defensive performances in the proud history of Indiana basketball, the underachieving ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 62,415 reads 60 comments

  5. Finally Healthy Marcus Paige Gives Glimpse of Tar Heels' No. 1 Potential

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Marcus Paige spent the wee hours of Tuesday night writing a paper for his Globalization class that was due Wednesday morning. "Decline of the nation-state and how that affects the global economy," Paige said was the topic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 9,744 reads 25 comments

  6. UNC's Lackluster Defense a Liability Ahead of Showdown with Maryland

    Last week North Carolina ran into a freshman who had shot the ball pretty abysmally until he faced UNC, and then he turned into the second coming of Stephen Curry...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 2,954 reads 10 comments

  7. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 4 Top 25

    The Thanksgiving week is always the best seven days of the college basketball season before the calendar flips...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 46,448 reads 61 comments

  8. Cheick Diallo's Full Impact Will Come for New-Look Kansas, but Not Right Away

    The NCAA cleared Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo on Wednesday—he'll be eligible to play starting Dec. 1—and it's finally time to talk basketball again. What will Diallo's impact be on the Associated Press' No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 7,987 reads 7 comments

  9. Moore Hoops: Get Ready for the Real UNC with Marcus Paige's Return Imminent

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Paige carried the CBE Classic trophy with both hands out of the tunnel at the Sprint Center on Tuesday night, and this was a big deal...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 16,540 reads 26 comments

  10. Ranking the Nation's Top 100 Overall Players for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It used to be easy to predict who the best players in college basketball would be. Look back 20 years ago. The Associated Press All-American first-team that season included Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson and Kerry Kittles...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 82,660 reads 173 comments

  11. The Svi Mykhailiuk Waiting Game: Will the LeBron of Ukraine Break Out at Kansas?

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Last summer before Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk arrived on the Kansas campus, KU assistant coach Kurtis Townsend was helping the Utah Jazz and was approached by a player who had spent the last year in Ukraine...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 38,618 reads 25 comments

  12. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Centers for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It's harder to find a true quality center than any spot in college basketball, but those who do have a major advantage. Two of the last four national champions, Duke (Jahlil Okafor) and Kentucky (Anthony Davis), had lottery picks at the position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 41,605 reads 93 comments

  13. Moore Hoops: Why No Blue-Chippers Is No Problem for Michigan State's Tom Izzo

    Tom Izzo already has one of the best 2016 classes signed on, and that class could line up with Kentucky's and Duke's if he is able to land 5-star Josh Jackson ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 6,890 reads 21 comments

  14. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Power Forwards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    The most difficult decision to make this year in the preseason positional rankings was who to put No. 1 at power forward. Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer is coming off an historic junior campaign...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 48,099 reads 73 comments

  15. Denzel Valentine Throws Name into Early POY Race with Epic Triple-Double vs. KU

    This summer in Los Angeles at the Nike Skills Academy, Diana Taurasi spoke to a group of preseason All-Americans and future lottery picks, and she singled out Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 6,420 reads 21 comments

  16. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Small Forwards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    It's hard to find many prototypical small forwards in college basketball. There are a few guys who might even be a stretch to have on this list. So, as in most years, the talent pool to choose from is smaller than any other position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 47,701 reads 64 comments

  17. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Shooting Guards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    If you don't love the top three guys on this list, go find another sport. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon and Wichita State's Ron Baker are three of the best stories in college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 63,699 reads 128 comments

  18. Ranking the Nation's Top 20 Point Guards for 2015-16 NCAA Basketball Season

    This is going to be a good year for point guards in college basketball. Before every season, I rank the top 20 players at each position as well as the top 100 players in the sport...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 106,990 reads 141 comments

  19. College Basketball Rankings: Bleacher Report's Preseason Top 25

    This is one of the those years in which there's no clear-cut choice for preseason No. 1, as mentioned in a previous column a few weeks ago. Since then, five teams have gone back-and-forth as my preseason title pick...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 93,487 reads 232 comments

  20. Breakout College Basketball Players to Watch in the 2015-16 Season

    The formula to become a breakout player in college basketball is pretty simple: Have obvious talent and more opportunity than the previous season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 16,225 reads 28 comments

  21. Bleacher Report's 2015-16 Preseason College Basketball All-American Picks

    The influence of freshmen on college basketball has never been greater, but seniors have not lost their place. A look back at last year's national champion, Duke, is a great example of how the NBA age limit has given more power to the freshmen...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 54,875 reads 96 comments

  22. UNC's Title Contender Status Still Intact Despite Marcus Paige Hand Injury

    North Carolina is in the top two of both preseason polls , and a big reason why is Marcus Paige is finally healthy...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 10,691 reads 18 comments

  23. Ranking the Top Transfers in the 2015-16 College Basketball Season

    Fred Hoiberg is off to the NBA, but the former Iowa State coach's lasting legacy might be changing how transfers are viewed...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 17,606 reads 48 comments

  24. Why Rick Pitino Will Survive the Stripper Scandal at Louisville

    The fact that Rick Pitino still has a job after what has taken place in the last three weeks is a pretty good indication that Pitino will still be employed tomorrow, a year from ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 28,225 reads 3 comments

  25. No Shortage of Legit Contenders for No. 1 CBB Preseason Ranking

    The college basketball season ceremoniously kicked off Thursday with the release of the coaches poll, which had two teams (Kentucky and North Carolina) sharing the top spot and five receiving first-place votes...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 34,127 reads 213 comments