1. Michigan Continues to Shoot the Lights Out vs. Texas, Cruises into Sweet 16

    All coaches like to eliminate hope. Hope is for the gamblers. Hope is for the brackets. Coaches like preparation and controlling situations. Until you see Michigan and John Beilein in your bracket...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 6,637 reads 13 comments

  2. Duke Suffers Predictable If Early Exit with Mercer Upset in March Madness 2014

    As the seconds ticked away on Duke's season on Friday in Mercer's 78-71 win, this almost seemed like an inevitable ending. Maybe a little sooner than we expected, but it was coming...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 35,388 reads 201 comments

  3. Can Marcus Smart Redefine His Legacy in the 2014 NCAA Tournament?

    The image of Marcus Smart in the stands at Texas Tech follows him everywhere now. He's still asked about it, and always will be. Years from now when he's in an NBA locker room, reporters and teammates will want to know...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 14,176 reads 28 comments

  4. NCAA Tournament 2014: Who Best Fits the Blueprint of a Champion?

    When predicting the NCAA champ, it's not bad to go with what Vegas is thinking. Florida opened as the favorite at 4-1. Groupthink also likes the Gators...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 65,728 reads 132 comments

  5. Can Andrew Wiggins Be the Story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament?

    Last June, I drove over to Lawrence, Kan., to see the debut of Andrew Wiggins . He had just arrived on campus. Bill Self's annual camp game against the alumni was taking place...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 29,264 reads 46 comments

  6. NCAA Bracket Predictions 2014: Sleeper Teams with Best Chances to Make Deep Runs

    Where's this year's Dunk City? That's what everyone wants to know. And you know who enjoyed Dunk City more than anyone else? The guy who had Florida Gulf Coast in his bracket. The key is to find a mid-major team that plays a unique style...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 205,437 reads 126 comments

  7. 2014 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Picks for Every Matchup

    My editors told me this year that they wanted me to make the official picks for Bleacher Report. I thought they should have gone with that one lady in the office who makes her picks based on which coach has the best hair, but I appreciated the honor...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 945,184 reads 718 comments

  8. NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking All 68 Teams

    The NCAA tournament's selection committee is supposed to seed the field based on a team's entire resume. In these rankings, I throw out seeding. What matters is how teams are playing right now and who has the best shot at winning a national title...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 278,625 reads 246 comments

  9. Andrew Wiggins Finally Earns Marcus Smart's Respect at 2014 Big 12 Tournament

    Kansas City, Mo. — Was that good enough? Andrew Wiggins, on stage Thursday at the Sprint Center, dropping 30 points in a 77-70 payback win in overtime over Oklahoma State and his biggest preseason critic, Marcus Smart...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 74,174 reads 184 comments

  10. From Start to Finish, Doug McDermott's NCAA Basketball Career Is One of a Kind

    OMAHA, Neb. — Last week, Doug McDermott had two photo shoots for Sports Illustrated and the Omaha World-Herald . Almost every national publication and radio show has wanted a piece of him this year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 37,105 reads 57 comments

  11. Doug McDermott's Historic Scoring Night Is College Basketball at Its Best

    OMAHA, Neb. — On the night before Creighton's Doug McDermott made history, he went out to dinner at Kona Grill with his parents, his older brother Nick and his younger sister Sydney...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 25,945 reads 136 comments

  12. Early Predictions for the No. 1 Seeds in 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament

    It doesn't make a lot of sense that whether Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed is even a debate—in another year, maybe, but not this year. The Shockers, in my estimation, are one of the easy choices for the selection committee...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 59,242 reads 115 comments

  13. Why It's Too Soon to Take Michigan State Out of the National Title Picture

    Some crazy stuff is going to happen this month. The national title conversation is as crowded as it has been in the last 25 years. You can count the contenders on not one hand, not two, but probably three...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 2,088 reads 76 comments

  14. Syracuse in Great Hands with Cool Freshman Tyler Ennis at the Controls

    SYRACUSE, NY — The shot itself was great. Tyler Ennis letting go from 35 feet out with an undefeated season on the line without a hint of desperation and then cooly ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 63,012 reads 36 comments

  15. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 17 Edition

    The race for Player of the Year runner-up is heating up. I know. I know. That's pretty lame. But hey, the award has been won (Doug McDermott, come and claim your prize), and figuring ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 41,615 reads 94 comments

  16. James Michael McAdoo Finding His Niche at the Perfect Time for North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — Two weeks ago, before the first attempt at Duke-North Carolina, UNC junior forward James Michael McAdoo sat in front of a group of media and talked about the peace he feels with where he's at in his career...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 9,514 reads 24 comments

  17. The Bill Self Effect: Kansas Coach Makes History with 10th Straight Big 12 Title

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Move over, John Wooden and Adolph Rupp. Kansas and Bill Self are rewriting the history of college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 23,047 reads 75 comments

  18. NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 17 Poll

    It's amazing how much one whistle can change the perception of a team. When Jim Boeheim was asked how his players would handle two straight losses on Saturday after the loss at Duke, he joked that they might as well just quit playing...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 54,333 reads 103 comments

  19. Jim Boeheim's Blowup Adds to Growing Legend of Duke-Syracuse Rivalry

    DURHAM, N.C. — In his first 37 years of coaching, Jim Boeheim might have saved his tantrum for another day. But not this year. Not the year that the Duke-Syracuse rivalry was born...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 30,471 reads 162 comments

  20. North Carolina's Identity Issues in the Past After Beating Archrival Duke

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — Forget P.J. Hairston . Forget Belmont. Forget UAB. Forget early January. A season once defined by controversy and wild, inexplicable, unbelievable inconsistency...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 15,347 reads 48 comments

  21. What We'll Learn About Duke and UNC in Rivalry Showdown

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — The snowpocalypse that hit North Carolina last week could not have had better timing for the Duke-North Carolina rivalry...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 12,797 reads 38 comments

  22. Undefeated Syracuse Playing with Fire After Consecutive Last-Second Wins

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Perfection looks a lot more like 20-5 to Jim Boeheim . On Saturday night after another close call, this one won 56-55 on a C.J. Fair breakaway layup in the final seconds, the man in charge of the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 8,854 reads 86 comments

  23. Postponing Duke vs. UNC Was the Right Call, but Why Did It Take So Long?

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Lives are more important than entertainment. Duke and North Carolina officials finally figured that out on Wednesday when they postponed the biggest rivalry in college basketball until Feb...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 11,086 reads 35 comments

  24. NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 15 Poll

    This past week, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike that college basketball is in the " best place it's ever been" because of the parity in the game...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 32,763 reads 62 comments

  25. Marcus Smart Out of Control: Shoving Texas Tech Fan the Apex of Troubling Trend

    UPDATE Sunday, Feb. 9, 6:12 PM ET: The Big 12 announced that Marcus Smart will be suspended for three games for inappropriate conduct with a spectator during the final seconds of Oklahoma State's loss at Texas Tech on Saturday...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 year ago 29,937 reads 207 comments