1. Youth Served: Duke's Clutch Freshmen Realize Dream in Edging Wisconsin for Title

    INDIANAPOLIS — Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan sat begrudgingly on the wrong side of the championship stage Monday night and said his program doesn't do rent-a-player. It was a bitter thing to say in the moment...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 days ago 105,733 reads 278 comments

  2. Preseason NCAA Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Super-Early Top 25 Experts' Poll

    For the second time in four years, a freshmen-heavy roster won the national championship. Duke won Monday night with a squad that came together last spring on the backs of four first-year guys...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 days ago 213,651 reads 660 comments

  3. Wisconsin's Offense Reaching Historic Heights Ahead of 2015 National Title Game

    INDIANAPOLIS — Back in late February after a loss at Maryland, Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard started digging through his office in search of a highlight tape that included ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 12 days ago 16,312 reads 23 comments

  4. Perfection Denied: What Went Wrong for UK as Wisconsin Spoils Dream Season

    INDIANAPOLIS — The shot left Aaron Harrison's hand and we had all seen this story before. This was the man who took down Louisville, took down Michigan and took down Wisconsin ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 13 days ago 111,442 reads 532 comments

  5. 2015 Final Four Will Be Ultimate Test in Kentucky's Pursuit of Perfection

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky arrives at the Final Four as the best team in the modern era of college basketball. That isn't my opinion. It's what the numbers say...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 14 days ago 33,608 reads 135 comments

  6. Duke's Tyus Jones Was Born to Play in the Final Four

    HOUSTON — Ten minutes into Tyus Jones' high school career, Tubby Smith was knocking on the door to see him...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 15 days ago 43,795 reads 58 comments

  7. NCAA Championship 2015: Updated Title Odds Going into Final Four

    Thank you, Irish. Notre Dame has given the sporting world hope that the final result in Indianapolis next Monday night is not a foregone conclusion. This is one of the most stacked Final Fours in recent memory...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 18 days ago 104,108 reads 208 comments

  8. March Madness 2015: The All-Tournament Team Through Elite 8

    The editors of the "One Shining Moment" video are going to have a tall task this year. This tournament has delivered so many moments and big plays by college basketball's brightest stars that the OSM compilation could probably fill 20 minutes...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 19 days ago 106,648 reads 107 comments

  9. Coach K's Fingerprints All over Freshman Growth, Duke's Run to 2015 Final Four

    HOUSTON — Quinn Cook sat slumped in his chair in front of his locker with the net around his neck, and he just shook his head searching for the words to describe the moment...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 19 days ago 22,818 reads 72 comments

  10. Ferocious Defense Has Duke Looking Like a Legit NCAA Title Threat

    HOUSTON — Two months ago, Miami (Florida) point guard Angel Rodriguez told a national television audience that he was confident his team could beat the Duke Blue Devils because of the way "they play...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 21 days ago 32,894 reads 72 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 20 Players in the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

    The criticism of college basketball is often that there aren't any recognizable great players anymore because of the race to get to the NBA...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 24 days ago 111,307 reads 187 comments

  12. NCAA Bracket 2015: Odds for Every Sweet 16 Team to Win NCAA Championship

    Kentucky or the field? That was the question coming into the tournament, and it has not changed. The Wildcats were the runaway favorites coming in, and nothing has happened thus far to alter that perception...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 25 days ago 103,585 reads 133 comments

  13. NCAA Tournament 2015: The All-Tournament Team Through Round of 32

    The NCAA tournament is usually a time when stars are born. This year's first weekend was simply justification of what we witnessed all season. For a first week that went mostly chalk, we got what we've come to expect out of the nation's best stars...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 26 days ago 187,176 reads 201 comments

  14. NCAA Basketball Championship 2015: Who Best Fits the Blueprint of a Winner?

    Most of the population is going to pick Kentucky to win the national championship. If you're a basketball fan, your eyes should tell you that's a logical pick...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 39,221 reads 48 comments

  15. NCAA Bracket Predictions 2015: Sleeper Teams Destined for Deep Runs

    Getting a good upset right in the opening round is good for bragging rights, but the way to really get a leg up in your bracket pool is to accurately pick a sleeper to go deeper than anticipated...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 84,917 reads 74 comments

  16. NCAA Tournament 2015: Ranking the Most Likely Upsets in the Round of 64

    Filling out a bracket is no fun without picking some upsets. You don't want to go overboard, but it's good to sprinkle some in. Knowing who the Cinderellas with a realistic shot are is important...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 78,479 reads 28 comments

  17. 2015 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Best Picks for Every Matchup

    There are two ways to go about filling out your bracket for the 2015 NCAA tournament. You can start by picking Kentucky as your national champ, as most of the nation will do, or you can be a hipster and pick someone else...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 898,924 reads 551 comments

  18. NCAA Tournament 2015: Get to Know All 68 Teams in the Bracket

    The bracket is out, and Christmas for college basketball fans is finally here. You may know about Kentucky. You may know about Duke. But let's unwrap all 68 presents and find out who these teams really are...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 116,624 reads 161 comments

  19. Meet Alan Williams, the Best College Basketball Player You've Never Heard Of

    An eight-year-old Alan Williams stood in front of the cashier of a Toys R Us with his mom and his little brother. It was his brother Cody's birthday, and Jeri Williams had taken her youngest son to get a toy...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 36,832 reads 15 comments

  20. Bleacher Report's 2014-15 College Basketball All-American, All-Conference Picks

    Last year was easy. Doug McDermott was the clear choice for Player of the Year. This season, there's been an actual debate for not just Player of the Year but also Coach of the Year and the coveted All-American spots...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 131,892 reads 429 comments

  21. Wichita State's Fred VanVleet Is the Peyton Manning of College Basketball

    WICHITA, Kan. — All eyes are on Fred VanVleet. Back at a preseason practice in October, VanVleet has stopped a defensive drill to show freshman guard Corey Henderson Jr...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 17,278 reads 9 comments

  22. All Hail the Streak: Sit Back and Appreciate Kansas' Incredible Big 12 Run

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self called the people at the RPI on Tuesday in pursuit of a statistic to give to the naysayers...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 17,711 reads 45 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 22,581 reads 15 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 44,818 reads 99 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 73,873 reads 136 comments