1. 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 1 day ago 31,856 reads 72 comments

  2. 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 5 days ago 110,152 reads 187 comments

  3. 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 6 days ago 103,181 reads 133 comments

  4. 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 7 days ago 184,504 reads 201 comments

  5. 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 12 days ago 39,084 reads 48 comments

  6. 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 13 days ago 84,804 reads 74 comments

  7. 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 13 days ago 78,347 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 14 days ago 894,563 reads 551 comments

  9. 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 14 days ago 116,477 reads 161 comments

  10. 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 19 days ago 36,617 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 21 days ago 131,525 reads 429 comments

  12. 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 23 days ago 17,187 reads 9 comments

  13. 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 25 days ago 17,676 reads 45 comments

  14. 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 26 days ago 22,346 reads 15 comments

  15. 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 44,758 reads 99 comments

  16. 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 73,754 reads 136 comments

  17. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Centers in 2014-15

    The center position in college basketball has less depth than any other position in the country, but it's hard to find a better top six at any position in the country...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 38,330 reads 122 comments

  18. Duke Shows It's Built for March Success in Edging UNC in Revealing Thriller

    The game that North Carolina delivered on a silver platter will go down as yet another thriller in this great rivalry. It'll go down as a great Duke comeback. And it was. It'll go down as a Tar Heel collapse...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 51,491 reads 196 comments

  19. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Power Forwards in 2014-15

    Power forward has become the most diverse position in college basketball. You still have your traditional "power" forwards...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 22,388 reads 46 comments

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

    We're exactly one month away from Selection Sunday. You know what that means. Everyone's favorite made-up word in college basketball—"Bracketology"—will dominate the conversation over the next month...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 54,718 reads 161 comments

  21. Jerian Grant Leaving His Mark at Notre Dame in Memorable Redemption Season

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Unc , you know if I was out there, it would have been different. Jerian Grant sat in the family room of his uncle Horace Grant's home last February ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 42,916 reads 14 comments

  22. Latest Rankings for College Basketball's Player of the Year in 2014-15 Season

    Welcome back to the Jahlil Okafor-Frank Kaminsky debate. A couple of weeks ago, I was ready to put Notre Dame's Jerian Grant in the conversation for Player of the Year—I even ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 28,869 reads 67 comments

  23. College Basketball Loses a Controversial but All-Time Great in Jerry Tarkanian

    With Wednesday's death of Jerry Tarkanian , announced by his son , Danny, college basketball lost one of its greatest coaches. The second half of that statement is no longer met with derision and skepticism...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 24,378 reads 44 comments

  24. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Small Forwards in 2014-15

    When I put together player rankings in the preseason, ranking the small forwards was difficult. The depth at that position in college basketball just doesn't compare to the other four spots on the floor...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 41,321 reads 68 comments

  25. Dean Smith's Coaching Tree Displays Incredible Reach Across Decades

    Basketball lost one of its most influential leaders Saturday night when Dean Smith died at the age of 83...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 34,950 reads 38 comments