1. Louisville Basketball: What's the Matter with the Defending Champs?

    Rick Pitino said one thing after his team's Dec. 28 loss to Kentucky that could become a slogan for this year's Louisville squad. "I don't panic too much early in the year," Pitino said...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 10,328 reads 27 comments

  2. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 9 Edition

    The Player of the Year race really gets started this week with conference play beginning. Some of the numbers that get put up in November and December aren't as meaningful because ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 28,186 reads 46 comments

  3. Preview and Predictions for Conference Play in 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Season

    Two months ago, Kentucky and the greatest recruiting class of all time was close to a consensus No. 1 and Louisville was thought to have a decent shot at repeating. The Cardinals were also a heavy favorite in the American Athletic Conference...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 13,029 reads 33 comments

  4. What Chane Behanan's Dismissal Means for Louisville's Repeat Bid

    Without Chane Behanan , Louisville would have never won a national title in 2013. And without Chane Behanan , the Cardinals aren't winning one in 2014 either...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 8,399 reads 9 comments

  5. College Basketball Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 9 Poll

    Remember that beast Chane Behanan who manhandled Michigan in the national championship game last season? Where did that dude go? Louisville would like to know, because the team that was preseason No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 26,815 reads 53 comments

  6. Young Kentucky Is Growing Up After Win Over Louisville

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison smiled when he was asked about John Calipari 's comment from last week that Louisville plays harder than Kentucky...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 13,589 reads 37 comments

  7. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 7 Edition

    Only one senior (Michigan State's Draymond Green) has been a first-team All-American in the last two seasons. If the first two months of the season are any indication, the old guys could buck that trend this year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 33,171 reads 67 comments

  8. Kansas Big Men Taking Pressure off Andrew Wiggins as Jayhawks Thump Georgetown

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Tarik Black sat in front of the media on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. He had just played his best game since transferring to Kansas, a breakout effort after nearly two months of struggles...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 11,536 reads 10 comments

  9. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 6 Edition

    A couple of weeks ago, hero ball knocked Marcus Smart from the top spot of the Player of the Year rankings. On Wednesday night, Shabazz Napier's hero ball cost him the top spot and his team the game against Stanford...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 16,689 reads 20 comments

  10. What Leslie McDonald's Return Means for UNC Tar Heels

    North Carolina does not need a savior. But the Tar Heels could sure use another shooter, and they got that on Wednesday when the NCAA cleared guard Leslie McDonald . McDonald is not P...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 6,494 reads 13 comments

  11. Rick Barnes Deserves the Chance That Texas Didn't Give Mack Brown

    A good University of Texas coach, the best in the history of the program, could get pushed to resign in a few months. I didn't write this two months ago...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 7,606 reads 26 comments

  12. College Basketball Power Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 6 Poll

    Until this week, there has been one man to yell at when your team did not receive the respect it deserved. Me...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 23,490 reads 46 comments

  13. Iowa State Rising: Hilton Magic as Daunting as Anything in College Basketball

    AMES, IOWA — Fred Hoiberg walked into his locker room on Friday night before his team's rivalry game with No. 24 Iowa and he told his players he wished he was in uniform with them...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about almost 3 years ago 31,352 reads 18 comments

  14. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 5 Edition

    Last season, Trey Burke became the first point guard to win the Naismith and Wooden awards since Jameer Nelson in 2004...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 38,226 reads 38 comments

  15. Arizona's National Title Hopes Lie in the Very Capable Hands of T.J. McConnell

    Arizona is the No. 1 team in the nation in both polls right now, a legitimate national title contender, and Sean Miller has a starting lineup with four NBA prospects and another coming off the bench...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 3,045 reads 5 comments

  16. Is Win over Kansas the Start of Florida's Coming-out Party?

    A national title contender won on Tuesday night in Gainesville . And don't tell me I'm overreacting to what took place in Florida's 67-61 win over Kansas...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 3,885 reads 18 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 5: The Top 25 Teams

    After the Champions Classic, it really felt like the narrative of the season would be that the elite would dominate this year. Those freshmen were just too good. Michigan State was so sharp...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 21,586 reads 50 comments

  18. Kentucky's Defense Leaving Plenty to Be Desired After Loss to Baylor

    Kentucky showed up to play Baylor at AT&T Stadium on Friday night for a dress rehearsal for the Final Four that will be played in the house that Jerry Jones built in four months...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 5,127 reads 32 comments

  19. After a Loss to UAB and Win over Michigan State, Who Is the Real North Carolina?

    The North Carolina Tar Heels proved one thing on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center. Actually, they proved a couple things, but there's one takeaway that I can wrap my head around...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 18,629 reads 40 comments

  20. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 4 Edition

    The current Player of the Year race has two point guards—Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart—out in the lead...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 50,679 reads 72 comments

  21. Why the Mitch McGary of March Still Hasn't Arrived in 2013-14

    The opening minutes of Michigan's trip to Duke on Tuesday night felt like a reach for the past. The Wolverines tried to go to Mitch McGary early, giving the big man the chance to ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 4,764 reads 17 comments

  22. How Mike Krzyzewski Is Attempting to Improve Duke's Interior Defense

    The experience of Vermont appeared to be the final straw that forced Mike Krzyzewski to reconsider his preseason vision for how Duke would play this season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 5,201 reads 3 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 4: The Top 25 Teams

    Four days ago, the power rankings were ready to make the middle of the country extremely happy with two Big 12 teams in the top three. Then the weekend happened...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 37,984 reads 73 comments

  24. Wooden Award Watch 2013-14: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates in Week 3

    Marcus Smart didn't like all the Andrew Wiggins and freshmen talk before the season, and he's done his best to make sure everyone is talking about him the last two weeks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 22,827 reads 45 comments

  25. Wichita State's Ron Baker Is a Great Story and He's Also Becoming a Great Player

    KANSAS CITY, MO — It's not surprising that Ron Baker sacrificed to make the final winning play in Wichita State's 75-62 victory over BYU on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic Championship...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 years ago 26,642 reads 8 comments