1. 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 41,338 reads 68 comments

  2. 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 34,955 reads 38 comments

  3. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Shooting Guards in 2014-15

    College basketball may have a scoring problem, but don't fault the nation's best shooting guards. Up and down this list of the top 20 shooting guards in college basketball, the numbers are just silly...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 22,097 reads 64 comments

  4. New-Look Kansas Becoming Its Usual Dominant Force, Thriving Behind Early Changes

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self won 10 straight Big 12 titles one way. Get an All-American big man to Lawrence. Throw the ball into the low post. Let the big dog eat...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 9,605 reads 8 comments

  5. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 13 Top 25

    The Big 12 is considered the best league in the country, but no league compares to the ACC at the top. In this week's power rankings, four of the Top 10 teams are from the ACC. Five of the Top 12 are in the ACC...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 70,552 reads 169 comments

  6. Resilient Duke Reaffirms Contender Status with Big Win over Virginia

    Three of five. Three in a row. Four of five. Three of seven. Two of three. Two of three. Three of four. Three in a row. Those are the losing skids of eight of the last nine national champions, going backward in chronological order...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 16,055 reads 102 comments

  7. The Greatest Show in NCAA Basketball Now a Title Threat as Notre Dame Downs Duke

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey strutted back onto the court following his team's come-from-behind 77-73 win over Duke on Wednesday night, and he had a message for the media lining the tunnel...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 17,243 reads 31 comments

  8. Updated Rankings for College Basketball's Best Point Guards in 2014-15

    Before this season, I wrote that shooting guard is the deepest position in college basketball. After trying to determine the best 20 points guards this week, I'd like a mulligan. Point guard is the deepest position in the country...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 39,196 reads 177 comments

  9. Why Mike Krzyzewski's Win Total Will Never Be Touched

    First to 1,000. Mike Krzyzewski arrived at the milestone Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden as his No. 5-ranked Duke Blue Devils toppled St. John's, 77-68...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 70,703 reads 140 comments

  10. Is the Big 12 Field Still the Favorite over Kansas After Jayhawks Down Texas?

    Apologies to Kansas and head coach Bill Self. Two weeks ago, I wrote that I'd take the field over Kansas for this Big 12 title race. About that... There are some things you should doubt...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 31,375 reads 46 comments

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

    We're nearly three months deep into the college basketball season, and much like everyone thought in the preseason, Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky pace the Player of the Year race...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 56,374 reads 144 comments

  12. How Bob Huggins Has Made West Virginia College Basketball's Biggest Surprise

    Bob Huggins sought out an old friend this summer at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Based on the roster Huggs had put together, he decided this offseason that he wanted to employ ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 26,263 reads 33 comments

  13. Cliff Alexander's Learned Lessons Propel Kansas to New Heights

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Cliff Alexander slapped his coach's backside and then sprinted off the court after a wacky 85-78 win over Oklahoma on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. His motor, it should be noted, was still revving...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 9,498 reads 6 comments

  14. New-Look Iowa State a Legit Big 12 Title Threat After Downing Kansas

    Two months ago, Iowa State big man Jameel McKay was like this mythical creature sent to Ames to take Fred Hoiberg's team to heights it had never reached before...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 8,666 reads 30 comments

  15. Out-of-Nowhere NBA Prospect Jakob Poeltl Helping Make Utah Relevant Again

    Holy cow. Those two words first came to mind for University of Utah assistant coach Andy Hill when he watched 7'0", 235-pound Jakob Poeltl in the summer of 2013 at the Under-18 European Championships in Macedonia...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 58,921 reads 53 comments

  16. Louisville Showdown Is the Worst-Case Scenario for Suddenly Struggling Duke

    "If there was any team I felt confident about beating, it was Duke because of the way they play and the way we play. I feel like we match up great with them, and we showed today...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 18,336 reads 65 comments

  17. Moore Hoops: What to Make of Kentucky's Ups, Downs and Chances to Go Undefeated

    Kentucky will go undefeated. Yep, I wrote it . And after those two overtime games last week, I've been feeling a little squeamish about my prediction...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 12,323 reads 165 comments

  18. How Georges Niang Became the Biggest Mismatch in College Basketball

    AMES, Iowa — Georges Niang called a few weeks ago before a dreaded calculus final. "Why couldn't I have been one-and-done?" Niang joked. "... Too short and not athletic enough...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 101,141 reads 36 comments

  19. With or Without Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin Will Win the Big Ten

    Bo Ryan gets more out of his roster than any coach in the country. That's a point that is critical to any debate worth having about whether Wisconsin is still the favorite in the ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 6,961 reads 13 comments

  20. A Unique Talent with Superstar Numbers, D'Angelo Russell Is Carrying Ohio State

    Ohio State coach Thad Matta was asked on Monday's Big Ten conference call the difference between superstar freshman guard D'Angelo Russell when he's scoring and when he's not...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 7,374 reads 17 comments

  21. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 10 Top 25

    Welcome back, parity. The narrative of this college basketball season has been that there are actually some elite teams on a level above everyone else...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 57,895 reads 142 comments

  22. Moore Hoops: College Basketball Teams More Dangerous Than Their Record Suggests

    It's early January and you know what that means: The eventual national champion has just lost back-to-back games! Well, that would be the case if our 2015 champ is following the ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 18,196 reads 31 comments

  23. Buckle Up for a Wild Big 12 Title Race; Kansas' Long Reign in Serious Jeopardy

    The Big 12 has the catchy slogan of "one true champion." The league even bought the URL. And for 10 straight years on the basketball side, it has had just that: one champ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 8,543 reads 28 comments

  24. With Louisville out of the Way, Kentucky Really Should Go Undefeated

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky point guard guard Andrew Harrison took a bad shot, and John Calipari angrily high-stepped it down his sideline with less than three minutes to go on Saturday afternoon...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 29,169 reads 180 comments

  25. Louisville's Blueprint to Upset Dominant Kentucky in Rivalry Showdown

    Rick Pitino needs to channel Rollie Massimino this week. It's not March yet, so a win on Saturday for fourth-ranked Louisville wouldn't carry with it the historic relevance of ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 24,005 reads 63 comments