1. The Question at the Heart of Syracuse's Crazy Run: Are the Orange Lucky or Good?

    HOUSTON — The elephant at the Final Four wears orange. As satisfied as Syracuse is to be playing North Carolina on Saturday, some folks in the basketball world are asking: Should this No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 22,077 reads 72 comments

  2. The Dome Dilemma: Why Poor Shooting at Houston's NRG Stadium May Be a Myth

    HOUSTON — The ugliest national championship game in recent memory took place at NRG Stadium five years ago. On that night, Connecticut and Butler combined to miss 88 shots. Connecticut won 53-41, but our eyes lost...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 37,161 reads 28 comments

  3. Brice Johnson's Evolution from Freshman Slacker to Final Four Superstar

    PHILADELPHIA — Brice Johnson stands in front of his locker in the North Carolina locker room with television cameras pointed his direction, and below the picture, his arms and legs will not stop shaking...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 42,142 reads 36 comments

  4. March Madness 2016: The All-Tournament Team Through Elite 8

    The year of the senior will continue this weekend at the Final Four, featuring Buddy Hield getting buckets, Brice Johnson's springy legs and Ryan Arcidiacono as Villanova's quiet assassin...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 44,832 reads 40 comments

  5. Experienced, Explosive UNC Heading to Final Four as the Clear Title Favorite

    PHILADELPHIA — The Virginia meltdown against Syracuse was on the television in North Carolina's locker room Sunday night, and Marcus Paige demanded that the television go off...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 51,003 reads 97 comments

  6. Finally Hot Again, Marcus Paige Has UNC on Precipice of Career-Long Goal

    PHILADELPHIA — Marcus Paige stood in the locker room Friday night after one of the most satisfying nights of his career...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 18,817 reads 14 comments

  7. UNC's 3-Point Emergence in IU Blowout Takes Already Great Offense to Scary Level

    PHILADELPHIA — The juggernaut unleashed on Indiana on Friday night in Philadelphia turned the Harbaugh brothers into boo birds and the Tar Heels into quite possibly the title favorites...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 23,486 reads 43 comments

  8. The Year of the Senior: How Loaded Class Made 2015-16 CBB Season Unforgettable

    On senior night at Kansas, Iowa State senior forward Georges Niang sat courtside  doing a radio interview  during KU's senior speeches, and once he finished, he lingered a few minutes to watch...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 19,085 reads 24 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 20 Players in the Sweet 16

    Last year's NCAA tournament was all about the one-and-done freshmen. You had Karl-Anthony Towns as the best player on a Kentucky squad that entered the Final Four undefeated, and three Duke freshmen led the school to a national championship...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 70,619 reads 183 comments

  10. Elite Eight Bracket 2016: Real-Time Odds to Win 2016 NCAA Title

    The 2016 Final Four is set, and North Carolina looks like the overwhelming favorite to win it all in Houston next weekend. All four No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 149,229 reads 107 comments

  11. Baylor Upset Has Yale Primed for Cinderella Run Against Now-Vulnerable Duke

    The tournament has its underdog. And they just so happen to be Bulldogs. Yale outsmarted Baylor on Thursday afternoon with beautiful back cuts and precision passing on the way to a 79-75 win over the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 months ago 32,864 reads 71 comments

  12. NCAA Basketball Championship 2016: Who Best Fits the Blueprint of a Winner?

    The idea that this NCAA tournament is wide open is backed up by the numbers. Ken Pomeroy's Pythagorean rating, which he uses to compile his rankings, allows us to compare teams from different seasons dating back to 2001-02...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 55,752 reads 96 comments

  13. NCAA Bracket Predictions 2016: Sleeper Teams to Watch

    If this season in college basketball really is so wide-open with a lot of parity ( drink! ), then it's justified to go sleeper-crazy in your bracket...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 103,691 reads 58 comments

  14. 2016 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Best Picks for Every Matchup

    I have a tendency to go chalky when it comes to the bracket. My philosophy is always to pick the teams I trust the most to get far in the tournament. Some years that works out...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 379,195 reads 320 comments

  15. NCAA Tournament 2016: Get to Know All 68 Teams in the Bracket

    Welcome to the speed-dating version of the 2016 NCAA tournament bracket. This is one of the most wide-open tourneys in recent memory—get ready to hear about parity a lot over the next few weeks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 87,602 reads 81 comments

  16. There Are No Elite College Basketball Teams—Fact or Myth?

    The narrative that there is not an elite team in college basketball this season has seen two real challengers lately. Michigan State has one of the two best players in college basketball and has blown the doors off everyone in the last month...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 43,902 reads 46 comments

  17. New Mexico State's Pascal Siakam Is the Best Player You've Never Heard of

    Pascal Siakam is a double-double machine. Twenty-five times in 31 games this season, Siakam has posted double figures in points and rebounds. And come June, he may hear his name called in the NBA draft...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 52,166 reads 19 comments

  18. B/R's 2015-16 College Basketball Awards

    The 2015-16 college basketball season will be remembered as the year of the senior, and the old fellas are well-represented in the Bleacher Report postseason awards...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 102,280 reads 277 comments

  19. Iowa State's Monte Morris Is the Ultimate Giver on and off the Court

    AMES, Iowa — Eleven tractor trailers filled with gallons of water jugs and water bottles pulled up to a food bank in Flint, Michigan, at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18. The No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 18,439 reads 4 comments

  20. It Takes a Village to Make a Basketball Star, Just Ask Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A month ago, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery called Jarrod Uthoff into his office. His senior star had failed to score in double digits for the only time all season in a loss to Maryland, and McCaffery sensed he needed a pick-me-up...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 11,373 reads 16 comments

  21. Buddy Hield and the Magical Season That Almost Didn't Happen

    NORMAN, Okla. — When Oklahoma's bus pulled up to Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum for the team's shootaround earlier this month, National Player of the Year favorite Buddy Hield ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 67,357 reads 57 comments

  22. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 16 Top 25

    If you're tired of the parity narrative in college basketball this season, it's probably best you tune out until next year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 76,861 reads 189 comments

  23. From Projected Top Pick to Struggling Reserve: The Decline of Skal Labissiere

    The trajectory of Skal Labissiere since he arrived at Kentucky has been the equivalent of a hot new stock taking an unexpected nosedive once it reaches the market...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 months ago 331,393 reads 200 comments

  24. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Kansas' Cheick Diallo

    Freshman center Cheick Diallo is as big a mystery now as he was the day he stepped foot on the University of Kansas campus...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 25,994 reads 28 comments

  25. Mid-February Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2015-16

    Buddy Hield was having one of his worst shooting nights of the year on Monday, and the Oklahoma Sooners were about to lose their second game in a row...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 44,649 reads 95 comments