1. 2014 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Picks for Every Matchup

    My editors told me this year that they wanted me to make the official picks for Bleacher Report. I thought they should have gone with that one lady in the office who makes her picks based on which coach has the best hair, but I appreciated the honor...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 944,127 reads 718 comments

  2. NCAA Tournament 2014: Ranking All 68 Teams

    The NCAA tournament's selection committee is supposed to seed the field based on a team's entire resume. In these rankings, I throw out seeding. What matters is how teams are playing right now and who has the best shot at winning a national title...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 278,321 reads 246 comments

  3. Andrew Wiggins Finally Earns Marcus Smart's Respect at 2014 Big 12 Tournament

    Kansas City, Mo. — Was that good enough? Andrew Wiggins, on stage Thursday at the Sprint Center, dropping 30 points in a 77-70 payback win in overtime over Oklahoma State and his biggest preseason critic, Marcus Smart...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 74,167 reads 184 comments

  4. From Start to Finish, Doug McDermott's NCAA Basketball Career Is One of a Kind

    OMAHA, Neb. — Last week, Doug McDermott had two photo shoots for Sports Illustrated and the Omaha World-Herald . Almost every national publication and radio show has wanted a piece of him this year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 37,066 reads 57 comments

  5. Doug McDermott's Historic Scoring Night Is College Basketball at Its Best

    OMAHA, Neb. — On the night before Creighton's Doug McDermott made history, he went out to dinner at Kona Grill with his parents, his older brother Nick and his younger sister Sydney...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 25,907 reads 136 comments

  6. Early Predictions for the No. 1 Seeds in 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament

    It doesn't make a lot of sense that whether Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed is even a debate—in another year, maybe, but not this year. The Shockers, in my estimation, are one of the easy choices for the selection committee...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 59,150 reads 115 comments

  7. Why It's Too Soon to Take Michigan State Out of the National Title Picture

    Some crazy stuff is going to happen this month. The national title conversation is as crowded as it has been in the last 25 years. You can count the contenders on not one hand, not two, but probably three...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 2,081 reads 76 comments

  8. Syracuse in Great Hands with Cool Freshman Tyler Ennis at the Controls

    SYRACUSE, NY — The shot itself was great. Tyler Ennis letting go from 35 feet out with an undefeated season on the line without a hint of desperation and then cooly ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 62,983 reads 36 comments

  9. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 17 Edition

    The race for Player of the Year runner-up is heating up. I know. I know. That's pretty lame. But hey, the award has been won (Doug McDermott, come and claim your prize), and figuring ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 41,600 reads 94 comments

  10. James Michael McAdoo Finding His Niche at the Perfect Time for North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — Two weeks ago, before the first attempt at Duke-North Carolina, UNC junior forward James Michael McAdoo sat in front of a group of media and talked about the peace he feels with where he's at in his career...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 9,504 reads 24 comments

  11. The Bill Self Effect: Kansas Coach Makes History with 10th Straight Big 12 Title

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Move over, John Wooden and Adolph Rupp. Kansas and Bill Self are rewriting the history of college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 23,004 reads 75 comments

  12. NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 17 Poll

    It's amazing how much one whistle can change the perception of a team. When Jim Boeheim was asked how his players would handle two straight losses on Saturday after the loss at Duke, he joked that they might as well just quit playing...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 54,287 reads 103 comments

  13. Jim Boeheim's Blowup Adds to Growing Legend of Duke-Syracuse Rivalry

    DURHAM, N.C. — In his first 37 years of coaching, Jim Boeheim might have saved his tantrum for another day. But not this year. Not the year that the Duke-Syracuse rivalry was born...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 30,449 reads 162 comments

  14. North Carolina's Identity Issues in the Past After Beating Archrival Duke

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — Forget P.J. Hairston . Forget Belmont. Forget UAB. Forget early January. A season once defined by controversy and wild, inexplicable, unbelievable inconsistency...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 15,339 reads 48 comments

  15. What We'll Learn About Duke and UNC in Rivalry Showdown

    CHAPEL HILL, NC — The snowpocalypse that hit North Carolina last week could not have had better timing for the Duke-North Carolina rivalry...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 12,781 reads 38 comments

  16. Undefeated Syracuse Playing with Fire After Consecutive Last-Second Wins

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Perfection looks a lot more like 20-5 to Jim Boeheim . On Saturday night after another close call, this one won 56-55 on a C.J. Fair breakaway layup in the final seconds, the man in charge of the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 8,839 reads 86 comments

  17. Postponing Duke vs. UNC Was the Right Call, but Why Did It Take So Long?

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Lives are more important than entertainment. Duke and North Carolina officials finally figured that out on Wednesday when they postponed the biggest rivalry in college basketball until Feb...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 11,067 reads 35 comments

  18. NCAA Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 15 Poll

    This past week, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike that college basketball is in the " best place it's ever been" because of the parity in the game...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 32,592 reads 62 comments

  19. Marcus Smart Out of Control: Shoving Texas Tech Fan the Apex of Troubling Trend

    UPDATE Sunday, Feb. 9, 6:12 PM ET: The Big 12 announced that Marcus Smart will be suspended for three games for inappropriate conduct with a spectator during the final seconds of Oklahoma State's loss at Texas Tech on Saturday...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 29,930 reads 209 comments

  20. Iowa Delivers Long-Awaited Statement Victory with Blowout over Michigan

    IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa star Roy Devyn Marble nearly went all Richard Sherman on the media inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday afternoon. Reporters threw around words like "surprised" and "validated" after No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 6,904 reads 10 comments

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

    This is the first time this season that a familiar name has been left out of the Player of the Year Rankings. Marcus Smart, the preseason favorite to win the award, did not make the list...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 19,407 reads 59 comments

  22. From Overlooked to Overachievers: Why Virginia Is Too Good to Ignore

    Two weeks ago, it was hard to give Virginia any credit for its shiny record in the ACC. At the time, the Cavaliers were coming off their best back-to-back wins of the season—Florida ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 6,451 reads 12 comments

  23. Inside Wichita State's Pursuit of Perfection

    WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall says he doesn't talk about a perfect season, because that's what he is supposed to say...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 37,478 reads 33 comments

  24. Cal's Stunner over No. 1 Arizona Tops Crazy Day of Upsets in NCAA Basketball

    And then there were two. California's Justin Cobbs hit the shot of the season to end top-ranked Arizona's pursuit of perfection, 60-58, on Saturday night to cap off one of the craziest days of college basketball...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 21,829 reads 42 comments

  25. Welcome to the Andrew Wiggins Show: KU Star Frosh Finally Meeting the Hype

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — In the last minute on the night Andrew Wiggins had scored his career-high 29 points, he was jogging onto the court after a timeout to throw in the ball and he broke into a schoolyard skip...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 90,821 reads 103 comments