1. Louisville's Self-Imposed Tournament Ban an Unfair Solution to Larger Problem

    The decision by Louisville to self-impose a postseason ban for its basketball program this season seemed harsh. Don't be fooled. It was entirely self-serving...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 33,865 reads 39 comments

  2. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Stephen Zimmerman

    Stephen Zimmerman will be entering the NBA in the perfect era for his skill set. Back in the day, NBA teams were searching for back-to-the-basket post players who they could dump the ball down to and have that guy get them buckets...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 16,789 reads 16 comments

  3. Wayne Selden Finally Thriving After Blocking out Pressure of NBA Expectations

    LAWRENCE, Kan.—Kansas guard Wayne Selden's name came up in a discussion with an NBA scout last summer at the Nike Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, California, and it wasn't flattering...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 14,960 reads 14 comments

  4. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 13 Top 25

    The hot potato at the top of the rankings has come to a stall. Thanks to the flame-throwing finger tips of Buddy Hield, this is the third straight week that North Carolina and Oklahoma top our Bleacher Report rankings...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 39,464 reads 137 comments

  5. Kentucky-Kansas Blue Blood Showdown the Best in CBB Despite Flaws

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas beat Kentucky in overtime, 90-84, Saturday night in what should go down as an instant classic simply because when the Wildcats and Jayhawks play overtime at Allen Fieldhouse, no matter how they get there, it's a classic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 21,705 reads 73 comments

  6. Who Has the POY Edge as Favorites Buddy Hield, Ben Simmons Square off Saturday?

    The wacky midseason SEC/Big 12 challenge is giving college basketball a treat Saturday when No. 1 Oklahoma travels to LSU, and we get to see Buddy Hield go up against Ben Simmons...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 11,367 reads 45 comments

  7. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Cal's Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown kills it in the layup line. Brown looks the part of a pro. He passes every test in the size and athleticism categories that NBA teams covet at the wing position...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 39,713 reads 67 comments

  8. Xavier Is a Legit Final Four Contender, and That Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

    Xavier made a surprising run to the Sweet 16 last March on the back of a tall, goofy Uber driver and an unusual defense (the 1-3-1 zone). Actually, let's try that again... Xavier did what it usually does last March, getting to the Sweet 16...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 11,301 reads 17 comments

  9. Kansas Tightening Its Rotation Could Be Spark It Needs to Reach Full Potential

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas Jayhawks have been trying to find themselves over the last week. Like college graduates driving cross country in search of the meaning of life while their parents sit at home and just pray they find jobs...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 14,107 reads 34 comments

  10. Has Once-Mighty Michigan State Lost Its Mojo?

    Michigan State is in a weird spot right now. After starting the season 13-0, the Spartans have now lost three straight games. With No. 7 Maryland coming to town on Saturday, this team is in danger of losing four straight...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 5,490 reads 50 comments

  11. 2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down Pro Future of Kentucky's Jamal Murray

    Kentucky Wildcats guard Jamal Murray is a prime example of how a player can quickly arrive on the NBA's radar...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 36,029 reads 35 comments

  12. 2016 NBA Draft Could Include Fewer 1-and-Dones, Influence Future Decisions

    The consensus among NBA scouts after two months of the college basketball season is that this freshman class is thin on one-and-done prospects...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 191,230 reads 152 comments

  13. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 11 Top 25

    Willie Nelson's lyrics to "On the Road Again" do not apply to college basketball. We're getting to the point in the season where we're reminded just how hard it is to go into another team's gym and win on the road...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 60,184 reads 185 comments

  14. A Road Less Traveled: UNC's Justin Jackson Blossoming as a Throwback Player

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Five-star wing Justin Jackson arrived on the college basketball scene last year with a scouting report that is rarely attached to players in this era: His strength was the mid-range jumper...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 36,620 reads 23 comments

  15. Embarrassing Kentucky Loss to LSU Shows Problems Go Beyond Effort, Inexperience

    The machine at Kentucky has a faulty engine and a few leaky parts. The ninth-ranked Wildcats traveled to LSU on Tuesday night and looked, to be generous, average. The Tigers won easily, 85-67, and they're now 9-5 with two straight quality wins...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 63,664 reads 211 comments

  16. The Curious Case of Top NBA Prospect Ben Simmons and the Middling LSU Tigers

    The biggest head-scratcher of the college basketball season is how a team that includes Ben Simmons, the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft and the most talented player in the country, seems destined to miss the NCAA tournament...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 89,385 reads 153 comments

  17. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 9 Top 25

    Welcome to the college basketball season, football fans. College basketball has a treat for a football-less Monday: How does No. 1 vs. No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 44,873 reads 66 comments

  18. Updated College Basketball Player of the Year Rankings for 2015-16

    No country for young men. That could be the headline of the 2015-16 college basketball season to date. There are some freshmen making impacts and having nice seasons, but this season has been all about the old-timers...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 9 months ago 52,433 reads 106 comments

  19. Jakob Poeltl's NBA Draft Gamble Looks Better and Better as Utah Soph Thrives

    Jakob Poeltl spent months last spring debating whether to leave for the NBA or stay for his sophomore season at Utah...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 18,501 reads 24 comments

  20. Shockers Revival: How Wichita State Went from Flailing to Fierce in a Month

    WICHITA, Kan. — The three letters that no one in Wichita wants to hear come March are N-I-T. But two weeks ago, Wichita State sat at 2-4, and head coach Gregg Marshall read ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 12,792 reads 17 comments

  21. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 6 Top 25

    This past week was a reminder of why it's smart this time of year to vote based on resumes and not as much with the eye test. Had we used the eye test a week ago, for instance, the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 57,907 reads 112 comments

  22. The Inevitable End Is Near for Tom Crean at Indiana

    DURHAM, N.C. — They slapped the floor. In the midst of one of the most historically inept defensive performances in the proud history of Indiana basketball, the underachieving ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 62,483 reads 60 comments

  23. Finally Healthy Marcus Paige Gives Glimpse of Tar Heels' No. 1 Potential

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Marcus Paige spent the wee hours of Tuesday night writing a paper for his Globalization class that was due Wednesday morning. "Decline of the nation-state and how that affects the global economy," Paige said was the topic...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 9,777 reads 25 comments

  24. UNC's Lackluster Defense a Liability Ahead of Showdown with Maryland

    Last week North Carolina ran into a freshman who had shot the ball pretty abysmally until he faced UNC, and then he turned into the second coming of Stephen Curry...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 2,957 reads 10 comments

  25. College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 4 Top 25

    The Thanksgiving week is always the best seven days of the college basketball season before the calendar flips...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 10 months ago 46,681 reads 61 comments