1. How the NCAA's Rule Changes Have Improved College Basketball

    In the final minutes of the Kansas-Oklahoma State game last Saturday afternoon—a bizarrely officiated game that included seven technicals—the Jawhawks ' Jamari Traylor drove from near the top of the key toward the rim...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 8,872 reads 4 comments

  2. Power Ranking Every Candidate in the 2014 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

    The Wooden Award midseason watch list was released Wednesday, Jan. 22 , and that means it's that time of the year to make a lot of LOUD NOISES about who is not on the list...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 53,810 reads 123 comments

  3. From Undefeated to Unraveled: Who Is the Real Ohio State?

    Over the first two months of the 2013-14 season, Ohio State spent six weeks ranked in the Top 5. The Buckeyes, as they've done throughout Aaron Craft's career, were overwhelming opponents with their defense and scoring enough to get by...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 9,415 reads 42 comments

  4. How John Beilein Remade Michigan into a B1G Contender Post-Mitch McGary Injury

    When Michigan star big man Mitch McGary shut himself down and elected to have back surgery in late December, it was easy to put Michigan in the also-ran category of the Big Ten. Even with McGary, the Wolverines were 6-4 and destined for the bubble..

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 12,118 reads 20 comments

  5. Kansas' Depth and Talent Shine as Jayhawks Exact Revenge on Oklahoma State

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Naadir Tharpe exited Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon in a strut after KU's 80-78 win over eighth-ranked Oklahoma State. He took one big step to his right and cupped his hand over his right ear...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 12,491 reads 31 comments

  6. Who's the Biggest Superstar in College Basketball in the 2013-14 Season?

    If I were to submit a ballot today for the Naismith Award, it would look like this: Doug McDermott, Creighton DeAndre Kane, Iowa State The casual college basketball would probably take a look at that ballot and ask, "Who is No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 25,759 reads 35 comments

  7. The Huge Task of Replacing Brad Stevens at Butler: Inside Brandon Miller's World

    OMAHA, Neb. — When Brandon Miller took over for Brad Stevens in July after the Butler boy wonder left for the Boston Celtics, Stevens had one piece of advice for Miller: "You need to be yourself...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 5,416 reads 6 comments

  8. Meet Antoine Mason, the NCAA's Runaway Scoring Leader with a Famous Father

    Every time Antoine Mason leaves the Niagara locker room to head back out for the second half, an intimidating presence is waiting for the NCAA Division I scoring leader before he takes the court...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 181,988 reads 58 comments

  9. College Basketball Rankings: B/R Experts' Week 11 Poll

    When 2013 ended, it looked like 2014 was going to be a great year for the Pac-12. Arizona and Oregon were undefeated. Colorado was climbing the rankings and had just beaten Kansas...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 38,164 reads 61 comments

  10. Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg Is the Hottest Basketball Coach in America

    AMES, Iowa — When Fred Hoiberg was in eighth grade and a budding star in Ames—he was already dunking that year—he was forced to sit out a game because of injury...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 193,463 reads 43 comments

  11. Arizona Proving It's a Legit No. 1: Wildcats Persevere with Road Win over UCLA

    The potential for Arizona to be one of the best teams in the country was there in the preaseason. Aaron Gordon proved that he was a legitimate talent this summer as the leading scorer for a U-19 gold-medal winning team that included Marcus Smart...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 17,384 reads 102 comments

  12. Dissecting Jabari Parker's Slump: Why Duke Star Is Suddenly in a Rut

    Jabari Parker has taken some attention from the "why isn't Andrew Wiggins jumping over dudes and averaging a billion points per game" movement with his own stretch of relatively average numbers in the new year...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 11 months ago 30,682 reads 57 comments

  13. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 10 Edition

    Jabari Parker's last three games—he's averaged only 10.3 points and shot 31.4 percent—show how hard it is to be consistent on the college level. Scouting reports start to make a difference in January...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 12 months ago 52,622 reads 72 comments

  14. Is It Still Possible to Play Great Defense with Rule Changes in NCAA Basketball?

    The death of defense by whistle. Many coaches believed it was happening right before our very eyes in November...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 12 months ago 7,445 reads 36 comments

  15. Who Will Be the Last Undefeated Team in College Basketball?

    This time last year, four college basketball teams were undefeated. A week later, that number was zero. Why is it so hard to stay perfect past the first few weeks in January? Conference ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 12 months ago 24,390 reads 70 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 10,296 reads 27 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 28,143 reads 46 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 12,990 reads 33 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 8,364 reads 9 comments

  20. 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 12 months ago 26,764 reads 53 comments

  21. 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 12 months ago 13,563 reads 37 comments

  22. 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 12 months ago 33,154 reads 67 comments

  23. 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 12 months ago 11,522 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 16,659 reads 20 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 6,481 reads 13 comments