1. Is Win over Kansas the Start of Florida's Coming-out Party?

    A national title contender won on Tuesday night in Gainesville . And don't tell me I'm overreacting to what took place in Florida's 67-61 win over Kansas...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 3,749 reads 18 comments

  2. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 5: The Top 25 Teams

    After the Champions Classic, it really felt like the narrative of the season would be that the elite would dominate this year. Those freshmen were just too good. Michigan State was so sharp...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 21,450 reads 50 comments

  3. Kentucky's Defense Leaving Plenty to Be Desired After Loss to Baylor

    Kentucky showed up to play Baylor at AT&T Stadium on Friday night for a dress rehearsal for the Final Four that will be played in the house that Jerry Jones built in four months...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 5,007 reads 32 comments

  4. After a Loss to UAB and Win over Michigan State, Who Is the Real North Carolina?

    The North Carolina Tar Heels proved one thing on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center. Actually, they proved a couple things, but there's one takeaway that I can wrap my head around...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 18,510 reads 40 comments

  5. NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Rankings 2013-14: Week 4 Edition

    The current Player of the Year race has two point guards—Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart—out in the lead...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 50,587 reads 72 comments

  6. Why the Mitch McGary of March Still Hasn't Arrived in 2013-14

    The opening minutes of Michigan's trip to Duke on Tuesday night felt like a reach for the past. The Wolverines tried to go to Mitch McGary early, giving the big man the chance to ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 4,630 reads 17 comments

  7. How Mike Krzyzewski Is Attempting to Improve Duke's Interior Defense

    The experience of Vermont appeared to be the final straw that forced Mike Krzyzewski to reconsider his preseason vision for how Duke would play this season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 5,000 reads 3 comments

  8. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 4: The Top 25 Teams

    Four days ago, the power rankings were ready to make the middle of the country extremely happy with two Big 12 teams in the top three. Then the weekend happened...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 7 months ago 37,937 reads 73 comments

  9. Wooden Award Watch 2013-14: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates in Week 3

    Marcus Smart didn't like all the Andrew Wiggins and freshmen talk before the season, and he's done his best to make sure everyone is talking about him the last two weeks...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 22,686 reads 46 comments

  10. Wichita State's Ron Baker Is a Great Story and He's Also Becoming a Great Player

    KANSAS CITY, MO — It's not surprising that Ron Baker sacrificed to make the final winning play in Wichita State's 75-62 victory over BYU on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic Championship...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 24,576 reads 8 comments

  11. Is This Wichita State Better Than the 2013 Final Four Team?

    KANSAS CITY, MO. — It may not end like that magical run a year ago. The shots may not fall like they did. The bracket may not break. But realize this about Wichita State: This was supposed to be the year for Gregg Marshall's team...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 7,697 reads 4 comments

  12. Winners & Losers from the AP College Basketball Top 25 Rankings in Week 4

    It was just another typical week in college basketball. A team that lost to Belmont beat the defending champs, a team that had won one game was roughly a second away from winning ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 14,196 reads 22 comments

  13. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 3: The Top 25 Teams

    It's really hard not to overreact to one game this early in the season. Sunday alone made me want to burn my preseason prediction of Louisville as national champs and re-think Duke as a top-five team...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 32,496 reads 81 comments

  14. Breakout Star Marcus Paige Turns Heads as UNC Knocks off Mighty Louisville

    North Carolina has to play like P.J. Hairston is never setting foot on the court again. The reality on Sunday—that Hairston was back in Chapel Hill and the No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 9,422 reads 18 comments

  15. John Calipari to the New York Knicks? Say It Ain't So

    John Calipari has a pretty good thing going at Kentucky. He's a god. Big Blue Nation realizes how good they have it because what they had before Calipari wasn't much fun...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 14,676 reads 58 comments

  16. Naismith Award Watch 2013-14: Ranking the Top 10 Candidates in Week 2

    The Atlanta Tip-off club released its 50-player watch list for the Naismith Award on Thursday. This time of year would typically be way too early to get any sort of idea of who is and who will be deserving of the National Player of the Year award...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 41,826 reads 74 comments

  17. Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Make Loud Statement in Memphis Rout

    Last month I posed the question to Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford if Andrew Wiggins signing with Kansas was a good thing for his team because of the competitiveness of Marcus Smart...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 17,850 reads 17 comments

  18. UNC Basketball: Is It Fair to Judge Tar Heels Without Suspended Stars?

    North Carolina's loss on Sunday afternoon to Belmont unveiled a laundry list of issues that would be troubling if the roster wasn't going to eventually change. Roy Williams' rotations were hard to figure and helped Belmont bury 15 treys...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 12,870 reads 45 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's College Basketball Power Rankings Week 2: The Top 25 Teams

    Remember 2008? That was the only year the Final Four went chalk, and those four teams were clearly the best four teams in the country all year. They simply had more pros than everyone else...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 26,437 reads 69 comments

  20. Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones to Duke: Package Deals Are Future of Recruiting

    Jahlil Okafor is the best big-man prospect in America, and he lives in Chicago. Tyus Jones is one of the top point-guard prospects in 2014, and he lives in Apple Valley, Minn...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 28,194 reads 37 comments

  21. Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones Decision: Has Duke Become a 1-and-Done Factory?

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has never been a fan of the one-and-done rule. "A school can't be an extended stay hotel," he told Dan Patrick two years ago...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 33,646 reads 148 comments

  22. Will Jahlil Okafor Be the Best True Big Man in NCAA Basketball Since Tim Duncan?

    The disappearance of the back-to-the-basket big man is something that old men complain about in barbershops. These kids today, all they want to do is shoot the three and win dunk contests...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 10,540 reads 26 comments

  23. Final Predictions for Top NCAA Basketball Recruits on Decision Friday

    If there's one day to pay attention to recruiting this year, it's Friday. Four of the top five recruits rated by Rivals.com are scheduled to announce their decisions...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 73,933 reads 81 comments

  24. What We Learned and What to Expect from Big 3 Freshmen Post Champions Classic

    CHICAGO - On Tuesday night at the United Center, the traveling Izzone shouted "freshmen, freshmen" from the rafters. It was meant as a taunt toward Kentucky. It came across as more of a plea...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 21,775 reads 78 comments

  25. Is 2013 Champions Classic the Most NCAA Basketball Talent Ever in One Gym?

    It all feels a bit overhyped, doesn't it? This freshmen class. Tuesday's Champion Classic with four of the nation's top five teams—Kansas, Duke, Michigan State and Kentucky—playing on one night in Chicago...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 8 months ago 24,515 reads 32 comments