1. Marcus Foster's Redemption: Creighton Star Thriving After Kansas State Flameout

    Omaha, Neb. — Marcus Foster is cut now and more confident in himself. That's what stands out as I sit across from him at a table in Creighton's practice facility...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 4 days ago 21,848 reads 0 comments

  2. UNC's Gritty Win Over Louisville Strengthens Championship-Caliber Resume

    We fall in love with the one-and-dones in the preseason. We focus on who has the NBA prospects during the season. But in March and April, this is what usually wins: scoring inside and out, experience and a great coach...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 5 days ago 17,828 reads 0 comments

  3. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    We’re deep enough into the college basketball season that the statistics guys are putting up are probably going to be close to how they finish...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 6 days ago 26,514 reads 0 comments

  4. Epic Comeback vs. West Virginia Shows Kansas Isn't Your Typical Title Contender

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — In the early stages of the comeback that could not conceivably happen Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse, "biggest home court advantage" flashed on the videoboard, and KU students started bouncing in their seats...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 14 days ago 10,513 reads 0 comments

  5. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 15 Top 25

    We’re 28 days away from Selection Sunday and the NCAA gave us a tease of the bracket Saturday with its first-ever early reveal of the top four lines if the season had ended Friday...

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  6. Don't Believe the Gonzaga Haters: These Bulldogs Are National-Title Contenders

    Gonzaga is a legitimate national-title contender. That statement alone is enough to set many college basketball fans off...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 18 days ago 7,301 reads 0 comments

  7. Win over Baylor Shows Kansas Will Go As Far As Josh Jackson Takes It

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Eight days ago in West Virginia, Kansas got run off the floor on a night the box score said freshman forward Josh Jackson was a star...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 26 days ago 10,321 reads 0 comments

  8. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    This college basketball season keeps taking wacky turns. UCLA and Kentucky have both lost two straight games in the past week, Duke had a losing record in the ACC until its current two-game winning streak and the Nos...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 27 days ago 10,519 reads 0 comments

  9. Kansas vs. Kentucky Showcasing Two Coaching Legends Who Are Willing to Adapt

    John Calipari posted a video back in April that showed him exercising while watching the 2012 national championship game between Kansas and Kentucky...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 21,364 reads 0 comments

  10. No Doubt West Virginia Is for Real as Slump Ends with Another Big Win vs. Kansas

    Bob Huggins and his Press Virginia Mountaineers are more than just a gimmick. Three times this season, No. 18 West Virginia has played teams currently ranked in the Top 12—top nine if you prefer computers and KenPom...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 7,357 reads 0 comments

  11. Justin Patton's Meteoric Rise Has Creighton, and the NBA, Dreaming Big

    OMAHA, Neb. — Justin Patton used to walk through Creighton's locker room during his redshirt freshman season and make pretend phone calls to NBA scouts and representatives at Nike negotiating his shoe contract...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 20,920 reads 0 comments

  12. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 12 Top 25

    Down go the Bruins. UCLA is outside the Top 3 for the first time since Bleacher Report's Week 4 poll, and it's time to take a hard look at the resurgence in Westwood. Yes, it's still a wonderful story...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 46,488 reads 0 comments

  13. Kentucky Looks Primed to Steamroll Weak SEC Again After South Carolina Blowout

    It’s annual point of pride for college basketball coaches to tell us how tough their league is. It’s always better than perceived. Well, do not let John Calipari feed you that line of bull...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 9,573 reads 0 comments

  14. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The competition at this point for National Player of the Year is between Kansas’ Frank Mason, Villanova’s Josh Hart and UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and it’s hard to see that changing...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 46,113 reads 65 comments

  15. You Should Hope Your NBA Team Drafts Valparaiso's Alec Peters

    What if I were to tell you there was a type of NBA prospect who had close to a 90 percent success rate when drafted in the first round? Those are odds any NBA general manager would take in a millisecond...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 30,386 reads 12 comments

  16. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 10 Top 25

    If you polled most college basketball writers and fans, the ACC would probably get the nod for best league in America. But the advanced numbers at KenPom.com say the Big 12 is college basketball's best league for the fourth straight season...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 1 month ago 46,215 reads 54 comments

  17. Sweet-Shooting, 7-Foot Freshman Lauri Markkanen Has Off-the-Charts Potential

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Arizona freshman Lauri Markkanen answers questions in a matter-of-fact way. The Finnish forward is concise and serious. But when the subject of watching film and studying other players comes up, the hardened look disappears...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 33,413 reads 28 comments

  18. Louisville Proves It's Among CBB's Elite with Dominant Defense vs. Kentucky

    This college basketball season is already one of the best ever. Consider that hyperbole if you’d like, but the blue bloods are all talented, they all score the ball and play fast and it’s so ridiculously fun to watch...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 9,053 reads 24 comments

  19. Washington Speedster John Ross Became a Breakout Star Because of Injuries

    Washington junior receiver John Ross III was back in his hometown of Long Beach, California, this summer when he met his boyhood idol, DeSean Jackson...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 3,689 reads 7 comments

  20. The Best CFB Player You've Never Heard Of: Louisiana Tech's Trent Taylor

    Louisiana Tech's Trent Taylor, the school's all-time leader in receptions, was running a deep route at practice earlier this season when he noticed a Ryan Higgins pass coming in low...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 57,629 reads 9 comments

  21. UNC Showdown Is Bam Adebayo's Chance to Prove Kentucky Is a True Title Contender

    Kentucky is trying to figure out how good it can be in this stage of the season as it heads into its Saturday meeting with North Carolina...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 2 months ago 20,513 reads 26 comments

  22. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 6 Top 25

    The first month of the college basketball season has been one of the most awesome first months in recent memory for a few reasons. The teams at the top are a lot of fun to watch...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 42,172 reads 44 comments

  23. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 5 Top 25

    The reveal of the College Football Playoff is always a reminder of how much more entertaining the sport’s first few weeks would be if the field expanded and teams wouldn’t be so scared to take an early loss...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 7,345 reads 12 comments

  24. UCLA Is Much More Than Just the Lonzo Ball Show After Upset over No. 1 Kentucky

    The shouting heard from college basketball diehards this week was that UCLA was at Kentucky on Saturday, and HAVE YOU SEEN THE LONZO BALL SHOW YET?! Ball is a 6’6” ...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 22,304 reads 30 comments

  25. Moore Hoops: Baylor Is College Basketball's Biggest Early-Season Surprise

    Baylor is one of the best stories in college basketball based on expectations and results so far this season. The Bears have wins over three teams ranked in the preseason top 13 (Oregon, Michigan State and Louisville), and thus have risen to No...

    C.J.  Moore Written by C.J. Moore about 3 months ago 6,762 reads 10 comments