1. Odds for Each Major Basketball Conference Champ to Repeat in 2016-17

    Winning a conference championship does not bring as much glory as reaching the NCAA tournament's Final Four, but it may be a better indicator of a team's ability than a single-elimination tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 22,333 reads 71 comments

  2. Villanova vs. UNC: X-Factors to Watch in 2016 NCAA Championship Game

    Monday's NCAA championship game features an intriguing matchup of Villanova's outstanding perimeter game against North Carolina's inside power...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 11,416 reads 13 comments

  3. The Best Moments of the 2016 NCAA Tournament So Far

    Much of the appeal of the NCAA tournament is its habit of producing memorable moments. The single-elimination format, the high stakes and the emotion of players and fans create an indelible mental image in an instant...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 5,223 reads 9 comments

  4. The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Elite 8

    Eight teams are one win away from a berth in the Final Four, and whether a team wins one critical individual matchup could determine whether it advances to Houston or heads home...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 16,072 reads 61 comments

  5. Ranking the Best Sweet 16 Games of the Last Decade

    In the NCAA tournament, the greatest acclaim is reserved for games played in the national semifinals or finals. However, a number of riveting games have been played three rounds before the national championship game, in the Sweet 16...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 144 reads 0 comments

  6. NCAA Tournament 2016: Ranking the Biggest Bracket-Busters Through the 2nd Round

    Bracket-busters thrill some observers but annoy others. The bracket-buster is a spoiler, a team that knocks off a favored team that was expected to go deep into the NCAA tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 14,709 reads 5 comments

  7. NCAA Tournament 2016: The Biggest Potential Cinderella Teams in the Field of 68

    Cinderella stories are among the biggest attractions of March Madness and its single-elimination format. The thrill created when a little-known school from a minor conference knocks ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 4,262 reads 0 comments

  8. SEC Tournament 2016: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    The Southeastern Conference tournament, which starts Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, may have more impact on NCAA tournament selections than any other conference tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 20,833 reads 83 comments

  9. Big 12 Tournament 2016: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    With both Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com predicting seven of the 10 Big 12 teams will be in the NCAA tournament, all with No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 1,410 reads 1 comments

  10. Best Teams That Could Miss March Madness If They Don't Win Conference Tournament

    Teams on the bubble are jockeying for position as Selection Sunday approaches, and conference tournaments will have a major impact on which teams get into the NCAA tournament...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 9 months ago 15,589 reads 27 comments

  11. The Most Impactful Injuries in College Basketball So Far This Season

    Coaches like to say injuries are a part of basketball, but injuries can ruin a team's season. Some injuries have a bigger impact than others, and the effect of a player's absence ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 19,937 reads 46 comments

  12. Latest College Basketball Power Rankings for the ACC in 2015-16

    The Atlantic Coast Conference has six teams ranked among the Top 20 in this week's Associated Press poll, the most of any conference...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 16,890 reads 57 comments

  13. College Basketball Teams That Most Need to Get Healthy for the NCAA Tournament

    Nearly every college basketball team has its assortment of bumps and bruises at this stage of the season, but some teams have been more affected by injuries than others...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 9,598 reads 21 comments

  14. Latest College Basketball Power Rankings for the Big 12

    With six of its 10 teams ranked in this week's Associated Press poll, including three in the Top 10, the Big 12 has a strong argument that it is the best basketball conference in the country this season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 9,007 reads 69 comments

  15. Unranked Teams Set to Make Waves in the 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament

    With the start of the NCAA tournament less than six weeks away, the contenders for the 2016 national championship are beginning to come into focus...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 22,182 reads 33 comments

  16. 2016 Australian Open: Report Card for the Top Stars

    Serena Williams ' surprising loss in the women's finals and Novak Djokovic's historic victory in the men's finals complicated our grading system for the Australian Open...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 10 months ago 3,862 reads 2 comments

  17. Power Ranking the Last 10 Men's Championship Performances at the Australian Open

    Winning the men's Australian Open championship requires a two-week display of outstanding tennis. However, some runs through the draw in Melbourne are more impressive than others. Seldom does an outsider win this Grand Slam event...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 3,542 reads 7 comments

  18. Ovehyped NCAA Basketball Freshmen Not Yet Ready for the NBA

    When a freshman arrives at college as a highly rated prospect, he is expected to have an immediate impact and likely turn pro after a single productive season, the so-called one-and-done player...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 26,088 reads 56 comments

  19. The Achilles' Heel for Every AP Top 10 College Basketball Team in 2015-16

    Every team has flaws, especially this season, where no team seems capable of dominating the field. Opponents try to identify and target a team's Achilles' heel, a shortcoming that could doom a team in a given game or throughout the season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 11,756 reads 27 comments

  20. College Basketball Players Opposing Fans Love to Hate in 2015-16

    Certain players become enemies in opposing teams' arenas. Typically, only star players can be hated, so in most cases being disliked by opposing fans is a compliment of sorts, even a sign of respect...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 50,079 reads 116 comments

  21. Stock Watch for Top College Basketball Teams Early in 2016

    With conference play finally underway, it is time to take stock of where the top teams stand after two months of nonconference play...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 18,957 reads 54 comments

  22. 2015-16 SEC NCAA Basketball Primer, Power Rankings Heading into Conference Play

    Conference play is about to begin in the Southeastern Conference, and the outlook is a lot different than it was at this time last season. A year ago, Kentucky came into conference play unbeaten and was the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC title...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 10,943 reads 31 comments

  23. Predicting the Best Individual Matchups in College Basketball Conference Play

    With conference play about to start, the focus turns to rivalries and individual matchups. Star players who play the same position in the same conference may have been battling each other for several years...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 332 reads 0 comments

  24. Ranking the Best Juniors in College Basketball in 2015-16

    Juniors are an odd breed in college basketball. Because they did not turn pro after their first or second collegiate seasons, they sometimes are viewed as inferior performers...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 12 months ago 2,051 reads 1 comments

  25. Burning Questions in College Basketball Early in the 2015-16 Season

    Just a few weeks of the college basketball season are in the books, and already the results are prompting questions. Michigan State has jumped from its preseason No. 13 ranking to No...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 1 year ago 9,809 reads 10 comments