1. Duke Basketball: Will Duke PF Ryan Kelly Finally Become a Front Court Force?

    Ryan Kelly is having a nice career at Duke. He has gone from being a sparingly-used freshmen and a key player off the bench as a sophomore to a steady starter for most of his junior season...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about almost 2 years ago 1,439 reads 2 comments

  2. College Basketball: From Road Wimps to Road Winners in 2012-13

    Winning games on the road is a must if you have any desire of being a college basketball champion. You can't simply take care of business in the friendly confines of your home arena and expect to compete for your conference title or beyond...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about almost 2 years ago 135 reads 0 comments

  3. Texas A&M Basketball: B/R Talks to Texas A&M Sophomore Guard Jordan Green

    Texas A&M's sophomore guard Jordan Green is looking forward to getting started in the SEC. A fresh start in a new conference and a chance for his team to put a challenging 2011-12 season (14-18; 4-14 Big 12) in their rear-view mirror...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about almost 2 years ago 1,132 reads 2 comments

  4. Indiana Basketball: 4 Upgrades Indiana Must Make to Get to the 2013 Final Four

    After a long, painful stretch in Big Ten basketball purgatory, Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers have jumped back into the national college hoops scene. Last year, IU won 27 games after winning 28 games in their previous three seasons...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about almost 2 years ago 4,186 reads 9 comments

  5. Duke Basketball: 10 Blue Devil Hoops Records That Are Safe in 2012-13

    In a program like Duke men's basketball, the record book reads like a who's who of college hoops. As you move from one category to the next, it's easy to recall one outstanding player after another...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 2,853 reads 8 comments

  6. Ohio State Basketball: 4 Places Deshaun Thomas Needs to Step Up in 2012-13

    When Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas announced that he was returning for his junior season, Buckeyes fans breathed a collective sigh of relief...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 531 reads 0 comments

  7. UCLA Basketball: Bruins Bumming If Shabazz Muhammad Is Declared Ineligible

    B/R's Adam Wells cited an LA Times report that says that UCLA's fab frosh Shabazz Muhammad will "not be with the team when it travels to China for an exhibition because of an ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 2,804 reads 2 comments

  8. 10 College Basketball Coaches Headed for Milestone Wins in 2012-13

    During every college basketball season, some of the best and brightest coaches in the sport hit some milestones. They not only win individual games, but they also win games that help them amass a significant number of career victories...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 3,161 reads 2 comments

  9. ACC Basketball 2012-13: Predicting the Most Improved Player on Each ACC Team

    The offseason is not a time to rest. It's a time to get better. Strength building and skills development don't happen much once official practices begin for college basketball teams in mid-October...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 849 reads 0 comments

  10. Arizona Basketball: 10 Positives from Arizona's 70-Point Bahama Blowout

    Results from the preseason and overseas exhibitions in August need to be kept in their context. Many times, D-1 college teams that travel abroad every four years face opponents that ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 1,753 reads 7 comments

  11. College Basketball: The Best Players at Every Height

    Great college basketball players come in all shapes and sizes. From the mighty mites in the backcourt to the biggest bigs down low, there are no limits on what talented players can do regardless of their physical stature...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 18,083 reads 32 comments

  12. Louisville Basketball: 4 Vital Upgrades Louisville Needs to Win It All in 2013

    The Louisville Cardinals had a memorable 2011-12 season, capped off by winning the Big East Tournament and making it to the Final Four...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 1,569 reads 7 comments

  13. Duke Basketball: 4 Crucial Ways Duke Must Improve to Get to the 2013 Final Four

    Is there a team in college basketball that is more ready to move beyond its last game than Duke? Until the Blue Devils take the court this November, they will still have the nasty ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 1,741 reads 19 comments

  14. UConn Basketball: Is It Time for UConn's Jim Calhoun to Call It Quits?

    The dream for every coach or player is to be able to leave the sport they love on their own terms. Before their skills decline. Before their health deteriorates. Before the game passes them by...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 1,198 reads 8 comments

  15. Duke Basketball: Coach K Needs to 'Go Big' to Get Duke Back to the Final Four

    It's hard to be very critical of Duke's basketball program success over the last five years. During that time, the Blue Devils have won a national championship (2009-10 season), ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 4,239 reads 18 comments

  16. Duke Basketball: How Will Coach K's Olympic Involvement Impact Recruiting?

    The July recruiting period is a crucial time for college basketball programs to "see and be seen." Coaches and their staffs take these 20 decisive days to evaluate upcoming prospects ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 4,252 reads 33 comments

  17. College Basketball: Top 10 Offensive Rebounders in 2012-13 CBB

    Offensive rebounding is "blue collar" basketball at its best. Collecting your own team's missed shots happens because of a lot of hustle and wrestle and work...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 2,858 reads 9 comments

  18. 3 Reasons Why Mike Krzyzewski Is the Perfect Team USA Coach

    Jerry Colangelo, head of Team USA Basketball, hopes that he can persuade Mike Krzyzewski to return as the Olympic team's head coach, ESPN.com reports...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 2,004 reads 8 comments

  19. Top 10 College Basketball Players Who Never Played for Team USA in the Olympics

    Some of the greatest college basketball players of all time never represented the United States in the Olympics...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 4,158 reads 6 comments

  20. Can NC State's Mark Gottfried Lead the Wolfpack to the Next Level?

    College basketball coaches don't always start off well. Mike Krzyzewski went 38-47 his first three years at Duke. Dean Smith's first three years at UNC weren't much better (35-27)...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 1,361 reads 9 comments

  21. College Basketball: Top Ten High-Efficiency Scorers in 2012-13 CBB

    It's great to have players who can score points. It's even better when those players do so without being a high-volume shooter. If someone needs to take 25 shots to score 18 points, that's a problem...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 3,068 reads 10 comments

  22. Kansas Basketball: Will Jayhawks Ben McLemore Live Up to the 2013 Draft Hype?

    Ben McLemore has a big-time supporter in CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman . Even though McLemore was not able to suit up for Kansas as a freshman last year due to academic issues , Goodman has put the 6'5" wing from St...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 2,485 reads 5 comments

  23. Duke Basketball: How Much Longer Will Coach K's Staff Stay Intact?

    Continuity of leadership is a key factor in successful college basketball programs. Having an excellent coach and staff in place for an extended period of time impacts everything...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 6,110 reads 29 comments

  24. Could Florida's 2013 Basketball Recruits Rival the Gators' Class of 2004?

    Billy Donovan is at it again! The Florida Gators men's basketball coach is pulling in a blow-your-mind recruiting class. Last December, Donovan gained the commitment of 5-star PG Kasey Hill...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 5,335 reads 1 comments

  25. College Basketball Recruiting: 2012 Nike Peach Jam Top 5 Players

    Some of the best high school hoops talent in the country has been on display this week at the 2012 Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC. This is the national finals for the Elite Youth Basketball League sponsored by Nike...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 2 years ago 5,430 reads 8 comments