1. UCLA Basketball: Can the Bruins Live Up to the Build-Up in 2012-13?

    UCLA Basketball has muddled through a three-season malaise. They have survived a major media expose (Sports Illustrated), a season without a home game ( LA Times ) and missed the NCAA Tournament two of three years (ESPN)...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 2,854 reads 19 comments

  2. 2013 NBA Mock Draft: Predicting Next Year's 14 Lottery Picks

    The 2012 NBA draft is only a couple weeks in the past. Anthony Davis was a no-brainer first pick. As always, there were draft-night surprises and head-scratching moments. Dion Waiters at No...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 47,655 reads 103 comments

  3. Duke Basketball: Rodney Hood's Arrival Continues Trend of Toughness

    Rodney Hood decided to find a new place to continue his college basketball career after a better-than-solid freshman season at Mississippi State...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 3,708 reads 7 comments

  4. College Basketball: Predicting CBB's 2012-13 One-and-Done First Round Picks

    The 2012 NBA draft is now in the books. History was made with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , two freshmen teammates from Kentucky, being taken with the first two picks...

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  5. Big East Basketball: Pitt Panthers Will Contend for Big East Title in 2012-13

    Jamie Dixon and the Pitt Panthers slugged their way through a painful 2011-12 campaign. Last year was the first time that the Panthers have not made it into the NCAA tournament on Dixon's nine-year watch...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 2,297 reads 7 comments

  6. College Basketball 2012-13: 5 CBB Players with One More Chance to Break Out

    ESPN.com's college basketball Class of 2009 was filled with such future stars such as John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Williams, Kawhi Leonard and many others...

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  7. Kentucky Basketball: How Good Will Kyle Wiltjer Be in 2012-13?

    In almost any other program other than Kentucky last season, Kyle Wiltjer's arrival would have been heralded with great excitement...

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  8. College Basketball 2012-13: Top 10 Three-Point Shooting Bigs in CBB

    It's always great to have players who can stretch the floor with their three-point shooting ability. It's even better if those players are some of your bigs who can step out and knock down shots from beyond the arc...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 2,318 reads 2 comments

  9. College Basketball 2012-13: 10 Mid-Major Marvels

    The label "mid-major" use to be synonymous with average talent. Not anymore. The following list is filled with mid-major marvels who have demolished that idea and are ready to come back to challenge for national honors in the 2012-13 season...

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  10. College Basketball: 2012-13 Top 5 Defensive Players in CBB

    Being a scorer is at the top of the college basketball food chain. Most of the notoriety given to CBB players comes from "putting the ball in the hole." But the following players have made names for themselves at the other end of the court...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 3,333 reads 14 comments

  11. College Basketball: Predicting the Career Win Totals of 10 Top CBB Coaches

    Doing a quick scan of the landscape of college basketball, I am impressed with the long-term success of many of the top-level coaches. They've not only strung together a couple winning seasons, but they've sustained success for an extended time...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 4,885 reads 19 comments

  12. 2012-13 College Basketball: Preseason Player of the Year in Every D1 Conference

    Even though the 2012 NBA Finals are not over yet, is it too early to think about who will be the outstanding players of each college basketball conference in the 2012-13 season? Nah! Each conference has a "best player" heading into next season...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 278 reads 14 comments

  13. Sean Miller: Arizona Basketball Coach Gets Contract Extension Through 2016-17

    Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star reports that University of Arizona men's basketball head coach Sean Miller has been given a contract extension that will pay him a total compensation package of $2...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 1,129 reads 0 comments

  14. Which College Hoops' Programs Does David Stern Think Are NBA Vocational Schools?

    NBA Commisioner David Stern makes some exceptional statements that grab people's attention. CBS Sports' Ian Eagle spoke with the commish recently to talk about a number of topics, including the "one and done" issue...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 1,367 reads 16 comments

  15. College Basketball: Top 25 High-Impact Transfers for 2012-13

    Top-level talent is on the move in college basketball. Players are transferring in record numbers. As of April 10, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com reported that 425 college players are looking for a fresh start somewhere else...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 5,569 reads 8 comments

  16. College Basketball 2012-13: 5 Under-the-Radar Stars

    Not every college basketball player who has star potential is regularly featured by the national media. Some of the exciting up-and-comers for the 2012-13 season are not yet household names...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 3,074 reads 6 comments

  17. College Basketball's 10 Most Undervalued 2012 Recruiting Classes

    Thanks to John Calipari 's unparalleled recruiting success over the last few years, an overwhelming amount of media attention goes to a small number of college basketball programs when it comes to signing high school players...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 2,719 reads 9 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: Will Nerlens Noel Be This Year's Andre Drummond?

    Nerlens Noel has no shortage of people telling the world how awesome he is. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, tweeted back in April : "Best shot-blocker I have ever seen at high school level...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 2,728 reads 16 comments

  19. Could Louisville Be the 2012-13 Preseason No. 1 After Montrezl Harrell Commits?

    Montrezl Harrell , a 4-star PF from Hargrave Military Academy, has committed to Louisville . Harrell was previously headed to Virginia Tech before Seth Greenberg's firing following the 2012-13 season...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 6,364 reads 9 comments

  20. College Basketball 2012-13: The Best Player at Each Position

    The 2012 NBA Draft (June 28) will feature an array of talented players, many of whom could still be playing collegiate hoops in the '12-'13 season. But, as the following list shows, college basketball will not be hurting next year...

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  21. ACC Basketball Tweetable 2012-13 Previews

    In a world filled with texts and tweets , saying something significant in a few words is the standard. CBSSports...

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  22. Kansas Basketball: Can Jeff Withey Put It All Together as a Senior?

    Jeff Withey wasn't the Jayhawks leading scorer or leading rebounder last year - Thomas Robinson filled those roles. But, Withey's tough defense and shot blocking were an essential element to Kansas' run to the 2012 NCAA Championship game...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 1,380 reads 0 comments

  23. Butler Basketball: Can Rotnei Clarke Shoot the Bulldogs Back into the Top 25?

    Rotnei Clarke is one of the best three-point shooters in college basketball. In three years at Arkansas, Clarke hit 274-of-653 (42 percent) shots from beyond the arc. Two-thirds of his shots from the field were three-point attempts...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 1,604 reads 0 comments

  24. College Basketball: Can Danny Manning Become a Great College Head Coach?

    Danny Manning was a great college player. He led the Kansas Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA Championship, and was selected as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 1,676 reads 4 comments

  25. College Basketball: Is Cody the Best of the Zeller Brothers?

    Not too many families can say that they have a son that is playing major college basketball. Even fewer can legitimately claim that they have two sons who have "laced 'em up" for D-I schools...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about over 2 years ago 8,439 reads 10 comments