1. UNC Basketball: Tar Heels' Blueprint to Make the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    If the field for the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament was selected today, North Carolina would be on the outside looking in...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 6 months ago 6,556 reads 14 comments

  2. UNC Basketball: What the Tar Heels Need from Marcus Paige to Bounce Back

    North Carolina needs help fast. With their loss to Syracuse this past Saturday, the Tar Heels have matched the worst ACC start (0-3) in school history, which came in Dean Smith's final year (1996-97) as head coach...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 6 months ago 3,567 reads 17 comments

  3. Texas Basketball: Is Rick Barnes the Next Longhorns Coach to Go?

    How hot is University of Texas head basketball coach Rick Barnes ' seat today? After more than a season of speculation, Barnes' counterpart, Mack Brown, resigned as the Longhorns' ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 6 months ago 4,554 reads 18 comments

  4. UNC Basketball: Is James Michael McAdoo Finally Ready to Break Out?

    North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo may be one of the most maligned college basketball players in recent history. Just about everyone close to the Carolina program assumed that he would be an instant Tar Heel sensation...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 6 months ago 5,248 reads 20 comments

  5. UNC Basketball: Tar Heels' Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Ahead of ACC Play

    North Carolina (9-3) has had a little of everything in its first dozen games of the 2013-14 season. Big wins? The Tar Heels have taken down Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 6 months ago 3,083 reads 6 comments

  6. Duke Basketball: Why Blue Devils Will Be Counting on Amile Jefferson in ACC Play

    Duke's Amile Jefferson did not come to Durham to play center. But when head coach Mike Krzyzewski can roll out freshman prodigy Jabari Parker and multi-talented Mississippi ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 4,584 reads 21 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: Leslie McDonald's Skill Set Exactly What Tar Heels Need

    There will be no more waiting or wondering by North Carolina whether it will have the services of talented shooting guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 3,836 reads 5 comments

  8. UNC Basketball: What's Causing Tar Heels' Struggles from the 3-Point Line?

    No Division I college basketball team has struggled in the first month of the 2013-14 season from beyond the arc like North Carolina. No one takes or makes fewer three-point shots than UNC...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 1,531 reads 4 comments

  9. Ohio State Basketball: Is Buckeyes' Backcourt the Best Defensive Duo in CBB?

    Ohio State is the stingiest defense in college basketball for two reasons: Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 7,856 reads 42 comments

  10. UNC Basketball: Has Kennedy Meeks Earned a Spot in Tar Heels' Starting Lineup?

    North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks is getting a lot done for the Tar Heels in a short amount of time. Even though the 6'9" freshman is only playing 14.4 minutes per game, he is UNC's No...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 3,135 reads 9 comments

  11. Michigan Basketball: How Wolverines Should Match Up with No. 1 Arizona

    The Michigan Wolverines face their stiffest challenge of the 2013-14 season this coming weekend (Dec. 14), with the No. 1-ranked Arizona Wildcats coming to Ann Arbor. Head coach Sean Miller's Wildcats hang their hats on rebounding and defense...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 4,405 reads 12 comments

  12. Michigan State Basketball: How Concerning Are Spartans Stars' Injury Issues?

    Tough. Physical. Durable. These are words that usually describe Michigan State's basketball teams. The list for this year might unfortunately look more like...Frail. Fragile. Unsteady...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 3,337 reads 0 comments

  13. Ohio State Basketball: LaQuinton Ross Is the Key to Buckeyes' B1G Title Hopes

    Ohio State has the best defense in the country, according to Ken Pomeroy (subscription required). Aaron Craft may be the best point guard in the nation, according to Jay Bilas (ESPN Insider subscription required)...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 2,700 reads 4 comments

  14. UNC Basketball: Brice Johnson Emerging as Tar Heels' Biggest X-Factor

    North Carolina's Brice Johnson is currently the most dynamic sixth man in college basketball. He is the Tar Heels' leading rebounder (7 RPG), their leading shot-blocker (1.6 BPG) and their No...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 6,436 reads 32 comments

  15. Michigan Basketball: How Have Injuries Affected Wolverines' Poor 2013-14 Start

    The Michigan Wolverines entered the 2013-14 season with a ton of promise and potential. When sophomore power forward Mitch McGary decided to return to Ann Arbor instead of ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 2,291 reads 4 comments

  16. Michigan State Basketball: How Spartans' Role Players Fit in Championship Puzzle

    Championship teams come in all shapes and sizes. Michigan State has two components that every title contender needs: big-time stars and self-sacrificing role players...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 1,530 reads 0 comments

  17. Ohio State Basketball: Do Buckeyes Need a Go-To Scorer to Win the Big Ten?

    Most college basketball teams that contend for conference and national championships have a go-to scorer or two who lead the team and usually have the ball in their hands at the end of the game...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 3,317 reads 19 comments

  18. UNC Basketball: How Far Will Marcus Paige Take Tar Heels in 2013-14?

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige has absolutely blown up to start the 2013-14 college basketball season. He has gone from averaging a decent 8.2 points per game as a freshman to a blazing 22...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 7 months ago 6,994 reads 13 comments

  19. Michigan State Basketball: Games Most Likely to Lead to Spartans' 1st Loss

    Michigan State is the No. 1 team in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Sports Coaches Poll . As of November 26, the Spartans are undefeated (6-0) and are serious contenders for both the Big Ten title and the NCAA national championship...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 6,725 reads 9 comments

  20. Michigan Basketball: How Worried Should Weary Wolverines Be About Latest Loss?

    Michigan lost to Charlotte 63-61 on Sunday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship. On paper, the Wolverines should have easily handled the 49ers and flown back to Ann Arbor with a tournament title in their back pocket...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 8,224 reads 41 comments

  21. Ohio State Basketball: Will Weak Nonconference Schedule Help or Hurt Buckeyes?

    Ohio State's 2013-14 nonconference schedule is plain and simple. The Buckeyes only venture outside the friendly confines of Value Center Arena in Columbus twice before they open up their Big Ten slate on the road on New Year's Eve against Purdue...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 2,154 reads 12 comments

  22. UNC Basketball: 5 Positive Signs from Tar Heels' Start in 2013-14

    Even though North Carolina already dropped a distressing game at home against Belmont, there are plenty of positives to point out about the 2013-14 Tar Heels. Head coach Roy Williams is patiently dealing with the absences of P...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 4,990 reads 5 comments

  23. Michigan Basketball: How Mitch McGary's Return Impacts Wolverines

    Sometimes good news and bad news show up at the same time. Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein and his young Wolverines team were confronted with both earlier this week after their loss to Iowa State in Ames...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 2,256 reads 2 comments

  24. Michigan State Basketball: Signs the Spartans Won't Last at No. 1

    Michigan State is the No. 1 team in college basketball for the first time in almost 13 years, according to the Detroit News' Matt Charboneau. ESPN...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 4,242 reads 9 comments

  25. Michigan Basketball: How Mitch McGary's Absence Is Affecting Wolverines

    Can the absence of a star player be a blessing in disguise? Michigan head coach John Beilein and his Wolverine basketball team are trying to figure out whether or not good can ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 8 months ago 1,681 reads 6 comments