1. Tennessee Volunteers' Blueprint to Have a Deep Run in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    Tennessee had to win some games at the end of the season and in the SEC tournament to make it in to the NCAA Tournament. The Volunteers won six of their last seven matchups before losing to March Madness' overall No...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 6,242 reads 5 comments

  2. Oregon Ducks' Blueprint to Have a Deep Run in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    In just four seasons, Dana Altman has done a fantastic job of re-establishing Oregon Ducks basketball. He led the program to a CBI championship in 2011 and the NIT Quarterfinals in 2012...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 3,530 reads 6 comments

  3. North Carolina Tar Heels' Blueprint to Have a Deep Run in 2014 NCAA Tournament

    The North Carolina Tar Heels have been the epitome of a "Jekyl and Hyde" college basketball team this season...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 13,076 reads 42 comments

  4. UNC Basketball: Why James Michael McAdoo Is Set to Explode in NCAA Tournament

    Two months ago, the North Carolina Tar Heels were sitting with an 11-7 record after losing four of their first five Atlantic Coast Conference games...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 8,834 reads 32 comments

  5. UNC Basketball: Is Marcus Paige Finally Ready for a Breakout Game Against Duke?

    North Carolina's Marcus Paige is having an outstanding sophomore season. He has taken on a much bigger role on this year's team than just about anyone expected...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 9,160 reads 92 comments

  6. Kentucky Basketball: Steps Kentucky Must Take to Recover Before March Madness

    The Kentucky Wildcats' 2013-14 season is at a defining moment. After losing to Arkansas and South Carolina, head coach John Calipari and his young squad are faced with a challenging next couple of weeks...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 7,155 reads 63 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: Breaking Down Brice Johnson's Importance to Tar Heels in 2013-14

    North Carolina's Brice Johnson is one of the most dynamic sixth men in college basketball. The 6'9" sophomore has played a vital role in the Tar Heels current nine-game Atlantic Coast Conference win streak...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 3,395 reads 16 comments

  8. Arizona Basketball: How Arizona Is Reinventing Itself in Wake of Brandon Ashley

    Arizona is a different team today than it was at the beginning of February. The Wildcats started off the 2013-14 season by winning a school-record 21 games. They had been the No...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 4,995 reads 25 comments

  9. UNC Basketball: What James Michael McAdoo's Rise Means for Tar Heels in 2013-14

    It is no coincidence that North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo's recent upsurge and the Tar Heels' climb from the Atlantic Coast Conference basement has happened at the same time...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 10 months ago 5,248 reads 8 comments

  10. UNC Basketball: Keys to an Upset over Archrival Duke

    When North Carolina squares off against Duke this Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels have the perfect opportunity to jump back into the national rankings...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 6,100 reads 14 comments

  11. Arizona Basketball: What Can Wildcats Do to Pull out of Offensive Slump?

    Championship teams effectively deal with setbacks and adversity. When Arizona's Brandon Ashley recently went down with a season-ending foot injury , everything changed for the Wildcats...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 1,749 reads 3 comments

  12. UNC Basketball: Breaking Down Kennedy Meeks' Role in Tar Heels' Recent Success

    North Carolina's unpredictable season is going through another upturn. The Tar Heels have won four of their last five games, lifting themselves out of the Atlantic Coast Conference cellar...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 1,995 reads 2 comments

  13. Kansas Basketball: Comparing Joel Embiid and Hakeem Olajuwon's Freshman Years

    Kansas head coach Bill Self was not the first person to compare his fab frosh, Joel Embiid , with a young Hakeem Olajuwon ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 24,125 reads 71 comments

  14. UNC Basketball: Why Leslie McDonald Will Be the Key to Tar Heels' Tournament Bid

    North Carolina has some work to do in its final 12 regular-season games to secure its place on Selection Sunday...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 4,062 reads 11 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 6,592 reads 14 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 3,809 reads 17 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 4,852 reads 18 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 5,694 reads 20 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 3,247 reads 6 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 4,921 reads 21 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 4,001 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 1,604 reads 4 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 7,997 reads 42 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 3,252 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 4,543 reads 12 comments