1. 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 6 months ago 6,019 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 1,677 reads 3 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 1,798 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 23,429 reads 71 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 3,941 reads 11 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 6,611 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 3,618 reads 17 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 4,619 reads 18 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 5,377 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 3,129 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 4,662 reads 21 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 3,875 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 1,560 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 7,893 reads 42 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 3,185 reads 9 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 4,457 reads 12 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 3,389 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 2,749 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 6,507 reads 32 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 2,331 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 1,566 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 3,357 reads 19 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 7,069 reads 13 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 6,758 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 8,259 reads 41 comments