1. 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 10 months ago 1,585 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 3,382 reads 19 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 7,139 reads 13 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 6,781 reads 9 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 8,281 reads 41 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 2,196 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 5,014 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 2,328 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 4,290 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 1,763 reads 6 comments

  11. North Carolina Basketball: 5 Vital Areas the Tar Heels Must Improve in 2013-14

    Most of this year's offseason news about North Carolina basketball has centered around P.J. Hairston's off-court issues...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 2,652 reads 9 comments

  12. What Are the Title Chances of Aaron Craft and the Ohio State Buckeyes?

    Ohio State's Aaron Craft might be one of the most respected and recognized college basketball players ever with a career scoring average of under 10 points per game (currently 8...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 3,745 reads 14 comments

  13. Michigan State Basketball: 5 Vital Areas the Spartans Must Improve in 2013-14

    It is no secret that Michigan State is one of the elite-level college basketball teams this year. Head coach Tom Izzo has assembled a tough and talented core that can and will match up with any team in the nation...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 2,157 reads 2 comments

  14. Injuries That Will Have Biggest Impact on 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    The 2013-14 college basketball season is off and running! Great hoops action is already happening around the country, and we are only in the opening weekend of games...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 1,285 reads 0 comments

  15. 5 Must-See College Basketball Games in November

    The 2013-14 college basketball season kicks off this week. We will not have to wait until February or March to see some excellent hoops action. There will be great games before we eat turkey on Thanksgiving or brave the crowds on Black Friday...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 4,257 reads 9 comments

  16. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Top 2014 Classes So Far

    College basketball recruiting, Class of 2014-style, is getting ready for its first major moment: the Early Signing period . From Nov. 13 to Nov...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 22,955 reads 26 comments

  17. NCAA Basketball Stars Who Will Fill Up Stat Sheets in 2013-14 Season

    For college basketball coaches, it is great to have players who excel in a particular area of the game. It is even better when you have players who shine in multiple ways...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 1,750 reads 1 comments

  18. College Basketball Stars Most Likely to Be Lottery Picks in 2014

    The 2013-14 college basketball season is going to be awesome. From the first exhibition games to the Final Four in North Texas, we will see talented individual players and ridiculously loaded teams...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 27,969 reads 39 comments

  19. AAC Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2013-14 Season

    The American Athletic Conference is getting ready to open its inaugural season. With a collection of former Big East, Atlantic 10 and Conference USA teams, the AAC will be a super-competitive ...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 1,170 reads 0 comments

  20. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Players in 2014 Class Set to Replace Current Stars

    As members of the recruiting class of 2014 decide where they will go to college a year from now, we can already anticipate how they will fit into their future programs...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 7,753 reads 12 comments

  21. Ranking the Biggest Blunders in College Basketball History

    In every college basketball game, there are crucial moments that influence the outcome of that contest. It is at those times when heroes and heavies are created. Legends are made when players come through in the clutch...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 11 months ago 31,273 reads 30 comments

  22. Ranking the 10 Best College Basketball Point Guards of the 2000s

    The 2000s have had a crazy amount of elite-level point guards. Some have been floor leaders who excel at playmaking. Others have been heavy-duty scorers who still could set up their teammates...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 12 months ago 7,983 reads 49 comments

  23. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Top Instant Impact Players in the Class of 2014

    Predicting which Class of 2014 players will have an immediate influence on the college basketball world is not clear-cut and easy. Some of the best freshmen next year will be the highest ranked recruits...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 12 months ago 2,725 reads 2 comments

  24. Ranking the 10 Greatest College Basketball Players Who Were Two-Sport Stars

    Achieving greatness in one college sport is rare. Getting it done in more than one sport is nearly unthinkable. The following list features the 10 greatest college basketball players who were two-sport stars...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 12 months ago 8,709 reads 27 comments

  25. How Soon-to-Be Teammates from 2014 College Basketball Recruiting Class Will Mesh

    College Basketball ’s early signing period is a little more than a month away. From November 13 to November 20, coaches will be looking to formalize the verbal commitments that they have already received on the recruiting trail...

    Doug Brodess Written by Doug Brodess about 12 months ago 2,317 reads 0 comments