1. Diamond Head Classic Preview: Miami Could Steal Show from Top West Teams

    It may be the last of the preconference tournaments, but it won’t be the least exciting. One team is undefeated and looking to further strengthen its claim as a Top Five team...

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  2. Winners & Losers from College Basketball's AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 7

    As I said last week, the first half of December can be a somewhat tame period amid the craziness of the college basketball season. Saturday was not a particularly tame day. Two games—one early and one late—made certain of that...

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  3. Butler vs Indiana: Did It Match Last Year's Kentucky-Indiana Classic?

    Saturday’s game between Butler and Indiana in Indianapolis was one that may ultimately go down as the best of this regular season...

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  4. 5 Conferences Could Be Impacted by Big East Split

    With the news about the Big East non-football schools being expected to split , discussion has been quite extensive regarding where the seven schools will ultimately wind up...

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  5. Predicting the First Loss for Each Undefeated Team in College Basketball

    Now more than a month into the season, we are gradually whittling down the unbeatens in college basketball. As of now, we have 12 unbeaten teams, and many will have those marks put to the test within the next 48 hours...

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  6. Winners & Losers from the College Basketball AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 6

    In college basketball, early December is a time of relative calm. It is the calm between the storm of preseason tournaments in November and the flurry of intriguing matchups that take ...

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  7. Saturday's NCAA Basketball Schedule: Which Top 10 Team Will Be Tested the Most?

    As colleges approach finals week, a few of the nation’s top teams will first have to deal with their own tests on the hardwood...

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  8. The 10 NCAA Basketball Teams Who Should Be Worried About Their Slow Starts

    It happens every year: Teams struggle early in the face of higher expectations. Whether those expectations are a bit too high or perfectly reasonable, teams just don't always live up to them for one reason or another...

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  9. College Basketball: Winners & Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 5

    After a couple hectic weeks featuring a fair share of surprises, the fourth week of the college basketball season saw the nation's top teams begin to assert themselves as legitimate title contenders...

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  10. 10 College Basketball Teams with the Most to Prove in December

    In a season with many imperfect, unproven teams, December could be a statement month for some teams in college basketball...

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  11. College Basketball: Winners & Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings in Week 4

    Here we are, two and a half weeks into the college basketball season. Last week, the season kicked into second gear, with a wave of early season tournaments...

    Erik Schultz Written by Erik Schultz about almost 2 years ago 2,753 reads 6 comments

  12. Maui Invitational: Butler Win over UNC Raises Question over the Real Bulldogs

    Is Butler back? It’s hard to argue against that, based on what we saw from the Bulldogs on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. A convincing win—with the last two minutes aside—over the No...

    Erik Schultz Written by Erik Schultz about almost 2 years ago 1,454 reads 3 comments

  13. Maui Invitational Day 1 Shockers Fill Void of Traditional Powers

    A year ago, half the Maui Invitational field went on to earn top-three seeds in the NCAA Tournament. This year, there may be just one team, if that, which ends up in the same position...

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  14. 10 Under-the-Radar Nonconference Games That Could Loom Large Come March

    The college basketball regular season can change dramatically from its beginnings in November up to Selection Sunday in March...

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  15. 10 Under-the-Radar Freshmen Who Could Exceed Expectations

    While players like Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal enjoyed outstanding freshman seasons, they were each simply living up to the deserved high expectations set upon them heading into college...

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  16. Power Ranking and Previewing the Preseason Tournaments in College Basketball

    It's that time of year: the start of the college basketball season. With all the "Cupcake City" games circulating the November schedules, there is also the rub of the November slate: the preseason tournaments, played at destination sites...

    Erik Schultz Written by Erik Schultz about almost 2 years ago 2,329 reads 8 comments

  17. 5 Shocking Upsets to Watch for Early This CBB Season

    With uncertainty surrounding top teams from the prior year, and unknown teams with plenty to prove, early season upsets are often the norm in college basketball. Last year was no exception...

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  18. 2012-13 CBB Preview: Teams Set to Benefit from Conference Departures

    The 2012-13 year has seen more teams change conference affiliations than any year since the mid-2000s. That may mean great opportunities for the teams moving into new, more challenging leagues...

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  19. 2012-13 College Basketball Preview: Top Impact Conference-Changing Teams

    We started to see it last year. This year, the ripple effect will grow even wider. Next year, the effect is likely to grow wider still. It's football-motivated conference realignment...

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  20. Anthony Davis Among Top 20 Players from March Madness 2012

    In the Final Four and throughout the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky sealed its case as the most dominant team in college basketball this season...

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  21. NCAA Tournament 2012: Ranking Top Final Four Performances in Past 25 Years

    Final Fours can often be remembered as much for individual performances carrying their teams to victory as for the teams themselves...

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  22. Kentucky's NCAA Title Hopes Get Historical Boost as Only No. 1 in Final Four

    Not that this Kentucky team needs it, but it also has history on its side heading into the Final Four. In case Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and the most dynamic starting ...

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  23. Ohio, NC State Sweet 16 Miscues in Closing Moments Cost Each Shot at Final Four

    Ohio or NC State should be heading to the Final Four. Think about that. Ohio, a No. 13 seed, was nearly the first such seed to reach the Elite Eight...

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  24. Ohio State Overcomes Sweet 16 Demons to Move Within One Win of Final Four

    Suddenly finding themselves down by four with 12 minutes to play, Ohio State coaches, players and fans couldn’t help but think: “Not again. We can’t lose three straight years in the Sweet 16...

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  25. Shaka Smart Staying at VCU Allows Chance to Build National Power

    According to a report released Wednesday afternoon from the Chicago-Sun Times, VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart has turned down the offer to coach at Illinois . Smart was offered $2...

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