1. Predicting the 2014-15 Freshman of the Year in Every NCAA Basketball Conference

    In this era of the one-and-done superstar, Freshman of the Year honors in NCAA basketball are often followed by a fat contract offer from the NBA...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 48,950 reads 39 comments

  2. Ranking the Most Important 'Glue Guys' in College Basketball in 2014-15

    Star power is a great asset to a college basketball team, but having too many elite talents can cause its own problems...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 11,900 reads 8 comments

  3. UNC Basketball: 5 Games That Will Define Tar Heels' Season in 2014-15

    UNC basketball has a Final Four trip on its mind for 2014-15, and the road to Indianapolis starts with the regular season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 8,176 reads 8 comments

  4. Kentucky Basketball: 5 Games That Will Define Wildcats' Season in 2014-15

    On paper, Kentucky basketball has every reason to expect another national championship in 2014-15, but those expectations don’t always materialize...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 6,119 reads 1 comments

  5. Ranking the Best 'Pass-First' Point Guards in College Basketball in 2014-15

    With pressure increasing to become super-scorers like Chris Paul or Derrick Rose, college basketball point guards can too easily get overlooked if they don’t put tons of points on the board...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 36,454 reads 52 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 10 Underrated Rivalries in College Basketball

    Although big names such as Duke-North Carolina and Florida-Kentucky still hog the spotlight, college basketball has lost many of its most intriguing rivalries to realignment in the last few seasons...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 27,446 reads 73 comments

  7. UNC Basketball: Why Marcus Paige Is Tar Heels' Most Indispensable Player

    After Marcus Paige’s tremendous sophomore season, there’s not much question that he’s the best player on the UNC basketball roster...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 3,582 reads 5 comments

  8. Kentucky Basketball: Why Aaron Harrison Is Wildcats' Most Indispensable Player

    Kentucky basketball is the deepest team in the country this season, but even the Wildcats can’t lose stars with impunity...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 8,555 reads 5 comments

  9. Under-the-Radar Freshmen to Watch in 2014-15 CBB Season

    Hoops fans have already heard the names of the most hyped freshmen arriving for the 2014-15 college basketball season—the Jahlil Okafors and Myles Turners—but there are plenty of others who will make major contributions...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 1 month ago 50,585 reads 44 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Dunkers in College Basketball in 2014-15

    As college football pads clash around the country, college basketball fans can look forward to their own kind of slams from top dunk artists...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 15,069 reads 64 comments

  11. UNC Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Tar Heels' Bahamas Trip

    UNC basketball got all the competition it wanted—and then some—during its August exhibition trip to the Bahamas...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 2,191 reads 0 comments

  12. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Top Incoming Freshmen in 2014-15 CBB Season

    However the 2014-15 college basketball season ends, it’s a sure bet that the performance of the country’s top freshmen will have a lot to say about the outcome...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 5,292 reads 0 comments

  13. Kentucky Basketball: Which Center Will Be the Odd Man out in Crowded Rotation?

    Kentucky basketball has the enviable problem of too much depth this season, and nowhere is it more obvious than in the middle...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 11,080 reads 22 comments

  14. 10 Reasons We Can't Wait for the 2014-15 NCAA Basketball Season to Begin

    Although the start of the 2014-15 NCAA basketball season is still a couple of months away, hoops fans have good cause to be excited to see the year tip off...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 21,578 reads 54 comments

  15. UNC Basketball: Under-the-Radar Threats to Tar Heels in 2014-15 ACC Season

    UNC basketball has enough to worry about if it focuses only on the top of the ACC , where the likes of Duke, Virginia and newly arrived Louisville will all be battling the Tar Heels for supremacy...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 3,795 reads 1 comments

  16. Kentucky Basketball: Under-the-Radar Threats to Wildcats in 2014-15 SEC Season

    Kentucky basketball is the clear favorite in next year’s SEC, but conference play always has a few surprises lurking...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 10,016 reads 14 comments

  17. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Pro-Player Comparisons for 5-Stars in Class of 2015

    Coaches at the nation’s top college programs are eminently familiar with the NCAA basketball recruiting class of 2015, but fans may not have gotten to see much of the next crop of young stars...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 28,721 reads 25 comments

  18. The Most Difficult College Basketball Players to Match Up with in 2014-15

    In college basketball as in the NBA, some players are able to create mismatches no matter who tries to guard them...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 2 months ago 29,607 reads 53 comments

  19. UNC Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Draw Heightens Pressure on Tar Heels

    The good news for UNC basketball is that the Tar Heels are one of three teams in the Battle 4 Atlantis field that can expect to bring lofty rankings into the November tourney. The bad news is that three is an odd number...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 6,077 reads 13 comments

  20. Kentucky Basketball: Biggest Takeaways from Wildcats' Routs of Puerto Rico

    Kentucky basketball opened its preseason Bahamas trip by demolishing Puerto Rico, 74-49, on Sunday, then doubled down on Tuesday with a 93-57 win...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 8,421 reads 12 comments

  21. NCAA Basketball Recruiting 2015: Projected Roles for Top Committed Players

    Although there are still plenty of big names up for grabs, the picture for NCAA basketball recruiting 2015 is becoming clearer...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 18,312 reads 4 comments

  22. College Basketball Stars Blessed with Perfect Sidekicks for 2014-15 Season

    Having great players is a first step to a great college basketball team, but having players who fit well together can be just as valuable...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 26,089 reads 49 comments

  23. UNC Basketball Recruiting: Sales Pitches for Top 2015 Targets

    UNC basketball recruiting focuses on such ultra-elite prospects that even the winning tradition of Michael Jordan’s alma mater isn’t enough to seal the deal...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 15,174 reads 12 comments

  24. UNC Basketball: Why Half-Court Offense Is Tar Heels' Key to Success in 2014-15

    From the moment Roy Williams took over as head coach, UNC basketball has featured one of the best fast-break offenses in college hoops. Next year’s Tar Heels will be no exception...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 1,543 reads 1 comments

  25. Kentucky Basketball: What 2014-15 Wildcats Can Learn from 2012 National Champs

    Kentucky basketball stands as the clear preseason favorite for the national title, but that’s not the only thing about the 2014-15 squad that should look familiar to Big Blue Nation...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 3 months ago 5,814 reads 3 comments