1. Could Louisville Win the NCAA Championship Without Suspended Chane Behanan?

    The defending national champion Louisville Cardinals took a serious blow to their hopes of a repeat with Thursday’s announcement that Chane Behanan is suspended indefinitely, per ESPN...

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  2. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 1 School Each Top Uncommitted Player Should Avoid

    Elite NCAA bsketball recruits can count on a supply of good teams to join, but not every program is a good fit for every player...

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  3. Takeaways from Start of Fall Practice for NCAA Basketball's Top Contenders

    Thanks to a new NCAA basketball rule, fall practice has opened earlier than ever, giving fans their first chance to see their new-look teams in action...

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  4. The Biggest Offseason Storylines for College Basketball's Top Contenders

    Even before the Louisville Cardinals finished cutting down the nets last March, college basketball’s best were gearing up to dethrone Rick Pitino ’s squad. For some, the offseason featured players coming (Michael Dixon Jr...

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  5. The Signature Move for College Basketball's Top Stars in 2013-14

    As valuable as it is for a college basketball player to cultivate a variety of moves, the best ones know that they need a go-to option they can count on in crunch time...

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  6. College Basketball Recruiting: Updates on Top Uncommitted Players in 2014 Class

    College basketball’s regular season is still a month away, but there are already victories to be scored on the recruiting trail...

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  7. The Toughest Nonconference Matchup for NCAA Basketball's Top 2013-14 Contenders

    An NCAA basketball team’s best chance to impress the selection committee is by playing and beating quality opponents outside of its own conference...

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  8. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: The 5 Best Players at Every Position in 2014 Class

    The recruiting dominoes are starting to fall in NCAA basketball’s class of 2014, but most of the top talents are still uncommitted...

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  9. Stock Watch for College Basketball's Top 2013-14 Contenders

    While college football dominates the spotlight, college basketball's top teams are gearing up for the start of the 2013-14 season—even the ones who are wishing it were further away...

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  10. The Most Important Player on College Basketball's Top Contenders in 2013-14

    Picking out the single crucial factor in making a college basketball team a winner isn’t always as easy as identifying the best player on the roster...

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  11. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Best Bet to Land Undecided Stars in 2014 Class

    Figuring out where NCAA basketball recruits will land is far from an exact science—Emmanuel Mudiay to SMU?—but top high school stars are helping by narrowing their lists...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 22,652 reads 48 comments

  12. Projected Starting 5s for College Basketball's Top Contenders in 2013-14

    College basketball’s top stars for the upcoming season—Marcus Smart, Russ Smith et al.—have been a known quantity for months, but only now are the rest of the country’s best lineups really coming into focus...

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  13. College Basketball Teams Best Set Up for Consistent Success

    Putting together one winning team in college basketball is hard enough, but the far bigger challenge is to keep winning year after year after year...

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  14. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Projected Future Roles for Top Commits in 2014 Class

    No matter how good an NCAA basketball recruit looks in high school, predicting how his freshman season will go is hopeless without knowing how he’ll fit in with his new college teammates...

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  15. Ranking the 25 Most Talented Scorers in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season

    Defense-first teams have put a stranglehold on college basketball’s national title in recent years, but even the best D needs some players who can put points on the board...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 28,404 reads 26 comments

  16. The College Basketball Alphabet: The Best Player in History for Every Letter

    One of the great things about sports arguments that start “Who was the all-time best…?” is that there are so many different ways to divide up the historical player pool...

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  17. 20 Players You Need to Know Before the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    There are well over 4,000 players on college basketball rosters around the country this season, so it’s time to give the fans some help cutting that group down to the essentials...

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  18. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the Top 20 Scorers in the 2014 Class

    NCAA basketball has been flirting with record-low scoring numbers in recent years, making point production a priority for recruiters around the country...

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  19. The Biggest X-Factor for 20 Top College Basketball Teams in 2013-14 Season

    Every college basketball season turns on a few surprises, a few players who give their teams the spark that pushes them over the top—or who fail to do so...

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  20. Predicting the 2014 Player of the Year in Every NCAA Basketball Conference

    Every facet of NCAA basketball is changing in the wake of massive conference realignment, and the races for Player of the Year honors are no exception...

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  21. NCAA Basketball Recruiting: NBA Player Comparisons for 5-Stars in 2014 Class

    Even before their final high school seasons tip off, the 5-star prospects in NCAA basketball's freshman class of 2014 have their eyes on the NBA...

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  22. Predicting the Biggest Risers During the 2013-14 College Basketball Season

    Some college basketball players are easy to identify before the season tips off, but for every no-brainer like Cody Zeller , there’s a surprise like Kelly Olynyk waiting in the wings...

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  23. The Fatal Flaw for 20 Top College Basketball Programs Going into 2013-14 Season

    In the single-elimination world of college basketball’s postseason, a contender’s season can end thanks to one weak link and an opponent to exploit it...

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  24. The Kryptonite for Each of College Basketball's Top 25 Players in 2013-14

    Nobody’s perfect, not even the biggest stars heading into what stands to be an exciting college basketball season. Every player has his Achilles' heel—even the ones who aren’t recovering from Achilles tears...

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  25. The 10 Most Exciting Players in College Basketball

    NCAA basketball is a multi-million dollar business, but it’s also a game, and some players excel at making that game fun to watch whenever they step on the floor...

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