1. 20 College Basketball Talents NBA Scouts Will Be Salivating Over in 2014

    Like it or not, many of college basketball’s biggest stars are only on campus as a stopover on the way to their NBA careers...

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  2. Predicting the 15 Wooden Award Finalists for the 2013-14 Season

    Although the Wooden Award voters won't choose their 15 finalists for national Player of the Year until early March, that’s no reason not to start the speculation on which stars will make the cut...

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  3. NBA Player Comparisons for Top 20 College Basketball Stars of 2013-14 Season

    Few sports feature as much turnover among the top players as college basketball, and not many fans will have had the opportunity to see all of the new stars who will dominate the headlines in 2013-14...

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  4. The Top Player of the Year Candidate from Each NCAA Basketball Major Conference

    With realignment changing the face of NCAA basketball’s major conferences, the Player of the Year races will look very different in 2013-14...

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  5. Ranking the 20 Best Mascots in College Basketball

    Every college basketball fan naturally thinks that his or her team’s mascot is the best, but, with apologies to the Anteaters and Golden Gophers of the world, not all mascots are created equal...

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  6. Setting Expectations for Each of College Basketball's Top 20 Coaches in 2014

    Even for college basketball’s most celebrated coaches, not every team is national championship material. Expectations for any given year have to be modified based on the available talent on the roster...

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  7. 20 Mid-Major College Basketball Teams You Should Watch at Least Once in 2014

    Offseason buzz in college basketball naturally focuses on the highest-profile programs, but sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and looking at just how many great teams are lurking outside the power conferences...

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  8. Predicting the 10 Most Exciting Alley-Oop Combos in NCAA Basketball for 2014

    As much as the alley-oop is a flashy, look-at-me play, it’s also a great demonstration of teamwork. It takes both a terrific pass and a great finish to make a highlight-reel ...

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  9. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the Top 5 Players at Every Position

    The Big Ten was college basketball’s best conference last season, and while it may not run away with that title in 2013-14, it’s going to be awfully impressive once again...

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  10. Updated Predictions for 2013-14 NCAA Basketball Preseason Top 25 Poll

    It’s been over a month since our first look at which NCAA basketball teams might top the preseason polls in the fall, and a lot has changed in that time...

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  11. College Basketball Recruiting: Greatest Asset of Each Top Player in 2014 Class

    Although Andrew Wiggins’ commitment to Kansas is putting the 2013 recruiting class in today’s headlines, coaches around college basketball are well aware that it’s already time to worry about their 2014 recruits...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 19,411 reads 5 comments

  12. Predicting the Winner of Each Division I NCAA Basketball Conference

    As realignment continues to reshape Division I NCAA basketball, some big-time conferences will be getting new title contenders as soon as next season...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 31,358 reads 41 comments

  13. Ranking the 20 Greatest Big Men in College Basketball History

    Having a superstar big man isn ’t the only way to turn your college basketball team into a winner, but it sure helps. Many of the most overpowering teams in the history of the game have been built around one unstoppable, low-post force...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 26,315 reads 57 comments

  14. Ranking the Top 20 Seniors in College Basketball for 2013-14 Season

    With early NBA departures the rule rather than the exception, impact seniors have become a rare breed in college basketball. In 2013-14, though, an unusually talented crop of fourth-year stars has a great chance to buck that trend...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about over 1 year ago 26,120 reads 12 comments

  15. Ranking the 20 Best Current Uniforms in College Basketball

    College basketball’s last couple of seasons have brought us some of the ugliest uniforms in the history of the game, so as an antidote, it’s time to take a look at some of the best...

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  16. Junior College Stars Who Will Make a Splash During 2014 NCAA Basketball Season

    The 2012-13 NCAA basketball season saw Wichita State make a stunning Final Four run led by former junior college forward Cleanthony Early...

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  17. College Basketball Recruiting: Top 5 Players at Every Position in 2013 Class

    In a refreshing change from the last couple of years, the biggest story in college basketball’s recruiting class of 2013 isn’t about the low post...

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  18. Ranking the 25 Best College Basketball Towns in America

    With 347 teams in Division I, there’s no shortage of places to find college basketball. Some towns, however, provide a much more impressive experience than others when it comes to on-court action and off-court craziness...

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  19. Ranking the 10 Greatest Recruiting Coaches in NCAA Basketball History

    Great NCAA basketball coaches have always made their on-court jobs a lot easier by landing the best recruits...

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  20. Players That Will Have Biggest Roles in Louisville's 2014 Title Defense

    National champion Louisville is losing some key contributors to graduation and the NBA, but the Cardinals still have talent to burn...

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  21. College Basketball: Early Look at Top 20 Candidates for 2014 Wooden Award

    Even with Wooden Award winner Trey Burke still months away from being drafted into the NBA, it’s not too early to look ahead to his possible successors in the college ranks...

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  22. Ranking the 10 Best NCAA Basketball Freshman Seasons in the Past Decade

    The introduction of the NBA’s one-and-done rule has made freshmen matter in NCAA basketball like never before...

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  23. Ranking the 20 Most Offensively Gifted 2013 College Basketball Recruits

    After consecutive recruiting classes topped by defensive specialists Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel , it’s finally time for offensive players to get their due in the college hoops class of 2013...

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  24. Ranking the 10 Most Shocking Coaching Changes in NCAA Basketball History

    The implosion of Mike Rice’s Rutgers career served as a stark reminder that coaching changes don’t always go by the book in NCAA basketball...

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  25. Ranking the 20 Most Insane Dunks from the 2013 College Basketball Season

    Aficionados of the slam dunk found plenty to enjoy during the 2012-13 college basketball season. Now that the year is wrapped up, it’s time to look back at the most earth-shaking jams from college courts across the country...

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