1. Georgia Tech vs Duke: Ryan Kelly's Value Soars as Injured Star Sits

    Facing a massive uphill battle in Thursday night’s Georgia Tech versus Duke clash, the freshman-laden Yellow Jackets won the first half against a Blue Devil squad playing without forward Ryan Kelly ...

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  2. Stock Watch for Top 20 Freshmen in College Basketball

    Freshmen have never meant more to college basketball than they do right now, but not all first-year collegians are up to that challenge...

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  3. Power Ranking the Naismith Player of the Year Candidates in College Basketball

    The upheaval in college hoops’ Top 25 this week has produced plenty of ripples on the leaderboard for the Naismith Award...

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  4. Michigan vs. Ohio State: Buckeyes' Clutch Win Shows Championship-Worthy Defense

    Sunday's Michigan vs. Ohio State clash could have been a coronation for the 16-0 Wolverines, but the home-standing Buckeyes wrote a different ending...

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  5. Arizona vs Oregon: Is Lack of 'O' from Wildcats' Star Freshmen a Big Concern?

    After winning three straight nail-biters, Mark Lyons and company finally came up short in Thursday’s Arizona vs. Oregon matchup...

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  6. The Final Four Blueprint for Each AP Top 25 Team

    The AP Top 25 is far from stable at this early stage of the conference schedule, but the serious Final Four contenders are starting to identify themselves...

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  7. The 10 Most Explosive Point Guards in College Basketball

    As the NBA relies more and more on overpowering point guards in the Chris Paul/Deron Williams mold, college basketball’s best floor leaders get a bigger share of the spotlight...

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  8. SEC Basketball: Preview and Predictions as Conference Season Begins

    SEC basketball opens conference play this week, and there have been plenty of surprises in the non-league portion of the schedule...

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  9. Ohio State Basketball: Buckeyes' Big-Game Woes Are a Big-Time Problem

    Entering Saturday’s Ohio State vs. Illinois showdown in Champaign , the Buckeyes were ranked eighth in the nation. They hadn’t beaten any team better than the 12-4 Great Danes of Albany, nor had they won a single true road game...

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  10. Playing Panic or Patience with Struggling NCAA Basketball Teams

    With one-third or more of their schedules behind them, NCAA basketball teams that got off to slow starts are running out of chances to turn things around...

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  11. Power Ranking the Naismith Player of the Year Candidates in College Basketball

    Conference play is getting underway across the college basketball landscape, meaning that it’s time for Naismith Award candidates to stop fattening their stats against East Nowhere State...

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  12. Big 10 Basketball: Preview and Predictions

    Big Ten basketball opens conference play on Monday, and there isn ’t a league in the country with more talent at the top. As No. 2 Michigan, No. 5 Indiana and No...

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  13. Kentucky Basketball: Archrival Louisville Shows Young 'Cats Winning Formula

    Kentucky basketball missed a season-changing win at No. 4 Louisville by a narrow 80-77 margin Saturday night...

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  14. 25 Bold Predictions for NCAA Basketball in 2013

    The start of a new year is always a good time to look toward the future, and NCAA basketball is no exception...

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  15. Biggest Winners and Losers in NCAA Basketball in 2012

    With 2012 on its way out, some NCAA basketball luminaries will be sorry to see it go, but others…not so much. From players to coaches to entire conferences, the year has brought some severe highs and lows to the college hoops scene...

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  16. The Biggest Surprises in College Basketball in 2012

    Much of college basketball's greatness is that the game always finds new ways to surprise fans, and 2012 was no exception...

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  17. Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo Will Be Haunted by Jabari Parker for Years

    High school star Jabari Parker announced his college choice on Thursday, and his decision was bad news for Michigan State basketball...

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  18. The 10 Most Polarizing Coaches in College Basketball

    College basketball players come and go, but coaches provide fans with a more constant focal point for their love (or hatred) of a particular program...

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  19. Ranking the Most Likely One-and-Done NCAA Basketball Players

    Freshmen are playing a bigger role in NCAA basketball than ever before, and many of the best enter school expecting to go one-and-done to the NBA...

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  20. ‪Power Ranking the Naismith Player of the Year Candidates in NCAA Basketball

    With seven weeks of the season in the books, the stars of college hoops are separating themselves from the pretenders in the race for the Naismith Award...

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  21. One Lesson Every AP Top 25 Team Must Learn to Reach Its Ceiling in 2012-13

    Even college basketball’s best teams—say, those in the AP Top 25 rankings—still have plenty of time to develop with less than half the season gone...

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  22. Ranking the Greatest Moments in the History of March Madness

    As part of this year’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament , the NCAA has compiled a list of the Big Dance’s signature moments. The choices (and omissions) are bound to get fans talking...

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  23. The Top 25 Teams in the History of March Madness

    In honor of the 75th anniversary of March Madness, the NCAA has chosen a list of the 25 greatest teams the tournament has ever seen...

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  24. 10 Biggest Red Flags in 2012-13 NCAA Basketball Season

    Even the most impressive starts to an NCAA basketball team’s season can turn out to be hiding serious flaws...

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  25. Early-Season Stock Report for Every NCAA Basketball Team in the AP Top 25

    The NCAA basketball teams in the AP Top 25 poll may all be immensely talented, but they’re definitely not all heading in the same direction...

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