1. Ranking the Naismith Player of the Year Candidates in NCAA Basketball at Week 18

    NCAA basketball heads into its final week with multiple stars still very much in the running for Naismith Player of the Year honors...

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  2. Ranking the 10 Most Boring Coaches in College Basketball

    College basketball history is filled with colorful characters on the sideline—Bobby Knight, Jerry Tarkanian—but not every coach is cut out to be an entertainer...

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  3. 10 College Basketball Teams on Upset Alert in Week 18

    Upsets have been the rule rather than the exception in college basketball this year, and that trend isn’t about to change in the regular season’s final week...

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  4. 10 NCAA Basketball Teams That Are Much Better Than Their Record Indicates

    With Selection Sunday looming, NCAA basketball’s best teams are looking to polish up their tournament resumes—and that effort isn’t just about raw win-loss totals...

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  5. Stock Watch for Every Top 25 NCAA Basketball Team Entering March

    With March Madness just weeks away, NCAA basketball’s Top 25 are jockeying for position as they head into Selection Sunday...

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  6. 6 College Basketball Coaches Who Are Overdue for Retirement

    Some college basketball coaches can keep winning right up to the end of their careers. These are not their stories...

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  7. Who's Hot and Who's Not in College Basketball at Week 17

    College basketball is headed into the home stretch, with top teams and players looking to build momentum heading into the postseason...

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  8. Ranking the Naismith Player of the Year Candidates in NCAA Basketball at Week 17

    As potential conference champions jockey for position throughout NCAA basketball, the Naismith Player of the Year candidates get the opportunity to prove themselves in the brightest spotlights...

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  9. NCAA Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 17

    It’s becoming clear that in this NCAA basketball season, the real surprise is when the top teams don’t lose. Not one of the Power Six conferences made it through the week without at least one of its first-place teams getting beaten...

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  10. Duke Basketball: What Blue Devils Must Prove Against Virginia and Miami

    Duke basketball got a predictably easy home win over Boston College on Sunday to move to 24-3 on the season. The Blue Devils are very much on track for a No...

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  11. The Most Underrated Rivalries in College Basketball

    Rivalries are the lifeblood of college basketball, whether they’re between bitter conference foes (North Carolina-Duke) or long-running local combatants (Louisville-Kentucky)...

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  12. ESPN BracketBusters: Which Potential Sleeper Has the Most to Gain?

    The final edition of ESPN BracketBusters tips off on Friday night, and some of the top Cinderella prospects for March have their sights on big-time statement wins...

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  13. Predicting Who Will Win NCAA Basketball Coach of the Year

    The NCAA basketball season has been full of surprises, which is always good news for those who like an exciting Coach of the Year race...

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  14. Ranking the 10 Biggest Disappointments in SEC Basketball

    A year after sending national champion Kentucky and three other teams to the NCAA tournament, the SEC has fallen on some very hard times. No...

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  15. One Matchup Nightmare in March Madness for Each AP Top 25 Team

    March Madness is certain to be full of surprises this year, not least because the season has shown repeatedly that there isn’t anything close to an unbeatable team in the AP Top 25...

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  16. The Most Incredible Buzzer-Beaters of the College Basketball Season

    Buzzer-beaters are a staple of the postseason in college basketball, but this year, even the regular season has been loaded with astounding finishes...

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  17. The 10 Most Entertaining Coaches in College Basketball

    Being a head coach in college basketball doesn’t actually require theatrical experience, but sometimes it can seem that way. Whether their teams are winning or losing, a fair number of top-tier hoops coaches provide a sideshow all to themselves...

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  18. NCAA Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 16

    Parity is the order of the day in NCAA basketball, with losses piling up for even the country’s best teams during conference play...

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  19. North Carolina vs. Duke: Why Blue Devils Will Own Rivalry for Years to Come

    The latest edition of the legendary North Carolina vs. Duke rivalry went to the second-ranked Blue Devils, who topped the Tar Heels on Wednesday night by a 73-68 margin...

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  20. College Basketball Power Ranking for All 50 States

    Many of college basketball’s greatest rivals are battling for in-state supremacy this week, making it a great time to ask: which state takes home the crown as the best in college ...

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

    This week’s Top 25 polls brought college basketball one of its biggest shakeups in recent memory, and it’s time for our Player of the Year rankings to get a shakeup of their own...

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  22. NCAA Basketball Top 25 Power Rankings: Week 15

    It hasn’t been a fun week for the top teams in college basketball, with unranked opponents knocking off the nation’s supposed powerhouses right and left...

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  23. 15 NCAA Basketball Teams on Upset Alert in Week 15

    Last week’s theme in NCAA basketball was ranked teams getting knocked off by unranked opponents, and the upsets aren’t going to stop in Week 15...

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  24. Duke Dodges Bullet in Winning One-Point Thriller at Boston College

    Boston College put in a terrific effort, but Duke escaped with a 62-61 win in a thriller at Chestnut Hill. The win gives the Blue Devils an outstanding chance to re-re-recapture the No...

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  25. Midseason Awards for Big 12 Basketball

    Big 12 basketball reached the halfway point of its conference round-robin on Wednesday night, making this an ideal time to assess the top performers in the league thus far. Although No...

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