1. Who's Hot and Who's Not in College Basketball at Week 14

    In a college basketball season where Florida can go from winning every SEC game by 15 points to losing by double digits at Arkansas, staying hot over a long stretch can make the difference between a conference championship and an also-ran finish...

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  2. Power Ranking the College Basketball Naismith Player of the Year Candidates

    College basketball’s conference schedule is serving up plenty of high-stakes clashes (like Saturday’s Indiana-Michigan showdown), and the race for Naismith Player of the Year honors is tightening up accordingly...

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  3. Ohio State Holds off Late Nebraska Charge to Earn Road Win in Lincoln

    Nebraska put up a lot more of a fight than the visitors were expecting, but No. 11 Ohio State held on for a 63-56 win in Lincoln. The victory keeps the Buckeyes in second place in the Big Ten at 7-2, while the Huskers drop to a painful 2-8...

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  4. Final Four Odds for Every Top 25 Team at Week 13

    Selection Sunday is a mere six weeks away, so it’s hardly too early to start thinking about which Top 25 teams have a legitimate shot at the Final Four...

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  5. P.J. Hairston Injured as North Carolina Cruises to Win at Boston College

    Boston College played its heart out for the home fans, but the North Carolina Tar Heels were too much. North Carolina cruised to an 82-70 victory tonight at Chestnut Hill...

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

    Conference play has brought a blizzard of upsets in NCAA basketball, and some of the leading candidates for the Naismith Award have seen their teams go down to painful defeats...

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  7. Kentucky Survives LSU Comeback to Prevail in SEC Thriller

    The home fans had to sweat out the finish, but Kentucky held on for a 75-70 win over LSU on Saturday at Rupp Arena. The Tigers rallied furiously in the final minutes, but came up a couple of three-pointers short...

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  8. The Biggest Surprise Stars in College Basketball

    One of the joys of any NCAA basketball season is watching the emergence of unknowns as they blossom into stars...

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  9. Duke vs. Miami: Is It Panic Time for Blue Devils After ACC Blowout?

    With first place in the ACC on the line in Wednesday night’s Duke vs. Miami showdown, the top-ranked Blue Devils barely even showed up...

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  10. Handicapping the Title Chase in Every Major NCAA Basketball Conference

    Conference play is well underway throughout NCAA basketball, and there are some unexpected teams holding on to first place in some of the country’s biggest leagues...

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  11. Who's Hot, Who's Not Early in Conference Play of NCAA Basketball Season

    The start of conference play ratchets up the intensity of NCAA basketball, and not every team (or player) is ready to handle it...

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  12. Syracuse's Road Win over Louisville Signals Revolving Door for No. 1 Ranking

    It took the Louisville Cardinals 11 weeks to seize control of the No. 1 ranking and all of 30 seconds to lose it...

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  13. 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 ...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about almost 2 years ago 7,412 reads 18 comments

  14. 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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  15. 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...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about almost 2 years ago 61,544 reads 29 comments

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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